Workshops

9th International Workshop on Proficiency Testing (2017)

The 9th International Workshop - Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine will be held in Portorož, Slovenia during October 2017, organized by the Eurachem Proficiency Testing Working Group in association with EQALM and CITAC. This international PT workshop, building on the success of previous workshops, will enable delegates from around the world to come together to discuss a wide range of key issues across the three disciplines of analytical chemistry, microbiology and laboratory medicine.

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Workshop information

Date: 9th - 12th October 2017
Venue: St. Bernardin Resort, Portorož, Slovenia
Website: www.eurachempt2017.eu
First circular: Download the first circular (pdf, 1M)

Programme

Monday 9th October

Training/Introductory sessions

Training Session 1
Basic Statistics (Michael Koch, Piotr Robouch)
PT Language and PT reports (Ulf Örnemark)

Training Session 2
Sophisticated PT statistical techniques (Michael Koch, Piotr Robouch)
Graphical PT tools in ISO13528 (Kelly Black)

Training Session 3
Basic Statistics (Michael Koch, Piotr Robouch)
PT Language and PT reports (Ulf Örnemark)

Training Session 4
Sophisticated PT statistical techniques (Michael Koch, Piotr Robouch)
Graphical PT tools in ISO13528 (Kelly Black)

 Workshop sessions

Tuesday 10th October
Welcome address
Brian Brookman & Mitja Kolar

Session 1
Chairs: Brian Brookman, Mitja Kolar

[K-01] The importance of interpretative PT schemes

Vincente Catalán, ielab (Spain)

[K-02] Changes to PTs in developing countries over the last ten years

Michael Koch, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Session 2
Chair: Owen Butler

[K-03] Implementing ISO/IEC 17043 for sampling PTs

Jean Poulleau, Ineris (France)

[O-01] Proficiency Testing Programmes by Health Sciences Authority Singapore, with assigned values determined by a reference method

Pui Sze Cheow, Chemical Metrology Laboratory (Singapore)

[O-02] Calculation of the standard deviation for proficiency assessment in microbiological proficiency testing schemes

Raquel Múrtula, ielab Calidad (Spain)

Working Group Sessions - Day 1

 
  • WG1: The importance of interpretative PT/EQA schemes
  • WG2: Changes to PT/EQA schemes in developing countries over the last ten years
  • WG3: Implementing ISO/IEC 17043 for sampling PT/EQA schemes

Session 3
Chair: Ulla Tiikkainen

  Feedback from WGs

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Wednesday 11th October

Session 4
Chair: Kees van Putten

[K-04] Traditional vs. virtual PT items

István Juhos, University of Szeged (Hungary)

[K-05] Experience of the implementation of EA-4/18

Ian Mann, Swiss Accreditation Service (Switzerland)

Session 5
Chair: Michael Koch

[K-06] Use and treatment of measurement uncertainty in PT schemes

Steve Ellison, LGC (United Kingdom)

[O-03] Estimates of measurement uncertainty using data from participation in External Quality Assessment Schemes for trace elements in biological fluids

Marina Patriarca, Istituto superiore di sanità (Italy)

[O-04] Immunosuppressant PT: Investigation of results submitted for the IPT Scheme for the various methodologies used

Karen Morgan, LGC (United Kingdom)

Working group sessions - Day 2

 
  • WG4: Traditional vs virtual PT/EQA items
  • WG5: Experience of the implementation of EA-4/18
  • WG6: Use and treatment of measurement uncertainty in PT/EQA schemes

Session 6
Chair: Marina Patriarca

  Feedback from WGs

 

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Thursday 12th October

Session 7

Chair: Monika Horsky
[O-05] Statistical methods to estimate the assigned value in presence of multiple censored results

Marzia Mancin, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (Italy)

[O-06] Taking laboratory measurement uncertainties into account in assigned value estimates

Bertrand Colson, QuoData (Germany)

[O-07] What did we learn from the 25 PTs organised by the EURL HM in the past 10 years?

Piotr Robouch, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (Belgium)

[O-08] Novel Proficiency Testing Scheme for 1H, 31P and 19F Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (qNMR)

Kathrin Breitruck, Sigma-Aldrich Production (Switzerland)

Session 8

Chairs: Brian Brookman, Mitja Kolar
[O-09] Proficiency Tests for Substances of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water

Ulrich Borchers, IWW Water Centre, Germany

[O-10] How good are laboratories at analyzing silica in workplace air? Results from the AIR proficiency testing programme

Owen Butler, Health and Safety Laboratory, United Kingdom

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