A TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE
ACCREDITATION OF ANALYTICAL, MICROBIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL LABORATORIES - ISO/IEC 17025:2017 ΑΝD ISO 15189:2012
20 - 21 February 2020
Cleopatra Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus (NicoConference Room″Macedonia″)
Dedicated to the memory of Mary Eleftheriadou
The Division of Quality Assurance of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists (PUC) and Eurachem are organising a two-day training course on the accreditation of laboratories. Following a series of training activities on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 15189:2012, some critical issues still need to be further analysed and discussed providing the opportunity for interaction with laboratory personnel. This is of interest especially in the light of recent developments which refer to the revision of not only ISO/IEC 17025 but also of other standards and guides (including Eurachem ones) and will be discussed as well.
The scope of the training is to
- present and discuss critical issues of interest to analytical, microbiological and medical laboratories addressed in the relevant accreditation standards
- discuss the experience of laboratories in various sectors, problems and solutions
- present recent publications (Eurachem guides and others)
How to meet the task
This task will be addressed through presentations by experienced trainers, exercises and group work as well as audiovisual means. It is expected that by the completion of the training, the participants will have a good understanding of the critical issues addressed in the accreditation standards and will acquire a clear picture of the work to be done in their laboratories or in their accreditation bodies as appropriate. It is important that the tutors have been actively involved for many years in Eurachem activities and its working groups; four of them having also served for many years as members of its Executive Committee.
Who can participate?
The training is oriented to
- Personnel of accredited laboratories as well as those being prepared for their accreditation in the whole range of laboratory work;
- Lead assessors/assessors/technical experts
Certificates of participation will be issued to participants who fully attend.
The training will be carried out in English.
For the two-day workshop the training fee is set at 250 € for those registered by 24 January 2020. After that date, the fee will be 280 €. This covers the training material, coffee breaks and meals as well as dinner on the first day. If more than one participant from the same laboratory/organization attends, the fee will be 200 € and 230 € respectively for the additional participants.
For those coming from abroad
The training will be hosted at the Cleopatra Hotel, a 4-star hotel in the centre of Nicosia (www.cleopatra.com.cy). A number of rooms has been pre-booked at the said hotel at the following prices (valid until 24 January 2020):
Single Room B&B 82 € (standard room) and 90,20€ (executive room).
Twin Room B&B 102,50 € (standard room)and112,75 € (executive room).
Participants will need to make their own reservation directly with the hotel ([email protected],
(tel. +357 22844000) with reference to the code PUC2020.
Participants from third countries (not member states of the European Union) may need to get a visa. Relevant information appears under visa policy on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus (www.mfa.gov.cy). To this end they need to contact the local organisers for an invitation letter to be provided in time.
Entrance to Cyprus
Only via the legal airports of the Republic of Cyprus, namely the Larnaca and Pafos International Airports. Larnaca is the preferred airport, as Pafos is further from Nicosia (extra 1 hour transfer time).
Transportation from/to the hotels
Upon arrival at Larnaca International Airport,participants may catch
- EITHER, the shuttle to Nicosia (for timetable visit https://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com); the fee is 8€. The trip takes up to 40 min. A taxi will then be required to take you to the hotel (additional cost up to 10 €)
- OR a taxi directly to the hotel; this will not cost more than 50 €.
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