At AACC 2016, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, Calif, is set to offer a workshop focusing on best quality control (QC) practices.

“Learn How to Simplify QC Design and Manage Recovery from QC Failures” will take place on Tuesday, August 2, from 7:30 to 9 am in the Grand Ballroom Salon H of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown. A light breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 7:30 am.

The guideline Statistical Quality Control for Quantitative Measurement Procedures: Principles and Definitions (C24-A3) from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has recently been updated to be more user-friendly, with a focus on practical applications. At the Bio-Rad workshop, three of the guideline’s authors will present an overview of changes and discuss in detail two key sections that will help labs in daily practice: QC design and recovery from QC failures.

Specifically, the workshop will discuss:

  • Significant updates to CLSI’s C24 guideline and its importance to clinical laboratories
  • A practical approach to designing QC strategies
  • A recovery plan for use when QC is out of control

Speakers include Nikola Baumann, PhD, DABCC, director of the central clinical laboratory and central processing at Mayo Clinic, and Greg Miller, PhD, professor of pathology and director of clinical chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Moderating the session is Curtis Parvin, PhD, manager of advanced statistical research at Bio-Rad Laboratories.

To reserve a seat, visit Bio-Rad.