Monday 26 July 2010

Lab conference details

The organisers of WWEM 2010 "the world’s largest environmental monitoring event", have published details of their new Conference dedicated to the Laboratory sector.

Focusing on efficiency, sustainability, quality procedures and accreditation, the Conference will address the key issues facing commercial laboratories in the new low-carbon, post-recession era and will be most relevant to analytical staff within the water, food/beverage, manufacturing, processing and environmental sectors.

Titled Laboratory Sustainability and Efficiency, the Laboratory conference will be repeated on both days and chaired by Dr Jeff Llewellyn, President of the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA). It will feature:
  • UKAS and what Accreditation can do for your Laboratory by Debbie Hudson, UKAS
  • Proficiency Testing and Inter-Laboratory Comparisons by Matt Williams, NPL
  • Samples Transportation by Justin Hayday of CitySprint
  • The production of ISO Guide 34 Accredited Gas Calibration Standards and Evaluation of their Stability by K D Cleaver, BOC Limited
  • Sampling of Environmental Water by Hazel Davidson, ALcontrol
  • A Waste Water Data Management System That Provides Real Advantage by Alex Hardie, EXOVA
WWEM 2010 organiser Marcus Pattison said: “Laboratory analysis plays a major role in environmental monitoring across a number of industries. We are therefore delighted to be able to devote an area of WWEM to the laboratory sector, complete with a dedicated conference, a series of walk-in, walk-out workshops and an exhibition featuring many of the world’s leading players in the laboratory sector. “A common thread, running through all of the presentations will be advice on how to improve both accuracy and efficiency.”

Whilst the Conference is repeated on both days, some visitors may require entry on both days to give them the facility to attend other technical workshops and presentations.

WWEM 2010 is scheduled for 10-11 November 2010 in Telford (GB)

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