Dec 11, 2020 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST
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Solving Confusion with Regulations, QC Design, and Troubleshooting for SARS CoV-2 Assays

Speakers
  • Director of Client Services and Technology - Westgard Quality Control
    Biography
      Sten Westgard, MS, is the Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard Quality Control. Mr. Westgard earned his MS degree in Computer Science from Pace University (New York, New York).

      For more than 20 years, Sten has managed the Westgard website, course portal, and blog, creating and administering online training, as well as editing and writing hundreds of reports, essays, and applications on quality control, method validation, Six Sigma Risk Management and other laboratory management topics.

      He has edited and contributed to numerous books on quality, including Basic QC Practices, Basic Method Validation, Basic Quality Management Systems, Six Sigma QC Design and Control, Six Sigma Risk Analysis, CLIA Final Rules, Assuring the Right Quality Right, The Poor Lab's Guide to the Regulations and Nothing but the Truth about Quality. He has co-edited two special issues of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine (2015 and 2017), as well as a special issue of Biochemica Medica (2018)

      Sten is also an adjunct faculty member of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota; an adjunct faculty member of the University of Alexandria, Egypt; an adjunct visiting faculty member of Manipal University in Mangalore, India; and an honorary visiting professor in 2017 at Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.
    • Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Biography
        Dr. Ehrmeyer is Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Dr. Ehrmeyer, an expert in regulatory compliance, focuses her research on proficiency testing, laboratory quality issues and the impact of regulations on laboratory and POCT practices. In addition to the New Poor Lab's Guide to the Regulations, she writes numerous book chapters, journal and web-based articles on these interests and she travels the world talking about them. Throughout her career, Dr. Ehrmeyer has been active in laboratory professional organizations and served on many committees including the Joint Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) Board of Directors, and AACC’s Policy and External Affairs Committee.

      Abstract
      Date:  December 11, 2020
      Time: 7:00am (PST),  10:00am (EST)
       
      Join us for a webinar to learn about quality control (QC) regulations, setting the proper QC strategy/design, and troubleshoot SARs CoV-2 and other semi-qualitative tests in the laboratory. Sharon Ehrmeyer, Associate Professor from the University of Wisconsin- Madison will discuss regulations. Sten Westgard, Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard QC, will cover QC design and troubleshooting the SARs CoV-2 and other semi-quantitative assays.
      Understanding regulations and how to establish a strong QC design for semi-quantitative tests, leads to better proactive detection of assay problems and the potential identification of false results.
       
      Learning Objectives
      • Understand the regulations and QA practices required for semi-quantitative testing, like SARS CoV-2 testing.
      • Apply the best QC design strategies to monitor semi-quantitative assays to detect testing errors.
      • Interpret errors in QC system and apply appropriate troubleshooting steps.
       
       
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