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Method validation and method verification are related terms. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably. They have immensely different analytical and statistical requirements; particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This results in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations. Microbiology laboratory accreditation will need you to understand the differences between and the requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005. This webinar will help you do just that.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Evaluating the difference between Method validation and verification
  • Method validation to establish performance characteristics
  • Method Verification to establish analytical competency
  • Fitness for purpose

Who Should Attend:

  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Laboratory Supervisors
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Professionals who are new in food safety industry and quality laboratories
  • Consultants
  • Anyone who is responsible for developing/implementing microbiological methods

Course Director: MICHAEL BRODSKY

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 42 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, The International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International.

He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology.

He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is vice-chair of the CALA Board of Directors.