Mid-Canada AOAC is pleased to announce four free* short courses at:
*With conference registration ($25)Good Titration Practices (GTP)
Time slot: Morning (9:00-11:40)
Sponsored by: Mettler Toledo
Presenter: Pierre Godmaire
Pierre Godmaire is the Titration Specialist, Eastern Canada and Manitoba for Mettler-Toledo
This course will include tips and hints on General and Karl-Fisher (KF) titration. The training will also address ways to minimize risks in titration as far as errors and overall compliance. Topics will also include sensor maintenance in titration as well as choosing the right balance for the specific titration application.Click for more information (PDF File)How to Get the Most out of Your ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Time slot: Morning (9:00-11:40)
Sponsored by: Perkin Elmer
This course focuses on sample preparation and introduction techniques for trace metal analysis by inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma – mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS). Pipette Academy
Time slot: Afternoon (1 hour, TBD)
Sponsored by: Sartorius
Presenter: Mark Ratos
Mark Ratos comes with six years of liquid handling experience with Biohit and now with Sartorius.
Be guided through essentials of laboratory ergonomics. Gain an understanding to the ergonomic risk factor in the laboratory environment and liquid handling in particular.Click for more information (PDF File) Fit-for-Intended Use Through the Quality by Design (QbD) Approach to Analytical Methods
Time Slot: Afternoon
Sponsored by: Mid-Canada AOAC
Presenter: Jane Weitzel, Quality
Jane has over 35 years of experience with analytical methods in diverse industries from mining to pharmaceuticals to food to environmental. She brings her experience from these fields to explain the new QbD approach to test methods. Jane has been appointed to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Committee on Reference Standards and the Expert Panel on Method Validation and Verification.
The April edition of the AOAC “Inside Laboratory Management” included an article on Target Measurement Uncertainty and its coming adoption as part of the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR). This workshop will explain the concepts behind that article.
The workshop will explain the new approach to analytical methods that involves Quality by Design, Method Lifecycle, Analytical Target Profile, Target Measurement Uncertainty, and Decision Rules. At the end of the workshop you will be able to define these terms, explain how they are used and relate them to others in your lab.
Up till now it has been difficult to link the performance of an analytical method to the intended use of the data it produces. Now there is a way that industries everywhere are adopting. It is based on the Lifecycle approach which clearly states the purpose of the method through a decision rule, then uses that definition to state the Analytical Target Profile of the method which can then be translated into the key performance characteristics for the method development and validation.
The Lifecycle can be represented by the following process. Attend the workshop and learn more about it.Click for more information (PDF File)