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ILAC – Memories of the Early Days
World Accreditation Day 2016
Update from the Secretariat
International Updates
Presentations and Workshops: WTO, WSC and UNECE
IFCC: What is Medical Laboratory Accreditation and Why is it Important?
ILAC-BIPM MoU reaffirmed
Regional Cooperations
IAAC activities - September 2015 to March 2016
News from ARAC - October 2015 to March 2016
News from APLAC
News from EA
Accreditation Updates
SADCAS Journey Towards International Recognition
ANAB Acquires Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
ema: New Accreditation Programs in Mexico
News from EGAC
KENAS and Uganda Accreditation National Focal Point Sign an MoU
IQAS Achievements
HKAS Accreditation Advisory Board Chair Elected To Academia Europaea
The Belarusian State Centre for Accreditation evaluated by EA
Aerobiocontamination measurements: New Cofrac accreditation scheme
CNAS Provides Training for Personnel in Seismic Assessment in Nepal
News from ENAC
News from DAC
SANAS New Accreditation Programme for Inspection Bodies
News from National Accreditation Centre MOLDAC
CAI: 25th Jubilee of Accreditation in the Czech Republic
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The Association of Practising Pathologists: “Pathcon and Lab Expo 2015"
EURACHEM PT Workshop
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Chair’s Message for April 2016
by Peter Unger, ILAC Chair
This year’s theme for World Accreditation Day (9 June 2016) focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector – national and local government regulators. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established showcasing over 150 different global examples where accreditation has been used to support public policy efforts.
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ILAC – Memories of the Early Days

Laboratory Accreditation 

Laboratory accreditation was developed in Australia immediately following WWII.  Its purpose was to facilitate recognition of testing and measurement laboratories within Australia, purely for domestic purposes.  An important subsidiary objective was to encourage all laboratories to aspire to reach the necessary standard for accreditation. 

Other countries gradually became aware of the work and its organisational arrangements operated by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and watched its development with interest without being persuaded of its benefits for them except in niche activities.  The first such offspring was the British Calibration Service – for measurement laboratories only.  It had as an immediate objective, the recognition of calibration documentation issued by British laboratories in all markets, not just in the UK. 

Comprehensive national accreditation programs on the NATA model began to emerge in the 1970s in Denmark, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.  Others were to follow.

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World Accreditation Day 2016


June 9, 2016, marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.





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Presentations and Workshops: WTO, WSC and UNECE
  • ILAC, in partnership with IAF and IIOC, hosted a workshop session at the WTO Public Forum in October.
  • ILAC and IAF presented at a workshop organised jointly by ISO, IEC and ITU in December.
  • ILAC and IAF jointly presented the value of accreditation and the Arrangements at the twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6).

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IFCC: What is Medical Laboratory Accreditation and Why is it Important?
by Prof. Maurizio Ferrari, IFCC President

 

The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC - www.ifcc.org) has prepared a PowerPoint presentation, with commentary, to address this important topic. The 20 minute presentation is the result of the collaboration between IFCC and ILAC.

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IAAC activities - September 2015 to March 2016
  • IAAC Membership
  • IAAC MLA Signatories
  • IAAC as a Regional Cooperation
  • Training
  • Technical Cooperation Projects
  • Cooperation with International and Regional Organizations  
  • Upcoming IAAC Meetings
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News from ARAC - October 2015 to March 2016
  1. Change in the ARAC membership categories 
  2. ARAC Cooperation with the other Regional Cooperation Bodies 
  3. ARAC Annual meetings 
  4. 2nd ARAC MLA Regional Workshop 
  5. Improvement of the ARAC Management System
  6. Activities to Promote the IAF MLA, ILAC MRA and ARAC MLA
  7. Preparation of ARAC for the upcoming ILAC&IAF   Peer evaluation: conducting the Mock Peer evaluation of ARA Secretariat 
  8. Preparation for the first ARAC PT program
  9. ARAC Strategy Plan 
  10. Upcoming ARAC key events

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SADCAS Journey Towards International Recognition


The SADCAS Quality Management System (QMS)which provides the springboard for quality services was developed with assistance from Norwegian Accreditation and the South African national Accreditation System (SANAS) in order to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 17011. 

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ANAB Acquires Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
by Penny Gamache


The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) has acquired Accreditation Services Bureau, doing business as Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B).

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The Association of Practising Pathologists: “Pathcon and Lab Expo 2015"
The Annual Conference of The Association of Practising Pathologists “Pathcon and Lab Expo 2015” was held on December 12 and 13, 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.


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EURACHEM PT Workshop
The Eurachem PT Working Group is currently organising their 9th Workshop on "Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine". The Workshop will be held on the 9th to 14th October 2017 in Portorož, Slovenia.
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