Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) Webinars

Bio-Rad is pleased to bring you the following educational webinars on the topic of IQCP. We hope that you find these webinars informational and timely. Please take the opportunity to submit your questions in the FAQs section of this site.


IQCP: Ask the Experts

July 22, 2015

Many laboratories are struggling to understand how to comply with the new guidelines. As part of Bio-Rad's IQCP webinar series, we are pleased to host an extended Q&A session with a panel of IQCP experts from CAP, The Joint Commission, and two hospital laboratories.

Speakers

  • Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP)
    Inspections Team Lead
    College of American Pathologists
  • Valerie Ng, MD, PhD
    Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Dept.
    Alameda County Health System
  • James H. Nichols, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
    Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, POCT
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Stacy Olea, MT(ASCP), FACHE
    Executive Director for Laboratory Accreditation
    The Joint Commission

Recording

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Performing the Risk Assessment

June 2, 2015

Join Bio-Rad to explore one of the three components of IQCP - the risk assessment. Learn what risk identification means, how to assess the acceptability or unacceptability of those risks, and how to disposition unacceptable risks. Presented in a straight-forward and practical manner, the two experts will leave you with a greater understanding of how to complete this important step.

Speakers

  • Greg Cooper, CLS, MHA, CQA
    Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Principal
    W. Gregory Cooper LLC
  • Valerie Ng, MD, PhD
    Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Dept.
    Alameda County Health System

Recording

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From First Principles to First Steps

June 24, 2014

Bio-Rad and CLP offer this recorded webcast to provide you with a brief overview of the risk management principles that are the foundation of the IQCP program. Practical aspects of developing an IQCP are also covered. The panel of experts discuss how laboratories can impose objectivity on a seemingly subjective process, perform risk assessment without reinventing the wheel, and effectively monitor their quality control procedures.

Speakers

  • Greg Cooper, CLS, MHA, CQA
    Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Principal
    W. Gregory Cooper LLC
  • Valerie Ng, MD, PhD
    Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Dept.
    Alameda County Health System
  • Terri Wolek, MT(ASCP)
    US Quality Control Product Manager
    Bio-Rad Laboratories

Recording

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A New Option to Determine QC Frequency

December 13, 2013

This webinar explains the purpose of the new IQCP program, when it can and cannot be used, timelines, and what to expect from surveyors during the transition period. It gives guidance on how to begin preparation for developing your own IQCP. Suggestions and tips provided will enable you to break down the process into manageable steps.

Speakers

  • Keith Scott, MLS (ASCP) CM
    CMS laboratory surveyor and consultant at the Seattle Regional CMS Office
  • Greg Cooper, CLS, CQA, MHA
    Consultant on quality systems and assessor for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Recording

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