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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

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CALA Presentations

Date
Presenter
Title
2015
14 Sep 2015 Colleen Cotter Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference
8/24 Apr 2015 Charlie Brimley CALA Presentation to Bangladesh Delegations on Study Tour of National Quality Infrastructures
4 Mar 2015 Charlie Brimley CALA Presentation to Chinese Agri-Food Safety & Quality Assurance Delegation
2014
01 Oct 2014 Colleen Cotter Application of ISO/IEC 17025: A Testing Perspective
2013
21 Nov 2013 Charlie Brimley Strategic Planning - Hosting International Meetings and Conferences
2012
08 Nov 2011 Charlie Brimley Notes for a Briefing of: Hon. Diana McQueen, Alta. Minister of Environment & Water
2011
08 Nov 2011 Colleen Cotter Western Canada Water - Laboratory Analysis and Compliance Monitoring Seminar
23 Sept 2011 Charlie Brimley Association Survival After Government Funding
2010
10 Jun 2010 Charlie Brimley 21st Annual Mid-Canada AOAC Day


Title

Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Laboratories
Presenter Colleen Cotter
Date September 14, 2015
Audience/Occasion Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Abstract A comparison of Proficiency Testing (PT) results between accredited and non-accredited laboratories.

Title

CALA Presentation to Bangladesh Delegations on Study Tour of National Quality Infrastructures
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date April 8 and 24, 2015
Audience/Occasion Bangladeshi Delegation on Study Tour of National Quality
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Abstract General Overview of CALA's Accreditation and PT programs.

Title

CALA Presentation to Chinese Agri-Food Safety & Quality Assurance Delegation
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date March 17, 2015
Audience/Occasion Government Delegation from Chinese Agri-Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Abstract General Overview of CALA's Accreditation and PT programs.

Title

Application of ISO/IEC 17025: A Testing Perspective
Presenter Colleen Cotter
Date Ocotber 1, 2014
Audience/Occasion NCSLI Canadian Region 2014 Conference and Symposium
Location Varennes, Quebec
Abstract A testing laboratory perspective on the application of traceability requirements in ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Title

Strategic Planning - Hosting International Meetings and Conferences
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date November 23, 2013
Audience/Occasion CSAE Round Table Luncheon event
Location  
Abstract Described CALA experience hosting an International event

Title

Notes for a Briefing of: Hon. Diana McQueen, Alta. Minister of Environment & Water
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date February 15, 2012
Audience/Occasion Alberta Environment Minister and senior staff
Location  
Abstract Discussion of latest Drinking H2O Report card and history and achievements between CALA and Alberta Environment in the hope that the Alternate PT program might be re-instituted.

Title

Accreditation: A Perspective on Future Directions
Presenter Colleen Cotter
Date November 8, 2011
Audience/Occasion Western Canada Water - Laboratory Analysis and Compliance Monitoring Semina
Location Red Deer, Alberta
Abstract An overview of accreditation from the perspective of the customer and regulator.  Topics include how to read and interpret certificates and scopes of testing.  The second part of the presentation presents some thoughts and ideas on anticipated changes to accreditation over the next few years.
 

Title

Association Survival After Government Funding
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date September 23, 2011
Audience/Occasion Member Organizations of TASC
Location  
Abstract How to survive when government funding ends through Fee for service offerings. Used CALA as a model approach.

Title

The Benefits of Accreditation
Presenter Charlie Brimley
Date June 10, 2010
Audience/Occasion 21st Annual Mid-Canada AOAC Day
Location Toronto
Abstract The benefits of accreditation.