Is it Microbiological Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics?

Michael Brodsky Instructor:
Michael Brodsky 
60 Minutes
Webinar ID: 500934

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This Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses.

Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements, particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025. Understanding these differences is essential for developing appropriate strategies for assessing a method’s fitness for purpose.

Why you should Attend:
Without a clear understanding of the different analytical approaches for verification and validation, laboratories often end up doing more unnecessary, costly work, with little benefit. Very often the inappropriate analytical strategy used is unacceptable to meet the requirements for accreditation and the effort needs to be repeated. Learn to do it right the 1st time!

This webinar will not only address the semantics but will also discuss the appropriate analytical and statistical approaches to achieving successful verification and validation studies.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Method performance characteristics
  • Measuring and Monitoring Analytical competency
  • Food Categories and Food Types
  • Analytical requirements for Validation of Quantitative Methods
  • Analytical requirements for Validation of Qualitative Methods
  • Analytical requirements for Verification of Quantitative Methods
  • Analytical requirements for Verification of Qualitative Methods
  • Fitness for purpose

Who Will Benefit:
  • Microbiological bench Analysts in Food, Water, and Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • QA Managers
  • Laboratory Managers/Supervisors
  • QC Practitioners

Speaker Profile
Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 41 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association and AOAC International.

He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee 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 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 a member of the Board of Directors.

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