Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management and the Laboratory Quality Stepwise Implementation (LQSI) tool

13-17 April 2015, Sochi, the Russian Federation

A 5-day introduction workshop will take place on 13-17 April 2015 in Sochi, Russian Federation, as part of the Better Labs for Better Health project and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan 2013 – 2016. 

The workshop will be organized by WHO/Europe in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre for laboratory strengthening at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen the National Influenza Centres (NICs) capacity and virological surveillance in the WHO European Region.

The heads of NICs and officers specialized in quality from the institutions where NICs are located will participate. The course will provide participants with the competencies necessary to implement a quality management system according to international quality standards such as ISO 15189 as well as to achieve and maintain the WHO-recognized NIC status.