The QA/QC committee of the FHS is pleased to announce the upcoming continuing education sessions on Quality Management System Training at the Western Fish Disease Workshop (June 20, 2017).
This session will be taught by Dr. Kelly Burkhart (Bio), microbiologist and quality management trainer with the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). Topics to be covered include: document writing and control, record keeping, training, equipment, corrective action, root cause analysis and internal audits. The training will be RACE-approved for veterinarians requiring continuing education hours.
This training should be valuable for all aquatic animal health laboratories, and especially those who are participating in the QA/QC recognition program of the FHS. Quality Management Training like this will likely be a requirement of the upcoming Tier 2 process, but this training would be of benefit to those just starting Tier 1, or those labs just contemplating entering the process in the future.
And for those of you sending in those samples to the lab? Field pathologists, inspectors and technicians should not feel left out! This workshop will give you training on the documentation required for the samples that you send, and insight in to the care that should be taken in processing them to give you confidence in the results.
For more information, contact Marcia House at
Time | Topic
7:00 – 8:00 | Registration
8:00 – 8:30 | Welcome, Overview of Agenda, Introduction of Trainer/Participants
8:30 – 9:00 | Overview of Quality Management System (QMS) Requirements
9:00 – 9:45 | Document Control
9:45 – 10:30 | Document Writing
10:30 – 11:00 | Break
11:00 – 11:30 | Records
11:30 – 12:15 | Training
12:15 – 1:15 | LUNCH
1:15 – 2:00 | Equipment
2:00 – 3:00 | Corrective Actions & Root Cause Analysis
3:00 – 3:30 | Break
3:30 – 4:30 | Root Cause Analysis Workshop
4:30 – 5:15 | Internal Audits
5:15 – 5:30 | Evaluations/Presentation of Certificates