Statistics in EQA – Improving Laboratory Accuracy Workshop 2019

Date & Time:

April 30, 08:30 am - 04:00 pm

Venue

RCPAQAP Office

Level 2, 8 Herbert Street St Leonards, Sydney 2065, Sydney, NSW 2065

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2065

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program (RCPAQAP) is pleased to announce a workshop entitled “Statistics in EQA – Improving laboratory accuracy”.


Topics covered at the workshop will include:



  • Measurement Uncertainty

  • The utilisation of statistics in External Quality Assurance

  • Analytical Performance Specifications

  • Performance scoring in External Quality Assurance

  • Data Analytics


This workshop is aimed at Managers, Senior Scientists or personal that are responsible to monitor the precision and ensure the accuracy of laboratory results.




8:30am – 9:00am: REGISTRATION

9:00am – 9:15am: Housekeeping & Welcome – John Sioufi/Louise Wienholt
9:15am – 9:45am: Introduction to Statistics – Basic concepts – Tony Badrick
9:45am – 10:30am: Measurement Uncertainty – Principles – Bob Frenkel

10:30am – 10:50am: MORNING TEA

10:50am – 11:30am: Utilisation of statistics in External Quality Assurance – Quantitative and Qualitative analysis  – Wim Coucke
11:30am – 12:15pm: Analytical Performance Specifications – How good do we need to be? – Graham Jones

12:15pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH

1:00pm – 1:45pm: Performance scoring for EQA Quantitative and Qualitative analysis – Ken Sikaris
1:45pm – 2:30pm: Data Analytics – statistical modelling – Nasir Wabe/ Ling Li

2:30pm – 2:45pm: AFTERNOON TEA

2:45pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Sessions + Meet the Speakers



  • Table 1 Bob Frenkel

  • Table 2 Wim Coucke

  • Table 3 Graham Jones

  • Table 4 Ken SIkaris

  • Table 5 Nasir Wabe/ Ling Li


4:00pm Conclusion of Workshop




All registrants will have the opportunity to meet with the speakers in smaller groups.


Each group will have 15 minutes with each speaker before rotating onto the next, allowing registrants to ask questions that may assist them further in their areas of interest.