This week DATOS again organizes the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course together with KIT in Amsterdam.

Nineteen participants from fourteen different countries in southeast Asia, Africa, Central Asia, Oceania and Europe participate in this training. In one week they are introduced to the principles of quality management and they learn about the structure of a quality management system according to ISO 15189, the international standard for quality and competence in medical laboratories. They are subsequently learning how to strategically implement a quality management system in the laboratory.

The course finishes with a final assignment in which participants plan to start implementation of the quality management system in their own laboratory directly after returning home. This course is for many participants the first step on the road to ISO 15189 accreditation.