Last week another
successful edition of the Introduction to Laboratory Quality Management course took place in Amsterdam. This training is the result of a
collaboration between the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and DATOS. It is
organized twice per year and everybody is free to participate in this
training.

During the course
the participants learned to understand the principles of quality management and
how these principles work together to create quality controlled and quality assured laboratory
results. The participants learned about the different components of a laboratory quality management
system according to ISO 15189, the international quality standard for medical
laboratories. And, because we believe a training should not only lead to more
knowledge but also action, the participants were guided in developing plans to start implementation of a quality management system in
their own laboratory directly after returning home.

High score
The participants,
coming from 8 different countries in Africa and Asia, highly valued this
training, which they scored a 9.4 on a scale of 1-10 (best)! Another high score
for another successful training!