ADVANCED WORKSHOP - Are we on the right track towards accreditation and what is new in the revised ISO 15189 standard?


From 02 May 2013
Until 03 May 2013


Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167
New Hospital Entrance: Sant Quintí, 90
08025 Barcelona
Website of Venue


Specific quality requirements that are often forgotten or challenging to implement will be discussed in detail. Active input from the participants is expected.

Participants will develop a practical roadmap, covering the final steps that need to be taken before a successful accreditation audit. During the workshop, cases which simulate real situations will be discussed in small groups and pragmatic solutions identified.


After the workshop, the participants will able to…

  • define and document responsibilities and competences of personnel
  • implement and follow quality indicators
  • organise a management review
  • take advantage of all the means of external quality assessment (continuous improvement, continuous method validation,  …)
  • plan and organise internal audits
  • prepare for the external audit.

For who?

This workshop is developed especially for laboratories that are preparing for or that are at the final stage of achieving accreditation according ISO 15189: geneticists (molecular, cytogenetics), quality managers and other people involved in the quality management of the laboratory.

The workshop is in English, but small-group discussions can be in the local language.

The number of participants is limited to 30.


Registration closes April 22, 2013 (but note that the number of places is limited). Your registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.

To register, please fill out our registration form

Registration fee

225 euro for laboratories with a HDI below 0.845
(Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine...)

475 euro for laboratories with a HDI above 0.845
575 euro for industrial partners

To check the HDI of your country, please consult the website below:

The registration fee covers documentation, dinner on Thursday evening, plus two lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments. Travel and hotel are at the expense of your laboratory.
It is highly recommended to bring the ISO 15189 accreditation standard for medical laboratories with you. You can order a personalized copy of the ISO 15189 standard via the ISO web store


Registration fee does not include hotel accommodation. Participants should arrange their own accommodation.

Cancellation policy

For cancellation within 6 weeks of the workshop, 50% of the registration fee is due to cover our costs.
For cancellation within 3 weeks or no-show, registration will be billed in full.

If you are unable to attend you may nominate a replacement participant and transfer the registration any time before the first day of the course.

EuroGentest reserves the right to cancel courses should insufficient registrations be received.
In that case, you will be informed 8 weeks before the workshop and the full registration fee will be refunded.

EuroGentest can not be held responsible for any additional financial loss incurred as a result of cancellation.



KU Leuven
Biomedical Quality Assurance Research Unit
Herestraat 49, box 602, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel : +32 (0)16 34 58 81
Fax: +32 (0)16 34 79 49

About EuroGentest
About Us
Standards Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!
European Union
Contact Information
Center for Human Genetics
University of Leuven
Herestraat 49 Box 602, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
webmastereurogentestorg, Tel: +32 16 340321, More...

Copyright EuroGentest2 Coordination Action 2011 - EU Contract no.: FP7 - HEALTH-F4-2010-261469