Our aim is to aid laboratories in the process of implementing and developing a quality system, in improving existing quality schemes and working towards accreditation (ISO 15189). Besides this, the workshops also contribute to the harmonization of the approaches to accreditation of genetic testing services in Europe.

Why participate

  • learn more on quality management and accreditation
  • improve your current quality system
  • share experiences

Further reading

An overview of pragmatic approaches to attain the levels of quality management required for accreditation according to ISO 15189, within the context of genetic testing can be downloaded at: www.nature.com

More information on the implementation of ISO 15189 in the PGD laboratory can be found here: www.humrep.oxfordjournals.org

The following paper outlines the principles of validation and verification in the context of clinical human molecular genetic testing: www.nature.com

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Types of courses

What is a quality management system?

General workshop for those who would like to start up or improve their quality system.

Accreditation versus Certification

What is the difference between accreditation and certification?.

Quality Management Standards

What are the different quality management standards and which one should you choose?


Course Content


A live or recorded presentation of maximum 30 minutes during wich participants can ask questions.


An interactive forum where experts will give small assignements or post statements and where participants get the chance to give comments and ask or answer questions.


Participants can test their knowledge in a quiz based on the topic of the course.

Useful links and materials

A Manual with instructions for the webinar, rules for the forum, etc...

A Reference List with papers, books, blogs, ... related to the topic of the course.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded if a participant attends the webinar, participates in the forum and performs the quiz.


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