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Quality Assurance: Beyond Accreditation

ASCLD Train the Director Series
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Event Duration
90 minutes

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss quality and accreditation, how they complement each other, and the ASCLD Accreditation Roadmap and Toolkit.  She will also discuss the concepts of organizational transformation, organizational culture, and the cultivation of a quality culture in the laboratory. Lastly, she will review the various quality initiatives in forensic science, including ISO TC 272, the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science, and the scientific and technical working groups (SWG/TWG).

Detailed Learning Objectives:

1) Explain the difference between quality and accreditation.

2) Elaborate on the phrase “quality culture” and identify strategies to create one.

3) Describe the accrediting bodies, ISO TC 272, SWGs/TWGs, OSAC and how they collectively may improve quality in forensic science.


Date Created: December 17, 2019