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Monday, June 2, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Conference Registration Open - ALL DAY
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
W1: Strategic Management For Laboratories (AM)
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
W2: CALA Presents: Making The Most Of Accreditation (PM)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
W3: WCWC Course: Water Quality Sampling And Monitoring (Full-Day)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Opening Reception & Keynote: Bob McDonald

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Trade Show Area)
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Welcome To CALA C3 Show / Hide Details

Charlie Brimley
President and CEO

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Laboratory Accreditation: Future Challenges Show / Hide Details

Peter Unger
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
1A: Measurement Of 226Ra By ICP-MS (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Angelo Fernando
Chief Scientist, Analytical Chemistry
Cameco Corporation

1B: Lessons Learned From The 2012 Quebec City Legionellosis Outbreak: New Provincial Regulation For Cooling Towers Maintenance and Legionella Monitoring (Regulatory Stream) Show / Hide Details

Philippe Cantin
Head Microbiologist
Microbiology Laboratory
Ministère du Développement

1C: What's Your poison? How Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) Protect Public Health (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Ruth Perez Calderon
Technical Officer Scientist
National Research Council of Canada
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking & Refreshment Break (Trade Show Area)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2A: Why The Analysis Of Persistent Organic Pollutants Is Like Finding A Needle In A Haystack (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Karl Jobst
Development Scientist
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

2B: Integrating The Quality Function Into Lab Strategy Through Innovative Business Models (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Adam Habayeb
Strategy First Consulting SFC

2C: From Scratching To Tapping...Using A Tablet To Replace Audit Checklists (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Terri Molloy
Staff Technologist
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & CALA Awards Presentations
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
3A: CAPE Study For The Analysis Of Dioxin And Dioxin Like Compounds (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Sheng Yang
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

3B: Why ISO 17025 Accreditation Matters; Not Just To The Laboratory And Its Immediate Client - But To All Stakeholders (Regulatory Stream)  Show / Hide Details

Klas Ohman
Senior Enviornmental Engineer
Associated Engineering

3C: Biological Method Development: Why Not Keep Quality In Mind? (Quality Management) Show / Hide Details

Trudy Watson-Leung
Sediment Toxicologist
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
4A: Qualitative And Quantitative Analysis Of Environmental Contaminants Of Emerging Concern - Development And Validation Of An UHPLC-Orbitrap MS (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Paul Yang
Senior Research Scientist
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

4B: The Performance Of Accredited And Non-Accredited Laboratories In The CALA Proficiency Testing Program 2003-2013 (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Rick Wilson

Ken Middlebrook
Proficiency Testing Manager

4C: Real Uncertainty In Analysis (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

George Duncan
A & A Environmental Consultants Inc
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Networking & Refreshment Break (Trade Show Area)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Plenary : Designing For Tomorrow - Lab Design Considerations For Chemical Laboratories. Show / Hide Details

Syed Rizvi
Manager of Technical Development
Suncor Energy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Trade Show Area)
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Welcome To Conference Show / Hide Details
8:45 am - 9:30 am
What Is On The Regulatory Horizon For The Laboratory Testing Community - A Panel Show / Hide Details

Dr. Corinne Pequignot
Director Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Food Safety Science Directorate
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dan Toner
Assistant Director, Laboratory Services Branch
Manager, Environmental Forensics Section
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

Barry Loescher
Quality Systems Specialist
Maxxam Analytics

Rosa Gonzalez
Compliance and Regulations, Public Works Department
City of Hamilton

Cammy Mack
Assistant Director, Safe Drinking Water Branch
Manager, Laboratory Licensing & Compliance Program
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
9:30 am - 10:30 am
5A: Organic and inorganic contaminants in natural-matrix material: NCP III Phase 7 Assessment of Laboratory Performance. Show / Hide Details

Victoria Tkatcheva
NCP QA/QC Coordinator
Northern Contaminants Program
Ministry of Environment

5B: Measurement Traceability and Calibration (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Georgette Macdonald
Program Leader
Scientific Support for the National Measurement System
National Research Council Canada

5C: Quantitative Analysis Of The Accuracy Of The Uncertainty Of Measurement (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Mike Gao
QA System Specialist
EPCOR Water Services Inc.

Debra Long
Senior Manager
Quality Assurance, EPCOR Water Services Inc.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking & Refreshment Break (Trade Show Area)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
6A: A Guide To The Selection And Use Of Calibration Algorithms In Analytical Chemistry (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Edgar Paski
Consulting Chemist

6B: Analytical Issues Related to Selenium In The Context Of The Revised Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (Regulatory Stream) Show / Hide Details

James Downie
JRD Consulting & Borealis Environmental

6C: Effective Quality Management Of Weighing Instruments (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Martin Huber
Good Weighing Practice Competence Center
Metter Toledo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch (Trade Show Area)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7A: Redefining "High Resolution ICP-MS" For The Elemental Analysis Of Environmental Samples (Agilent) (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Pamela Wee
Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies

7B: Development Of A New Method For The Determination Of Mercury In Aqueous Samples (Technologies Stream) Show / Hide Details

Peter Drouin
Senior Laboratory Scientist
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

7C: The CALA Current Sampling Practices Guide (Quality Management Stream) Show / Hide Details

Peter Fowlie
Cornerstone Science
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Door Prize Draws & Closing Remarks 25 Year Anniversary-Retrospective on CALA