Sten Westgard Kursu

October 25, Thursday : QC TRAINING: "Westgard Rules" The Past, Present, and Future of QC
08:45 - 09:00 Sedef Yenice
  Opening and Brief Introduction of the Workshop Topics
09:00 - 10:50 Sten Westgard
  Introduction: The Quality Quest
The Core Idea of QC
The sad reality of current QC: Examples and Horror Stories of Poor Instruments and Poor Practices in the Laboratory
Common Counterproductive Practices
An Audit of Common QC Practices
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee/Tea Break
11:10 – 12:30 Sten Westgard
  The What, Where, and Why of "Westgard Rules"
The Past: Classic Westgard Rules
The Present: Modern Westgard Rules: Recommendations
The Future: Westgard Sigma Rules
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Sten Westgard
  Application Break: Break All the Rules – Group Interpretation of Westgard Rules
14:00 – 15:00 Sten Westgard
  Elements of Good Quality Control
Where and When to Run Controls?
Understanding How QC Rules Work
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee/Tea Break
15:20 – 17:00 Sten Westgard
  Troubleshooting Random and Systematic Errors
Too Many or Too Few Controls?
Real –World QC Scenarios – Audience Quiz on Common QC Challenges
Where to run controls
QC Quizzes: Expected or Unexpected? Accept or Reject? Audience Quiz
October 26, Friday: Six Sigma, Sigma-metrics, and World Class Quality Consequences
09:00 - 10:50 Sten Westgard
  Quality Systems: ISO 15189 and Six Sigma Convergence
Six Sigma Concepts: Sigma Scale, Common Rankings and Sigma Equation for Analytical Process
Six Sigma Tool: Method Decision Chart – Graphic Assessment of Quality
Six Sigma Tool: Opspecs Charts for Optimal Design of QC Procedures
Six Sigma Tool: Normalized Opspecs Charts for Unified View of QC Design
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee/Tea Break
11:10 - 12:30 Sten Westgard
  Six Sigma performance
Specifications (Total Allowable Error): Sources, Global Survey on Goals, and Recommended Global Benchmarks
Six Sigma: Best Practices for Obtaining Estimates of Bias and Imprecision
Six Sigma: How to evaluate and assess different sources for Bias: Accuracy –based EQA, Consensus-based EQA, Peer Group program, Assayed Controls, etc.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Sten Westgard
  Application Break: Group Break-out to calculate sigma-metrics of data from Turkish published laboratory performance data

14:00 – 15:30

Sten Westgard
  Six Sigma Examples: Individual Case Studies of Six Sigma Calculations
Six Sigma Examples: Case Studies of Outcomes, Benefits, Efficiencies, Savings and Other Practical Gains Obtained from Six Sigma Implementation
Advantages from Adopting a Six Sigma Quality System for Labs, Regions, and Countries
Examples of Sigma Metric Implementation in Real –World labs
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee/Tea Break
15:50 – 16:50 Sten Westgard
  Measurement Uncertainty, Why You Must Calculate it, But you may never use it
Risk Management, EP23, IQCP, and the New six sigma QC Frequency Nomogram
A quick review of Six Sigma and “WESTGARD RULES” 
16:50 – 17:00 Sedef Yenice
  Error Free Lab Work: Is it an achievable target?
17:00 – 17:30 Sten Westgard and Sedef Yenice
  Conclusion Remarks
Certification of Sigma-Metric Quality Managers


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