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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Seeding Knowledge 2013



Seeding Knowledge 2013

I have been invited to speak at a conference in Jeddah Saudi Arabia November 16-17, 2013 with the most interesting title “Seeding Knowledge”.  I think this is a brilliant title and an even more brilliant concept.  For conference planners, I suggest that it is a title worth considering*.  

Seeding conjures up all sorts of horticultural sparks:  selecting the best seeds, sowing optimally, tender and vigilant care with selective cultivating and strategic weeding, and above all enjoying the benefits of later harvest.  The concept ties with medical laboratory Quality in the best of ways.  At its core it is an exemplar of Deming and Plan Do Study Act.

I will be talking about ISO Standards for Medical Laboratories, in particular, but not exclusively ISO 15189 as a foundational document upon which a laboratory can build a Quality culture, and also about Leadership issues (think the “Feigenbaum Rule” of 80:20 responsibility for Quality).  Other presentations will include (but are not limited to) Effective Delegation of Authority to Modern Approach, Driving Improved Patient Outcomes from the Clinical Laboratory, and The Era of Static Quality Is Vanishing , all of which constitute an impressive set of titles and subjects.  

 For those laboratorians with geographic access to Jeddah, the meeting coordinators have done a magnificent job.  

I will revisit this subject again after the meeting.

For those with interest in attending, please visit: http://knowledgelab2013.qualitylogic.com.sa/

* Note: I hasten to add that the conference coordinators may have copyrighted the title. For those that see the excellence of "Seeding Knowledge" I suggest you contact the project lead (under Contact Us on the site) before just taking it for your own use.

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