Short Course Chairman Alice Chen commented, “We continually strive to add new topics to our program [short courses] to stay abreast of current events and to present relevant, useful information for laboratory professionals.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce new courses for the 2012 Short Course program which runs March 10 through March 15, 2012. Short Courses offer skill-building and career enhancing training by industry experts; range from half-day up to two-day classes; and include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level curricula.
This year, 34 new courses were added in the fields of data analysis, food, industrial hygiene, life science liquid chromatography, lab management, and pharmaceutical sciences, polymers, quality/regulatory/compliance, and rheology.
Lab management is a significant part of the program and includes informative compliance courses on the general requirements of how to get accredited to ISO 17025 and updates on IEC 61010-1. The one-day course, "How to Manage a CGMP,Compliant Laboratory (Current Good Manufacturing Practices)" provides instructions on how to construct an operations manual to facilitate regulatory inspections and organize laboratory functions.
Short Course Chairman Alice Chen commented, “We continually strive to add new topics to our program [short courses] to stay abreast of current events and to present relevant, useful information for laboratory professionals. In addition to the educational aspect, the new regulatory courses can be a tremendous asset to attendees by providing valuable networking opportunities and contacts in the field.”
The deadline for discounted Short Course registration fees is February 13, and prices range from $235 to $900. For more information, visit pittcon.org.
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit pittcon.org for more information.