On 26 October, TIC Council and EUROLAB hosted a joint-webinar entitled ‘The lab of the future and the future of labs’, dedicated to exploring the changes that laboratories are currently facing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the technological developments that are exponentially changing the landscape.
As new technologies and rapidly-developing innovations are being introduced at a steady pace, it is of vital importance for laboratories to constantly stay informed about the latest transformations in the sector, the new perspectives that these will bring, and how laboratories can adapt and thrive in this new environment. In particular, the outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated the growing logistical changes laboratories must conduct to adapt to the digital world. As a result, labs are facing pressing organisational strains in adapting their work to the fast-changing labs ecosystems – being it normative or technological. Laboratories must face and adapt to various challenges such as:
To promote the valuable service of accreditation by qualified and competent organizations, this virtual panel brought together speakers from the TIC industry in both Europe and U.S, the European Commission and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), all of whom shared dedicated expertise and knowledge in addressing the current environment within the sector, amid the COVID pandemic.
The panel was moderated by Hanane Taidi, TIC Council Director General and included the following speakers and subjects:
The successful webinar had a great turnout of 230 participants, representing the wider sector of lab testing and accreditation. Both TIC Council and EUROLAB highly appreciate all the positive response from the attendees.
The presentation of the webinar can be found here.
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International Affairs Manager