Annual Meeting of ILAC and IAF


The Director of the Institute for Accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia (IARM) Trpe Ristoski PhD, participated in the Annual Meeting of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), being held in the period from 08th to 17th October, in Vancouver, Canada.
Participation in this meeting was very importat for the IARM, as a full-member of ILAC and signatory of the ILAC-MRA Contract, where the primary aim was to maintain and extand the accreditation scope in new fields, and a special emphasis was put on the medical laboratories, as well as improvement of the accreditation procedures and performance of greater number of accredited activities, familiarizing with the novelties in the accreditation rules in all areas, summarizing documents and decisions reached by the ILAC’s members throughout the year, obtaining new information and practical experiences through exchange of experiences with the rest of the participants of the meeting, as significant elements to maintain and upgrade the Quality Management System.
The final effect leads to an increase of the number of accredited bodies for conformity assessment, enhancing personal capacity and activities in order to develop new accreditation schemes.