, Volume 9, Issue 7, p 434
Date: 12 May 2004

4th EURACHEM/CITAC/EQUALM International Workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine, February 17–18, 2003, Bracknell, UK

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The “4th EURACHEM/CITAC/EQUALM International Workshop on Proficiency Testing in Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine” was held on 17 and 18 February 2003 at the Hilton Hotel, Bracknell, United Kingdom. The workshop was organised by the EURACHEM PT Mirror Group. Following a welcoming address by Brian Brookman (LGC, UK), Chair of the EURACHEM PT Mirror Group, Dr John Marriott, the UK Government Chemist, gave a stimulating opening address. Each of the four sessions of the workshop had its own Chair. These were Dr John Marriott (LGC, UK), Dr Ellen van Berkel (KIWA NV, The Netherlands), from the EURACHEM PT Mirror Group, Alan Squirrell (NATA, Australia) representing CITAC & ILAC and Nick Boley (LGC, UK), as Chair of the EEE PT Working Group.

Approximately 100 delegates attended the workshop, representing a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds from all over the world. The workshop produced a great deal of lively discussion and debate, and gave significant food for