Lab Innovation & Excellence (Labs) 2019

22 - 23 Oct 2019Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

Agenda

LAB EXCELLENCE, STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
8.30
Coffee & registration
8.50
Opening remarks from the Chair
Associate Professor Fabrice Merien, Head of Department Biomedicine Medical Diagnostic AUT, Director of the AUT-Roche Diagnostics Laboratory
9.00
Opening keynote - Leading research, innovation and business within NZ
  • Enabling greater engagement of labs and research with changes in industry
  • New Zealand as a centre of research excellence and innovation
  • How current lab management practice will keep up with discoveries in science and technology
Dr. Victoria Metcalf, National Coordinator Participatory Science, Office of the Chief Science Advisor & UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
9.40
Sprint to the Lab of the Future: Creating labs that support evolving business needs
  • Retain and upgrade verses building new
  • The Laboratory Design and your SOPs
  • Investing in Future Technologies to Future Proof Your Laboratory
Ken Collins, Director, LABWORKS ARCHITECTURE
10.20
Morning break
10.50
Panel: NZ as part of a global laboratory and research community
  • Investment trends within NZ and the opportunities for NZ’s labs industry
  • Does NZ bring in its own set of biosecurity, HSNO & H&S issues?
  • How is NZ coping with ISO standards for labs and do we see any necessary modifications?
Eileen McLaughlin, Head of Biological Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Dr. Victoria Metcalf, National Coordinator Participatory Science, Office of the Chief Science Advisor & UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Murray Robinson, Lead of Speciality, Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics & PATHLAB
USING TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE LAB MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE
11.30
The key questions that Lab Managers need to ask about integrating technology - case study

Hear practical insights into the challenges of test standardisation and equipment integration in engineering laboratories including key learnings from the exercise

Ivan Rademeyer, Laboratory Manager, FISHER & PAYKEL
12.10
Harnessing automation within Labs to achieve outcomes
  • Understanding the degree of automation that your laboratory needs
  • Rethinking laboratory processes to integrate automation
  • Integrating automated solutions for high-throughput volumes 
Tim Brown, Director - Business Development, INTELLITECH AUTOMATION LTD
12.40
Lunch break
1.30
Laying down the foundation for datadriven pathology
Dr. Shane Brown, Medical and Scientific Liaison Manager, Abbott Diagnostic Division
2.00
Innovating in the New Zealand lab industry using 3D printing
Dr. Florian Graichen, Science Leader, Scion
2.40
Opportunities and Challenges for Instrumental Analysis in NZ | A Solution provider’s perspective | Shimadzu
  • Technological and disruptive innovations in analytical and measurement science in New Zealand
  • Looking to the future of science – sustainability, innovation, research and technology
  • Delivering robust, best for purpose outcomes in the laboratory
Bruce Fraser, New Zealand General Manager, Shimadzu
3.10
Afternoon break
FOSTERING HUMAN CAPITAL IN THE LABORATORY INDUSTRY
3.40
Attracting sustainable and engaged workforces
  • Culture development and retention of talent with new lab professionals
  • Career pathways and integrating STEAM subjects within schools
  • Using overseas experienced professionals to fill the domestic skillsgap
  • Balancing personnel development growth with cost pressures
Eileen McLaughlin, Head of Biological Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
4.20
Working with complex external teams and managing stakeholders
  • Are we creating a culture of innovation or client-diagnosis on auto-pilot?
  • Collaboration as the driving force between concept research and marketreadiness
  • Aligning opportunities for greater stakeholder engagement and forwardlooking plans
Sonya Popoff, Laboratory Manager, Auckland University of Technology
5.00
Closing remarks from the Chair
Associate Professor Fabrice Merien, Head of Department Biomedicine Medical Diagnostic AUT, Director of the AUT-Roche Diagnostics Laboratory
5.10
NZ Lab Professional’s Networking Function
8.55
NZ Lab Professional’s Networking Function
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE LABORATORIES
9.00
Making sustainability and energy efficiency a commercially viable proposition
  • Global trends – climate, social, technology and resources
  • Measuring carbon footprint, setting scientific reduction targets
  • Towards carbon neutrality and regeneration – setting low carbon strategies.
Saul Chambers, Manager Sustainability & Climate Change Solutions, WSP Opus
9.40
Dealing with Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and HAZMAT standards on labs
  • Understanding the update on the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and what this means for lab professionals
  • Safe chemical management internally and across the laboratory supply chain
  • Navigating the grey area within WorkSafe and the EPA’s jurisdiction within HSNO 
Rex Alexander, Technical Director, ENVIROCOM
10.20
Morning break
MAKING LABS A SAFE AND VIBRANT PLACE FOR STAFF AND CLIENTS
10.40
Health & safety update for Laboratories: Toward safer labs for staff and clients
  • Ensuring overall safety frameworks for employees and clients as well
  • Identifying and mitigating risks and hazards within laboratory environments
James Cairney, Partner, MEREDITH CONNELL
11,20
How laboratories today can integrate OH into their systems
  • Integrating safety and ergonomic initiatives into lab design and management
  • Driving accountability among lab staff to adhere to safety and health processes
  • Implementing a routine healthscreening programme for staff 
Derek Miller, Consultant, MILLER HYGIENE CONSULTANCY; President & NZ OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE SOCIETY
12.00
Psychosocial Health: Preparing for success in the lab of the future
  • Creating breakout-spaces in the vicinity for stress-relief
  • Maintaining optimal staffing levels to avoid overburden, fatigue and burnout
Elizabeth Howells, Director, PEOPLECENTRIC ASSOCIATES
12.40
Lunch break
MANAGING A PERFECT SCORE ON LAB CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALITY
1.40
Reliable measurement | Assurance for you and your customer
  • New Zealand’s quality infrastructure - get it working for your lab
  • Understanding measurement traceability
  • An in depth look at making the most of your calibration certificates
Dr. Peter Saunders, Principal Research Scientist, MEASUREMENT STANDARDS LABORATORY OF NEW ZEALAND
2.20
Making technology a viable option for lab performance measurement
  • Utilising analytics to gain performance insights into lab management
  • Automating lab analytics – key watchpoints for lab staff
  • Managing schedules and workflows for diagnostic testing
Murray Robinson, Lead of Speciality, Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics & PATHLAB
3.00
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of Conference
Associate Professor Fabrice Merien, Head of Department Biomedicine Medical Diagnostic AUT, Director of the AUT-Roche Diagnostics Laboratory
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