IN PERSON Accreditation of Biobanks (ISO 20387)

September 10th, 2024

This in person training course will take place from 10 – 12 September 2024 in Frederick, Maryland, USA, and is for APAC Member personnel and APAC Evaluators. The training course is kindly hosted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), USA.

This is an introductory training course on accreditation of biobanks using the requirements in ISO 20387:2018 Biotechnology — Biobanking — General requirements for biobanking. The facilitators will provide insights on how this type of accreditation is conducted and attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions.

Attendees are expected to be APAC Member personnel (assessors, managers, accreditation scheme developers) that are either undertaking biobank accreditation, or are developing this type of accreditation scheme.

Please register for this event by 16 August 2024 using the event registration website. To complete the registration process attendees must upload evidence (e.g. letter, copy of email, etc.) that an APAC Member in their economy has approved their attendance at this APAC event.

Due to the expected high interest in this training event, until further notice only two (2) persons from each APAC Member will be accepted to attend this event. Depending on the number of registrations recieved closer to the registration closing date, a further registration round may be made available. It is expected the attendees that undertake this training will share the knowledge gained and the training materials internally with other accreditation body personnel when they return.


Frederick, Maryland, USA