ISTA Quality Assurance Workshop for Advanced Laboratories

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14.11.2018 - 16.11.2018


Montevideo, Uruguay

Aim of the workshop:

The aim is to provide the seed testing laboratories with the required tools to comply the ISTA Rules and Accreditation Standard.”

Workshop content:

- Management of equipment (Including: balances, temperature measurement, dividers).
- Substrate control
- Storage of samples
- Internal Audits 
- Corrective actions and non-conforming work    

Workshop Organizer:

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
Zuerichstrasse 50
8303 Bassersdorf

Name of contact person: Florina Palada
E-Mail: florina.palada@ista.ch
Phone: +41 44 838 60 00

Local Organizer:

National Seed Institute Laboratory
Camino Bertolotti s/n y Ruta 8 Km 29
Barros Blancos. Canelones

Name of contact person: Vanessa Sosa
E-Mail: vsosa@inase.uy
Phone: (+598) 2288 7099 Int. 124


Florina Palada Ph.D. - ISTA Head of Accreditation and Technical Department and System Auditor 
Joël Léchappé Ph.D. - ISTA Technical Auditor and Member of the ISTA Executive Committee

Sponsors: National Seed Institute of Uruguay

Preliminary Programm:

  • Introduction to ISTA
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Management of equipment in general including (Equipment: Balances, divider check, temperature measurement and control)
  • Internal audits
  • Substrate check
  • Corrective actions and non-conforming work

Participation Fee:

The number of participants is for a minimum of 20 and restricted to a maximum of 40 participants.

ISTA Members: 450 USD 
ISTA Non-Members: 675 USD

Note: The participation fee includes all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches, coffee breaks and workshop official dinner. It does not include transfer between the workshop venue and hotels, accommodation or meals other than those specified. 

Registration and payment deadline: 15 October 2018

If you would like to attend the workshop please fill in the registration form. An invoice will be sent to you, which has to be paid before the participation confirmation will be generated. Please indicate any dietary requirements during registration. 

Please note:

Payment by credit card (MasterCard and Visa) is possible upon request to the ISTA Secretariat.     

For cancellations made before 31 October 2018 registration fees are refundable less 50 USD Administration Fee
For cancellations made after 31 October 2018 registration fees are non-refundable


1 - Hotel Presidente
Address: Av. 18 de Julio 1026
Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone: (+598) 2908 2300
Reservation: reservas@hotelpresidente.com.uy or http://www.booking.com/Share-OyAHZM
Web: http://www.hotelpresidente.com.uy/es/ 

2 - Hotel Embajador
Address: San José 1212/14
Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone: (+598) 2902 0012
Reservation: reservas@hotelembajador.com or http://www.booking.com/Share-GxFZsT
Web: http://www.hotelembajador.com/                       

3 - Hotel Viewport Montevideo
Address: Av. Uruguay 825
Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone: (+598) 2908 5331
Reservation: http://www.booking.com/Share-6qBb8a
Web: http://www.viewporthotelmontevideo.com.uy/ 

In case of problems with the booking procedure, please contact Vanessa Sosa (vsosa@inase.uy)

The transportation from the hotel to the workshop venue can be by public transportation, taxi or Uber. 

Travel & Visa information:
Certain foreign visitors need to follow some special immigration procedures. Citizens of bordering countries can enter with their national ID document.
Nevertheless, in all cases it is recommended to consult diplomatic representatives.


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