ISTA Workshop on Quality Assurance and ISTA Accreditation for Beginners

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17.12.2019 - 19.12.2019


Bangalore, India


Workshop Organizer

ISTA Secretariat
Zürichstrasse 50
8303 Bassersdorf
Contact email: branislava.opra@ista.ch

Local Organizer:

Dr. G. V. Jagadish
Indo American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Bengaluru, India
Contact email: jagadish@indamseeds.com


Branislava Opra - ISTA System auditor and Standard PT Coordinator
Christine Herzog - ISTA Technical and System Auditor

Aim of the workshop:

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing basic principles of quality management and it focuses on the needs of seed testing laboratories that wish to comply with the ISTA Accreditation Standard and prepare for attaining and maintaining ISTA Accreditation.

Language: English (slides and presentations)


La Marvella - A Sarovar Premiere Hotel
Bengaluru South-End Circle 2nd block, No 1, 15th Cross Rd Jayanagar
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560011, India
Tel: +91 80 4333 5333
Email: info@lamarvella.com

Preliminary Programme:

System part
- Quality documentation 
- Document control
- Staff training and monitoring 
- Internal audits
- Non-conforming work, corrective and preventive actions - Purchasing procedure
- Management review

Technical part
- Equipment calibration
- Checking of substrates and chemicals - Check of testing and storage condition - ISTA tolerance 
- Data traceability
- Understanding PT results
- Reporting on ISTA Certificates

Participation Fee:  

The number of participants is a minimum of 17, without which the workshop will be cancelled and limited to a maximum of 23 participants.

ISTA Members: 400 USD

ISTA Non-Members: 600 USD

Note: The Participation fee will include all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, workshop dinner and transfer between the workshop venue and hotels (except airport transfer). It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified.

Registration deadline: 1 October 2019
Payment deadline: 1 November 2019

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 1 November 2019 registration fees are refundable less 50 USD Administration Fee
For cancellations made after 1 November 2019 registration fees are non-refundable

Suggested Accommodation:

Hotel La Marvella
#1, 14th Cross, South end circle, 2nd Block
Jayanagar, Bengaluru
Tel: +91 80 4333 5333

This workshop venue provides discounted rate for the participants of the workshop (applicant need to state ‘ISTA Workshop’)

Hotel Pai Viceroy
1504, 16th Cross, 9th Main Road
Jayanagar East, Bengaluru
Tel: +91 80 2653 5400

The President Hotel
3rd Block, 79/8, Diagonal Road
Jayanagar East, Bengaluru
Tel: +91 99809 09063

Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotels.

Travel & Visa information: Letter of invitation for obtaining visa and to travel is issued for all registered participants only after payment of the participation fee.


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