Speaker Profile

Michael
Michael Brodsky
President, Brodsky Consultants

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 41 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association and AOAC International.

He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is a member of the Board of Directors.

Upcoming Webinars Recorded Webinars
  • 18
  • March
  • 2020
  • Wednesday
09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting There is Just the Beginning

Becoming accredited is a verification of the laboratory's capability of producing reliable results in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

Michael Brodsky Michael Brodsky | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
  • 31
  • March
  • 2020
  • Tuesday
09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology.

Michael Brodsky Michael Brodsky | Duration:60 Minutes | Price: $150.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting there is just the beginning

Many laboratories regard Quality Assurance, Quality Assessment and Quality Control as independent activities, others use the terms interchangeably, e.g. QA/QC. This demonstrates a lack of appreciation of the differences between Assurance, Assessment and Control, as well as the interrelationships, particularly between QA and QC. This has created confusion in the minds of many analysts with respect to understanding how QA and QC play separate, but related roles for achieving Quality Assurance in a Quality Management System (QMS). QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005.

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Michael Brodsky

An Environmental Microbiologist's View on Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement

Many microbiology laboratories are confused about what MU is, how to calculate it and how to apply it. We will discuss what is needed to meet the accreditation requirement for MU, including, what data to collect and how to analyze it. Also a practical step by step approach to data compilation specifically applicable to microbiology will be discussed.

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Michael Brodsky

Verification or Validation of Methods in Food Microbiology

Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $149.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Emerging Issues in Food Safety

This webinar will address the complexity of defining safe food. We will look at the changing nature of foodborne/food transmitted pathogens, new and emerging analytical technologies and the influence of demographics and geography on the changing landscape.

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Michael Brodsky

Verification or Validation of Methods in Food Microbiology

Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.

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Michael Brodsky

Food Safety, Security and Fraud-Are You Ready

Intentional contamination or adulteration of food is a reality. We will review some examples of the dire consequences of adulteration ostensibly for economic gain This webinar will also discuss the potential threats of using food as biological weapon and the actions food companies can take to mitigate and minimize the risks of food bioterrorism.

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Michael Brodsky

Quality Control for Analytical Materials used in Microbiology Laboratories

To develop appropriate Quality Control Practices and acceptability criteria to evaluate the performance of analytical materials for laboratory use

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting There is Just the Beginning

Becoming accredited is a verification of the laboratory's capability of producing reliable results in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Accreditation is not a guarantee of analytical competency. Getting accredited is just the beginning. The journey begins with defining the laboratory's operating principals and policies.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Process Capability Analysis by means of Confidence Reliability Calculations

The webinar begins with a discussion of relevant regulatory requirements, as motivation for calculating "confidence/reliability". Then, some vocabulary and basic concepts are discussed.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 90 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Verification or Validation of Methods in Food Microbiology

Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

ISO-IEC 17025:2017 Update Introduction: Everything Old is New Again

Many laboratories have successfully developed and implementied a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting There is Just the Beginning

Becoming accredited is a verification of the laboratory's capability of producing reliable results in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $190.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting There is Just the Beginning

Becoming accredited is a verification of the laboratory's capability of producing reliable results in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Accreditation is not a guarantee of analytical competency. Getting accredited is just the beginning. The journey begins with defining the laboratory's operating principals and policies.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology. Quantitative and Qualitative methods have different performance measurement requirements and require different statistical analyses.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Verification or Validation of Methods in Food Microbiology

Although method validation and method verification are related terms, they have very different analytical and statistical requirements particularly for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Unfortunately, the terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably, resulting in confusion and the application of inappropriate or inadequate analytical evaluations.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

ISO-IEC 17025:2017 Update Introduction: Everything Old is New Again

Many laboratories have successfully developed and implemented a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Laboratory Accreditation: Getting There is Just the Beginning

Becoming accredited is a verification of the laboratory's capability of producing reliable results in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details
Michael Brodsky

Is it Method Verification or Validation, or Just Semantics

The Webinar will discuss the distinction between and requirements for method validation and method verification, to comply with ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005 for laboratory accreditation in food/water microbiology.

Speaker: Michael Brodsky | View Anytime | Duration: 60 Minutes | Price: $390.00 | View Details