Recent Activities - 2021

NRL Supports WHO SEARO,  AATM & Kasturba Medical College in Pilot Webinar Series

WHO and the Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine, together with Kasturba Medical College of Manipal hosted an online pilot webinar series from 27-29th April 2021. Titled ‘Quality Assurance Program in Transfusion Transmissible Infection (TTI) Testing’, the scientific programme covered all aspects of testing for TTIs from quality management systems, process control and principles and demonstrations of different assay types, approaches to quality control, equipment, documentation and records management, external quality assessment schemes and waste management.


NRL Director Dr Philippa Hetzel presented in the opening session on ‘Quality Assurance Program in TTI’s Testing Laboratories’ and Wayne Dimech presented a lecture on Quality Control in the TTI testing laboratory.

Dr Hetzel was also joined by NRL’s Sandy Walker for the panel discussion and closing session. As the WHO Collaborating Centre for diagnostics and laboratory support for HIV, AIDS and other blood borne infections, NRL was pleased to be able to support this important initiative which was well attended by delegates from across the member states of the WHO South-East Asian region.