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2017 Policies and Practices (P2) Meeting

April 19–21, 2017 — Washington, DC (The Washington Court Hotel)

Register - Preliminary Program

ACIL Customer Quality Service Award

Customer Quality Service Award The 2017-2018 ACIL Customer Quality Service Award is underway! This is the ninth year for this newly designed program for the laboratory industry. The Customer Quality Service Award was started in 1996 by the Environmental Sciences Section and expanded in 2008 for the Food Industry Section. Now this program is open to all laboratories!

Average group performance in several categories such as, quality, service, value, timeliness and overall satisfaction will be communicated to the interested public and comparisons made, where possible, with industry and government norms. The objective is to clearly differentiate program participants as a group from non-participating labs.

In October 2017, at the ACIL’s Annual Meeting, the ACIL Board will provide a Special Recognition Certificate to the top one-fifth highest scoring laboratories in each of these areas: Timeliness and Overall Customer Satisfaction.

We welcome and encourage your participation. Our program is a unique complement to other means your laboratory may have to assess the quality of its performance. Go to for more information.

We are pleased to announce that A2LA has re-accredited the ACE-PT Inc. EMC PT Program.

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EMC Webinar Series

To keep informed on a wide variety of EMC topics focusing primarily on EMC standards, key EMC committee meetings, and other EMC activity, ACIL is continuing for 2017 a series of webinars which were successfully given in 2015 and 2016. This assembly of key EMC information from the sources below is only available in this webinar series.

The webinars will be given by Don Heirman, Don HEIRMAN Consultants, a recognized leader in EMC standardization activity worldwide and the vice chairman of the ACIL Conformity Assessment Section.

Each webinar starts at 11:00 am ET and last for about an hour. They will be recorded for future viewing as well.

Immediately following the presentation is an opportunity to ask questions. This is a free member benefit for ACIL members. Non-members of ACIL will pay a fee to either participate in the live presentation or to purchase the video recording.

A catalogue of recorded webinars is also available.

ACIL 80th Annual Meeting

Join us!

October 2–5, 2017

The Benson Hotel
Portland, OR

Join industry leaders to network, learn, and discover new solutions to better your laboratory.

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Association of Laboratory Managers

Annual Conference & Pre-Conference Workshops

October 10-13, 2017

Kimpton Palomar Hotel
San Diego, CA

Focusing on What Matters
People Processes & Performance

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Technical Paper

MA325 Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is widely used in manufacturing of building materials, plywood, polymers, glues and adhesives. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are also common in cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and other personal care products. Formaldehyde is known to irritate skin and respiratory tract, has toxic effects on nervous system and also may cause leukemia and other cancers. To ensure quality and safety products, such as resins, polymers and cosmetics, are tested for free Formaldehyde content. Pickering Laboratories presents fast and sensitive HPLC method using HILIC column for superior separation of Formaldehyde in wide variety of matrices. Post-column derivatization reaction converts free formaldehyde into highly fluorescent derivative to allow for detection of Formaldehyde on sub-ppm levels.

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Elected Officers

The SGIP Technical Committee unanimously approved the 2017 slate of officers for the SGIP Testing and Certification Committee on February 28th, 2017.

  • Cuong Nguyen, NIST, chairman
  • Don Heirman, ACIL, vice chairman
  • Bill Calcavecchio, secretary

This gives ACIL presence in both the SGTCC and the EM Interoperability Issues WGs which are key to interests of ACIL and its members.

More information about the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC).


Upcoming Webinar

Ethics Training - Environmental Basic Data Review

The objective of the training is to present ways to ensure ethical standards of conduct for ensuring data defensibility by understanding data review.

Learn more and register.



Atlantic Testing Laboratories Announces 50 Year Anniversary 


Canton, New York: Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited (ATL), a leading provider of testing and engineering services in the Northeast, celebrates their 50th anniversary this year.

ATL was founded in 1967 by Spencer F. Thew in Canton, New York, and this location continues to serve as the corporate headquarters today. Spencer said “I am proud of the ATL staff, and the direction ATL’s growth has taken. I am honored to witness the 50th anniversary of ATL and wish its current leadership continued success.”

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Product Showcase

The Competency Manager

The Competency Manager from CABEM Technologies is the enterprise management tool that will obsolete your LMS. Take your workforce development program to new heights with a robust system designed specifically with regulated industries in mind. Simplify the path to compliance and tackle audits with ease.

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SPE-DEX 5000

Horizon Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the SPE-DEX® 5000 Extractor System for the extraction of semivolatile / nonvolatile organic compounds.

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