June 9 is World Accreditation Day

ANAB and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold a free webinar to mark World Accreditation Day 2015 on June 9.

World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the value of accreditation. Each year on June 9, IAF and ILAC invite interested parties around the world to mark the occasion with celebrations that honor and communicate the role accreditation plays in the global industry, services, and trade.

This year's theme is "Accreditation: Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care." Accreditation is a key tool for health and social care providers, from the accredited certification of healthcare providers and medical devices, to the accreditation of medical testing laboratories and diagnostic imaging services, to the inspection of social care providers.

The two-hour ANAB-ANSI webinar, which will start at 2:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 9, will feature the following speakers:

  • Lane Hallenbeck, Vice President, Accreditation Services, ANSI, and Chair, International Organization for Standardization Conformity Assessment Committee
  • Scott Colburn, Director, CDRH Standards Program, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Mary Logan, President, Association for the Advancement for Medical Instrumentation
  • Kathy Abusow, President and CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • Steve Posnack, Director, Office of Standards and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT
  • Alicia Morton, Director, ONC Health IT Certification Program
  • Sharon Stanford, Director, Standards Administration, American Dental Association
  • Patricia Tanabe, Executive Director, American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification
  • Dale Cyr, CEO, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Speakers will discuss how accreditation facilitates continuous improvement, promotes consumer confidence, and supports the delivery of health and social care, among other topics. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session following the panel discussion.

Online registration for the June 9 webinar is now open. For more information about World Accreditation Day 2015, visit IAF and/or ILAC.