Laboratory Managers and Laboratory Design Conferences 2011

Friday, 04 November, 2011

14-17 November 2011

Rosehill Gardens Event Centre

James Ruse Drive, Parramatta, Sydney


All people working in laboratory, scientific, technical and facilities management in all areas, including life science, analytical testing, education, research, pathology, food, construction, mining, pharmaceutical and quality control, must attend to update to the latest thinking in laboratory management, network with other laboratory, facility, research, scientific and technical managers and discover new productivity tools at the trade exhibition.

The program of outstanding national and international experts provides insights, tools and ideas that you can take with you to implement back in your workplace. For the first time since 2005, you can also attend the Laboratory Design Conference, focusing as it will on both the user and designer/builder perspectives to give you the complete picture.

Laboratory Managers Conference

The conference content will be centred around four major themes:

  • People and Productivity
  • Identifying Risk
  • Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Green Laboratory Design and Practice

There will be an emphasis on understanding your laboratory risk profile - physical and personnel, asset management and compliance, and minimising your laboratory carbon footprint. These issues will have increased impact as time goes by. Prof Mary O’Kane - the New South Wales Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer - will open the conference and give a keynote address.

Presentations will include: planning for obsolescence; reducing employee churn; coping with under-resourcing; employment agreements; regulatory updates; chemical and biosecurity issues; green laboratories; insurance, contracts and safety; and case studies - laboratory design from the user’s perspective.

The conference will be preceded by three, optional, one-day workshops designed to complement and enhance the content of the conference. The workshop facilitators are highly skilled practitioners in their chosen fields and bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Networking is a key feature of the conference and to maximise interaction numbers are limited. The conference program, dinner, plus morning and afternoon teas provide ample opportunity for networking amongst other delegates and the trade exhibitors.

Laboratory tours - Monday 14 November 2011 at 4pm

Tours of either the Australian Racing Analytical Laboratories at Randwick or the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Centre will offer an opportunity for delegates to visit other laboratories and gain inspiration from seeing different workplaces.

Laboratory Design Conference

In conjunction with the Laboratory Managers Conference, this year the organisers are offering the option of an additional day at a greatly reduced rate to bring you up to speed with the latest in green design, services and regulations for laboratories. Featuring case studies on renovation, new builds and reduced environmental impacts both locally and from overseas, this day will be of benefit to those planning, undertaking or considering infrastructure investment in the future. The theme of the day will be ‘Laboratory design from a built environment perspective - addressing the challenges’.

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