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CTEC 2020 Training Courses

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Training classes will start on Wednesday, June 3rd after lunch and end at noon on Friday, June 5th. To register for training, please select this option when you register for the conference. Breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided each day. Below is the training schedule and class descriptions. Click the + symbol next to each subject line to see more details. If you register for training, please also plan to bring a laptop computer with you. Our training classes do not require you to install any special software. The only requirements are Wi-Fi connectivity and a browser such as Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, or Safari. You are welcome to attend these classes without bringing your own computer. However, to get the most out of these classes, we highly recommend this as most of these sessions include time for hands-on exercises.

Wednesday, June 3rd – Two Afternoon Options

This class will review the basics of data entry and specifications and will review some recent improvements. For data entry, LabVantage now intelligently defaults to the last data entry view, introduces a Report flag for data item inclusion in specifications, icons to reflect specification status, a click counter, and more. Specification improvements include OOS or Information-only specifications, rendering based on worse spec, Specification usage based on customer, regulatory, and more.

Moving data and configuration between systems can a challenge. LabVantage 8.5 simplifies this by introducing Configuration Management and Transfer (CMT), which provides robust support for identifying change controls, check-in/check-out of objects under modification, intelligent packaging, importing, and the ability to specifically identify changes made between two points in time or and while importing a CMT package from another system.

Snacks and refreshments provided during this intermission

Thursday, June 4th – Two Full Day Options

Full breakfast provided for those who registered for training

The new LabVantage Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) offers complete control of data generated from instruments and other external systems. The SDMS captures it immediately, secures the data against modification, and integrates support for complex instrument drivers based on the Talend ETL engine. This class will focus on SDMS configuration and options, review how Collectors operate, Talend-based drivers are installed, and how to select the storage locations to which SDMS attachments will be written.

The LabVantage ELN allows users to view, edit and manage laboratory data in a flexible manner that emulates paper documentation. This training class will teach you the fundamentals of our ELN including Workbooks, Worksheets and the Worksheet Manager. Using a similar paperless approach, the LabVantage LES generates Worksheets that are based on a Test Method and a Global Worksheet Template. Once implemented, LES Worksheets can help enforce laboratory procedures, improve the quality of captured data, and lead users through the execution of complex testing methods. This hands-on training will give you the introductory knowledge to dig deeper into the ELN & LES on your own system.

Snacks and refreshments provided during this intermission
Snacks and refreshments provided during this intermission

Friday, June 5th – Two Half-Day Options

Full breakfast provided to those who registered for training

In LabVantage, a QC Batch is a grouping for tests on your samples, including quality control samples, which are processed together using the same test method. This could include the same lot of reagents, instrument settings, and calibration curve. Learn how to create the QC Methods necessary to monitor the quality of your processes. Automatically position your QC Samples bracketing your unknowns.  Calculate spike and duplicate percent differences.  Identify reagents or other consumables used during testing. Configure LabVantage to demonstrate system suitability using historical control charting.

LabVantage offers several ways for organizations to comply with HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulations regarding the privacy of an individual’s data. This class will focus on the LabVantage features used to comply with an individual’s requests for right of information and right to be forgotten, as well as features that mask – either partially or fully – fields containing private information that should not be visible to certain lab personnel.

Snacks and refreshments provided during this intermission