The 9th Annual ASQ Central New York Regional Conference was held on November 4th and 5th 2016 at the Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.

This year, the Measurement Quality Division sponsored a keynote and workshop by ASQ Fellow Dilip Shah on Friday, November 4th. Mr Shah gave a half-day seminar covering topics on source documents for uncertainty and insight related to the requirements of ISO 17025. This workshop was especially beneficial to those who work within calibration services as well as those who use those services. Mr. Shah discussed misconceptions about calibration terms and requirements as well as how to determine measurement uncertainty budgets. Mr. Shah was also the keynote speaker on Saturday. Having the half-day seminar provided attendees a deeper understanding of the topic and how it relates to risk mitigation in industries that use measurements to make decisions about process and product conformity.

Four excellent presentations were given during the full-day conference on Saturday. Quality topics addressed included:

  • The Use of Lean abd Six Sigma In Medication Reconciliation by Vickie Kamataris
  • 2015 Changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 1400 Standards by Bill Busher
  • How to Handle Large Data by Greg Karl
  • Risk Analysis in Calibration by Dilip Shah

In keeping with the spirit of the conference, all presentations included tips and tools for attendees to apply right away.

The Binghamton section was conspecious by being the only section having an information display at the conference. A group of students from the SUNY Broome International Students program also attended the conference.