Audit Conference: October 15-16, 2009

The ASQ Audit Division will hold its 18th Annual Audit Conference on October 15-16, 2009. There are 45 conference sessions planned across the two days. See the tentative presentation and speaker list below. Larry Whittington will be speaking on “Get Tough on Corrective Actions” at 9:30 AM on the first day of the conference.

The conference will held at the Hilton Tucson El Conquisador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.

The conference fee is $750. To register, go to this Conference Registration web page.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Comforting the Auditee
– Kim Meissen
Revolution of an Audit Program 
– Julie Curtis
Get Tough on Corrective Actions
– Larry Whittington
ISO 13485 – Auditing in the Medical Device World 
– Dan Whelan
CQM Certification Exam Update
– Pete Hunter

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

How to Use Statistical Work and Word Sampling in Auditing 
– Chris Youker
Take Action & Experience and Learn and Learn Again
– Naomi Whitehead
Appreciative Internal Audits: A Strength-based Approach to Auditing
– Jon Morris
The Challenges of Auditing in Foreign Countries 
– Lori Lyle
ESA: Lessons Learned During Design & Construction
– Sandor Juhasz

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Preventing Problems – or Why ISO 9001 is Poorly Written 
– Dave Bennett
Using Audits to Leverage Process Improvements
– Mike Zimmerman
Auditing Outside the Box: Thoughts on Improving the Audit Function 
– Duke Okes
Women in Quality – Part 1
Construction Quality Manager Certification Body of Knowledge – Part 1

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Conducting On-Line Audits
– Shauna Wilson
Manage Your Organization by Processes, Not Procedures
– Denis Devos
Increasing the Scope of Quality Audit Management
– Carl McCauley
Women in Quality – Part 2
Construction Quality Manager Certification Body of Knowledge – Part 2

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

ACTION 
– Jennifer Burgett
Auditing Software Vendors 
– Joe Knight-McKenna
Using Audits to Sustain the Gain from Lean Events
– Kelley Molavi
Pharma CSI 
– Stephanie Peika
Construction QA Auditing 
– Ray Crawford

Friday, October 16, 2009

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

E-Audits – Looking to the Future
– J.P. Russell
Leadership’s Active Role in Continual Improvement – Part 1 
– Mike Micklewright
How to Move Audits from Perfunctory to Performance Enhancing 
– Andy Hofmann
The Happiest Results on Earth 
– Bret Pfost
Innovative Quality Auditing on Design-Build Projects – Part 1 
– Danny Kahler

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Corrective / Preventive Action System Requirements 
– Doug Older
Leadership’s Active Role in Continual Improvement – Part 2 
– Mike Micklewright
Odds are Against Auditing
– Stephen Walfish
Auditing Biomedical Assays
– Doug Avery
Innovative Quality Auditing on Design-Build Projects – Part 2 
– Danny Kahler

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Use of Innovative Techniques to Achieve Effective Audit Results 
– Clyde Hedin
Integrated Management Systems – Getting Started 
– Jim Heaviland
Auditing Challenges 
– Zardiff Chaudhury
Journalists Interviewing Secrets: What Every Auditor Should Know 
– Natalia Scriabina & Romayne Smith Fullerton
The Cost of Quality in Construction – Part 1 
– John Mascaro

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Writing Meaningful Audit Findings 
– Richard Kish
Integrating Multiple Standards – Building Competence 
– Mary McDonald
Integrating Audit Results into the QMS 
– Richard Vincins
Auditing under HIPPA Constraints 
– Bill Hackett
The Cost of Quality in Construction – Part 2 
– John Mascaro

The conference fee is $750. To register, go to this Conference Registration web page.