February 2010, Volume 60, Issue 2
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|60 Years Already||New Career?|
Good Manufacturing Practice regulations
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
12,505 Cote de Liesse, Dorval, Quebec H9P 1B7
Ady Sadek, President Progamma Corporation
The new 2009 Good Manufacturing Practice regulations impact on pharmaceutical products. The impact of not meeting the regulations and some strategies needed to ensure compliance will be discussed.
Includes supper and Parking!
Bring your business cards and be ready to network!
For registrations or information please contact:
Mitchell Daudier at (450) 463-0990 or e-mail at email@example.com
Ady Sadek, M.Sc., P.Chem is presently president of proGamma Science Corporation; previously he spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry with BioResearch, Schering-Plough and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, holding positions such as Manager of Analytical & Development Labs, Director of Quality Operations and Director of Quality Audit. He holds two master degrees in Organic and analytical chemistry. Mr. Sadek has extensive experience in GMP training and consulting, developing quality management systems, and technology transfer and process and computer validation. He has developed several quality systems for Active pharmaceutical manufacturing, multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices. He has developed and participated in more than 40 courses in GMP for sterile and nonsterile products, process validation, modern facility management and he has trained more than 5000 professionals. Mr. Sadek has consulted and lectured extensively throughout Canada, USA and Europe to several multinationals.
ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor and Vice-Chair
Our membership Chair, Hong Ping Zhao (Holly), is working very hard to find ways to encourage retention and to attract new members. She is currently looking for new sustaining members. If your organizations count a few individual ASQ members or may benefit from it, you could suggest joining as a Site or
can find the information
reproduced below at
Regardless of your organization’s size, ASQ has memberships to provide unlimited access to information, multiple networking opportunities, professional development tools, and solutions to help your organization answer quality questions and to reach its goals.
has three types of
organizational memberships: Site,
Site Membership makes your organization part of a worldwide quality community that seeks to use quality tools to make the world a better place.
Enterprise Membership provides your organization with solutions to maximize revenue and customer satisfaction by sharing the vision, tools, services and body of knowledge that ASQ has to offer.
ASQ offers two different membership levels within the Enterprise Membership based upon your corporate revenue:
K-12 Membership is for schools and districts that seek quality management tools, technologies, systems, and business process improvements.
We celebrated Montreal Section 401 60th Anniversary at our last event in January with a great attendance and a very interesting and colorful presentation of ASQ history in Montreal by Jean-Pierre Amiel our Historian and Marcel Charbonneau from Section 404.
Brenda Fisk (Deputy Regional Director 2008/2009) was also present and animated the group with thought provoking questions as to the role of ASQ and what could be done for our members.
Present as well were past Chairs, new and existing members that contributed to make this 60th Anniversary a great memorable occasion.
For those considering a career as a Quality Professional not only I encourage you to join as a member but you should also consider taking courses and/or obtaining certification from ASQ in order to get recognition for your expertise and qualifications.
We are always interested in your comments and feedback how your ASQ section can serve you better so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please come and join us for great evenings of learning’s and networking.
“They made me
it” or “If I only had a heart”
Eric Stern, CQA, senior member, publicity co-chair, developmental coach and consultant at Expertech CMSC. firstname.lastname@example.org
For networking with local quality professionals explore these groups: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Quality_Montreal/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=90170
By Jean-Pierre AMIEL, ASQ Senior member, CQA
60 Years Already!
Yes our own ASQ section celebrates an important milestone. It was on August 12th 1950 that ASQ(C) gave our section its charter. It is often useful and very revealing to see the future through the eyes of the past. That is what archaeology has allowed us to do over the centuries.
Montreal Section Charter and ASQ Proclamation of our Anniversary click here to view in larger size
Although our Section has been in existence for more than sixty years, over those six decades, our members have lived through some of the most radical technological changes in world history. We have seen the beginning of a booming world economy, the transition from on-hand inspection by specialized individuals to concepts where whole organizations are assigned responsibility for their quality.
As Historian, I have carried-on the novelette that has been our Section's history. It was originally started and written by hand, pencil and paper no less, by Len BARTH. In the late 1980s, George ANDREWS (Membership 1985-88, Historian 1989-1993) transcribed and enhanced the text onto an electronic format. In 1998, the printed pages were "scanned" and converted to a personal computer format. In September 2000, at our Section’s 50th anniversary, Armin F. SCHMIDT (Chair 1973-74 & 1979-80, Historian 1976-78) sent me documents from his collection which allowed me to add to the Section’s early years, fill-in some of the blanks and add some information. The booklet, The First Sixty, is available from the Section in book form or in PDF here.
The really “cool” thing (an expression from the past) about our history is that it also reflects the evolution of the «science» of quality. Here’s my personal take on it:
And so, we embark on another year in that continuing saga of quality — What will be your role in it?
By Jean-Pierre AMIEL, ASQ Senior member, CQA
A 60 Year Birthday Celebration
On January 20th, the Section celebrated the beginning of our 60th Anniversary. Overt thirty members and past Chairs and personalities convened at the Windham Hotel at Dorval (Previously the Hilton) at the invitation of Mitchell DAUDIER (Program Chair).
Following a hot and cold buffet, attendees were treated to an overview of the Section’s past 60 Years by Jean-Pierre AMIEL (Historian). The presentation is available on the website. Gordon AYOTTE (Chairman) then presided over the cake-cutting ceremony.
JP Amiel runs through 60 years of History (Photo G. Ayotte) G. Ayotte and M. Daudier cut the Birthday cake (Photo JP Amiel)
It was then that Inteaz ALLI (Nominating Committee) handed out a 60th Anniversary Celebration Certificate “..in celebration and appreciation of your continued dedication to further the interests and objectives of the Montreal Section..” to the Section chairs of the last two decades.
Present were David TOZER (1990-91), Denis MARTIN (1991-92), Inteaz ALLI (1994-95), Sam WEISSFELNER (1995-96), Robert FAIRBAIRN (1996-98), Jean-Pierre AMIEL (1998-99), Raymond DYER (1999-2000), Keith FORCIER (2000-02), Isabelle LEMIEUX (2002-04), Mitchell DAUDIER (2006-08) and Gordon AYOTTE (2008-10). Charles ALLTMAN (1992-94) and Bernard DOIRON (2004-06) could not be present for the event but will receive their certificates by mail.
Brenda FISK (Past Regional Director) then coached us through a «café-style» brain-storming workshop to consider ideas on ASQ’s and our own Section’s future priorities.
I.Alli gives D. Tozer (Past Chair) his certificate (Photo G. Ayotte) B. Fisk leads the café-style workshop (Photo G. Ayotte)
And so, we embark on another year in the continuing saga of quality.
Date, time, and location will be confirmed as we progress into the year. Most events are planned for Wednesday evenings and are held at the Wyndham Montreal Aeroport Hotel. Watch the Newsletter and our web site for further details.
Our backup subjects are: Healthcare system, New technologies in Quality, Motivation and Other aspects of Cost of quality.
Man-Hing Au, Carmin N Cristofaro, Maria Della Felice, Yan Hei,
section Montréal francophone
404 présente le 4 mars, 14h30 : cyberconférence sur
intégrée qualité - environnement - santé
& sécurité, par
Claudia Rasmussen & Serge Martineau, GD-OTS. Cliquez ici pour plus d'information et
pour vous inscrire : http://www.asq0404.org/activites/calendrier.jsp
Proposed Slate of Officers for 2009/10 Montreal Section 401 Executive
By Inteaz Alli, Ph.D. FASQ, ASQ CQA & CHA, Nominating Committee Chair
In accordance with Sections 5.4 and 6.1 of our Operating Agreement, the Montreal Section 401 Nominating Committee comprising of M. Daudier, N. Dickinson, R. Dyer, D. Tozer, and I. Alli (Nominating Committee Chair), proposes the following Slate of Officers for the 2010-11 Montreal Section 401 Executive:
Chair: Chantale Simard
To nominate a different slate of officers, volunteer for a role on the various committees of the Section, or obtain further information, please contact Inteaz Alli at email@example.com. Nominees for Officer positions can be made by petition of at least 10 members (certain conditions do apply).
Certain other Executive positions and Committee chairs must also be filled so please indicate your interest. Please note that, to apply for any Section Executive or Leadership position, you must be a member of the Section in good standing.
Congratulations to Newly
Elected Regional Directors
ASQ Collaborates With the
Alliance for Performance Excellence
ASQ members can take immediate advantage of this collaboration by attending an Excellence in Healthcare conference March 1 in Dallas, Texas. Baldrige healthcare recipients will be on-hand to share their knowledge on how the Baldrige criteria can transform an organizational culture and improve healthcare. For more information, click here.
Submissions Due February 28
Quality Conference Call for Papers
Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
ASQ certification gives you an edge in
and can significantly increase your income.
often leads to higher paying
The money invested in education and certification increases chances of
finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in.
People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at
least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have
an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first
Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are tentatively scheduled for :
2010-03-03, 2010-04-07, 2010-05-05 and 2010-06-02
Consult the List of Your Executive for
visit www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exam dates.
Visit our "Career Page" at http://www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/careers/careers.html.
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