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8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.




7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Book Store
7:00 am – 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am – Opening Remarks and Keynote Sipho Tjabadi, Quality General Manager, Eskom

“A” sessions are in Estes A
“B” sessions are in Estes B
“C” sessions are in Lamar A
“D” sessions are in Lamar B/C
“E” sessions are in Cummings
“F” sessions are in Oglethorpe A/B

Technical Sessions


A1:  Guide to International Audits and Traveling BJ Johnson- (Beginner to intermediate)

B1: Governance & Audit Management – Business Model and Best PracticeEhab A. Abbas -  (Advanced and intermediate)

C1: Audit Sampling - Larry Whittington –( All)

D1: Strategic planning and execution using lean - Jd Marhevko  Part 1 of 2 (Audience:  An organizational leader at any level that is responsible for the planning, execution and attainment of goals and objectives)

E1:  Become an International Auditor for $995 or less*  -  Brian Palmquist- (All)

F1: ISO 14971 A globally accepted approach to assuring device safety - Michael Barille – (All)


A2: Managing Cultural Differences on International Audits  - Richard A. Kish – (Beginner & Intermediate)

B2: Risk Based Auditing - Lance Coleman – ( Beginner to Intermediate)

C2: Improving Customer Satisfaction by Leveraging Data Parameters and/or Descriptive Statistics- Jeff Bostow – (All)

D2: Strategic planning and execution using lean - Jd Marhevko  Part 2 of 2 (Audience:  An organizational leader at any level that is responsible for the planning, execution and attainment of goals and objectives)

E2: Increasing Quality Standards for US Department of Transportation, Alternate Delivery Projects - J. Jeffrey Seiders, Jr. – (All)

F2: Globalization of Technology Transfers: Compliance Challenges - Emilie Chartier – (All)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch, Announcements and Keynote Dr. Marta Wilson, CEO Transformation Systems, Inc.


A3: Beware the Tower of Babel - Naomi B. Whitehead -  (Beginner)

B3: Risk is the Compass TM    - Auditing on Risk and Organizational Objectives -   Denis J. Devos -  (Intermediate)

C3: Best Practices – Risk-Based Auditing in Supplier Quality Management - Angelo Scangas – (All)

D3: Developing an Effective Control of Work Transfers  Bill Hackett – (Beginner to Intermediate)

E3: Auditing a Construction Management Project - Robert Orkin – (Intermediate)

F3: Strategies for Auditing in the Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Environment - Joseph Knight McKenna –(All)


A4:  Achieving World-Class Performance In A Multi-National/Multi Cultural Environment - JR McGee

B4: Working with and Auditing Partners Domestically and Globally? Use Technology to Improve Your Process – Christopher Quesnel – (All)

C4: Auditor Charm School: Practicing Skills from the CQA BOK - Cindy Bonafede and Jocelyn Phillips- (All)

D4: Applying the Tools of Quality to Define and Quantify the Business Case for Social Responsibility - Milton Krivokuca – (All)

E4: When Standards Collide - Auditing for Project Success - Benjamin Trujillo – (Intermediate)

F4: Agile Development and Risk Based Control of Complex Medical Device Systems - Dr. Byron Mattingly - (Intermediate)


A5: Remote Auditing – How to do it Effectively - Lorri Williams -  (Intermediate or advanced auditors)

B5: Supply Chain Management: Resourcing organization needs - J.P. Russell – (All)

C5: Auditing Beyond Compliance – Janet Bautista Smith – (All)

D5:  Creating Advantages Using the Perspective of the Customer - Sandy Miller (Intermediate to Advanced)

E5: QA Issues in Bridge Construction: The Self-Anchored Suspension Span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge - Chuck Kanapicki – (All)

F5: World Café – Supplier Performance Issues and Performance Ratings– Mark Lindsey (All)

5:30-7:00 – Audit Division Annual Business Meeting

All conference attendees (members and nonmembers) are invited to participate.

7:00-10:00 – All Conference Attendees Thursday Evening Reception


7 :00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration and Book Store
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks and Keynote Timothy H. McKay, P.E. Executive Vice President, Growth and Regional Development Dallas Area Rapid Transit


A6: Audit Consistency Around the World -   Andy Hofmann -  (All)

B6: How Should Organizations Evaluate Risk? - Ron Meier, Ph.D. – (All)

C6: Performance Metrics for Internal Quality Audit and Corrective Action - Duke Okes – (Intermediate-to-Advanced)

D6: The Benefits of Implementing a Lean ISO System - Enrique M. Bekerman – (All)

E6: Revision of FTA’s Quality Management System Guidelines - Rick Simon – (All)

F6: Why a standard for usability?  IEC 60601-1-6/62366: Usability & Human Factors Part 1 of 2 - Schmidt – (Intermediate)


A7:  Auditing in a Virtual World (Team, Tools, & Techniques) - Sheronda Jeffries (All)

B7: Risk Management: Compliance vs. Cost - Anita Fauchier – (All)

C7: Efficient Quality: A SharePoint Success Story - Doug Wilson – (Intermediate)

D7: Using the Right Measure Right – Sandy Miller – (All)

E7: Revision of FTA’s Quality Management System Guidelines Pt. 2/2- Rick Simon – (All)

F7: Why a standard for usability?  IEC 60601-1-6/62366: Usability & Human Factors Part 2 of 2 - Schmidt – (Intermediate)

12:00 – 1:30 – p.m. Lunch, Announcements and Keynote Peter E. Shearstone, Division Vice President, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs/Medical Affairs, Abbott Diagnostics


A8: Auditing multinational organizations with ASRP (Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures): An innovative approach in a global environment. - Alex Guzman - (Advanced)

B8:  The Happiest Place on Earth just got Happier! Are you ready to join the Happiness – Bret Pfost – (All)

C8: Writing "Meaningful" Audit Findings  -  Richard Kish – (All)

D8:  The Journey from a Site Based Supplier Quality System to a Global Supplier Quality System - Jeff Esselman – (Intermediate to Advanced)

E8:  Public Construction Contracting from a Quality Perspective  - Diane Gollhofer – All (Part 1 of 2)

F8:  Globalizing Process Qualification & Validation for Medical Devices – Naren S. Patel – (All)


A9: Remote Audits: Using Technology for a Complete Audit Experience – Angela Hummicutt – (All)

B9: Auditor Professional Development, Open Forum Discussion  – Peter Gauthier – (All)

C9: Auditing Under HIPAA Constraints A Mental Health Case Study- Bill Hackett – (Intermediate to advanced)

D9: Balancing Stability and Innovation - Ian Meggarrey – (Intermediate)

E9: Public Construction Contracting from a Quality Perspective  - Diane Gollhofer – All (Part 2 of 2)

F9: Medical Device Alarm System Assessments – Richard Davis – (Intermediate)


A10: TBA

B10: Effectively use of Process Audit & Product Audit to improve suppliers’ performance in China’s automotive industry - Richard Feng – (All)

C10: The Expert Traveling Auditor:  Addressing the Challenges of Conducting Audits around the  Globe - Mary Chris Easterly – (All)

D10: Navigating a Strategy in Operations – Heather McCain – (All) 

E10:  Managing Global Supplier Quality – Brad Ivey – (All)

F10: The Implementation of ISO 14971 in Medical Device Regulation in the US and Europe – Mike Schmidt –   (All)

Friday, October 12

4:45 – 6:00 p.m.

All Conference Attendees Closing Reception

Saturday, October 13

On-Site Certification Exams

All exams will start at 8:00 am.

ASQ will offer 5 certification exams on this special exam date.
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
Certified Quality Auditor
Certified Quality Engineer
Certified Quality Improvement Associate
Certified Biomedical Auditor

11:00 am – Golf Outing