Long Island Section’s Fall Symposium

Long Island Section’s Fall Symposium at Hofstra is coming up on October 21st. The topic will be  Quality as it relates to Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices.  The Symposium will run from 9:00 AM to about 3:15 PM.  

Please not that this is a free event. Buffet breakfast will be available from 8:30 AM, and a buffet lunch at about 12:00 Noon.

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Section 300 Holiday Cruise of NYC Manhattan Waterways

On Saturday, December 7th , come join your ASQ colleagues for a 3-hour dinner cruise around NYC Manhattan waterways in the Entertainment Cruises ship Spirit of New Jersey. You will enjoy the sights, lights and sounds of NY City and New Jersey as you cruise with your colleagues, family and friends and enjoy the food, beverages, sounds and dancing of an on-board disc jockey. The buffet dinner served will offer a choice of meat and seafood entrees and dishes for vegetarians as well. ASQ Section 300 members may bring spouses, family and friends.

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Section Meeting: Agile Project Management Best Practices

Photo: Anu Chandrasekhar
Anu Chandrasekhar

Agile project management is a recursive and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for information technology, product/ service development, engineering projects in a highly nimble, end user focused and interactive manner. Agile methods came into existence in response to challenges experienced in more sequential forms of project organization/ management. In the Agile method, small portions of the deliverables are completed within each work sequence/ delivery cycle and the work product is progressively improved within an overall iterative life cycle where deliverables are submitted in stages. Agile is popular in technology projects where the project may be complex and where end users may experience difficulty defining long term requirements
without being able to view and interact with progressive prototypes. The incremental, iterative work sequences referred to above are commonly known as sprints in agile software development.

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The New ASQ Region Directors For 2020

The election of the open Region Director positions has been finalized.  Please congratulate the following individuals on being elected Region Director.

The period for nominations for the open Board of Director positions from the GCC is now open.  Thank you to everyone who played a role in this process.

  • John Conner has been elected Region Director for the North Atlantic Region (1).
  • Dan Sniezek has been elected Region Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region (3).
  • Michael Kirchner has been elected Region Director for the South Atlantic Region (5).
  • Kelly Roggenkamp has been elected Region Director for the East South Central Region (7).
  • Therese Steiner has been elected Region Director for the East North Central Region (9).
  • Lawrence Mossman has been elected Region Director for the West North Central Region (11).
  • C.G. Mistry has been elected Region Director for the Pacific Region (13).

Setction Meeting: New Regulations for Managing Risk and Clinical Issues Aimed at the design of Medical Device

Many of us work in a regulated environment.  Very recently the medical devices have come under the scrutiny of the Health Authorities. Please attend this meeting to find out what happened, what is being done about it and how pertinent regulation have been changed. Many of you probably don’t know what a medical device is.  Believe or not a felt tipped pen would be considered a medical device if a surgeon uses it to draw on a patient to indicate an incision point.  Come to this meeting and be educated as to new ideas and trends .

Presented by:  Nancy J. Sperling, MS QA/RA, Green Belt and CQA

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If you have not yet signed up for myASQ, please take a few minutes to log in, create a profile, and start exploring the many communities, resources, events and more. 

If you have a regular ASQ account, you automatically have access to myasq.org through the same log-in.  On your first visit to my.asq.org, you will need to log in to be recognized. For more information about myASQ, and to join our myASQ Community, please refer to the FAQs page here.

Our NY/NJ Metro Section ASQ Community has already gone “public”.  This will allow members to access information about upcoming events, newsletters and more, and to join discussion groups and provide ideas and feedback through communications via the site.  Portions of our myASQ will also be accessible to the general public as well.  By the end of the year, we will eventually transition from our current public website to having everything available through our myASQ Community. One of the main benefits of the myASQ community is the ability to expand your network and connect with others.  The member directory and connections are exclusive member benefits.  Other benefits include access to ASQ news and discussions on a number of quality-related topics. 

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