IEST offers two-part online course on environmental monitoring for microorganisms

JANUARY 6, 2009–ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL–Companies can save travel budget dollars by training their entire staff online during the new two-part IEST online education course, “Environmental Monitoring for Microorganisms.” The IEST online education program enables registrants to learn at a desk, conference room, or auditorium. For greater cost savings, the per-location fee has no limit on the number of students who may participate at each location.* The series will take place Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 and Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Central Standard Time. The courses can be taken together as a series or as individual classes.

The live, online presentation is designed to provide the tools to implement and maintain a compliant and practical environmental monitoring program for microorganisms in the non-sterile and aseptic cleanroom. The presentation will cover the principles of monitoring for microorganisms as described in IEST-RP-CC023.2, Microorganisms in Cleanrooms, guidance on implementation and maintenance of an environmental monitoring program for microorganisms, and case studies of microorganisms in non-sterile and aseptic cleanroom operations. Part One of the series will focus on non-sterile cleanroom operations, and Part Two will focus on aseptic cleanroom operations.

Instructor Jan Eudy is the corporate quality assurance manager for Cintas Corp. At Cintas, Eudy oversees research and development, directs the quality system and ISO registration at all cleanroom locations, and supports validation and sterile services, and established and implemented the company’s HACCP program. She is a Fellow and a past president of IEST and represents Cintas on the FPA Advisory sub-committee to the FDA for the revision of the Food Processing cGMPs. Eudy has a degree in medical technology from the University of Wisconsin with graduate studies in medical microbiology at Creighton University. She is a registered medical technologist and specialist in microbiology with ASCP, registered microbiologist with NRM in consumer product testing and quality assurance, ISO 9000 provisional auditor RAB (QSA), and certified quality auditor with ASQ.

More information is available online at or by calling IEST at (847) 981-0100.

* Access will be granted to one computer per location.

Source: IEST


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