NAOSMM 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Conference Seminar Abstracts
Any support organization must be efficient and effective for its clients (customers) to be productive. While other sessions may focus on efficient operations, Doug will emphasize effective leadership; both are critical for scientific materials managers. This talk will consider your roles in understanding trends/ implications and using tools/ communications to support your institution. It will also touch on leadership techniques that will enhance your impact but stress your learning curve. We will have some fun as well.
Doug Aldrich is the Laboratory Facilities Global Manager for the Dow Corning Corporation. In his twenty years at Dow Corning, he has been in several diverse technical and management positions: research and development, process engineering, analytical, human resources, and product line management. Doug received both his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in May 2001.
This class will entitle each attendee certification in both First Aid and Community CPR. Due to the hands on quality of this class, we will only be taking a limited number of participants. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of the class is $21.00 and you will get your certificates immediately after the class. Certification is valid for one year (CPR) and three years (First Aid).
Linda was certified last spring to teach for the American Red Cross so that she could teach at her facility, New Mexico State University Biology Dept. where she has been the Coordinator for the past seven years.
The Hospitality Committee will be providing this time for new members and new conference attendees to learn about the upcoming week, including the atmosphere of the group, events, certification and more. This is a great opportunity for both the newcomers and the more experienced members to interact. Bring your questions…..
Ever wonder if that strange looking bottle sitting on the shelf should be there? Is it a bomb waiting to explode? How should I safely handle this bottle? This class will cover a broad range of topics, from safety handling peroxidizer forming compounds to separation recommendations of various types of hazards.
Rodney holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Industrial Hygiene. George holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Industrial Hygiene.
If you fear the very thought of speaking in public, don't think you are alone. In a recent survey 40% of people said they were more afraid of speaking in public than of dying! This session will give you some pointers on how to overcome that fear and turn the nervousness into some positive energy. Sherrill will review for you how to outline your speech so as not to bore your audience. He will show you attention-getting steps that will hold your audience's attention. After this session, you should be able to give a speech at a moments notice with a minimum amount of fear.
Sherrill is the Director of Stores at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, Tennessee. He has always had an interest in public speaking and at one time wanted to be a disc jockey. He is a member of Toastmasters and served as President for a local chapter for three years. Sherrill's first NAOSMM conference was in Chicago and he has attended all the conferences since then.
Everything you have ever wanted to know about Managed Inventory Programs, including the "History of Consignment" will be tackled in this presentation. Jennifer and Dave have nearly 50 years of experience between the two of them. They will be representing both sides of the business, providing information on how distributors and storerooms can work together to successfully implement consignment-managed storeroom programs.
The process of consigning materials and working with distribution can be a winner for any organization. Sit back, hold on and get ready to be educated on the "New World of Consignment." This presentation will give you insight on future plans and desires for your own storeroom.
Jennifer recently accepted a new position as Director of Corporate Accounts for Alchematrix Company, a subsidiary of Fisher Scientific. She previously served as the Corporate Account Manager to Eli Lilly for Fisher Scientific. Before joining Fisher, she held several sales and marketing positions. In her experience, Jennifer has dealt with all sides of the business and understands the needs of the user community and storeroom sensitivities.
Dave has in excess of 31 years experience in the total operation of storerooms. His background includes managing storerooms, and working closely with procurement on implementing and developing many primary contracts. He orchestrates and supervises vendors to ensure that the needs of the Eli Lilly user community are being met, and promotes the process of "new philosophy's" in overall storeroom (or stores) management.
Refresh your memory or learn for the first the proper way to handle, store, and transport compressed gas cylinders. Also to be discussed is the proper care and use of regulators.
Eric is currently the District Manager in Michigan for Victor Equipment Company. Eric's many responsibilities include sales, marketing, technical applications and training of compressed and liquefied gases. During the last 22 years, he has traveled extensively throughout many states and has encountered virtually every application in compressed/ liquefied gas use.
What can we do to prepare for devastating events that may occur at the workplace, within an organization, within a community, and within a state? Robert Ballard will introduce emergency management as a management system, describe three categories of disaster and phases of emergency management, and emphasize on what to do to be prepared. Planning, training and exercising will also be discussed.
Robert Ballard is the Assistant State Training Officer for the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management Division, located in Lansing, Michigan. He is the course manager for instruction in developing, conducting, and evaluation of emergency exercises. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
How do you safely clean up chemical spills in the lab? Who has the responsibility to clean them up? Wayne Smith will talk about training required to respond to spills, the proper methods of spill response, and the different absorbents available.
Wayne is a 48-year veteran of EM Science having started as warehouse and shipping supervisor and moving into the hazardous waste and safety area in 1978. He is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) and has conducted the 8, 24 & 40 hour HAZMAT training sessions as well as sessions on chemical safety around the US and Canada.
Five years ago, the University of Michigan needed to significantly raise laboratory supply users satisfaction levels and lower procurement costs. Michigan's approach was to develop a Laboratory Prime Vendor Program that collaborated with scientific materials managers and maximized the buying potential of the University. This seminar will discuss the development of the Prime Vendor Program, provides examples of cost savings, and discuss the role of Focus Groups.
Bonny is the Manager of the Prime Vendor Program for the University of Michigan. She administers approximately 50 contracts. Her background includes 29 years experience involving company management, commodity procurement, and customer service.
Each of the three members will present a part of their paper they wrote to become Certified Scientific Materials Managers. Debbie will be talking on Budgeting and the benefits gained by writing this paper. Joanne will speak on OSHA's Laboratory Standard, and how they pertain to storerooms and labs. Michael will talk about the Respiratory Standard. A question and answer time will follow each presentation.
If you are interested in knowing and understanding the requirements to become a Certified Scientific Materials Manager, this is the place to be. A panel will field questions pertaining to the certification process, and share their own personal experiences as a result from becoming certified.
Genetic analysis has become a common tool in almost every life science discipline. Researchers use automated DNA analyzers for various applications including sequencing genomic DNA, genotyping individual organisms, and screening populations for scientific mutations. This presentation will include a general overview of DNA sequencing and genotyping methods, and information regarding the current technology available to automate these methods.
Byron will be talking about the Responsible Care® initiative of the American Chemical Council and explain how this program applies to all persons involved in the manufacture, distribution, use, or disposal of chemical products.
Byron has worked for Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan for the past 14 years. He has held a variety of positions, primarily in product development. He is currently the Global Product Steward for Healthcare materials. Byron holds Adjunct Faculty status at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, where he teaches an Organosilicon Chemistry short course each spring.
Come and learn the significance of the four basic tests for any laboratory balance and how to perform these tests. By the end, you will be able to determine whether a specific instrument is working within tolerances or not. Environmental factors will also be discussed. This session will be oriented to those who have direct responsibility for the operation and maintenance of laboratories.
Douglas is founder and President of IES Corporation, which specializes in the repair of laboratory balances. Prior to that, he was both a Circuit Design Engineer and a Hybrid Microelectronic Engineer for Tektronix. Douglas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Promega ExpressSM System is a web-linked, on-site storage system of freezers and cabinets. The unique system offers you individually controlled, electronic pass-enabled access to a freezer/cabinet filled with Promega inventory. That inventory is customized to your needs, with guaranteed stock. Our real time online inventory tells you exactly what's in the freezer/cabinet and the electronic PromegaPass system ensures that only registered users access the inventory. Our new storeroom functionality was developed for use in "for profit" storerooms or storerooms that require shipments and invoices be sent to them rather than the end-user. This functionality provides you with flexibility in pricing and billing, while all the interaction with Promega remains invisible to the end-user.
Ever own a Superball? How about one that you made? In this seminar, you will learn about organosilicon chemistry and participate in several hands-on demonstrations. You even get to make your own Superball!
It seems like everyone is building, just finished, or is getting ready to plunge into a new project. Several panelists will discuss their projects, and audience input will be welcome. Bring your construction questions or your stories to share. This was the most popular workshop last year. It proves to be a hot topic for the foreseeable future.