Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Susan Leister at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our biweekly Section 509 emails, please email our Webmaster at Webmaster@ASQ509.org. Or click below...
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General Membership Meetings! 


We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Leukemia - What We Should Know
A Commotion in the Blood - What We Should Know About Leukemia To be presented by Ashley Ward, MD Clinical Team Leader, Division of Hematology Products, FDA/OCE/OHOP
Event Details  ·  Jul 12, 2018

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Dates: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018
Event Details  ·  Jul 30, 2018

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Event Details  ·  Sep 13, 2018

Virtual Career Fair
Engineering & Science Career Network Online Career Fair September 20, 2018
Event Details  ·  Sep 20, 2018


News Feeds

Medical Errors May Stem More From Physician Burnout Than Unsafe Health Care Settings
By Tait Shanafelt Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions, if not more so, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “If we are trying to maximize the safety and quality of...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 17, 2018_  right

UK FCA Chair Calls for Controls on Big Data, Considering Voluntary Industry Code Rather Than Formal Regulation
On July 11, UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chair Charles Randell stated that UK regulators need to “contribute to new standards for data ethics.” He noted that financial firms use Big Data to price motor and health insurance, areas recently identified by the European Insurance and...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 17, 2018_  right

AI and Blockchain Will Help Hospitals Adapt to Value-Based Care
Healthcare is in the midst of a financial shift: value-based care is rising to the fore and hospitals simply have to share more of the financial risk. That means financial information systems must adapt to the new environment. Experts in financial IT have a wide variety of ideas on where the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 17, 2018_  right

The Connection Between Smart Manufacturing and IoT
In 2016, nearly a quarter of investments in IoT devices was made by members of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing was the top sector in IoT spending that year, and according to market intelligence company International Data Corporation (IDC), the industry is forecasted to continue as the...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 17, 2018_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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