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12 May 2021

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) will celebrate World Metrology Day with a live webinar at 2:00 pm (AEST) on 20 May 2021.

World Metrology Day marks the anniversary of the 1875 signing of the Metre Convention, one of the world’s longest-standing treaties. Our confidence in goods and services is due to nations around the world agreeing on a common set of standards and language for measurement.

This year’s World Metrology Day theme is ‘measurement for health’. It aims to raise awareness of the important role measurement plays in our health and wellbeing.

The webinar features presentations by NMI experts on how measurement can support healthcare to provide optimal health outcomes. Topics covered include:

  • innovations in response to COVID-19
  • calibration of medical devices
  • analysis of medicinal cannabis (TGO93 and TGO100)
  • DNA reference materials
  • measurement of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the health of bees

We also have a speaker from Water Research Australia talking about the ColoSSoS Project, a collaboration with NMI on sewage surveillance of SARS-CoV-2.

We’ll end with an interactive panel discussion where participants can present their views and ask questions.

Contact us

Email communications@measurement.gov.au by 18 May if you’d like to join the webinar.

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