The 3rd SASKVAL International Workshop on Validation and Regulatory Analysis of Residues in Foods is scheduled to take place at the Delta Bow Valley Hotel in Calgary, June 16 - 19, 2015. Check us out on FACEBOOK for more information today!

SaskVal Fourth Announcement (Power Point)

OECD Report SaskVAL 2011- Download here

The Workshop, the only one of its kind held in North and South America, will provide a forum for laboratory analysts and regulators to discuss the validation of analytical methods used in residue control programmes and the subsequent use/acceptance of the results if challenged by producers or courts of law.

Focusing on the residues of veterinary drugs, pesticides and other contaminants in foods.

2015 Themes:

  • A: Codex Alimentarius Commission Decisions of interest to the Analytical Community
  • B: Chemical Residue and contaminant testing: emerging and alternative technologies.
  • C: High throughput analysis in labratories and food production
  • D: Antibiotics in the environment, food chain, aquatic, and food animal production: is there a link to antibiotic resistance?
  • E: Sport Doping: first past the post before veterinary drug abuse? Show cows and race horses.
  • F: International harmonization of analytical methods and processes.


Confirmed Speakers (2015):

Opening Speaker:
Dr. Sammy Godefroy (Health Canada)

Dr. Steve Vaughn, Chair, CCRVDF (USA)
Dr. Carl Cerniglia (USA)
Prof. Dr. Bruno Le Bizec (France)
Dr. Bjorn Berendsen (Netherlands)
Dr. Pascal Sanders (France)
Prof. Dr. Siska Croubels (Belgium)
Dr. Els Daeseleire (Belgium)
Dr. Anton Kaufmann (Switzerland)
Dr. John McEvoy (DG Sanco)



Sponsored by the OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Pesticide and Drug Studies

Feedlot studies and research show options for new program designs.


Analytical Research

The development of analytical methods means better validation.