Category Archive: Article

The Year in Review

This last year,  2019-2020, has been a particularly challenging one for CMPT.  The departure of one of our technologists, Fion Yung, and the temporary absence of our Editor, Veronica Restelli in October 2019 put an extra burden on CMPT staff
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CMPT Professional Development Course – A Survey

As part of its annual Customer Satisfaction review, CMPT seeks the feedback of its clients through surveys that target different aspects or services provided. This year, CMPT focused on one of our educational components, the Professional Development course offered to
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CMPT Committee Members and Staff Changes

Thank you Lorraine Campbell We are very sorry to see Lorraine go from our Clinical Bacteriology committee. Lorraine has been invaluable in her contributions to the committee and CMPT. She has always been very encouraging and a firm supporter of
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Are you meeting the expectations?

The Essential Core of Quality is based on the question “are you meeting the expectations and requirements of your customers?”  is built into the definition of Quality as iterated by Philip Crosby and accepted by the International Organization for Standardization,

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CMPT Professional Development Course Updates

The 2019 Professional Development course saw 136 registered students this year and 79 participants (58%) received a certificate of completion. The 2020 course will start in January 2020 and will have a slightly different format as our main course administrator

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2019 POLQM Quality Conference

On November 24-26, 2019 our sister program POLQM is bringing a Quality Conference in Vancouver BC Canada to look broadly at the theme of Meeting the Needs. The conference will be an ideal forum for people interested in Quality in the
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CMPT’s Informatics Survey Results

In 2015 -CMPT surveyed participant attitudes towards our online informatics presence.  Unfortunately, there were a number of concerns highlighted with respect to its functionality and friendliness.  CMPT committed to revise the site An opportunity arose in 2018 when our data
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International EQA Training – Part 2

In 1996 (now 23 years ago!) CMPT received a request from the Thailand Department of Medical Science to assist in the development of a proficiency testing program for drinking water testing laboratories.  At that time, two officials from Bangkok visited
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Keeping up with the Taxonomy

The introduction of genome sequencing and other molecular techniques has been increasingly used to determine phylogenetic relatedness of microorganisms. This has led to an explosion of novel microbial taxonomy. Prior classification criteria such as phenotypic characteristics have demonstrated to be
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Spreading the EQA word

About 10 years ago, CMPT started on a mission to help EQA programs around the world see the advantages of making their own stable, clinically relevant bacteriology samples as opposed to single function lyophilized ones.  Working with organizations like the
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