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CMPT Annual Committee Meeting

This year CMPT held annual general meetings with its Committee of Experts for the Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Mycology programs. The purpose of these meetings was to plan ahead for the year and discuss ideas on how to improve the
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POLQM Quality Conference – Knowing your customers

On October 24, 2018 the UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management or POLQM hosted a one-day conference/workshop on medical laboratory quality improvements, focusing on Knowing your customers Topics covered included What is Service Excellence and Why is it important?

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WHMIS 2015 – What does it mean for you?

Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is an international initiative to standardize chemical hazard classification and communication globally. WHMIS first became law in
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A successful visit to Cambodia

Dr. Michael Noble, Chair of CMPT and our sister program POLQM was invited to participate in training and education programs for laboratory managers and laboratory quality managers in Cambodia. The training and education programs for laboratory managers and laboratory quality
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Thank you Dr. Diane Roscoe

After 24 years of serving on the CMPT Clinical Bacteriology Committee we are saying good-bye to Dr. Roscoe, at least for the time being.  Dr. Roscoe, in her own style, has been a thought provoker on the committee, sitting back
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CMPT and POLQM and International Outreach

Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing and its sister program: Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management, have for many years had a positive international profile.  In part, that derived from working collaborations with the US Centers for Disease Control, the World Health
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Biotin Supplementation and Laboratory Interference

BIOTIN SUPPLEMENTATION AND LABORATORY INTERFERENCE: An Unintended Consequence in the Pursuit of Beauty  Biotin is non-toxic, even at large doses, and excess quantities are cleared by the kidneys. Although high levels of biotin are not harmful physiologically, they may compromise
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Antibiotic Resistance — A Survey

The first bullet within the CMPT Quality Policy states ”Our vision is to be recognized provincially, nationally, and internationally as a valued contributor to EQA innovation, education and as passionate advocates for continued quality improvement in EQA for the benefit

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Optimizing microbiology value in small, resource limited laboratories.

Optimizing microbiology value in small, resource limited laboratories: Providing early diagnostic value to clinicians and their patients in regional settings. Robert P. Rennie(a), Susan Weiss(b), Darren Pasay(c) (a) Microbiology Consultant, Central Zone, Alberta Heath Services; (b) Laboratory Supervisor, St. Joseph’s

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What is new at CMPT for 2018?

We have a busy year ahead, with our regular programs already on full gear. This year CMPT introduced two new PT programs: Acid Fast Bacilli and Enteric Panel: ACID FAST BACILLI -The program is suitable for laboratories performing Acid Fast
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