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Updating Standards – 2020

ISO17043 standard update In the laboratory arena we understand standards; they are the foundation of our quality system and a fundamental part of our accreditation.  Reading, understanding, and adhering to standards is essential to getting better and staying better. Unfortunately,
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Connections Winter 2020 – 2021

VOLUME 24    NUMBER 4         WINTER- 2020 - 2021            ISSN 1496-3876 Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality The Rix Family Fund officially confirmed that it would support a new Donald B.
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Welcome Katrina Hurley to the Clinical Bacteriology Committee

CMPT welcomes Katrina to the expert committee and look forward to working with her and benefit from her expertise as a laboratory technologist. Katrina currently works at the Battlefords Union Hospital.

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Paper and Video challenges doubled!

Starting in May 2021, all Clinical Bacteriology surveys will include a Paper or Video Challenge. CMPT recognizes that the evaluation of the extra-analytical phase of laboratory testing is challenging and that there are few available tools to do it. Through
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CMPT online payment with credit card now available

Online payment with Credit card is now available for laboratories ordering PT programs. Member labs are required to login to member.cmpt.ca to order. New labs are asked to contact CMPT. If you have any questions, please contact us at cmpt.path@ubc.ca
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CMPT 2021 Professional Development course – News

Registration for the 2021 Professional Development course is now open. The course will start in January 2021. Laboratory technologists and microbiology residents belonging to laboratories that participate in any of the CMPT PT programs can register for free. Please visit
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Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality

Last month the Rix Family Fund officially confirmed that it would support a new Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine here at UBC. I think this is the first so named
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Connections Fall 2020

VOLUME 24    NUMBER 3         FALL - 2020            ISSN 1496-3876 The Year in Review This last year,  2019-2020, has been a particularly challenging one for CMPT.  The departure of one of our
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We say goodbye to Dr. Kathy Malejczyk

Dr. Kathy Majejczyk joined the Clinical Bacteriology committee in 2019. We want to thank Dr. Majeczyk for her time and contribution to CMPT. We wish Dr. Majeiczyk all the best.  

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We say goodbye to Dr. Titus Wong

Dr. Wong joined the Clinical Bacteriology committee  in 2012. We want to thank Dr. Wong for his time and dedication to CMPT. During his time as a member of the committee, Dr. Wong volunteered his time and knowledge for the
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