Category Archive: connections

Connections Summer 2018

VOLUME 22    NUMBER 2         SUMMER - 2018            ISSN 1496-3876 A SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO CAMBODIA Dr. Michael Noble, Chair of CMPT and our sister program POLQM was invited to participate in training and education
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Professional Development Course Updates

  The Professional Development course is almost finished for the year. We are pleased to see 170 registered participants. We have received very good feedback from the students so we are already preparing for the 2019 year. Reminder: the course

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CMPT Data Entry Makeover

  We have been working on an alternative system for Data Entry for our Proficiency Testing programs. We should be launching some trials at the end of September. Stay tuned for communications from our Coordinator: Esther Kwok . As the

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2018 POLQM Conference

The  Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management (POLQM) is holding its annual conference in October. For more information please visit: https://polqm.med.ubc.ca/2018-polqm-conference/  

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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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Connections Spring 2018

VOLUME 22    NUMBER 1         SPRING - 2018            ISSN 1496-3876 BIOTIN SUPPLEMENTATION AND LABORATORY INTERFERENCE: An Unintended Consequence in the Pursuit of Beauty  Biotin is non-toxic even at large doses and excess quantities
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