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Connections Winter 2018-2019

VOLUME 22    NUMBER 4         WINTER - 2018-2019            ISSN 1496-3876 The Polymyxin Complex – Colistin and Polymyxin B This article will focus on the two major polymyxins (colistin and polymyxin B) that affect gram-negative bacteria. The polymyxins act by penetrating
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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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The Polymyxin Complex – Colistin and Polymyxin B

by Robert Rennie The polymyxin complex is part of a large complex of cyclic lipopeptides that include polymyxins and daptomycin. There are at least 15-16 of these molecules, but only the former are used in clinical medicine. They are subdivided
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Connections Fall 2018

VOLUME 22    NUMBER 3         FALL - 2018            ISSN 1496-3876 CMPT Annual Committee Meeting This year CMPT held annual general meetings with its Committee of Experts for the Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Mycology programs. We also used this
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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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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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