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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. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC.

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 professorship in Canada.

Dr. Rix had a long interest in Laboratory Quality.  When I first met him he was chairing an accreditation team for the College of American Pathologists monitoring laboratories in Washington state.

 

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Updating EQA Standards 2020

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) first designed a standard for proficiency testing providers entitled ““Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing” in 2006 … its revision is now well on its way and a new and revised edition should be available in late 2021 or early 2022

 

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Paper and Video challenges doubled!

Starting in May 2021, all Clinical Bacteriology surveys will include a Paper or Video Challenge.

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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.

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Welcome Katrina Hurley to the Clinical Bacteriology Committee

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CMPT 2021 Professional Development course

Registration for the 2021 Professional Development course is now open.

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