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New PT programs!

CMPT is now offering two new PT programs for the 2018-2019 year: Acid Fast Bacilli This program is suitable for laboratories performing Acid Fast stains to detect Acid Fast Bacilli in clinical samples More info Enteric Panel This program provides
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We say goodbye to Tara Bonham

We had the opportunity to personally thank Ms. Tara Bonham for all the years she collaborated with us as part of our Enteric Parasitology Expert Committee member. Tara has been an invaluable resource and help and she supported the program
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Professional Development Course Report

In 2014, CMPT proposed a program where laboratorians could receive continuing education credits for reading the critiques in our Clinical Bacteriology, Mycology, and Enteric Parasitology programs and answering an on-line quiz.  The program was trialed during 2015 with about 50
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POLQM Quality Conference

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosted its 6th October Quality Conference at the Paetzold Education Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital from October 1-3, 2017. The theme of Laboratory Quality in Challenging
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Connections Fall 2017

VOLUME 21    NUMBER 3         FALL - 2017            ISSN 1496-3876 EXTENDING THE SCOPE OF EQA TO THE EXTRA ANALYTICAL PHASES In recent years, the increasing interest in quality improvement and patient safety has made laboratories increasingly
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This year, we had our Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Alumni Centre at the UBC campus. We were glad to see many of our faithful committee members and we took the opportunity to thank them personally. We have had
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EQALM Symposium 2017

October can be a busy month! This year, that was especially so, with the Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosting its October Quality Conference: “Laboratory Quality in Challenging times”, and the CMPT Annual General Meeting, and also the European
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Extending the scope of EQA to the extra analytical phases

by Veronica Restelli EQA is an essential component for assuring quality testing in a laboratory. By participating, laboratories gain confidence in the quality of their performance, can evaluate staff competency, compare their performance with other laboratories, and take advantage of
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