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CMPT is hiring a Communications Assistant

Job Summary The Communications Assistant will work at the Canadian Microbiology Proficiency Testing Program (CMPT), a service unit within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Communications Assistant will be responsible for supporting the CMPT Editor, Education Coordinator with

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New Programs

Virology CMPT will be launching its Respiratory Panel program early 2023. This panel will include SARS CoV-2, Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV viruses. For more information please contact CMPT. Enteric Parasitology – Molecular CMPT will be offering PT samples

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New Virology Program Expert Committee

CMPT would like to welcome our new Virology Expert Committee; Nancy Matic, MD, FRCPC, (D)ABMM Dr. Matic studied Microbiology (Honours Bachelor of Science) at the University of Guelph and earned her MD from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She then

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Issues with Piperacillin-Tazobactam (PIP-TAZ) Breakpoints

In CMPT Challenge M221-5 (July, 2022), a simulated blood culture with Acinetobacter baumanii, antimicrobial susceptibilities for piperacillin-tazobactam (Pip-Taz) were ungraded due to lack of consensus by the participants. It was unknown what breakpoints were being used for reporting this agent.

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CMPT – A vision for the future

Dr. Lucy Perrone, the Donald B. Rix Professor of Laboratory Quality and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, joined the Faculty of Medicine at UBC on March 14, 2022. Dr. Perrone currently chairs the Canadian (formerly

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Fall 2022

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Summer 2022

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CMPT changes its name

CMPT has changed its name from Clinical to Canadian Microbiology Proficiency Testing to better reflect the scope of our programs that extend beyond the clinical field into environmental and now cannabis industry.

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New Programs coming soon

CMPT will be launching a pilot round for laboratories performing microbiology testing of cannabis.
CMPT is developing a Virology program.

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Certificate course in Laboratory Quality Management

Completely on-line 22-week course designed to provide knowledge, discussion, and expertise for those interested in Quality Management for Clinical and Research laboratories

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