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Shipping delayed again!!!???

This last year has been a very challenging one for us, and I have no doubt for all of our clients as well. From getting the denomination of essential service so all our employees could come to work and prepare
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Performance during the Pandemic

Last year has been an ordeal for many around the world.  Taking aside the risks, and unfortunate threats to human health that this year brought, organizations, institutions, and businesses have been definitely impacted, all too frequently negatively. Institutions (hospitals, laboratories,
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Updating Standards – 2020

ISO17043 standard update In the laboratory arena we understand standards; they are the foundation of our quality system and a fundamental part of our accreditation.  Reading, understanding, and adhering to standards is essential to getting better and staying better. Unfortunately,
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Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality

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
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The Year in Review

This last year,  2019-2020, has been a particularly challenging one for CMPT.  The departure of one of our technologists, Fion Yung, and the temporary absence of our Editor, Veronica Restelli in October 2019 put an extra burden on CMPT staff
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CMPT Professional Development Course – A Survey

As part of its annual Customer Satisfaction review, CMPT seeks the feedback of its clients through surveys that target different aspects or services provided. This year, CMPT focused on one of our educational components, the Professional Development course offered to
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CMPT Committee Members and Staff Changes

Thank you Lorraine Campbell We are very sorry to see Lorraine go from our Clinical Bacteriology committee. Lorraine has been invaluable in her contributions to the committee and CMPT. She has always been very encouraging and a firm supporter of
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Are you meeting the expectations?

The Essential Core of Quality is based on the question “are you meeting the expectations and requirements of your customers?”  is built into the definition of Quality as iterated by Philip Crosby and accepted by the International Organization for Standardization,

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CMPT Professional Development Course Updates

The 2019 Professional Development course saw 136 registered students this year and 79 participants (58%) received a certificate of completion. The 2020 course will start in January 2020 and will have a slightly different format as our main course administrator

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2019 POLQM Quality Conference

On November 24-26, 2019 our sister program POLQM is bringing a Quality Conference in Vancouver BC Canada to look broadly at the theme of Meeting the Needs. The conference will be an ideal forum for people interested in Quality in the
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