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Phlebotomy Symposium 2017



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Vancouver Phlebotomy Symposium

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 Upcoming Live Events...

BC Phlebotomy Symposiums 2017


Vancouver: April 21/22

Victoria: April 23/24


Check out this promo video by Dennis Ernst

  • World class presentations on phlebotomy and blood collection. An engaging, inspiring and educational experience for:
    • Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA’s)
    • Phlebotomy supervisors
    • MLT’s
    • Nurses who perform blood collection
    • Phlebotomy educators
    • Pathologists and trainers
    • Laboratory site supervisors / managers
    • Students
    • in fact, anyone who is involved in any way with blood collection and phlebotomy


Early Bird Deadline: April 9th

-1 and 2 day options

Pricing Structure

BCSLS Member: 2 Day $75, 1 Day $55

Non-Member: 2 Day $95, 1 Day $75

Student: 2 Day $45, 1 Day $35


Vancouver Registration

Where: St. Paul's Hostpital

1081 Burrard St, Vancouver

Cullen Family Conference Room MAP 


Hotel: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

For a discount call the hotel and ask for the governtment rate ($112), using your government ID/Heath Authority ID


Victoria Registration


Where: Royal Jubilee Hospital, Begbie Hall,

1952 Bay St, Victoria

Woodward Room


Victoria poster

Agenda & Abstract



Day 1: LECTURE SERIES, Presented by: BD
Sessions will be presented by BD, Global Leader in Health and Innovation. Providing an array of information focused on blood collection for both Medical laboratory assistants and Nurses who practice blood collection.
Informative and engaging educational experience for all staff.


Day 2: Dennis Ernst


  Preliminary video


Click here for full descriptions

  • Avoiding Phlebotomy-Related Injuries
  • Top Ten Preanalytical Threats to Accurate Results
  • What Would You Do?
  • What’s New in Phlebotomy?
  • Open Forum


Dennis Ernst: MT (ASCP), NCPT (NCCT) International lecturer and author. Considered by many to be the foremost authority in phlebotomy in the world, Mr. Ernst is the Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Editor of the Phlebotomy Today newsletters, and Chairholder of the CLSI committee responsible for the revision of the venipuncture standard, to be released later this year. He is often called upon to serve as an expert witness at trials involving phlebotomy related injuries and has appeared on network television shows like Dateline NBC to provide insight on venipuncture procedures.








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How to attend for FREE!

Individual 'Bulk' Registration Special

Seminars are broadcast across BC at over 45 sites. 




Check the Site List to find out which sites across the province are hosting Telehealth seminars. 


Registration fees: BCSLS members $25, non-members $50



March 16, Thursday 2017 @ 6pm


Responding to rising opioid overdoses; what next?

with Dr. Jane Buxton

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In response to increasing opioid overdoses, the BC provincial health officer announced a public health emergency in April 2016. Despite the expanded access of opioid agonist therapy and naloxone, and the opening of overdose prevention sites, overdoses in BC continue to rise. In 2016, more than 900 overdose deaths (the highest number ever) were reported in BC. This presentation will discuss the role of fentanyl and its analogues in the opioid overdoses, current interventions and potential next steps.



April 11, Tuesday @ 6pm


Travel Medicine: An Introduction to Common Diseases and Emerging Pathogens

with Dr. Michael Payne

Promotion Discount

Trial promo!!

Members $15

Non-members $25

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Canadians are increasingly travelling abroad for vacation, work, and medical tourism. At the same time, rapid international travel is causing the emergence and spread of new health threats for the traveller. This presentation will provide an introduction to the most common medical illnesses for international travellers. This will include: a review of their epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. In addition, pre-travel preventative strategies will also reviewed.



Special individual 'bulk'

telehealth registration

  • Pre-purchase 6 seminars for the cost of 4
  • Have one full year to use all 6
  • BCSLS guarantees at least 8 to 10 Telehealth's per year to choose from
  • It's your responsibility to tell the site coord that you want to attend a certain seminar



MLA Days can be held anywhere in BC.  If you are interested in helping BCSLS put on an MLA Education Day in your area or region?  BCSLS will support you and your local committee, by taking care of all of the registration, accounting, promotion (website, emailing) and printing. The office has the templates for confirmation letters, promotion emails, reminder letters, thank-you letters, etc….

The local organizing committee (usually two or three people) will need to choose the date, find the four speakers, order coffee and lunch, and book the location.
We find that a good time year for these MLA Days are in March or April. Organizing needs to start 3-4 months beforehand.

IF you are interested in organizing an MLA Day in your region, please contact the BCSLS office. We will be happy to help make it a success.