Overview and Agenda

Surrey April 5/6 & Nanaimo April 7/8


World class presentations on phlebotomy and blood collection

An engaging, inspiring and educational experience for medical laboratory assistants (MLA’s), phlebotomy supervisors, medical laboratory technologists (MLT’s), nurses who perform blood collection, phlebotomy educators, pathologists, laboratory site supervisors, managers and students – in fact, anyone who is involved in any way with blood collection and phlebotomy.

Two Day lecture series  

  • Morning GUEST SPEAKER: Anne-Marie Martel, M.T., Scientific Affairs lead at OPTMQ, Chair of pre-examination expert panel for CLSI, Chair of CSA Group for Medical Laboratory Quality Systems and Canadian expert on Pre-Analytics. We are pleased and fortunate to introduce Canadian Anne-Marie Martel to BC as the main speaker and presenter for This Year’s Symposium. In close collaboration with the rest of the CLSI expert panel (including Dennis Ernst,) Anne-Marie’s knowledge and experience will be of great benefit at this Signature Event providing engaging and informative Analytical sessions.

    • Day 1: Part 1: Blood Collection Process - New Recommendations and Part 2: Blood Collection Process - Demystifying the Order of Draw

    • Day 2: 1. Factors That Affect the Integrity of Samples, Before, During and After the Collection, and 2. Applying the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations in Your Practice

  • Afternoon Sessions will be presented by BD, Global Leader in Health and Innovation. BD has partnered with BCSLS, Lower Mainland Labs and Island Health to bring Informative and engaging educational experience for all staff. In addition to technical information, we look forward to providing topics of interest and relevance to today’s challenges and concerns in Health, Personal lives and in the Workplace.

    • The Happy Patient: Improving Patient Experience, Code White....Really??, Conflict Resolution, Mental Health Toolkit, Health & Wellness, Newborn Screening and more….