Scientific Agenda

Speakers, Topics, & Times

The BCSLS Annual Congress is our premiere event of the year, bringing together laboratory professionals, educators, and industry representatives from across the province and nationally.

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Speakers Abstract

Opening ceremonies - Hang on to your PPE, Lab Science Superstars! The BEST Is Back! Yes! Dr. Shirley Best, the hilarious  Stress Management Expert, Workplace Wellness Advocate and Certified Credit Card Utilization consultant is here again this year to enlighten us with her witty wisdom as to how best to to stay afloat on the Tides of Change.   Dare to be There!  Warning: Due to excessive, laughter-inducing content, incontinence supplies may be necessary for some viewers.



  • Anatomical Pathology and BC's Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • BCaLM:  (BC Associated Lyo-Biota) for Management of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Mission Uncertain from the Incomparable DAP
  • Fibrinogen: A New Adventure!
  • Timeliness in Newborn Screening
  • Transfusion Medicine History - A Person Perspective
  • Ask and You Shall Receive
  • Encouraging Critical Thinking in Learning and Teaching
  • Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory
  • The Revolution.... and Nutrition
  • Gyne Pathology
  • British Columbia Opioid Crisis
  • Role of the Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • ABO/D discrepancies
  • Gastrointestinal Pathogen Multiplex Panel




  • Code White......Really?
  • "ISO 15189  What It Is and How it Affects Your Laboratory"
  • The Memory Thing
  • Neonatal Pain and Phlebotomy
  • From Staph to Staff to Patient: The Life and Implications of MRSA
  • Future of Medical Laboratory Science: who has the crystal ball?
  • The Social and Environmental Determinants of Health: From Fracking to Climate Change
  • HIGH CONCENTRATION PLATELET RICH PLASMA - The Body's Natural Repair, Regeneration and Healing Mechanism.
  • Innovative Diagnosis and Management of Myeloma
  • Proficiency Testing - Ripples to Waves
  • Work Safe Home Safe
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Patient Centered phlebotomy
  • With This One Weird Trick, Laboratories Can Save Money and Improve Care!
  • Black Widow spider bite



  • The Uniqueness of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
  • Your Mental Wellness and the CSMLS Mental Health Toolkit
  • Your Mental Wellness and the CSMLS Mental Health Toolkit
  • Conflict Resolution
  • This is Where it All Starts “In Your Brain”
  • What's New in Newborn Screening?
  • Synoptic Reporting in AP
  • Blood Cancers 101
  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet
  • Stress Management for Health Leaders: A Three Step Model
  • Transfusion Medicine: Error Management
  • Providing Rare Blood to Patients
  • Pre-analytical Truth or Myth