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.


Speakers Abstract

For more information about the Canadian Blood Services Transfusion Seminar on Thursday October 25th, CLICK HERE.

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.


  • BCaLM: (BC Associated Lyo-Biota) for Management of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection

  • Anatomical Pathology and BC's Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Mission Uncertain, Incomparable Value

  • Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Ask and You Shall Receive

  • Timeliness in Newborn Screening

  • Transfusion Medicine History - A Personal Perspective

  • Proficiency Testing - Ripples to Waves

  • Encouraging Critical Thinking in Learning and Teaching

  • The Revolution.... and Nutrition

  • Screening for Lynch syndrome - the Role of DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) Protein Immunohistochemistry in Gynecological Cancers

  • Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory

  • When Patients Break the Law: Landsteiner’s ABO Law

  • British Columbia Opioid Crisis

  • Role of the Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Paradigm Shift: Molecular Multiplex Testing for Enteric Pathogens

  • Transfusion Medicine: Error Management


  • Use of proteomics in Lab Diagnosis

  • Code White......Really?

  • The Happy Patient: Improving Patient Experience

  • "ISO 15189 What It Is and How it Affects Your Laboratory"

  • The Social and Environmental Determinants of Health: From Fracking to Climate Change

  • Future of Medical Laboratory Science: Who Has the Crystal Ball?

  • From Staph to Staff to Patient: The Life and Implications of MRSA

  • The Memory Thing

  • Innovative Diagnosis and Management of Myeloma

  • HIGH CONCENTRATION PLATELET RICH PLASMA - The Body's Natural Repair, Regeneration and Healing Mechanism.

  • Work Safe Home Safe

  • Fibrinogen: A New Adventure!

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Patient Centered Phlebotomy

  • With This One Weird Trick, Laboratories Can Save Money and Improve Care!

  • Hepatitis C - From Cause to Cure


  • Your Mental Wellness and the CSMLS Mental Health Toolkit

  • The Uniqueness of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine

  • Anxiety Anyone?

  • Synoptic Reporting in AP

  • Modernization of the Principles of Newborn Screening: Ensuring Benefits Outweighs Potential Harms

  • This is Where it All Starts “In Your Brain”

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Stress Management for Health Leaders: A Three Step Model

  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet

  • Blood Cancers 101

  • Black Widow Spider Bites & Creepy Crawling Stings - The Pharmacology of Nature

  • Point-of-Care Glucose in Critically Ill Patients – The Importance of Glucose Meter Accuracy

  • Gas Chromatography for Detecting Toxic Alcohol Ingestion

  • Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory

  • Optimizing ACS Patient Pathways Using High Sensitive Cardiac Troponin