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 are being confirmed now.  We will post updates in March.


Speakers Abstract

Opening ceremonies - Hang on to your pantyhose, 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.



  • Ask and You Shall Receive
  • Fecal Implants
  • Timeliness in Newborn Screening
  • Anatomical Pathology and BC's Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory
  • Gastrointestinal Pathogen Multiplex Panel
  • Truth or Myth
  • Back Health
  • MMR & Gyne Pathology
  • The Value of Labs: Traffic Lights and Road Signs on the Boulevard of Patient Centered Care
  • Nutrition
  • Point of Care Testing



  • DAP & ISO 15189 Accreditation
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Future of Medical Laboratory Science: Who Has the Crystal Ball?
  • From Staph to Staff to Patient: The Life and Implications of MRSA
  • Patient Centered phlebotomy
  • What's new in Newborn Screening?
  • The Memory Thing
  • Stress..How does it affect you and your workplace...Why do we need manage workplace stress
  • From Staph to Staff to Patient: The Life and Implications of MRSA
  • The Uniqueness of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
  • Employee Safety at Home and Work
  • Anticoagulation
  • Black Widow Spider Bite
  • Proficiency Testing : Ongoing Monitoring between Accreditation Assessments
  • Neonatal Pain and Phlebotomy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma


  • Your Mental Wellness and the CSMLS Mental Health Toolkit
  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet
  • Doctors without Borders: Challenges of Limited Diagnostics in Low Resource Settings
  • Anxiety Anyone?