Phlebotomy Symposium

Pre/Post Analytics (Phlebotomy) Symposium 2019

Surrey & Nanaimo


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: Ms. Martel will be a conducting an informative, engaging session and overview on the Blood Collection process. Everything from addressing new universal guidelines to demystifying the Order of Draw. Will benefit new and seasoned phlebotomists alike.

    • Day 2, Ms. Martel will go into greater detail and talk about the factors that affect the integrity of samples, before, during and after the draw. Finishing up with the latest requirements and obligations to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

  • 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.

Early Bird Jan 1 - March 15:

  • BCSLS Members: 2 days $79, 1 day $59

  • Non-members: 2 days $ 99, 1 day $79

  • Current Students: 2 days $ 49, 1 days $39

Regular Costs March 16 onwards:

  • BCSLS Members: 2 days $99, 1 day $79

  • Non-members: 2 days $ 119, 1 day $99

  • Current Students: 2 days $ 65, 1 days $55

April 5 / 6 (Friday / Saturday) 8am - 430pm

Poster: Coming in January

Agenda: Coming in January

Where: Surrey Memorial Hospital - Critical Care Tower (Basement) - UBC Conference Room.  MAP 13750 96 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2



April 7/8 (Sunday / monday) 8am-430pm

Poster: Coming in January

Agenda: Coming in January

Where: Vancouver Island Conference Centre. 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J8 - Dodds Narrows Room

Parking: Coming in January



Civic Hotel surrey

Where: MAP  13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC, V3T 0K2 

Directions from Hotel to Phlebotomy Symposium venue (Surrey Hospital)

How to book at a cheaper cost: 

  1. Go to website: civichotel.ca (Marriot Hotel)

  2. Select destination - Surrey

  3. Select your dates

  4. Select Hotel (Civic Hotel is closest to Hospital)

  5. Select your room

  6. Click the SPECIAL RATES dropdown menu.

    1. Choose Government, AAA(BCAA), or Senior. Remember hospitals are a part of the government. You will need to produce your ID upon check-in.

  7. View Rates and book your room


Coast bastion hotel - nanaimo

Where: MAP 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6E4

How to book with Group discount code:

  1. DEADLINE: March 7, 2019

  2. Call 1-800-663-1144. Direct to the Hotel

  3. Use Group Code: CBI-GFC18845 or BCSLS

  4. Rooms in the Block

    1. $125 - Comfort - 2 Double Beds

    2. $145 - Superior - 1 Queen Bed