Phlebotomy Symposium

Phlebotomy Symposium 2018


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.

Day 1 – Lecture series, presented by BD  

Sessions will be presented by BD, Global Leader in Health and Innovation.  Providing an array of information focused on blood collection for both Medical laboratory assistants and Nurses who practice blood collection.  Informative and engaging educational experience for all staff.

Day 2 – Dennis Ernst - (ASCP), NCPT International lecturer and author. 

Yes, this is a different presentation than last year!

Considered by many to be the foremost authority in phlebotomy in the world, Mr. Ernst is the Director of the Centre for Phlebotomy Education, Editor of the Phlebotomy Today newsletters, and Chairholder of the CLSI committee responsible for the new Venipuncture Standard. He is often called upon to serve as an expert witness at trials involving phlebotomy related injuries and has appeared on network television shows like Dateline NBC to provide insight on venipuncture procedures.

Early Bird registration deadline: March 15th

Early Bird Costs (Incl Lunch):

  • BCSLS Members: 2 days $75, 1 day $55
  • Non-members: 2 days $ 95, 1 day $75
  • Current Students: 2 days $ 45, 1 days $35

Regular Costs (Incl Lunch) March 16 - April 16:

  • BCSLS Members: 2 days $95, 1 day $75
  • Non-members: 2 days $ 115, 1 day $95
  • Current Students: 2 days $ 60, 1 days $50
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April 13 & 14 (Friday / saturday) 

Where: Kelowna (exact location is being confirmed)

Confirmed Speakers: Dennis Ernst


April 15 & 16 (Sunday / monday) 

Where: Surrey Memorial Hospital - UBC Conference Room

Confirmed Speakers: Dennis Ernst, Josie Boutcher, Richard Cleve