SASKATOON, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - LABCON2014, the national conference of
the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), will bring
together laboratory professionals from across the country. The
conference will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 21 - 23,
2014 at TCU Place.
LABCON2014 is the premier professional development conference for
laboratory professionals and is the largest event of its kind in
Canada. More than 250 laboratory professionals will gather in Saskatoon
for three days of learning, including 45 scheduled presentations on
laboratory and health care topics. The conference features a plenary
address from Dr. Michael Noble on the links between risk, error and
cost in the medical laboratory.
"LABCON attracts the best and brightest from all facets of our
profession," says Christine Nielsen, CSMLS Chief Executive Officer. "It
provides an opportunity for laboratory professionals, lab directors,
educators and students to come together to share their knowledge, ideas
and common challenges."
Saskatchewan is one of many provinces feeling the effects of growing
shortages of medical laboratory professionals, especially in rural and
remote communities. This conference helps to bring professionals
together from across the country to share best practices and strategies
to manage the ever-changing landscape of laboratory science.
"Laboratory science professionals provide the vitally important data
used to diagnose and treat patients," states Natalie Campbell,
President of CSMLS' Board of Directors. "By investing in the
development of the profession, through events such as LABCON, we are
really investing in quality patient care across Canada."
The conference officially begins with the opening ceremonies on the
morning of June 21. Scientific sessions, workshops and a tradeshow will
take place over the three days.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is the national
certifying body for technologists and medical laboratory assistants and
is the national professional association for medical laboratory
professionals in Canada. Incorporated in 1937 under the name Canadian
Society of Laboratory Technologists, the Society has more than 14,000
members in Canada and in countries around the world.
SOURCE: CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
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