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Time

Duration

Topic

Speaker

5:30pm – 6:00pm

30 Minutes

Registration(Please sign in and collect name badge)
Meet your LifeLabs Medical Staff and ask questions
Dinner (Buffet)

6:00pm – 6:10pm

10 Minutes

Introduction

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Dr Romina Reyes
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Clinical Director, Microbiology BC –LifeLabs
Deputy Medical Director-BC

Pierre Bou-Mansour
Chief Operating Officer-LifeLabs

6:10pm – 6:30pm

20 Minutes

Hypertension: Blood pressure evaluation in assessing hypertension.

Dr. Andrew Don-Wauchope
Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Vice President, Clinical Affairs- LifeLabs

6:30pm – 6:50pm

20 Minutes

Choosing Wisely: Making the most of healthcare dollars.

Dr. William Schreiber
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Clinical Director, Chemistry BC-LifeLabs

6:50pm – 7:10pm

20 Minutes

Thalassemia/Hemoglobinopathies: A Glimpse into Lifelabs’ experience & new policies - to avoid unnecessary duplicate testing.

Dr. Anil Mangal
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Clinical Director, Hematology BC-LifeLabs

7:10pm – 7:30pm

20 Minutes

Current Challenges in Management of C. difficile Infection (CDI): Cased-based management of primary and recurrent CDI.

Dr. Christine  Lee
Professor (Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology), Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Medical Microbiologist, Island Health

7:30pm – 7:50pm

20 Minutes

Incorporating Genetics into Clinical Care:  Testing discussed will focus on pre-conception and prenatal screening, hereditary disease and pharmacogenetics.

Dawn Siciliano
Clinical Instructor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Genetics Counsellor-LifeLabs

7:50pm – 8:00pm

10 Minutes

Buffer time for any of the above

 

8:00pm – 8:10pm

10 Minutes

Closing Remark

Dr. Michael Kelly
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
BC Medical Director-LifeLabs

8:10pm – 8:45pm

35 Minutes

Meet and Mingle
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