Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, BC (Vancouver Island)
LifeLabs invites physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners to an evening educational event designed to bridge the information gap between laboratory medicine and clinical practice. Often seen as a “black box,” we aim to demystify the laboratory and to establish better access to laboratory medicine expertise. We will use case studies to provide practical clinical pearls for health care providers (particularly those providing primary care, such as GPs and NPs) and we will also explore how evolving laboratory medicine practice will improve the quality of clinical care for all our patients. Our speaker list is being finalized but we are following a fast-paced, case-based format this year from a variety of local experts, with time for Q&A after each presenter. Topics that will be covered include diagnostic dilemmas and management of common cases at the intersection of clinical practice and each of our lab disciplines: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.