Canada’s Premier Laboratory Science Conference to Take Place in Halifax

 
June 08, 2011

 HALIFAX, June 8, 2011 - LABCON2011, 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 Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 10th-13th, 2011 at the World Trade and Convention Centre

LABCON2011 is the premier professional development conference for laboratory professionals and is the largest event of its kind in Canada.  Over fifty presenters are scheduled to speak on various laboratory and health care related topics, with a special focus on patient safety.

“Media coverage of events such as the Cameron Inquiry have highlighted the important role medical laboratory professionals need to play in the Canadian health care system,” said Christine Nielsen, CSMLS’ Executive Director.  “Now more than ever, it is important that we as a profession strive towards continuous development and building strong knowledge networks.”

The conference officially begins with an opening ceremony to take place at 9:00am on Friday June 10th. Workshops, scientific sessions and exhibits will take place throughout the four-day conference.

“Laboratory science professionals provide the vitally important data used to diagnose and treat patients,” states Goldie Fagan, 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 Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is the national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and the national professional society for Canada's medical laboratory professionals. Incorporated in 1937 as the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists, the society has over 14,000 members in Canada and in countries around the world.

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For more information about CSMLS or interview requests, please contact:

Michelle Squarciotta
Director of Marketing, Communication & Member Services
Phone: 905-528-8642 ext. 8693
www.csmls.org

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