CSMLS Virtual Events
Keeping you up-to-date and connected to your profession.
CSMLS Virtual events are interactive, connecting people sharing an online environment at a specific date and time, rather than meeting in a physical location.
You’ll get all the valuable education from subject matter experts and connect with like-minded people from the comfort of your own home or lab, without the added cost of travel and accommodations.
All past Virtual Events are available as on-demand webinars in the CSMLS Learning Centre.
Note: On-demand webinars are available in English only.
Register for one of these upcoming events and elevate your career:
Chemistry Virtual Symposium
June 8, 9 and 10
Though we still can’t meet in person, we can still connect and learn!
Join CSMLS for a virtual symposium focused on Chemistry, featuring industry leaders from across the country!
We’ll broadcast expert-led sessions to you so you can earn continuing education hours from the comfort of your home or lab.
New Advances in Comprehensive Drug Surveillance in An Era of Polypharmacy, Anxiety and Pandemic
June 24 | 12pm – 1pm (EST)
New technologies are urgently needed for broad spectrum drug screening given an alarming increase in drug overdose fatalities exacerbated during a pandemic. Immunoassays are widely used for urine drug testing, but are prone to bias due to antibody cross-reactivity. We will discuss a high throughput platform for nontargeted screening of a broad array of drugs of abuse in urine based on multisegment injection-capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry. This platform offers a rapid yet accurate platform for comprehensive surveillance of prescribed and illicit drugs of abuse among high-risk clinically depressed patients, as well as recent tobacco smoke exposures in large populations globally.
Speaker: Philip Britz-McKibbin (PhD), Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University
Bridging communication gaps between nursing and the lab: A virtual interprofessional simulation
August 19 | 12 pm - 1 pm (EST)
Providing opportunities for interprofessional education (IPE) positively influences team functioning and plays a key role in reducing preventable adverse events. Competencies such as effective communication and role clarification which foster mutual respect, are essential for nursing and medical laboratory technologist graduates entering the workplace. To develop these skills, undergraduate students at Ontario Tech University require IPE opportunities, yet with the pandemic, restrictions made in-person simulation impossible. This presentation will describe the process of developing an evidence-informed virtual simulation game to engage BScN and MLSc in IPE to enhance learning and promote reflection.
At the end of this session you will be able to:
- Discuss the benefit of interprofessional education during undergraduate studies to advance quality care.
- Describe the process for creating an online virtual simulation game to continue IPE during a pandemic.
- Explain the value of reflective debriefing used in interprofessional simulation to maximize learning.
Speakers: L. Graham RN MN PhD (c) CNCC CHSE and H. Goulding MLT BAHSc MA