CSMLS offers professional development designed to fit YOUR learning needs!

We all know that professional development is important but finding the time can be challenging. This is why CSMLS offers ways to earn continuing professional development (CPD) hours that fit your schedule and learning outcome.

Over 95% of CSMLS course registrants felt the course content met their expectations.

    Express Courses

  • Concise courses targeted to a specific subject
  • Can be completed in as little as a weekend
  • Maintain competence in a subject area
  • Earn up to 25 CPD hours per course
*excludes items indicated as Premium Content

​ ​ ​ Intensive Courses

  • In-depth courses
  • Cover a broad range of topics
  • Learn new subjects or advance current knowledge
  • Earn 17-48 CPD hours over a couple of months

​ ​ ​ On-Demand Webinars

  • Comprehensive and relevant
  • Access them anywhere, anytime
  • Most can be completed in under an hour
  • Earn up to 1.5 CPD hours
*excludes items indicated as Premium Content

​ ​ ​ Insights Speaker Series

  • Single sessions on a single topic
  • Timely subject matter presented by knowledgeable experts
  • Relevant themes, responding to your educational needs

​ ​ ​ Virtual Symposia

  • Multi-day events focused on a single discipline
  • Satisfy your desire for more in-depth learning
  • Hosted on specific dates at designated times
  • Registration grants you access to all the sessions on-demand

Traditional courses not for you?

Professional development exists outside of structured courses and CSMLS is continually increasing the variety of opportunities available.

​ ​ ​ LABCON 

  • Annual conference attracting medical laboratory professionals from accross Canada
  • 3-days of sharing knowledge, exploring new technology and learning from subject matter experts.
  • Number of CPD hours vary depending on sessions and workshops attended


​ ​ ​ Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science

  • Quarterly print publication
  • Offers views on trends and issues specific to the profession in Canada
  • Read the scientific articles and take a short quiz online for CPD hours

​ ​ ​ The Objective Lens Podcast

  • About life in the medical lab and issues important to people who work there
  • Offers tips and support for unique challenges of working in health care
  • Includes interviews with subject matters experts
  • Listen to the episodes and take a short quiz online for CPD hours 

​ ​ ​  LabBuzz

  • Collection of laboratory related news and articles 
  • Delivered to your inbox every other week 
  • Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the profession worldwide

 Whether you are looking for education that’s short and sweet or more in-depth –  CSMLS has something for you.

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