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Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1200-1400 EDT 

Keynote - Indigenous Health

1200 Welcome and Opening Blessing
1210 Opening Keynote
Bridging the Genomic Divide: Approaching genetics and genomics in clinical care and research with Indigenous patients, families and communities
1300  Kidney Check: Point of Care Testing for Chronic Kidney Disease Risk: A Public Health Approach to a Big Problem in Indigenous Communities
Thursday June 25, 2020 - 1200-1430 EDT

Indigenous Health: Time for Action

1200 Welcome and Opening Blessing
1205 The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare be Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba
1250 Stepping back - Tackling health disparities through a moral and historical lens
1335 When rare becomes common: Understanding the genetics of sudden death and implications for other heart disease with the help of a Founder population 
1410 The Intersection of Medicine and Society, Reviewing Jordan’s Principle 

 Thursday July 16, 2020 - 1200-1600 EDT 

Joint Symposium 2: Differences of Sexual Differentiation & Transgender Experience 

1200 Pink, Blue, and the Uncertainties in-between: Novel Approaches to Differences of Sex Development
1300 Gender 101: A Beginner's Guide to Being a "Gender Bandit" 
1400  Legal and Ethical Developments concerning Intersex Children 
1500  Updates on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Thursday July 30, 2020 - 1200-1430 EDT 

Symposium 3: Evidence Based Lab Medicine

1200 Application of EBLM in the Age of Precision Medicine 
1235 Guidelines Implementation 
1305 Evidence for Implementing POCT 
1335 Stopping Tests and Starting New Test: Application EBLM 
1405 Appropriate Stewardship in the Laboratory; Cut Out the Noise and Bring on Reflective Testing 

Thursday August 13, 2020 - 1200-1345 EDT

Symposium 4: Critical Updates in Laboratory Medicine

1200 Allergy Testing
1225 Autoimmune Testing
1245 Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Biochemistry
1305 Cancer Biomarkers
1325 Educational Recommendations on cardiac biomarkers: an update from the IFCC Committee on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Bio-Markers

Thursday August 20, 2020 - 1200-1330 EDT

Lightning Debate

1200 Direct-to-consumer-testing: pro or con? 
1230 Media’s perception of clinical diagnostics – is it helpful or hurting? 

Thursday August 27, 2020 - 1200-1330 EDT

Top Abstract Presentations

 1200 Preliminary consensus of core laboratory quality indicators among academic teaching hospitals of the University of Toronto
 1225 CLSI-based verification of CALIPER pediatric reference intervals for endocrine and fertility hormones on the Abbott Alinity platform 
 1245 CALIPER pediatric reference value distributions for plasma cytokines and chemokines and establishment of age-stratified reference intervals on the ProteinSimple Ella platform 
 1305 Evidence-based harmonization of reference intervals for thyroid markers across Canada: Harnessing the power of large inter-provincial outpatient datasets and direct reference data from healthy Canadians 

Thursday September 10, 2020 - 1200-1330 EDT

Top Roundtable Presentations

 1200 Operator non-compliance, the biggest risk to POCT 
 1230 Autopsy ethanol testing: challenges and considerations
 1300 Unusual Cases in Pediatric Clinical Chemistry 

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