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  Non-Members $175.00 plus applicable taxes
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All CSCC Education Roundtables will be held on Thursdays and will be one (1) hour in length.
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11:30-12:30 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 12:30-13:30 13:30-14:30
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* SK - During daylight savings time; otherwise one hour later

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2018-2019 SCHEDULE


  Date  Time (Eastern) Presenter(s) Topic
 1 September 27, 2018  11:30-12:30  Graham Segal MD  The Need for Clinical Pathology Consultation in Primary Care
 2 October 11, 2018  14:00-15:00  Vincent DeGuire  A New National Program for Quality Indicators Monitoring in Laboratory Medicine 
 3 October 25, 2018  11:30-12:30  Hans Frykman Introduction to Genomics 
 4 November 8, 2018  11:30-12:30  Tracy Stockley  Comparison of cell free DNA and other markers in oncology 
 5 November 22, 2018  14:00-15:00  tba   
 6 December 6, 2018  11:30-12:30  Trefor Higgins  Harmonized Reference Intervals ... Holy grail or wishful thinking? 
 7 January 10, 2019  11:30-12:30  Janet Simons  Using the R Programming Language for Leverage Laboratory Data Sets 
 8 January 24, 2019  11:30-12:30  tba   
 9 February 7, 2019  14:00-15:00  tba   
 10 February 21. 2019  11:30-12:30  Kika Veljkovic  Validation Steps on Multiple Analyzers
 11 March 7, 2019 11:30-12:30  tba   
 12 March 21, 2019  14:00-15:00  tba   
 13 April 4, 2019  11:30-12:30  tba   
 14 April 18, 2019  14:00-15:00  Brad Urquhart  Metabolomics to Discover Biomarkers of Kidney Disease 
 15 May 2, 2019  11:30-12:00  CACB Fellows   
 16 May 16, 2019  11:30-12:30  Joseph Macri  Fecal Calprotectin 
 17 May 30, 2019  14:00-15:00  tba   


#2 October 11, 2018 A New National Program for Quality Indicators Monitoring in Laboratory Medicine
Description: Quality improvement is a priority for our laboratories.  Monitoring quality indicators is essential to insure the highest standards for our patients.  The Société Québécoise de Biologie Clinique launched in 2017 a provincial program for quality indicators monitoring.  A web-based platform was developed for management of registration, data submission, production of personalized reports and more.  64 laboratories across the province are already enrolled.  Collaborating with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, we are glad to open our free program all across Canada.  Collaborating with the IFCC, data will be shared with the Working Group on Laboratory Errors and Patient Safety, providing local, national and international comparison to our users.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1)   Learn about the new national program for quality indicators monitoring
2)   Understand how local initiatives, part of a more global solution can maximize adhesion of laboratories to the use of quality indicators.
Speaker: Dr. Vincent De Guire, Clinical Biochemist, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal
#1 September 27, 2018 The Need for Clinical Pathology Consultation in Primary Care
Description: Primary care physicians face many challenges in their daily practice, mainly due to the limited time they have with their patients.  With regards to laboratory testing, there is limited time to research which lab tests are best for their patients.  This leads to over and underutililization of lab testing which often leads to a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis.  Clinical Pathologists have the potential to help primary care providers improve these two issues so that patients are diagnosed in a timely manner.  This presentation will provide several examples in daily practice where input from a clinical pathologist would be valuable.  In addition, Dr. Segal provides several examples of potential solutions to these challenges, some of which have been implemented already and others that are in progress.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1)  understand the challenges in the diagnostic process in today's medical environment.  Because of the challenges, there is over and underutilization of the clinical laboratory which can lead to misdiagnosis and/or delayed diagnosis.
2)  Laboratory tests involve complex biochemistry that if not interpreted in the right clinical context may lead the clinician down the wrong path (pun intended)
3)  Identify how a Clinical Pathologist can have a tremendous positive influence in improving the diagnostic process.
Speaker:  Graham Segal MD, Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School - UT Houston