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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Organizing the Meeting

The UBC Program Office Laboratory Quality Management Weekend Workshop will be a valuable meeting to attend and participate in.  We are putting a long of time and engery into its orgnaization.  The formal advertisements will be going out in a few weeks time. But the structure is coming together vey well. 

The following is advance notice.


Dates:
Opening session: Friday June 17, 2011
Meeting sessions: Saturday and Sunday June 18-19, 2011
    
Location:
Vancouver BC

The meeting themes will be:
(A) International Quality – Developments and Opportunities
(B) Implementing Quality in your Laboratory
(C) Working with Quality Partners.

The meeting objectives are:
(A) To provide a discussion forum for laboratorians with interest in Quality
(B) To focus on topics of consensus and controversy
(C) To provide an education opportunity for students, including residents in laboratory medicine.

Meeting structure:
(A) Plenary Presentations
(B) Break-out sessions
(C) Submitted Poster (and oral) Presentations
(D) Open discussion opportunity time.

Who should plan on attending and participating in this meeting
(A) Medical Laboratory Professionals (Administration, Managers, Physicians, Scientists, Technologists)
(B) Residents and Graduate Students
(C) Quality Partners

Speaker List and Program to follow shortly.

For folks who have not visited Vancouver before, it is Canada's third largest city sitting on the shores where the Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean, protected by the local North Shore Mountains.  Forty minutes from the Canada-US Border.  Easy access through the International Airport (20 minutes from downtown). 
 
If you have the time to fit in a longer stay, consider visiting Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Vancouver Aquarium, or Gastown, or Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens or the UBC Museum of Anthropology, or shopping downtown on Robson Street or Granville Island. 

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