Canada’s Premier Laboratory Science Conference to Take Place in Edmonton

May 31, 2010

 EDMONTON, May 28, 2010 - LABCON2010, the national congress of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), will bring together laboratory professionals from across the country. The conference will be held in Edmonton, AB from May 28 – June 1, 2010 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites.

LABCON2010 is the premier professional development conference for laboratory professionals and is the largest event of its kind in Canada.  Over forty-five presenters are scheduled to speak on various laboratory and health care related topics.

“The events in Newfoundland and the subsequent Cameron Inquiry have highlighted the important role medical laboratory professionals need to play in the Canadian health care system,” said Christine Nielsen, CSMLS’ Executive Director.  “Now more than ever, it is important that we as a profession strive towards continuous development and building strong knowledge networks.”

The conference officially begins with an opening ceremony to take place at 9:00am on Saturday May 29. Pre-conference workshops, scientific sessions and exhibits will take place throughout the four-day conference.

“Laboratory science professionals provide the vitally important data used to diagnose and treat patients,” states Carol Green, President of CSMLS’ board of directors. “By investing in the development of the profession, through events such as LABCON, we are really investing in quality patient care across Canada.”

For more information about CSMLS or interview requests, please contact:

Michael Grant
Communications, Team Leader
Phone:  905-528-8642 ext. 8687
Fax: 905-528-4968


About CSMLS:

The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and the national professional society for Canada's medical laboratory professionals. Incorporated in 1937 as the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists, the society has over 14,000 members in Canada and in countries around the world.  The CSMLS office is located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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