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Advocacy for Science and Research

As part of CSMLS objectives to promote medical laboratory science, CSMLS is involved in a number of advocacy activities, which include research and science promotion, on behalf of its members.

Some of the CSMLS profession-related advocacy activities include:

  • Meetings with various Members of Parliament with an interest in research as well as the federal Minister of Finance, set up by Public Affairs and Communications representatives.
  • Submissions to the House of Commons Finance Committee that include support for research-related activities for the medical laboratory profession.
  • Liaisons with representatives from Canada's research organizations and stakeholders in the form of email correspondence, in-person meetings, sittings on advisory panels, responding to funding issues and arranging funding-related presentations at LABCON and other research-specific CSMLS events.
  • Partnerships and collaborations in research with stakeholders such as Research Canada, Organizations for Health Action, Colleges and Institutes Canada, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and Sonography Canada.
  • Compiles resources of interest and regularly attends various research-focused conferences and events, where we advocate for the inclusion of medical laboratory professionals in conference programs and/or bring forth the perspective of medical laboratory science.

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