Benchmarks 2021 Program

Friday April 30th, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Workshop – Point of Care, Anywhere: Establishing a QA Framework)

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm (LUNCH BREAK)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Opening Keynote Speaker)
Dr. Sandip SenGupta – Lab Medicine Without Borders: Creating New Value for Our Regional Health Care Ecosystems Through Collaborations in Population Heath Management

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Mixed Presentations)
S. Youkhana: Evaluation of Batch Processing of Immunosuppressant Samples
J. Lamichhane & R. Selvaratnam: Effect of Lipemic Interferences in Serum Osmolality Measurements

Oral Presentation
J. Tran & S. Taggar: Improving Affective Organizational Commitment in Healthcare Professionals
through Mindfulness Interventions

Saturday May 1st, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

9:00 am – 10:00 am (Opening Keynote Speaker)
Christine Bruce – Ramping Up COVID-19 Testing, The Mount Sinai Experience

10:00 am – 10:45 am (Panel: Fireside Chat: Creating Community During COVID-19)
Moderator: Christine Nielsen, CEO, CSMLS
Christine Bruce, Sr Director, Laboratory Medicine Program, UHN
Christine Cursio, Manager, POCT, Laboratory Medicine Program, UHN
Christine Vallance, HR Specialist, Humber River Hospital
Renee Giroux, Administrative Laboratory Director, Grand River Hospital & St Mary’s General Hospital

10:45 am – 11:00 am (BREAK)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Oral Presentation – Session 1)

S. Ilaalagan, R. John, & V. Kulasingam: Congo red stain in amyloid subtyping at University Health
W. Morrison: Reduction of laboratory errors using a laboratory information management system
J. Nguyen: The Monocyte Monolayer Assay (MMA) to Build a Personalized Pipeline of Transfusion
Support in Multi-Alloimmunized Sickle Cell Disease

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (LUNCH BREAK)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Oral Presentation – Session 2)

M. Roussakis: Transfusion Medicine Preparing for the Worst: Use of Crisis Resource Management for
Massive Hemorrhage Protocol Simulations
A. Fernandes: A New Approach to Clinical Education for MLT Students
P. Bridge: Challenges in the conversion of a Medical Laboratory Science educational program to online

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Keynote Speaker)
Dr. Greg Hardy – Professional Identity of Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Professions

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Closing Remarks)