Qatar Techs and Pathologists visit LMP as HMC partnership continues in 2016


Last week, we welcomed Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) Yara Odeh and Fatema Al-Rumaihi from Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to participate in LMP’s first personalized learning programs of the year. The initiative stems from the partnership between HMC and UHN/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and allows us the opportunity to work together to advance laboratory medicine globally.

Both Yara and Fatema are here for personalized learning programs in molecular oncology with a focus on next-generation sequencing.

LMP staff from our molecular labs in Princess Margaret and Toronto General Hospital are able to work with Yara and Fatema to help familiarize them with genome panels prior to HMC installing genome sequencing instruments.



“We’re trying to learn everything,” says Yara, “Once the instruments are installed we want to be fully competent and able to offer the service to HMC patients.”

Yara and Fatema will make a final presentation on Thursday April 7 in the 11th floor pathology conference room summarizing their experience with LMP and highlighting how it will help their work in HMC labs. All interested LMP staff are encouraged to attend.


We also welcomed two HMC Pathologists this week, Dr. Issam Al Bozom and Dr. Hanan Farghaly, who are both here until April 15 working alongside LMP subspecialty pathologists Dr. Theo van der Kwast and Dr. Bill Chapman respectively.


Click HERE to learn more about Dr. Issam.

And HERE to learn about Dr. Hanan.


Stay tuned to find out when Drs. Issam and Hanan are making their final presentations. All interested LMP staff are encouraged to attend.




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