National Med Lab Week Celebrated Across LMP!

From April 21 to April 27, celebrations were taking place across the country to acknowledge the significant role medical laboratory professionals have in our health care system.

LMP was proud to partake by hosting a number of events throughout the week. Here’s a recap by numbers:

[View the photo album here]

Four Wet Lab Grossing Sessions

Melissa Stegmaier led Tuesday’s Wet Lab Session on Gastrointestinal Grossing.

A new addition to NMLW this year, the Surgical Pathology Team took attendees through the presentation of actual tissues specimens and discussed anatomy, clinical history, specimen preparation, gross technique and specimen sampling. A number of staff from the Joint Department of Medical Imaging also joined in celebration of NMLW to better understand the relationship between imaging and surgical pathology.

Three Continuing Education Sessions

Cherry Have presented on Wednesday alongside Cytogenetics Lab colleague Shab Salehi-Rad.

Our classic lecture-style continuing education sessions didn’t fail to deliver this year, as we heard expert voices from across LMP share knowledge from their practice areas. Watch them again here.

Two Big ShoutOuts in Celebration

The first, a tweet from UHN:

View on Twitter here

The second, a physical display in Toronto General Hospital …

Michener students in the Medical Laboratory Student Society pictured alongside Catherine Wang, VP Clinical Operations Diagnostic Partnerships, at the NMLW Display in Toronto General Hospital.

One Celebration of UHN’s Laboratory Professionals

LMP staff congregated in the DeGasperis Conservatory on Friday to wrap up NMLW 2019.

This year’s final celebration was filled with great food (no cake left behind!), coffee/tea, snacks and of course the dedicated people that make LMP what it is.

View the photo album here.

At the celebration, final raffle tickets were handed out, and the winners have been pulled! Congratulations to Bonnie Giffen and Melissa Komadina.Pick up your $50 Amazon Gift Cards next week at Katie Sullivan’s Desk (11E across from Room 230). 

A big thank you to all of this year’s sponsors for making the week’s festivities possible!

And lastly, to our NMLW Planning Committee Members who worked hard over the past few months to organize the celebrations, thank you!!

Help us improve next year by taking this short 10-question survey!

Planning Committee Members: Roger Boyle, Maria Amenta, Chris Cursio, Hansika Deepak, Chilbert Dong, Cherry Have, Carmelita Honculada, Jean Paul Nadeau, Nancy Nguyen, Aparna Pant, Laura Schurman, Judy Tran, and Katie Sullivan.

A few of our Planning Committee Members at the final celebration.

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