Chetty’s Cheetahs cycle with police on tail for entire 2017 Big Bike ride

Energized by cowbells, cheering and a good cause, the LMP Big Bike team, Chetty's Cheetahs livened a dreary May morning by cycling around Queens Park in style (and with an organized police escort). Led by cytopathology lab technologist and team captain, Mathew Carter, Chetty's Cheetahs took Toronto General Hospital's first ride of the day on the... Continue Reading →

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CAP/ACP awards LMP’s Martin Grealish with the Lloyd A. Kennedy Pathologists’ Assistant Award

  Congratulations to Martin Grealish, LMP Pathologists' Assistant (PA) for being awarded the Canadian Association of Pathologists' 2017 Lloyd A. Kennedy Pathologists' Assistant Award for his outstanding contributions to professional development within the laboratory medicine community. Most in LMP will know this award is very well deserved due to Martin's involvement in local continuing education as well as... Continue Reading →

LMP and CSMLS partner in new video series showcasing what goes on “In the Lab”

In preparation for this year’s National Med Lab Week, taking place April 16-22, UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science have come together to launch three videos detailing prominent laboratory tests. The videos bring our audience into the labs at Toronto General Hospital and allow them to follow UHN Medical... Continue Reading →

LMP Chief of Biochemistry receives AACC education award

Congratulations to Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis, Chief of Biochemistry, LMP for receiving the 2017 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) award for Outstanding Contributions to Education. The award recognizes excellence in education and is given to individuals who have devoted a major portion of their professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of clinical chemistry through... Continue Reading →

Second annual Surgical Pathology conference offers full LMP experience

  On the last weekend of January, Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) Pathologists’ Assistants (PA) held the second annual Surgical Pathology Education Day at UHN, offering students and lab professionals a unique mix of conference style lectures and in-lab presentations. The event was a major success, with over 100 showing up to participate, and it once... Continue Reading →

Bridging the gap: LMP and Michener collaborate on MLT observership program

  For the first time ever, UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP) is collaborating with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to familiarize internationally trained medical laboratory technologists (MLT) with Canadian Standards of Practice. The collaboration is part of Michener’s 16 week Medical Laboratory Science Bridging Program, and is designed to enhance student experience and... Continue Reading →

LMP Telepathology Director shares digital pathology insights in wake of new book

  New digital pathology book, co-authored by Dr. Andrew Evans, Genitourinary Pathologist and Director of Telepathology, Laboratory Medicine Program (LMP), University Health Network (UHN) provides a balanced overview of whole-slide imaging (WSI) digital pathology for those interested in implementing the technology.  The various chapters in this book highlight specific clinical and non-clinical uses for WSI... Continue Reading →

New findings in prostate cancer lead to better understanding of prostate pathology

Collaborative research efforts between Canada and Australia have led to a better pathological understanding of aggressive prostate cancers, which could serve as an indicator for the genetic mutation, BRCA2. The findings are part of a larger study published online this week in Nature Communications, showing that BRCA2- associated prostate tumours are pre-set to be resistant... Continue Reading →

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