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What is overdiagnosis and what should we do about it?

News and Releases

This article is from Know Pathology, Know Healthcare (knowpathology.com.au), an extremely informative pathology website based in Australia. Posted here with permission. The term overdiagnosis is not one most patients are familiar with and in medical circles is highly controversial. There is some debate around a definition of the term. Professor Jenny Doust of Bond University

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Congratulations to our OAML Scholarship Winners for 2016/2017

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The OAML wishes to extend our congratulations to the 5 exceptional individuals chosen by our Selection Committee to receive $1000 scholarships, in recognition of their ongoing efforts to pursue careers in the medical laboratory industry. The 5 scholarship winners are (in no particular order): Amanda Xiao Wei Wang Dongbao Fu Erin Choi Fathima Nuzha Mubarak

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QMP seeking EOI for Pathology Quality Management Regional Lead

Opportunities

The Quality Management Partnership, a partnership between CCO and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, is currently recruiting a regional lead for the pathology quality management program representing the private labs in Ontario. The private lab Expression of Interest (EOI) is available to view here.  This posting is open until August 22.

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On World Accreditation Day, the Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories applauds the foresight of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to initiate an accreditation program for medical laboratory services

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Today marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector. 

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Update to CGSB Standards for Packaging of Category A and B infectious substances, and clinical and (bio) medical waste

Standards

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian General Standards Board have announced the publication of an updated edition of CGSB-43.125, Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical and (bio) medical waste. This standard specifies requirements for designing, manufacturing, marking, testing and using means of containment to transport

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The 2013 version of the Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic (OHPIP) was released in April, 2013

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It continues to be the most up-to-date plan, and includes updates to existing chapters including the laboratory services chapter as well as new chapters and tools designed to further guide and support planning across the healthcare system. There are revisions to the planning guidelines for laboratories and more detail is provided on surveillance and reporting

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