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Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship Winner 2022/23

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Naseem Somani Memorial Scholarship for 2022/23 is Jillian Liverance from Ontario Tech University. A dedicated wish to improve the field of health care, academic ability, and working to make improvements in their community set Jillian apart. Congratulations Jillian! We wish you all the best in

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National Medical Lab Week

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National Medical Lab Week (April 9-15) promotes awareness and understanding of the role of medical laboratory professionals in Canada’s healthcare system. The Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories (“OAML”) applauds the vital work performed by the thousands of laboratory professionals in the community medical laboratory sector. See the full release below: The OAML Celebrates National Medical

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Revision to the reporting of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) – Update

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The OAML has been collaborating with the Ontario Renal Network (ORN) regarding changes in the reporting of kidney function tests to clinicians. As a result of a review of recent evidence and current practice, community laboratories have removed the comment related to race modifier when eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) is reported to clinicians. Laboratories

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OAML welcomes expansion of the Learn and Stay Grant program

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The Ontario government has announced today the expansion of the Learn and Stay grant, to include medical laboratory technology programs in priority communities. The Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories welcomes today’s expansion of the Learn and Stay Grant program. We are pleased to see the program will focus on training additional medical laboratory technologists in

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Community Laboratories and Monkeypox

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Due to the emergence of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ontario, community laboratories have agreed that precautions must be taken to help prevent spread. To that end, the OAML has distributed a document, created by community laboratories, to medical practitioners and health units across Ontario. This document outlines the role of community laboratories when in

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