PALS – previous sessions

Apr 5, 2024 [“PLMS, Partnerships, and Value in Lab Medicine: the Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Service Coordination in BC’s Lab Environment” – Presented by: Dr. Steven Loken – He is a practicing anatomical pathologist working at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (Island Health). In addition, he is the Chief Medical Laboratory Officer for Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS). He has previously held roles of Medical Director, Department Head, and Executive Medical Director within Island Health]
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February 9, 2024 [“Gut Health: Navigating the Inner Seas” – Presented by: Dr. Thara Vayali, B.Sc., M.A., ND]
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November 17, 2023 [“So You Want to Run a Clinical Laboratory? Key Considerations and Opportunities for Aspiring Practitioners – Presented by: Dr. Lucy Perrone, MSPH, PhD – Donald B. Rix Professor of Laboratory Quality, Chair, Canadian Microbiology Proficiency Testing Program (CMPT) Director, Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management, Associate Professor of UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine”]
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June 2, 2023 Please note that the PALS session on Friday, June 2, 2023, is cancelled.
May 5, 2023 [“Practicing Pathology in a CODE RED for Humanity” – Presented by: Dr. Andre Mattman, MD, FRCPC, Medical Biochemist and Program Director UBC Medical Biochemistry”]
March 10, 2023 [“Panel Discussion on Career Planning and Job Applications” – Presented by: Dr. David Goldfarb, Medical Microbiologist, BC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lien Hoang, Anatomic Pathologist, Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen, Neuropathologist, Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Shazia Masud, Medical Microbiologist, Fraser Health, Dr. Danielle Meunier, Hematopathologist, Island Health, Dr. Tyler Smith, Hematopathologist, Vancouver General Hospital (moderator)]
February 10, 2023 [“Panel Discussion – Laboratory Medicine and Private Industry” – Presented by: Dr. Tyler Smith, Hematopathology (Chair), Dr. David Huntsman, Molecular and Genomic Pathology, Dr. Daniel Holmes, Medical Biochemistry, Dr. Marthe Charles, Medical Microbiology, Dr. Andrew Shih, Transfusion Medicine]
December 16, 2022 [The PALS lecture this week has been cancelled]
November 18, 2022 [“Climate Change is the Crucial Health Issue of Our Time” – Dr. Larry Barzelai, MD, CCFP (family physician), Assistant Professor UBC, Chair of the BC Branch of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment]

September 23, 2022 [“Overview of the British Columbia laboratory service delivery model” – Craig Ivany, Chief Provincial Diagnostics Officer] password protected presentation
May 6, 2022 [“Practical tips and tricks for launching a research study”; Presented by Michelle Dittrick, – Manager, Pathology &Laboratory Medicine,Children’s & Women’sHealth Centre of BC]
March 11, 2022 [“Academic Leadership: How is it done?”; Presented by Dr. Dana Devine, – Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Director for the Centre for Blood Research]
February 11, 2022 [“Proficiency Testing: Protecting Laboratory Quality”; Presented by Dr. Michael A. Noble, MD FRCPC]
January 14, 2022 [Moving beyond “I am not racist: Engaging with critical allyship and anti-racism] password protected presentation
October 22, 2021 [“Opening the Door to Truth and Reconciliation”; Presented by DerekThompson, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine for the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion] password protected presentation
September 24, 2021 [“Respectful & Inclusive Environments”; Presented by Robyn Campol B.A., CHRL (She, Her, Hers)]
February 5, 2021 [“Burnout in Lab Medicine”; Presented by Dr. Julia Keith, MD, FRPC (Associate Professor in Neuropathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, CanMEDS roles: Leader, Health Advocate)]
January 8, 2021 [“Future of Genetics in Pathology” Presented by Dr. Stephen Yip, MD, PhD, FRCPC (Neuropathologist (VGH) and Medical director of Cancer Genetics & Genomics Laboratory (BC Cancer))] SLIDES
September 18, 2020 [CANCELLED]  
May 29, 2020 [CANCELLED]  
May 1, 2020 [Artificial Intelligence in Pathology]  
April 3, 2020 [CANCELLED]  
March 6, 2020 [CANCELLED]  
February 7, 2020 [Lessons Learned in Laboratory Leadership]  
January 10, 2020 [Strategic Networking: Make Your Contacts Count]  
December 13, 2019 [Genomics in Oncology: Ethical Considerations]  
November 15, 2019 [Physician Leadership and Resource Stewardship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine]  
October 18, 2019 [CANCELLED ]  
September 20, 2019 [Cells in Watercolour Examining Wellness through Painting Pathology]  
May 31, 2019 [CANCELLED]  
May 3, 2019 [Host-multibiome Interactions: How the Ecosystem within us Influences Immunity and Inflammation]  
April 5, 2019 [An Introduction to Competence By Design]  
March 8, 2019 [Copyright for Researchers]  
December 14, 2018 [Building Your Career While Raising a Family – How to Manage Competing Priorities]  
November 16, 2018 [Etiquette in a Professional Environment]  
October 19, 2018 [Targeted Therapies from Precision Research Based on Personalized Biobanking: (So What’s Wrong with This Model?)]  
May 4, 2018 [Let’s Talk Integrity]  
April 6, 2018 [Creativity and Medicine]  
March 9, 2018 [eCommunications: Using email, texting and social media wisely]  
February 9, 2018 [Errors in Laboratory Medicine]  
January 12, 2018 [3D Printing: What`s in it for Pathologists?]  
November 17th, 2017 [If I do a QI project, do I need ethics approval?]  
October 20th, 2017 [All Aboard the Mentorship: How to Make Those Around You Better (Including You)]  
June 2nd, 2017 [Project Management 101]  
May 5th, 2017 [How to Teach Effectively – hand-out]  
April 7th, 2017 [Finding a Job: What is the Laboratory Director Looking For? & How to find a career in Pathology that fits you: A Not so hidden curriculum for finding a job]  
February 10, 2017 [21st Century Learning]  
January 13, 2017 [What makes a great Canadian medical leader?]  
December 16, 2016 [Tweeting all-the-way: The case for social media in health professional education and practice]  
November 18, 2016 [Grant writing in the new CIHR landscape – What you need to know]  
October 21, 2016 [Giving better feedback for better performance]  
Sept 23, 2016 [Entrepreneurship in Medicine]  
June 3, 2016 [Save the Mosquitoes!]  
May 6, 2016 [Successes and Challenges of Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG)]  
April 8, 2016 [Consumer Genomic and Microbiomic Testings]  
March 11, 2016 [Job Hunting: Finding a Fellowship and/or Job in Pathology]  
February 12, 2016 [The Theranos Story: The Psychology, Psychopathy, and Clinical Chemistry]  
January 15, 2016 (ppt) [Business Case/grant Proposal]  
December 18, 2015 [Time Management: For When You Don’t Have Any Time!]  
November 20, 2015 [Presentationcraft: Delivering Presentations that People Remember]  
September 25, 2015 [Harnessing the Hidden Curriculum as an Opportunity for Growth]  
May 29, 2015 [“Oh Dear! Sorry about that.” Now what should I do? (Principles of Quality Review Using the Retrospectoscope as a Powerful Instrument for Improvement)]  
May 01, 2015 [Budgeting 101: You’ve Blown the Budget! … Now What??]  
March 6, 2015 [Tangos and Face-Offs: Practical Tips for Dealing with Reporters]  
February 6, 2015 [So You Want to Be a Media Darling? Introduction to Media Relations]  
January 9, 2015 (ppt) [Nut and Bolts of Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature]  
December 12, 2014 [Interview Skills Panel: How to Be a Truly Hot Commodity?]  
November 14, 2014 [Practical Professionalism – Part II: Interactive Session]  
October 17, 2014 [The Bad and Ugly of Big Data]  
September 19, 2014 [Practical Professionalism – Making it Real]  
May 30, 2014 [What life is like in the flipped classroom]  
May 2, 2014 [The data security and privacy forecast – partly cloudy with a chance of Information Leakage]  
April 4, 2014 [Dumies guide on how to conduct a QI project]  
March 7, 2014 [If I do a QI project, do I need ethics approval?]  
February 7, 2014 [Should I take a MOOC? (hint: it’s not a pill)]  
January 10, 2014 [Gratitude]  
December 13, 2013 [Pathology departments file for bankruptcy protection!!!! (Our Kodak Moment?)]  
November 15, 2013 [Let’s talk integrity ]  
October 18, 2013 [I have an idea!! … now what?]  
September 20, 2013 [Big data: hype or reality? How data driven approaches are changing medical practice and beyond]  
June 28, 2013 [To copy, or not to copy, that is the question: The rules have changed again.Make sure your talk is still legal!]  
May 31, 2013 [When media interviews go wrong practical skills for media relations]  
May 3, 2013 [Scholarly publishing – sudden impact and the day after tomorrow]  
April 5, 2013 [Is ethics review required?]  
March 8, 2013 [So you want to be a media darling? Introduction to media relations]  
February 8, 2013 [“Wow! That was unprofessional!” [and how to avoid that]: Professionalism in science and medicine]  
January 11, 2013 [Taking care of learning: feedback]  
December 14, 2012 [Tips for teaching… and the big mistakes you can avoid!]  
November 16, 2012 [The learner – what sort of a learner am / are you?]  
October 19, 2012 [Creating your professional CV: Are you really a wolf but in sheep’s clothing?]  
September 21, 2012 [Dissecting social media and its impact on pathology]  
June 1, 2012 [Portfolios in action: part of your future resume…. and yes, you will need one!!!]  
April 13, 2012 [Is it publish and perish? A discussion of the Avian Flu Ferret experiments]  
March 2, 2012 [Biobanking and Pathology]