PALS – Upcoming Events

Title "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.
When Friday, April 5, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Zoom: Meeting ID: 662 5047 0002
Contact Name Shelley Berkow
Phone 604.875.4111 ext. 23125
Contact Email
Fees Free
PALS competence Manager

How to Join a Zoom Meeting:
Step 1: Open and click on ‘Join a Meeting’.
Step 2: Enter the 11 digit Zoom Meeting ID found above, then click ‘Join.’
Step 3: If you have the Zoom client click ‘Open Zoom Meetings.’
If you do not have the Zoom client click ‘join from your browser.’
Step 4: Enter the last 6 digits of the Zoom Meeting ID found above in the passcode field then click ‘Join Meeting.’

How to Join a Zoom Meeting using your Telephone (Long distance charges may apply):
Step 1: Dial +1 778 907 2071 and follow the prompts.
Important: You will need the 11 digit Zoom Meeting ID and 6 digit passcode to join via Telephone.

Receive 1 hr of credit(s) for CME, section 1

Accreditation Statement:
The Pathology PALS series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
PALS diagram Copyright © 2009 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Reproduced with permission.

CME Evaluation Form

In order to receive CME credit for a Professional Advancement Learning Series (PALS), the follow form a must be used and submitted to Program Assistant by e-mail or by regular mail:

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC)
Rm. 1044, 2775 Laurel St
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

How to attend remotely:
Note: Use a computer. Mobile devices (smart phones, tablets) are not supported.

  • Web-browser: In Chrome browser, go to and enter the 5 digit conference/bridge ID. For instructions and troubleshooting, see the Web Browser User Guide.
  • UBC Skype for Business (account holders only): In the Contact box, enter <5-digit ID> to join the meeting. Refer to the troubleshooting guide
  • Telephone (Audio-bridge): Dial toll-free phone number, 1-844-521-0666, followed by the 5 digit ID, followed by #
  • MedIT Service Desk (Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm): For remote technical assistance during the session, please call 1-877-266-0666


  • Please note, this is a mandatory course for all Pathology PGY2-5 residents (HP residents PGY1-5). If you cannot attend, please notify our office in writing.
  • Note for Radiology and ID managers: please feel free to forward this invitation to your residents.
  • Faculty, Graduate Students and others are also welcome to attend.
  • CME Certs: for Faculty, Fellows and others, pls note an evaluation must be completed, before a CME certificate will be provided. Pls email me if you would like to request a CME cert, and I will send out an Evaluation Form via One45. Once complete, a CME cert will be emailed. Pls note, all the evaluations will be provided to the presenter(s) anonymously.