Harmonization of Quality

General Objectives: By the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the current status in the harmonization of quality indicators
2. Discuss the progress towards consensus for the determination of reference intervals
3. Identify opportunities for laboratories to improve patient care through the Choosing Wisely cam

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* 1. Please asses the Sessions overrall

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Sufficient time was allowed for audience participation/active learning
The facilities were satisfactory.
The session was free from commercial bias
Overall, I would rate this Symposium as excellent

Please asses each Speaker by their Session:

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* 2. Quality Indicators in Laboratory Medicine: The Path to Patient Safety

Speaker:
 Dr. Vincent De Guire

PhD, DEPD, CSPQ, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemount, Grappe OPTILAB Montréal-CHUM, Montréal QC

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the current status in the harmonization of quality indicators
2. Understand how local initiatives, part of a more global solution can maximize adhesion of laboratories to the use of quality indicators.
3. Learn more about the national program for quality indicators comparison.

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* 3. Reference Interval Harmonization in Canada: An Update from the CSCC Working Group

Speakers:
Dr. Jennifer Taher
Toronto

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the gaps and variability in available reference intervals (RIs) across Canada and the benefits of harmonized RIs
2. Discuss direct and indirect approaches to determining RIs
3. Discuss the strategies for harmonized RIs being carried out by the CSCC hRI Working Group

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* 4. Indirect Methods for Estimating Reference Intervals – Ready for Clinical Use?

Speakers:
Dr. Thomas Streichert
Direktor, Institut für Klinische Chemie, University of Cologne, Germany

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe direct and indirect methods to determine reference limits (RLs) for IVD tests.
2. Compare the basic idea of indirect approaches for estimating RLs to the classical direct approach.
3. List advantages and limitations of indirect methods.



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* 5. Addressing Laboratory Test Over-utilization Through Collaboration

Speakers:
Dr. Lisa K. Hicks
Hematologist, Associate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Choosing Wisely Lead, St. Michaels Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. List key factors that contribute to success in efforts to address laboratory overutilization
2. Describe different types of strategies that can be employed to address overutilization of labs
3. Provide examples of different strategies to address overutilization of labs
4. Discuss how local initiatives can be scaled and the importance of context during spread




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* 6. As a result of attending this session, I am planning to: 

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* 7. Please explain any changes you plan to make or personal learning projects you will pursue as a result of this session:

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* 8. Please indicate which CanMEDS roles you felt were addressed during this educational activity. (Select all that apply)

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* 9. General comments about individual speaker:

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* 10. What topics would you like to be addressed at future conferences to keep you up to date in your profession?

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