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Thank you IQMH Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee members

By Editor on 12/14/2021

IQMH relies on health care expertsThank you IQMH Proficiency Testing Committee Members such as physicians, scientists and medical laboratory technologists to provide technical and clinical advice as members of the Proficiency Testing (PT) Scientific Committees. They support PT Consultant Technologists in the fundamental design of proficiency testing surveys, ensure challenges are clinically-relevant and appropriate performance evaluation is developed and implemented each year.

IQMH is grateful for the commitment and support of the medical laboratory community and thanks all the volunteers who donate their time and expertise to our programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to evolve, our committee members have remained dedicated in providing support to deliver Proficiency Testing surveys as planned.

We also recognize the Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee members who have provided their valuable knowledge and expertise over the years and will be concluding their term at the end of 2021:

Mr. Amr Rajab

Hematology Committee Member since 2016

Dr. Elaine Leung

Hematology Committee Member since 2013

“I have really enjoyed my time on the committee and am quite sad to finish my term. I have learned so much and worked with so many knowledgeable individuals. It has been such a fun and worthwhile experience.”

Dr. Hong Wang

Genetics Committee Member since 2019

“The nicest thing about joining the IQMH Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee is that I have always been inspired and challenged by the dedicated committee members.”

Dr. Lianna Kyriakopoulou

Chemistry Committee Member since 2016

“Participating in the IQMH Chemistry and Enzymes Scientific Committee builds stewardship and provides support for laboratories to take a leading role in high quality testing. Having the opportunity to be involved has provided me with the privilege to work with some of the best laboratory professionals of Ontario.”

Dr. Marc Desjardins

Microbiology Committee Member since 2010

Mycology Committee Member since 2019

“It has been an honor and a privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve on the Microbiology committee as a member and as the chair. In my 10-year tenure, I have been working alongside and learning from motivated and gifted Microbiologists. From that experience I am much wiser.”

Dr. Michelle Zeller

Transfusion Medicine Committee Member since 2018

“I feel both privileged and enriched to have spent three years on the Transfusion Medicine committee with such knowledgeable, experienced and nurturing colleagues. Their commitment to excellence, quality and education are inspiring!”

Ms. Pamela Edmond

Endocrinology and Immunology Committee Member since 2020

“Having served as a committee member has been a great pleasure and has given me a lot of insight to the IQMH process and how it plays an important part in the quality assurance of the laboratory. I have gained great appreciation for all board members in their dedication and fairness to the committee process.”

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