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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Professional Development

The MLPAO provides variety of professional development opportunities to MLT and MLA/T members including: up to date information on the laboratory industry though our quarterly publication ADVOCATE, weekly email updates, volunteering opportunities, Hotline Questions and much more.

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ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES - ASCLS

MLPAO is very excited to announce a partnership with the

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to provide MLPAO members with access to 40 P.A.C.E.® accredited online courses through ASCLS Labucate.   

Members have access to recently recorded webinars spanning a variety of lab topics including discipline-specific webinars as well as phlebotomy, quality, leadership, and education.

 

There is something for everyone – MLTs, MLA/Ts, educators, managers, etc. 

Send us an email at mlpao@mlpao.org to join the MLPAO team on Labucate.  Once you receive your invite, follow these instructions to set up your account and start learning! 

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POP-UP LEARNING

We’ve started an online pop-up webinar event series to provide members with free CE. Pop-Ups occur usually on a monthly basis.

 

Speakers have ranged from Pediatric Phlebotomy to COVID-19. A half-hour presentation is followed by a Q+A with members. Participants receive a CE Certificate to include in their professional portfolio.

 

Pop-Up learning is 100% free for MLPAO Members!

Click here for a list of previous webinars. Email us at mlpao@mlpao.org to let us know which webinar you’d like to watch.

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MLPAO LUnch And Learn

Learn about the MLPAO, our Call to Action, and how to amplify your voice in a convenient Lunch and Learn presentation.

If you would like MLPAO CEO Michelle Hoad, CAE, to visit your lab for a lunch and learn presentation, please email mlpao@mlpao.org and include your manager's contact information

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MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS LABORATORY FUNDAMENTALS

This 6-hour P.A.C.E. ® accredited course is designed to train Medical Laboratory Technologists working in other areas of the laboratory and Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians to help support MLTs with COVID-19 and other Molecular Diagnostics testing.

 

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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MLPAO ANNUAL CONGRESS

Our 2023 61st Annual Congress in Ottawa was a big success. It was great to see everyone again. Next year, we will be in Collingwood, Blue Mountain. Stay tuned for information about next year's congress!

Whether you're an MLT, MLA/T, or Lab Leader, our congress is an incredible learning experience.

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THE DISH PODCAST

The Dish helps you keep up with all of your Ontario-specific medical laboratory news and issues. This season we're focusing on an issue which impacts all of us here in Ontario: an impending medical laboratory staffing crisis. We’ll hear from small laboratories in rural and remote areas, lab managers preparing for shifting workforces, advocacy groups approaching the province to address the crisis, MLTs and MLA/Ts working on the ground, and many more stories from the frontlines of the shortage.

You can listen to this episode and all of our episodes on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify, or Soundcloud.

If you would like to share your story, email us at mlpao@mlpao.org!

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THE ADVOCATE MAGAZINE

All members receive an annual subscription to ADVOCATE, the association’s magazine that runs feature articles, case studies, educational reports, and provides information about advocacy issues to laboratory personnel. Articles from members are always welcome.

 

If you would like to contribute an article or request copies for your laboratory or workplace please email us at mlpao@mlpao.org.

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mlpao'S ONLINE COURSE

How You Impact Your Patients' With What You Do As A MLT

This 16-hour course is designed to provide insight to how the work carried out or not carried out by Medical Laboratory Technologists impacts patients’ outcomes. This course is a self-paced online course, once purchased you will be provided access within 2-3 business days.

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INTERPROFESSIONAL

COLLABORATION

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Community CE Opportunities

Medical community stakeholders share with us their opportunites for Continuing Education. Full list available here

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