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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join the MLPAO team on Labucate. Once you receive your invite, follow these instructions to set up your account and start 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 email@example.com to let us know which webinar you’d like to watch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include your manager's contact information
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.
MLPAO ANNUAL CONGRESS
Our 2022 60th Anniversary Congress in Hamilton was a big success. It was great to see everyone again. Next year, we will be meeting in Ottawa on June 9th and 10th. 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.
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.
If you would like to share your story, email us at email@example.com!
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.
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.
The MLPAO supports interprofessional collaboration amongst all health care professions. The following articles provides insight to the importance of working together.
Interprofessional practice in rural or smaller sitesInterprofessional
Collaboration enhances the patient experienceInterprofessional
Collaboration - My experience as a MLATInterprofessional
Collaboration - A members view
Case Study 47 - Transforming the patient experience at KGH
Community CE Opportunities
Medical community stakeholders share with us their opportunites for Continuing Education. Full list available here.