MLPAO Virtual Symposiums bring together lab professionals to learn about relevant topics to the profession through incredible speakers, engage with industry vendors, and connect with other practitioners for a day of continuing education. This is an opportunity to build your network with other Medical Laboratory Professionals.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events will be held online - FREE for MLPAO members.

April 17: Mental Health
​9 AM - 12 PM - FREE Online Conference

With ever-increasing testing goals, working short-staffed, long hours with no breaks, and home life being impacted, this has been one of the hardest 12 months, and it is affecting the mental health of medical laboratory professionals. As a result, our first MLPAO Virtual Symposium of 2021 will explore mental health from different angles. 

Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, OT Reg. (Ont.), PhD

Emily Geldsaler Grant Early Career Professor in Workplace Mental Health, Assistant Professor - Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy - University of Toronto, Affiliate Scientist, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital – University Health Network

The landscape of the mental health and well-being of Medical Laboratory Technologists and Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technicians in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kat Clewley

Owner and Operator - Hamilton Fitness Community

Think Outside the Box: How can we rethink health and wellness so it's sustainable?

Suzanne Dennison DCS., RP, (cert)OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist - Clinical Supervisor

Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Past-President - Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Resiliency in the Face of the Pandemic for Medical Laboratory Professionals

October 16: Virtual Symposium
9 AM - 12 PM - FREE Online Conference

Topic, speakers, and agenda forthcoming.

If you're not yet a member - join the MLPAO and get this event for FREE as well as monthly Pop-Up learning webinars, 200+ hours of online courses through MediaLab, PLI coverage, advocacy, lifestyle discounts and more, all free and included in your membership. Register here

Non-member tickets are $95 and available on our online shop.