Point-of-Care Testing Conference Draws Big Crowd in Toronto to Learn about New Diagnostic Technologies, Improving Test Quality, and Accuracy

Ontario’s Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare convened the conference to help advance the effective use of point-of-care-testing by clinical laboratories DATELINE—Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Interest in point-of-care testing (POCT) is strong in Canada. Evidence of that comes from a crowd of more than 240 clinical laboratory professionals and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) vendors who attended the “The Future of Point-of-Care Testing—A Healthy Debate!” conference here last week. The...

Multi-national Gathering of Clinical Laboratory Professionals Assesses Benefits and Problems with Point-of Care Testing in Toronto this Week

Pathologists and medical laboratory professionals heard speakers from Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada discuss the latest developments in POCT TORONTO, ONTARIO—Spirited discussion always results when pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals discuss point-of-care testing (POCT). That was certainly true during a special POCT workshop that took place here this week. Attendees came from as far away as Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand to attend “Point-of-Care Testing: Today...
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