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IQMH Fall Forum 2018 - Point-of-Care Testing -- Is it the best choice?
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A comprehensive exploration of the issues surrounding POCT aimed at lab, nursing, directors, hospital administration and anyone involved in POCT.

When: Friday, November 2, 2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Westin Harbor Castle Toronto, Harbor Ballroom (located on the Convention Level)
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 1A6

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Hear a variety of viewpoints from 12 speakers offering quick sessions combined with audience polling and table activities.



The expanded preliminary agenda now contains details about the presentations and what you can look forward to during the Forum.




Keynote —Critical and Point-of-Care Testing: Real World and Emerging Applications for Improved Clinical Outcomes
Speaker: Dr. Carl Wittwer, Director of Flow Cytometry and the Advanced Technology Group at Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Salt Lake City, Utah




A comprehensive exploration of the issues surrounding POCT aimed at lab, nursing, directors, hospital administration and anyone involved in POCT. The goals for the day include:

  • Showcasing new technologies and innovations.
  • Highlighting the interpersonal relationships between nursing, physicians and POCT lab personnel.
  • Understanding the current and evolving regulatory environment.
  • Spotlighting the patient perspective and patient self-care.
  • Presenting ways to overcome barriers with compliance and competency assessment.
  • Exploring utilization and financial considerations.
  • Considering the digital aspects such as the use of smart phone technology.
  • What are the true needs of patients and primary care providers?
  • How will point-of-care and personalized medicine shape health care for consumers?



Location & Cost


The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto
Harbour Ballroom (located on the Convention Level)
1 Harbour Square, Toronto , ON M5J 1A6

$399(+tax). No refunds/no cancellations.



Accommodations & Preferred Hotel Rate


Attendees of the IQMH Fall Forum 2018 can take advantage of a preferred hotel rate at The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto by contacting for instructions. You must reserve your room and pay in full by October 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in order to receive the preferred rate.



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