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  Thursday August 20, 2020

1200-1300 EDT

Lightning Debates

 Chair: Dana Bailey, Clinical Chemist, Dynacare, Brampton ON
Ivan Stevic, Clinical Biochemist, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, London, ON
1200 Welcome
1205 Direct-to-consumer testing: pro or con?
Speakers: Affirmative: Maria Pasic, Head, Division of Immunology, St. Joseph's Health Centre-Unity Health Toronto
Opposing:  James Dalton, President, Dalton Health Care Consulting, Winnipeg, MB
Objectives: 1. Understand the benefits and consequences of offering direct-to-consumer testing to patients.
2. Articulate the pros of direct-to-consumer testing.
3. Articulate the cons of direct-to-consumer testing.
1240 Media's perception of clinical diagnostics - is it helping or hurting our profession?
Speakers:  Affirmative:  Albert Tsui, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB
Opposing:  Loralie Langman, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY
Objectives:  1. Better understand the relationship clinical laboratories have with the media and how laboratories are depicted in the media.
2. Articulate how the media is helping the clinical laboratory profession.
3. Articulate how the media is hurting the clinical laboratory profession. 
1305  Questions 
1315  Voting