Graham Segal MD

Dr. Segal attended the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.  He is board certified in both Clinical Pathology and Family Medicine and cares for patients at Memorial Hermann TMC.

Dr. Segal also serves as the Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship at McGovern Medical School. He is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents and has won various teaching awards.  He maintains memberships in in the Harris County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Vincent De Guire

Dr. De Guire is a clinical biochemist at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal.  He is the President of the Quality Improvement Committee of the Société Québécoise de Biologie Clinique and a member of the Working Group for Laboratory Errors and Patient Safety of the IFCC.  Dr. De Guire is also co-founder and head of clinical affairs of Nanogenecs, a Montreal-Boston startup developing a new blood-based platform for monitoring of chronic diseases. 

Dr. Hans Frykman

Dr. Frykman received his PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology and his MD at Karolinska Institute, both in Stockholm.  He was part of the discovery teams of Victoza (Novo Nordisk) and Prilosec (Astra Zeneca).  He  received postgraduate education at Karolinska University Hospital, Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, memorial Sloan Kettering, and UBC.  Presently he is the medical director of UBC Diagnostic Services Lab and Neurocode Labs.

Tracy Stockley, PhD

Dr. Stockley is Director of Genome Diagnostics at University Health Network, and in this role oversees the Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Genome Diagnostics Clinical Laboratory at Toronto General Hospital.  Dr. Stockley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Stockley has an interest in implementation of new genomic methods for clinical laboratory use, and in quality improvement related to high-complexity laboratory testing.

Ronald A. Booth, PhD, FCACB

Dr. Booth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Clinical Biochemist at the Ottawa Hospital where he directs the Immunology Section of the EORLA regional laboratory. He is the Medical Laboratory Director for the Cornwall Community Hospital laboratory and a clinical biochemistry consultant for the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

His expertise in laboratory diagnostics has provided the opportunity to sit as an expert member of the Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and as a scientific member, and current the Vice-Chair, of the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Endocrinology & Immunology Scientific Committee. He was the Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) from 2008 to 2014, and current president of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC). 

Trefor Higgins

Trefor Higgins was born in the United Kingdom and received degrees from universities in the United Kingdom and Canada.  He worked for many years in the community laboratory sector in Alberta and retired in June 2017.  However he was persuaded to become interim zone director for Clinical Biochemistry for the Edmonton Zone, a position he currently holds.  He has authored over 200 articles/abstracts and has lectured on every continent.  He has received numerous awards including the CSCC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Biochemistry.

Dr. Janet Simons

Dr. Janet Simons is dual certified as a medical biochemist and internist. She splits her clinical time between inpatient internal medicine and laboratory medicine work. In both roles, her focus is on delivering efficient and effective patient centered care. Using the R programming language, Dr. Simons has developed multiple tools to leverage large laboratory data sets to identify areas for improvement in the way physicians and laboratories work together to ensure the right patient gets the right result for right test at the right time.

Brad Urquhart, PhD

Brad Urquhart did his undergraduate and PhD degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Western University. He completed post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University and Western University in Clinical Pharmacology. He started at Western University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. His lab uses mass spectrometry based metabolomics to study why patients respond differently to drugs and to identify new biomarkers of kidney disease.