Lyne Labreque

Lyne Labrecque is a clinical chemist at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), responsible for POCT in her institution. She also chairs a committee bringing together local POCT teams of other institutions of Optilab Montréal-CHUM. The mandate of this committe is to ensure the harmonization and optimization of POCT between sites. She has a particular interest in information and communications technologies, and innovations in the field of POCT.

Dr. Russ Grant

Dr Grant received a PhD in chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques from Swansea University in 1995. In the intervening years, Dr Grant has worked in the manufacturing, CRO, pharmaceutical and diagnostic arenas, employing mass spectrometric techniques and technologies in drug development, biomarker analysis and in the direct care of patients in clinical medicine.

Natalie Landry

Nathalie Landry is in the final year of her fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry in the Post-Graduate Medical Education Program at the University of Manitoba.  She has been actively engaged in undergraduate medical education about the clinical laboratory, including the Choosing Wisely Students & Tranees Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS) program.  She has also been involved in laboratory informatics and process improvements at Shared Health Manitoba, where she has leveraged her background in bioinformatics and computer science to improve laboratory per-analytics and utilization.

Martha E. Lyon

Dr. Martha Lyon is a Clinical Biochemist who very recently joined the Kenora Rainy River Regional Laboratory Program in North West Ontario.  Prior to this, Dr. Lyon spent 10 years with the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Saskatoon where she was primarily responsible for Pediatric and Neonatal Clinical Biochemisty and Point of Care Testing.  She also spent 12 years in Calgary as the Section Head for Pediatric and Neonatal Biochemistry at Alberta Children's Hospital and Calgary Laboratory Services.  Dr. Lyon received her undergarduate and graduate degrees at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  Following this, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and then completed her clinical fellowship in Clinical Biochemistry in the Deparment of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Adrian Budhram

Dr. Adrian Budhram obtained his medical degree from McMaster University, followed by residency training in neurology at Western University. He then went on to complete fellowship training in Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has expertise in both the laboratory diagnosis and clinical management of patients with autoimmune neurological diseases. Dr. Budhram facilitated the launch of comprehensive neural antibody testing for autoimmune encephalitis, as well as the Autoimmune Neurology clinic at London Health Sciences Centre.

Bruce P. Lanpear, MD, MPH

Bruce Lanphear has led studies that the US, Canada, and European Union relied on to set standards for lead in air, food, water, and house dust. His studies were the impetus for the remarkable conclusion that no amount of lead is safe for children. Dr. Lanphear, vexed by our inability to control the worldwide epidemic of chronic disease due to widespread exposure to industrial pollutants, toxic chemicals, and excess consumption, is leading an effort to produce videos to enhance understanding of how human health is inextricably linked with environmental hazards and elevate efforts to prevent disease.

Janet Simon

Following my Bachelor’s of Science in Honours Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo, I completed my medical school, residency training in Internal Medicine, and fellowship in Medical Biochemistry at McMaster University. After my fellowship, I moved to Vancouver to join the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul's Hospital.

In addition to my laboratory practice, I continue to enjoy clinical work in Internal Medicine. I am particularly interested in helping both the clinical services and the laboratory increase efficiency by improving communication and achieving better mutual understanding. I am a strong advocate for appropriate test utilization and high-value care. I currently serve as co-chair for the national Using Labs Wisely collaborative from Choosing Wisely Canada.

Albert Tsui

Albert Tsui is a clinical biochemist with Alberta Precision Laboratories and Assistant Professor at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. He currently provides oversight to pre-analytics and core chemistry in Edmonton hospital laboratories. His area of research interest focuses on pre-analytics, laboratory standardization, laboratory information system, and translational research in cardiovascular and critical care medicine.

Kristin Hauff

Kristin Hauff has worked in both public and community labs, joining LifeLabs BC Clinical Chemistry Department in 2012.  Then, in 2018, the large hospital network of Interior Health in BC, where she is the Clinical Lead for Special Chemistry and Toxicology. Kristin continues her role as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia and champion of evidence based laboratory utilization.

Dana Bailey

Dana Bailey is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB) and the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (FAACC). She is a Clinical Chemist at Dynacare, with a focus on core lab and point of care testing. Additionally, she is chair of the CACB examination committee and Presitent of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists. Her research interests bridge clinical and quality concepts and include cardiovascular disease, development of reference intervals, and application of quality metrics to the clinical laboratory.

Mary Kathryn Bohn

Mary Kathryn Bohn is a PhD candidate in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. She has been actively involved in the recent work of the Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Intervals (CALIPER) at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also a member of the CSCC Working Group on Reference Interval Harmonization and the IFCC Task Force on Global Reference Interval Database.