What's New

What's New

Volunteers Needed - Editorial Committee

Many of the Society's activities focus on the laboratory profession's ability
to adapt to the changing requirements in the provision of laboratory services.
February 17, 2017

Announcing our new Manager, Professional Services

Join us in welcoming Tania Toffner to the OSMT family.  Click here to view the announcement.

February 1, 2017

Scientific Panel members needed

Click here for more details
January 18, 2017

New Member Engagement Strategy

Pins, Pins, Pins.  There is a group of pins, each pin is different, requires your participation and is a collector item.  Click here for more details.
January 6, 2017

Job Opening for OSMT Manager, Professional Services 
Click on the link below to view the ad.
 December 5, 2016

OSMT Board of Director Positions Available

The OSMT is looking for competent, qualified, passionate members to fill several open positions on the Board of Directors. Click on the link below to view more details

September 20, 2016
OSMT Leadership Announcement


September 20, 2016
MLA/T Exam discounts

Starting with the March 2017 MLA/T Exam, OSMT MLA/T Student members who apply to write the MLA/T Certification Exam will receive a $50 discount on their exam fee.  Students currently enrolled in an OSMT approved MLA/T program are eligible to join the OSMT membership.  An OSMT membership is required prior to, or as part of your application, for the discount to be processed.  See the MLA/T Certification section of the website to apply

July 4, 2016

 2016 OSMT-Lakeridge Health-UOIT Symposium

Registration is now open for our one-day symposium being held at the Lakeridge Health LHEARN Centre on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  Details and registration information available at http://www.osmt.org/content/index.php?pid=6&cid=25

March 24, 2016
OSMT partners on IPC initiative


January 22, 2016
Further thoughts on MLA/T Regulation and Voluntary Rostering

December 7, 2015
Ontario Society of Medical Technologists
Position Paper on the regulation of medical laboratory assistants and technicians and the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) Voluntary Roster initiative for Registered Medical Laboratory Technicians (RMLT) in Ontario
December 2015

August 11, 2015
OSMT Releases MLA/T Regulation Survey Report

June 1, 2015
OSMT Student Bursaries

New Student Bursary programs are now being offered to students pursuing post-secondary
education in either a medical laboratory technology/science program or a medical
laboratory assistant/technician program. 

  July 29, 2014
AHDPF Funding for 2014-2015

The 2014/2015 application form has now been posted. They are now accepting applications for professional development activities completed between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

Applicants are advised that, due to the delay in posting the 2014/2015 application form, the 90-day deadline for submission of applications will not be enforced until September 1, 2014.   See www.ahpdf.ca for more details and to print the application form and guide.

Click here to the AHPDF poster

May 20, 2014
Check out our New YouTube Videos:
OSMT President, Shari Batson, talks about the ways in which the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists serves as the unified voice and advocate for professional issues of the MLTs and MLA/Ts of Ontario.
Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician careers
An overview of a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician in Ontario.
Medical Laboratory Technologist careers
An overview of a career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in Ontario.
OSMT - Serving the laboratory professionals of Ontario
The OSMT represents its MLT and MLA/T members in the province of Ontario. Founded over 50 years ago, the OSMT has raised awareness and understanding of its members' concerns with decision-makers in government, regulatory bodies, and the public-at-large. In the ever changing world of laboratory medicine, the OSMT is always there to address the needs of its members.
OSMT - Professional Liability Insurance protection
One exceptional benefit of OSMT membership is automatic coverage by personal Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) protection. In March 2014, it became mandatory for practicing CMLTO MLTs to carry professional liability insurance. The OSMT's PLI policy is comprehensive and provides coverage for legal defense and liability situations that employers' policies may not cover. PLI coverage is also very much advisable for MLA/Ts who are often at the frontline of healthcare provision.

April 1, 2014
New: Free education for OSMT members!

The OSMT is pleased to send you this announcement about a brand new member benefit.  Beginning April 1, 2014, all OSMT members will have absolutely free access to on-line education courses.

We have purchased a MediaLab subscription so that our members can access over 70 courses that were developed especially for laboratory technologists and technicians.  All completed courses are validated with personalized certificates and training records.  What an effective way to complete your QA hours!

As an OSMT member, all you need to do is call or email us to activate your MediaLab account. 
1-800-461-6768 or osmt@osmt.org

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2014, we look forward to having you back!  Please visit our website at www.osmt.org for an application form or simply join on-line.

While there, please read about the premium professional liability insurance coverage that’s provided to OSMT members, the National Med Lab Week award, our 2014 “Outside the Lines” conference, and much more!