2013 OSMT Conference and Trade Show
September 20 – 22, 2013
Hilton London Hotel
300 King St., London, ON
Join us to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Vimy Ridge Miracle - Leadership, Innovation and Teamwork
The Vimy Ridge Miracle is an inspiring insight into one of history's greatest military victories and the leadership principles, which made it possible. The lessons learned at Vimy Ridge are about people and process and being the best that we can be. They are about attitudes and teamwork and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things under the most difficult circumstances. This program is about success and succeeding in the face of incredible odds. This program provides the concepts necessary to survive and grow in a global village, concepts that are essential to the life of every organization. We all have our Vimy Ridges. They can be conquered by people working together with a shared vision and a genuine belief in and concern for each other.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, Western University - A Cure for AIDS? Challenges in Developing HIV/AIDS Vaccines
Susan Huang, London Health Sciences Centre - Cystatin C - A Marker for Kidney Function & More
Dr Robert Butcher, Foundations: Consultants on Ethics and Values - Ethical Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Healthcare
Dr. Alan Lazarus, The Keenan Research Centre in the LKSKI – IVIg: What is it, Why do we use it, How does it work?
Vince D’Mello, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital – Grand River Hospital Lab Shutdown & Recovery
Dr. Sam Schulman, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre – New Anticoagulants - Old and New
Dr. Brenda Gamble, University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Cultural Transformation from Flexner to Competencies: The Role of Interprofessional Education
Dr. Luke Shier, The Ottawa Hospital – White cell morphology/flow cytometry
Donna Pletsch, London Health Sciences Centre - Pediatric Collections
Peggy Kiely and Elizabeth Officer, The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences - The Use of Digital Slide (DST) and Electronic Assessment in Histology
Edward Dunn, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories - Point-of-Care Testing from Past to Future
Chantal Couture - Canadian Blood Services - Pathogen Reduction - Evaluation of Mirasol® in a Clinical Trial
Barbara Willey, McMaster Clinic, HHSC - The Amazing MALDI: a New Era in Microbial ID
CLOSING SPEAKER - Peter J. Bridge, The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences - On the Future of Laboratory Science
Join us also at our “Golden Memories” dinner gala featuring Roy LeBlanc, Las Vegas and Collingwood World Champion Elvis tribute artist, with appearances also from Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Check back often for more conference details.
Delegates and guests are invited to join us on Friday, Septermber 20th at our Welcome Reception. Spend an evening get-together with drinks, appetizers, our trade show vendors, and live music by classical guitarist John Taylor.
Come to the Welcome Reception dressed á la sixties style and you could win a prize for the best representation of the 60’s fashion. So, go to the back of your closets (or your parents’ closets) and dig out those bell bottoms, go-go boots, fishnet stockings and/or tie-dyed shirts and mingle with our vendors.
Cost is included with registration for FULL Conference delegates. Tickets may be purchased for 1 Day Only delegates or guests. Cost is $35 per person.
Guitarist for Welcome Reception
John Taylor is a solo classical and jazz guitarist, originally from Cape Town, South Africa. As well as playing classical guitar he has also played various other styles of music with different bands over the years and teachs all styles on the electric and the acoustic guitar. In Canada he has done numerous performances including playing on the 'A' Channel morning show, Rogers TV and performed for the president of the University of Western Ontario.
Need a room at the London Hilton?
Rates are: $129.00 per night plus applicable taxes for Single or Double rooms. Triple rooms are $139 and Quad rooms are $149.00 plus applicable taxes per night. A $10.00 charge applies for each additional adult over double. Occupancy to a maximum of 4 adults per room.
Need Travel Assistance?
If you need to get from Toronto Pearson Airport to London, you may want to consider using Robert Q Airbus service. They provide shuttle service between Toronto and London and Detroit airports. To receive a quote or to book your travel, visit https://reservation.robertq.com/airbus/about.aspx.
London Tourism has generously donated local London transit bus tickets for the conference weekend. You will need to indicate to the OSMT office if you require these tickets so we have enough on-hand during the conference. Please let us know your needs when you register for the conference.
Limited parking in the hotel garage is available at a rate of $6.00 per day for OSMT guests. Valet parking is available for $20.00 per day. Additional self-parking is available adjacent to the hotel at city rates.
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