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Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Summit 2024

Applications for 2024 are now closed

Due to overwhelming demand, applications for 2024 are now closed. You can sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about the LMP Summit 2025! (tick the LMP Summit box)

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure: 1st and 2nd June 2024!

Attention, medical students! Are you eager to dive into the world of Laboratory Medicine but unsure if it's the perfect fit for you? Craving hands-on experience to truly grasp this captivating aspect of health care and patient management? Look no further! 

What you will experience

Join us for an exciting two-day program at the University of Toronto, where you'll: 

  • Explore the sub-specialties of Laboratory Medicine, zooming in on anatomical/diagnostic pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, forensic pathology, and medical microbiology
  • Connect with renowned faculty experts and residents, gaining invaluable insights and expanding your network

By participating in the LMP summit, you'll be immersed in: 

  • The astonishing ways Laboratory Medicine influences up to 80% of clinical management decisions through engaging case-based discussions
  • The advancements in automation, digitization, and machine learning revolutionizing diagnostics
  • Additional opportunities for further exposure to Laboratory Medicine beyond the MD curriculum

On day one you will:

  • meet members of our residency programs - faculty, residents and staff 
  • explore a day in the life of a laboratory medicine professional
  • hear about residency programs in laboratory medicine
  • join case-based sessions exploring multi-disciplinary cases across several laboratory medicine disciplines

On day two you will:

  • see what hospital laboratories look like at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network
  • explore areas in breakout sessions covering: digital pathology, Artificial Intelligence, molecular pathology and forensic pathology 

When and where

Exact times and locations will be confirmed nearer the time.

  • Saturday, 1 June, 8:30 am - 5 pm, followed by a dinner
  • Sunday, 2 June, 9 am - 4:30 pm

The Summit will take place on the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto.

Who it is for

This program is aimed at medical students who are enrolled in an undergraduate MD program in Ontario (across Canada also welcome) and are interested in exploring the field of Laboratory Medicine.

How to apply

The best part? There's no cost to attend this program! 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included on day one. Breakfast and lunch are included on day two.

Spaces will be limited. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Registration is now closed.

For questions, please contact Paula Nixon lmp.pg@utoronto.ca.

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Meet the organising committee

Carlo Hojilla

Dr. Carlo Hojilla

Pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

Larissa Liontos

Dr. Larissa Liontos

Staff Hematopathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Hematological Pathology Residency Training Program Director and Lecturer in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

Susan Poutanen

Dr. Susan Poutanen

Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network and Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

George Yousef

Dr. George Yousef

Program Medical Director of the Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network and Vice Chair, Education (Postgraduate Clinical) and Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.