Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health: Concepts in Safety and Diagnostic Practices

Learn about the Public Health Agency of Canada and the work that is done by the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML). As Canada's leading public health infectious disease laboratory, the NML is responsible for the identification, control, and prevention of infectious diseases. The NML is located at the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health in Winnipeg, the first facility in the world to have high containment laboratories for human and animal health in one building. It is recognized as a leader in an elite group of centres around the world that is equipped with laboratories ranging from biosafety level 2 to level 4, designed to accommodate the most basic to the most deadly infectious organisms.

The NML is Canada's main infectious disease public health laboratory with responsibility for reference microbiology and quality assurance, laboratory surveillance for infectious diseases, emergency outbreak preparedness and response, and training and research development.

Our Speakers

Lillian Mendoza completed her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba in 2003.  She is currently employed as a technician with the Viral Exanthemata & STDs section at the National Microbiology Laboratory, where she specializes in molecular biology and serology techniques for the detection and surveillance of vaccine-related diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella viruses.

We will also welcome Joy Stadnichuck, Community Liaison Program Officer at the NML who will be providing an overview of the NML. 

*This event is being held at our Winnipeg campus located at 265 Notre Dame Avenue. Please check in at the front reception upon arrival.

This event is free to attend and open to anyone interested in the Medical Laboratory Assistant program at Robertson College Winnipeg. However, space is limited. Please reserve your spot by filling in the form below or by calling 204.943.5661 ext. 328.

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