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BCSLS Staff:

Malcolm Ashford is BCSLS's Executive Director. Malcolm has a long background in organizing and developing service-sector NGOs, with particular expertise in training and certification standards. Click here to see a more complete bio on Malcolm.

Angie Bender is the BCSLS Executive Assisant. Angie keeps BCSLS running smoothly with particular attention to Educational Event Planning and Membership Services.

BCSLS is an open and democratic non-profit society. Its members work mainly in medical laboratories throughout the province of British Columbia. They are committed to providing quality health care and improving patient safety. Their values include honesty, integrity and accountability in their professional and personal lives.

BCSLS offers our members the opportunity to be recognized as professionals ensuring the continued high standards of health care in our province. We provide:

Leadership: proactively developing policies on matters affecting the practice of medical laboratory technology and raising issues for public discussion where there is a concern for public safety.

Representation: expressing the needs, concerns and opinions of our membership regarding the conduct and development of their profession and their careers. Our aim is to positively influence health care stakeholders to improve the provincial laboratory system.

Education: ensuring that quality education is available to our members, and that it is relevant, affordable, and accessible throughout the province. We are committed to enhancing our members' competency in-step with advances in scientific knowledge and information technology.

Fellowship: providing and promoting opportunities for our members to meet and communicate to gain advice and support one another in their professional practice and career development.



BCSLS Poster to Educate Public on Key Role of Med Lab Professionals

BCSLS has launched this poster highlighting the key role that medical laboratory professionals play in healthcare.

Making up the third-largest medical profession in the province, B.C. MLTs and MLAs provide critical information that is used in 85 percent of decisions about diagnosis and treatment. The new poster, meant for wide distribution, will increase the visibility and awareness of this crucial role.

Click here to download a PDF version of the poster now.

Additional copies of the large poster are available for $10 each. Click here to order.