What does Choosing Wisely have to do with medical laboratory professionals? Webinar
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Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is an initiative about reducing unnecessary tests and procedures in health care. A movement is afoot for MLPs to become involved with CWC. CSMLS and the University of Alberta are collaborating to create a list of CWC recommendations that represent activities within our scope of practice. This multi-stage project is currently underway, and efforts to engage MLPs are a central activity.  This webinar will highlight the overall project progress. Listen in and be inspired by the ideas for this important initiative.

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand the extent of unnecessary diagnostic testing in health care
  • Appreciate the impacts of unnecessary diagnostic testing in health care
  • Develop ideas about how medical laboratory professionals (MLPs) can become more involved in initiatives to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures



Amanda VanSpronsen, MSc, BSc (MLS), MLT

Valentin Villatoro, MEd, BSc (MLS), MLT

Elijah Chan, BSc(MLS), MLT

Laura Zychla


Amanda VanSpronsen is an associate professor in medical laboratory science at the University of Alberta, and her research interests include MLT professional development and appropriate laboratory utilization.

Valentin Villatoro completed his MEd in Health Sciences Education, and he continues to build his expertise in pedagogy and ways to engage learners.

Elijah Chan is a recent graduate of the Medical Laboratory Science program at the University of Alberta and has experience as a Transfusion Medicine Auditor. His senior research focused on the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations and their relevance to the clinical laboratory.

Laura Zychla holds research positions with the CSMLS and Cancer Care Ontario. She has an extensive consulting background in research and analysis, with a focus on creating evidence-based health and education policy for the applied health professions.


Recorded: May 25, 2019

PEP hours: .5

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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