Speakers Bios

Conference Speakers

Baljit Singh

Provincial Health Services Authority

British Columbia

Karen Dallas

Head Hematophathology & Tranfusion Medicine

St. Paul's Hospital Vancouver, British Columbia

Phillip Morehouse


British Columbia

Lucy Berte

Laboratories Made Better Consulting

Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Carolyn Canfield

Hon Lecturer UBC Dept. of Family Practice; 

2014 Patient Safety Champion

Debbie Griswold

BC Agency for Pathology and laboratory Medicine

British Columbia

Louise Nagy


British Columbia

Michael Noble

University of British Columbia

British Columbia

Sheila Woodcock

President of QSE Consulting and Convenor ISO/TC212 WG1
Quality and competence in the medical laboratory

Jim Hutchinson

Vancouver Island Health Authority

British Columbia

John Galbraith

Vancouver Island Health Authority

British Columbia

Veronica Restelli


British Columbia

Blake Gilks

Vancouver Coastal Health

British Columbia

Aaron Hirschfeld

Clinical applications consultant - BD Biosciences, Vancouver BC

Aaron Hirschfeld is a Clinical Applications Consultant with BD Life Sciences specializing in clinical flow cytometry. He received an Master’s Degree in Immunology from the University of Calgary and was involved in translational research at the BC Children’s Hospital for a number of years before joining BD Biosciences in 2013. During his time at BD he has been working with laboratory staff in the clinical research environments to teach best practices in flow cytometry and to educate and bring attention to new and novel technologies and techniques.

Lucy Perrone

ITECH University of Washington

Dr. Lucy Perrone is a health laboratory advisor specialized in infectious disease diagnosis, surveillance and response, and laboratory capacity building in resource-limited countries. Dr. Perrone has worked in multiple countries worldwide since 2009. Her areas of expertise include infectious disease diagnosis and surveillance, laboratory systems and capacity building, and improving human resources for health. Dr. Perrone previously worked for the CDC and WHO and joined I-TECH in 2011. She is the Director of the Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management at the University of Washington and also leads Laboratory Systems Strengthening programs at I-TECH. In this role Dr. Perrone provides leadership and technical assistance in laboratory capacity development to multiple Ministries of Health

Malcolm Ashford


British Columbia

Christine Nielsen


Michael Astion

Seattle Children's Hospital