A message from Christine Nielsen, CEO

As we are all aware, our global community is facing an unprecedented health care crisis. Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the CSMLS has come to the difficult decision to cancel LABCON2020, scheduled for June 5-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

We did not take this decision lightly, as it was made through consultation of reliable resources, recommendations from our national and provincial health agencies, and ongoing travel and meeting advisories. We believe, at this time, this is the right step in doing our part to reduce the strain on our health care system.

For those of you who have registered for LABCON, we will refund your registration automatically; there is no need to contact us. This process may take some time, so we appreciate your patience.

If you have made travel or hotel arrangements for the event, it is your responsibility to cancel these and cancellation policies would be up to the individual providers.

We understand there will be disappointment with this decision; LABCON is an important event for the medical laboratory community, a valuable time to learn, share, and network. As an alternative to the in-person event, we’re exploring opportunities to present some of the great sessions we had planned for LABCON2020 via live stream and/or webinar.

We will share more information as it becomes available so please remain subscribed to the CSMLS eNEWS for updates. Our commitment is to continue to provide you with insights for what’s ahead.

These kinds of decisions are never easy to make and we are deeply grateful for your continued support and patience.

You can reach us anytime at We’ll be pleased to respond as quickly as possible.