Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

General Information

DRIvE 2020 Days have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.  

DRIvE 2021 will be held at the Lister Conference Center at the University of Alberta. 

During the DRIvE Days, the University of Alberta and Alberta Public Laboratories will share our translational research and innovation with all individuals interested in Laboratory Services, Pathology and Diagnostics.  In addition, numerous educational sessions and lectures will be provided for technical staff and students.  The DRIvE Days will host the following three sessions:

Discovery & Research Session

In this session held on Friday morning, April 23, 2021, trainees will present novel research results generated in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

InnoVation Session

In this session held on Friday afternoon, April 23, 2021, recent innovations, new assays, platforms, and processes in Laboratory Services and Pathology in the Edmonton Zone will be presented.

Education Session

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, educational lectures and seminars, held in parallel sessions, will offer knowledge up-dates relevant to the various sub-specialties of laboratory services and diagnostics. 

Dr. John W. Macgregor & Dr. R.E. Bell Memorial Lectures

In addition to the sessions, two departmental lectures are featured during our DRIvE days.   The Dr. J. W. Macgregor Memorial Lecture will be held on Friday afternoon, April 23, 2021.  It  is a tribute to Dr. Macgregor who was appointed as Chairman of the Department of Pathology in 1951 and held that position for 19 years until his retirement in 1970.  

The Dr. R.E. Bell Memorial Lecture will be presented at lunch time on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  It is a tribute to Dr. Bell who founded Alberta's first Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital and established academic training programs in laboratory medicine and medical technology.