At CAP-ACP 2016:

Join us on Monday July 11 for our presentation on:
Laboratory standards elevate confidence in diagnostics: How does Canada contribute to international standards?


When: Monday, July 11 at 1245-1300

Where: Exhibit Hall Symposium Theatre



Canada plays a significant role in standards development through institutions like SCC, CSA and ISO. By definition, a standard is an authoritative “document” setting forth criteria for performance and characteristics. This presentation will discuss what makes a standard, Canada’s involvement in standards development, the role of IQMH Accreditation and the application of ISO in its foundation, the quality system thinking, differences between accreditation bodies, and IQMH strategic relationships. At the end of this talk, it will be clear how IQMH elevates confidence in the system of diagnostic testing.


Speaker: Dr. Gregory J. Flynn, B.Sc., MD, FRCPC, Chief Executive Officer

As the Managing Director of the Quality Management Program—Laboratory Services (QMP–LS) since 2006, Flynn helped launch IQMH in order to offer QMP–LS services in other jurisdictions. Flynn served as the President of the Ontario Medical Association where he played a pivotal role in governance review and strategic planning. He has devoted much of his recent career to the improvement of quality in healthcare and was a member of the Provincial Advisory Group on Laboratory Reform. Flynn completed his pathology training in 1991.


IQMH’s vision is to be the Standard for Confidence, within the international medical diagnostic testing community, through our three Centres of Excellence: Accreditation, Proficiency Testing, and Education.

Our mission is to elevate the integrity of the medical diagnostic testing system by providing rigorous, objective, third-party evaluation according to international standards.