CIQC is changing from an academic program hosted in the Departments of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan into two new programs to better reflect the evolving world of biomarker testing in Canadian and international laboratories.
The Canadian Pathology Quality Assurance – Assurance Qualité Canadienne en Pathologie (CPQA-AQCP) is a federal not-for-profit corporation that will focus on routine biomarker testing. The Canadian Biomarker Quality Assurance – Programme canadien d’assurance de la qualité des biomarqueurs (CBQA-PCAB) will focus on research, development, and quality assurance of established and emerging predictive/prognostic biomarkers and will also include proficiency testing for pathologists’ biomarker readout. CIQCReadout.com is an online program for proficiency testing of pathologists’ and technologists’ biomarker readout, which was just launched and is now changing the name to CBQAReadout.ca. As all CIQC laboratories are entitled to free access to CBQAReadout.ca, we use this opportunity to share with you the CIQC affiliation code: uMJ6xXTk. The code will be active until the end of 2020. You will need it at the time of registration with CBQAReadout.ca.