Dr. Zaiping Liu
I completed my Medical school in China, which was followed by 10 years of research/teaching in Biochemistry and Pharmacology both in China and Canada. I then successfully completed five years of residency training in General Pathology in Canada and became a Royal College certified general pathologist in 2014 (FRCPC).
Throughout my medical training and research experience, I aspire a career in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. I have finished a year of fellowship training in clinical biochemistry and mainly focus on Newborn screening and biochemical genetics laboratory testing. Now I am serving in IWK health centre and taking up a leadership role in the division of clinical biochemistry and Maritime newborn screening program. My main interest is in the field of Newborn screening and in Inherited metabolic disease diagnosis
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the biochemical tests in the screening, diagnosis and management of Diabetes Mellitus
- Appreciate the biochemical markers of cardiac injury and the methods of testing
- Learn the basic principles of clinical toxicology tests
- Understand a list of safety issues in a clinical chemistry laboratory
The session covers several high yield topics in medical biochemistry. The target audience would be general pathology residents who are through the biochemistry rotations and prior writing the Royal college exams. The session will be of value to all pathology residents or practicing pathologists who are setting their career goal as a general laboratory physician or medical laboratory director in community hospitals in the future.