I'm semi-retired except for a few
'jobettes' mostly done for fun.
As a consultant, I specialized in developing
transfusion-related websites and managing mailing lists for health
professionals. Expertise includes the Internet for professional
development, communication skills, technical writing, and transfusion medicine
education. I have extensive experience as an educator and clinical
I began consulting
part-time in 1996 and became a full-time consultant in 2000. And I still retain an
appointment as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Alberta.
In the past I published papers on
using the Internet and presented talks and workshops at national and international conferences.
Also, I'm the founder and listowner of MEDLAB-L. See
Bursary': Created by CSTM, 2011 (Overwhelmed
& humbled by this honour so generously given by colleagues)
Distinguished Fellowship of the
Presented at CSMLS LabCon, Halifax (2011)
Text of acceptance speech
Buchanan Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Immunohematology Club of
Edmonton and the Dr. D. I. Buchanan Memorial Fund. Delivered at
World Congress, Vancouver (2002)
Sample of the Year, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (2002),
now available on TraQ
- Case O1)
Award of Excellence-Gold (team award): member of the Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation Laboratory Medicine Competency Assurance Project of the Alberta College of Physicians
and Surgeons (1997-9)
International Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists
for Outstanding Services to Medical Laboratory Technology (accepted in Oslo,1996) (now
Honorary lifetime membership in the ASMLT (1996)
Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine
Ortho Award (1995)
MLS Instructor of the Year, 1991
Alberta Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (ASMLT) Award of Distinction
for Exemplary Performance in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology (1988)
Selected Publications (Publications
Presentations, Workshops, etc.
Rh negative female with anti-D at delivery: A case study
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn
The disappearing antibody: A Case Study
Case of a disappearing antibody. Case B7.
Chamber K, Letendre P, Whitman L.
Blood Components. In:
Clinical Guide to Transfusion, Clarke G, Blajchman M, eds. Ottawa:
Canadian Blood Services, 2006.
hemolytic transfusion reaction involving a student. Case A8.
2004 Letendre P.
Standards Z902-04:implications and issues
transportation of RBCs. Case A7.
group inconsistent with records (due to patient misidentification when
collecting the blood specimen)
2003 Letendre P. Web-based
resources for transfusion medicine. Blood Matters 2003 Apr;5(2):1-4.
2002 Letendre P.
Web-based educational resources. An overview. Vox
Sang 2002; 83 (Suppl 1):227-30.
2001 Letendre P. Search Engines - Finding What You Want. Lab Med
2000 Letendre P. Designing your own web site. AABB News
1999 Letendre P. Using the Internet as a research tool. AABB
News; 1999 June.
1997 Letendre P. Writing a case report. Canad
J Med Lab Sci 1997; 59: 142-3.
1994 Letendre P.
igakueigoronbun. Osaka: Iyaku Journal
Company, 1994. (Japanese translation of the textbook: Letendre P.
Fundamentals of Writing
for the Biomedical Sciences. Division of Medical Laboratory Science,
University of Alberta, 1991.)
2007 Letendre P. The Internet: Invaluable educational tool or huge
time waster? CSTM Conference, Calgary (3 May 2007)
Gagliardi K, DiTomasso J, Letendre P, Urbanek A.
of the Canadian transfusion list" (Poster), CSTM Conjoint
Conference, Montreal (May 2006)2003 "The Sharing of Quality
Tools," National Blood Symposium on Quality and Utilization
Management, Vancouver (Nov. 26-27, 2003)
educational resources" ISBT World Congress, Vancouver (August 27, 2002)
related to quality management and evidence-based medicine,"
Quality Management in Laboratory Medicine Symposium, Michener
Institute, Toronto (June 14, 2002)
searches simplified," Quality Management in Laboratory Medicine
Symposium, Michener Institute, Toronto (June 15, 2002)
2002 "Competency-based Assessments Online -
Where E-Learning Fits in a Quality System," CSMLS Congress,
Calgary (May 22, 2002)
2000 "The Internet Advantage: Keeping Current in Research,
Development, and Change," IAMLT World Congress, Vancouver
1998 "A Laboratorian's Approach to Reading Journal
Articles," Clinical Laboratory Medicine Conference, Dhahran, Saudi
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