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Isolde Seiden Long

Isolde Seiden Long

University of Calgary; Alberta Public Laboratories

Dr. Seiden Long completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, Department of Medical Biophysics and later completed postdoctoral studies in the Clinical Chemistry Diploma program at the University of Toronto, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Dr. Seiden Long is currently a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Seiden Long is a Clinical Biochemist with Alberta Public Laboratories, overseeing the Chemistry labs at Foothills Medical Center and Peter Lougheed Center Hospitals in Calgary. She is also Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Seiden Long was the inaugural Program Director for the Clinical Biochemistry Fellowship program in Calgary, which was the first new Fellowship program in Canada in more than 30 years when they opened their doors to their first trainee in July 2013. She has been active with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, serving as Head of the Publications division and Editor in Chief of the CSCC newsletter.

Dr. Seiden Long first became interested in Measurement Uncertainty calculations in 2007 when her lab performed these calculations together with Ontario Laboratory Accreditation alignment to the ISO 15189 laboratory standard. At the time, she had written a Measurement Uncertainty excel calculator to support her own laboratory to perform these calculations for accreditation purposes. The calculator remains available today through Dynacare by open license (free of charge). Her interest in laboratory standards development commenced in 2014 when she became a member of the CSA Z252, the CSA Technical Committee on Lab Quality Management Systems and SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) for ISO Technical Committee 212 (TC212), Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems. She has since been working with the ISO TC212 Working Group 2 (Reference Systems) drafting committee on an internationally standardized approach to Measurement Uncertainty Calculations which will be published by ISO this year in a new Technical Specification (TS20914).