Yee-Haw! Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference
Make plans now to join us for CLEC 2018 in Houston, TX February 22-24.
Attend the most important annual event for faculty, administrators, directors, advisers and others in clinical laboratory science education: the Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference.
Whether your goal is to identify trends and strategies, manage change, enhance instructional skills, or develop innovative teaching techniques, CLEC is the place to be.
State Omicron Sigma Nominations due:
First awarded in 1977, Omicron Sigma is the ASCLS President’s Honor Roll for Outstanding Service. It provides lasting recognition of those dedicated members who volunteer their personal resources, time and energy to the ASCLS. Recognition is at three levels: national, regional, and constituent society. This allows constituent society presidents, regional directors, and the ASCLS President to recognize members for outstanding service.
Find more information about these awards and the process for submitting nominations HERE.
Legislative Symposium: Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC
ASCLS is proud to work with CLMA, ASCP, AGT, and AMT on the Legislative Symposium each year.
Though this ASCLS tradition that originated in 1989, the members of these organizations meet with their Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill as a unified front on behalf of our profession. Each year these leading organizations urge their members and leaders to come to Washington to provide a visible and informed voice, and make our concerns known inside Congress.
Education, Experience, Leadership
The Legislative Symposium provides a great education on the how-to’s of lobbying. Attendees are coached on presentation techniques so they can effectively talk to their congressional representative during their appointments. They are well received in the congressional offices. Attendees return home from Washington with first-hand knowledge of the political system in action and confidence that they make a difference.
The 2018 Legislative Symposium will be held March 19 – 20 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA. Each attendee will receive pre-meeting emails describing the issues to be discussed with their Congressional representatives as well as extensive information to be left with each office.
CLCC: Save the Date!
Location: Ramada Plaza and Conference Center, Northglenn, CO
Two days of continuing education; one of the biggest conferences the state has to offer to our gracious health care professionals. Join us for networking, social events, and the best speakers that ASCLS-CO and ASCLS-WY have worked so hard to provide to us. Check the website link below to check for updates on the event, handouts, and the conference program as they become available. We hope to see you there!
Get your Career off the Ground
B.A.S.E. Jumping from the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls is an exhilarating and awesome feat. While some people may say attending the 2018 ASCLS-Idaho Spring Convention cannot compare, we challenge you to JUMP! at the chance to attend and see if we can’t help you find the thrilling and adventurous side of your career again.
Save the Date:
2018 ASCLS-Idaho Spring Convention
April 19-21, 2018
Red Lion Hotel, Twin Falls, Idaho
More information to follow
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.
MLPW, which takes place the last full week in April each year, is coordinated by a collaborative committee with representatives from 17 national clinical laboratory organizations, including ASCLS. Now in its 43rd year, it is important to reflect on the important history of MLPW.
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week, or NMLW, under the auspices of the American Society for Medical Technology, now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). In subsequent years, other organizations have served as cosponsors and campaign supporters.
Keys to the Future Nominations Due
This award serves to recognize and reward ASCLS members who have demonstrated their leadership potential to the organization and to provide these members with structured mentoring.
The Key to the Future Program is administered by the ASCLS Leadership Development Committee and is intended to assist constituent societies in the development of potential leaders to serve at local, state, regional and national levels of the Society. Additionally, the program encourages appointments and nominations of these highly motivated members to positions of responsibility within the organization that will further their leadership development.
Award: Recipients receive recognition and a unique Key to the Future pin at the annual ASCLS meeting. Constituent societies are encouraged to appoint/elect awardees as delegates to the ASCLS Annual Meeting.
Each constituent society should recognize their nominees by announcing their names at the constituent society’s annual Awards Ceremony and presenting them with a unique item designated exclusively for this purpose. The names of the winners should be published in the constituent society newsletter.
Find more information about this award and the process for submitting nominations HERE.
ASCLS Voices Under 40 Nominations Due
ASCLS is excited to announce the recipients of the ASCLS Voices Under 40 Spotlight, a recognition of our many, talented and committed young professionals under 40 years old. The ASCLS Voices Under 40 Spotlight has been developed to honor ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to ASCLS, the laboratory profession, and their community at large at a young age in their professional careers.