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Apr
22
Sun
2018
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2018
Apr 22 – Apr 28 all-day

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.

 

Get ideas HERE!

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Due Date: Keys to the Future Nominations
Apr 30 all-day

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.
May
1
Tue
2018
Due Date: ASCLS Voices Under 40 Nominations
May 1 all-day

ascls_voices_largeASCLS 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.

Find more information about this award and the process for submitting nominations HERE.
Jun
1
Fri
2018
Due Date: Constituent Society Member of the Year Recognition
Jun 1 all-day

Constituent Society Member of the Year Recognition Due

 

The purpose of the ASCLS Constituent Society Member of the Year Award is to recognize a member who has contributed significantly to the field of clinical laboratory science and to the state and/or national ASCLS in the past 5-10 years and who has, by outstanding example, inspired others over that time as an active member in the organization.

Find more information about this award and the process for submitting nominations HERE.
Jun
10
Sun
2018
Due Date: Fund-Raising Competition
Jun 10 all-day

Fund-Raising Competition Submissions Due

The following fund-raising competitions must be submitted by the due date to be considered for recognition.

Political Action Committee Contributions

Each year the ASCLS Political Action Committee (PAC) holds a challenge to constituent societies and regions to raise funds for the PAC to support activities in the government arena in order to promote government policies favorable to clinical laboratory science.

Award:

The ASCLS Region which raises the highest amount of money at the prior year’s Annual Meeting will receive breakfast at their Regional Caucus at the current year’s ASCLS Meeting. The constituent society which raises the highest amount of funds (per active membership) in the past fiscal year (July of prior year to May of current year) will be acknowledged at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony with a plaque. Second and third place winners may be awarded plaques as deemed appropriate.

.Find more information about this competition and the process for submitting information  HERE.

Promotion of the Profession

The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) proposes to raise public awareness of the clinical laboratory science profession by challenging members of Constituent societies to work together to raise funds for any charitable organization of their choice.

Award: The constituent society that raises the highest amount of funds per active member in the past fiscal year receives recognition and a plaque at the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Find more information about this competition and the process for submitting information  HERE.
Jun
30
Sat
2018
Due Date: Annual Board Reports
Jun 30 all-day

Annual Board Reports due:

All Region VIII Council Members must submit their Annual Board Report to the Regional Director.

Send to:  Holly Weinberg, Region VIII Director

Jul
30
Mon
2018
ASCLS Annual Meeting 2018
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day

86th Annual Meeting

Plan now to attend the 86th Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo to be held in Chicago, Illinois!  Watch for more information to follow.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
IMSS 2018 @ Snow King Sports & Events Center
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm

Get that Camper Packed!

 

The Intermountain States Seminar is a unique convention that started over 50 years ago when the five intermountain states…Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana… joined forces to bring a powerful seminar into being. IMSS is held each fall in the beautiful setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are fortunate to be able to attend such a renowned event.

Region VIII is kind of like family…crazy aunts, nosy in-laws and too many cousins to count…and just like family…there is nowhere else you would rather be! Come see your long-lost “relatives” in Jackson Hole this fall.


The General Chair for IMSS this year is Abbey Wichman.  If you have questions or suggestions, please contact her HERE.

 

Exhibitors interested in exhibiting can contact our Exhibits Chair, Amy Steinmetz HERE.


More information will be coming.  Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page to stay updated with the latest information.

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Due Date: Awards Nominations
Feb 15 all-day

Award Nominations due:

Nominations for the following awards are due today!

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • New Professional Leadership
  • Student Forum
  • Leadership
  • Bio-Rad Professional Achievement
  • Website, Publication (web-based or paper)
  • Theriot

Find more information about these awards and the process for submitting nominations HERE.

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Due Date: Interim Board Reports
Feb 17 all-day

Interim Board Reports due:

All Region VIII Council Members must submit their Interim Board Report to the Regional Director.

Send to:  Holly Weinberg, Region VIII Director

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