I am heading for home after giving the Keynote presentation on Looking to the Future of the Clinical Laboratory yesterday morning at the Great Plains Regional Laboratory Expo here in Omaha/La Vista, NE.
A special thank you to the planning committee for inviting me to speak at this great meeting. Attendance was great and so many fantastic sessions and speakers, and wonderful support by all the vendors. What I enjoy the most about ASCLS is having the opportunity to get out and spend time with out members at these state and regional meetings.
I will be heading to the 2013 Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference in Kansas City later this week. I’m looking forward to seeing all of my laboratory educator friends and catching up on the latest in clinical laboratory education tips and trends. Hopefully I’ll be seeing you there.
I am pleased to be speaking at the following conferences this spring:
2013 Great Plains Regional Laboratory Expo – April 3, 2013, La Vista (Omaha), Nebraska – Keynote Speaker
ASCLS Region X “Spring Training” Conference, March 5-8, 2013 – Phoenix, Arizona
ASCLS-MT 2013 Spring Conference, April 17-20, 2013 – Helena, Montana
Find out the latest about the opportunities, challenges and best practices in laboratory science curricula, online or in the classroom. Attend the ASCLS 29th Annual Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference (CLEC), February 14-16, 2013, in Kansas City. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with your favorite colleagues?
Do you struggle to know what is permissible to use from the internet? Are your plagiarism policies getting through to your students? And how many ways are there for students to cheat electronically? At CLEC 2013, you’ll see real-life examples of successful strategies that can help you. (See end of message for specific sessions.)
Review the full CLEC schedule in the conference brochure at the CLEC webpage, www.ascls.org/CLEC.
The annual Legislative Symposium, co-sponsored by ASCLS, ASCP, AMT, CLMA, and this year, AGT (Association of Genetic Technologists) will be March 18-19, 2013 in Crystal City, Virginia.
The registration form is in the November/December ASCLS Today and is available at the Legislative Symposium webpage.
This symposium is your opportunity to help the laboratory profession speak with one voice as we advocate for important issues impacting our practice. We urge each constituent society to send at least one state representative and to alsoinvolve students and new professionals in the event. As the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) said, “If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we really don’t stand for them.”
I am excited and honored to have been elected President-Elect of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) at the recent ASCLS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. I look forward to serving ASCLS as President-Elect this year and as President for the 2013-2014 year.
I am in Los Angeles attending the 80th ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. I”m looking forward to a great week of Continuing Education, networking, social events, and to looking at all of latest technology demonstrated by all of the vendors in the Expo hall.
Colleague Rebecca Rogers and I are also co-presenting a session on social networking this week.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone here in LA. I always enjoy reconnecting with all of my clinical laboratory friends and colleagues, and meeting new laboratory professionals. It’s going to be a great week.
In a recent article, scientists are reporting a key advance in efforts to develop a handheld device that could revolutionize the complete blood cell count, one of the most frequently performed blood tests used to diagnose and treat disease. In a report in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, they describe adding a key feature to their “blood lab-on-a-chip” that allows it to count white blood cells more accurately.
Read the full article here.
I have recently received confirmation that I will be speaking at the upcoming 2012 Hawaii ASCLS/CLMA Annual Meeting in Hawaii on May 16-17. I will be giving a solo presentation on Cost Savings in the Clinical Laboratory and will be co-presenting a talk with ASCLS colleague Rebecca Rogers on what ASCLS and the Social Networking Task Force have been doing in the realm of Social Networking.
I am thrilled that our talks have been accepted and I’m looking forward to spending a week in beautiful Hawaii and networking with my clinical laboratory colleagues from ASCLS and CLMA.
The December 2011 web version of Clinical Laboratory News has a great article on CMS and CDC’s work on an overhaul of proficiency testing regulations. Definitely a must read for any laboratory administrator.
CLN – Proficiency Testing: Making the Grade