The ASCLS Connection:

Sharing our Voice, Value & Vision

The ASCLS Connection:
The ASCLS Connection is the official blog for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. This blog will serve as a source for important society information as well as an opportunity to hear the opinions of members. We will be provide regular updates on state news, committees, upcoming events, member highlights, and provide-the-face moments. Members are encouraged to submit posts on topics. To do so, you must be logged in to the website, then click on "Member Blog" to start your own article or "Leave Comment" to comment on an existing article. We hope you will enjoy this new form of communication and look forward to any feedback!

What’s it like to be a Clinical Laboratory Science major?

on Tuesday, 05 August 2014. Posted in The ASCLS Connection: , Promotion of the Profession

Check out the Bobcat Blog!

Lindsey Coulter tells us what it's like to be a CLS major in the Bobcat Blog.  The Bobcat Blog contains news on people and events at Texas State University, the Rising Star of Texas.

Check it out here:

http://txstateu.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/exploring-majors-clinical-laboratory-science/

2014 AM Awards Ceremony

on Tuesday, 05 August 2014. Posted in The ASCLS Connection: , Society News

2014 Awards Ceremony

2014 AM Awards Ceremony

The 2014 Members Awards and Industry Awards were wonderful. I am not just saying that because of the mimosas or champagne that was given to us either! Thank you to our wonderful emcees for the events, Paula Garrott for the Industry Awards and Barbara Brown at the Members Awards.

There were many students, professionals, and others given very deserving awards.

Chicago 2014!

on Tuesday, 05 August 2014. Posted in The ASCLS Connection: , Society News

New beginnings

Chicago 2014!

Submitted by Andrea Hickey, ASCLS Staff

From the opening keynote with Dr. Walter "Sunny" Dzik explaining the laboratory's response to the Boston Marathon Bombing to the installation of our new President Susie Zanto, I don't think there was a single attendee that wouldn't agree that the 2014 ASCLS annual Meeting in Chicago was fantastic!

The annual meeting is sort of bittersweet for many people in leadership roles in ASCLS and ASCLS Constituent Societies.  It serves as the turning point for many as they leave one role and transition into another.  For President JR Constance, he was welcomed back by his Colorado contingency as he transitions to his role as ASCLS Past President.

Threre are many society presidents who do the same.  At the 2012 meeting in Los Angeles, I was at the end of my tenure as Michigan Past President and ready to settle into a less demanding role.  In Michigan, it is the Past President's job to plan the state meeting. At that time I transitioned into my favorite role, which is mentor.

You see, everyone should take a turn, do their part, and keep the state and regional grassroots efforts going strong.  As that happens though, the rest of us need to stick around and mentor those that follow. Douglas Adams once said 'I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be'.  I think this is so true for many of us. I know personally, I am exactly where I need to be.

A great article about the MLS Profession

on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in The ASCLS Connection: , Promotion of the Profession

The hidden profession that saves lives!

A great article about the MLS Profession

Check out a great article from Elsevier Connect about the Medical Laboratory Science profession

http://www.elsevier.com/connect/the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives