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Thank you for joining us at CLEC 2018!  Make plans now to join us in Baltimore MD, February 21-23, 2019.

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.

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Click the green button below to view discussions and announcements about CLEC 2018.  Also, access the attendee list on the CLEC Online Community.

Post - CLEC Roundtable Webinars

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Missed these roundtables at CLEC 2018?  No worries!

We are giving you the opportunity to join us for a live online session for the following roundtables:

  • R05 - Discussing the Discussion: Why Discussion Boards Are Vital in Online Teaching (R05)
Thursday, April 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Sallie Ruskoski, PhD, MT(ASCP), Northeastern State University

As many programs shift from traditional to online, there is no classroom discussion among students. Use of discussion boards in the online platforms are vital in order for students to discuss subjects with the instructor as well as communicating with fellow students regarding experiences and learning suggestions.

  • R03 – MLT Programs Only
Friday, April 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Theresa Spain, MEd, MT(ASCP), Houston Community College 

What issues are you currently facing in your MLT Program? Come with questions, concerns, and thoughts. Then find out how others are handling similar situations. Share your thoughts and ideas with new friends.

  • R20 – Characteristics of Effective Educators
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Cathy Robinson, DHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Louisiana State University Alexandria 

In this session, participants will gain tips on improving their skills as educators. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on ways to improve their effectiveness in the classroom.

  • R09 – Face-to-Face Labs vs. Hybrid Labs: A Comparison of Student Performance in an Introductory Microbiology Course for a Two-year Period
Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Sandra Tijerina, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBB, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 

The CLS Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers a Clinical Microbiology course for healthcare workers which is in high demand and has 225-240 students per semester. Due to the high cost of media, the program developed and online lab which has significantly cut the cost down. This session will discuss how students compare in face to face labs with on line hybrid labs.

Participation in these roundtables is free of charge and limited to CLEC attendees only.  These roundtables will be presented in the same format as CLEC, except all participants will be online.  Each session is P.A.C.E.® accredited for 1 contact hour.

Pre-registration required.  Registration is limited to the first 50 participants per webinar.   Register online at https://members.ascls.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=4/5/2018&eventid=9.  Registration for each webinar closes once the max attendance is reached or 12 pm ET the day before the event (whichever is first).  All participants will be emailed viewing instructions the afternoon of the day prior to the event.  Registration for the final webinar closes on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Archived webinars are unavailable.

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