The Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) is the most impactful annual gathering for faculty, administrators, directors, advisers, and others in medical laboratory education. Content experts will present a wide range of timely topics, providing you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving landscape for the clinical laboratory education community.

This conference includes peer-to-peer learning through shared personal experiences, designed to give you take-aways that you can bring home and implement in your program. Explore new ways to enhance the student learning experience, adapt your content for new learning methods and delivery systems, discover innovative teaching techniques, and so much more.


To provide you flexibility to participate in CLEC in the format that best fits your personal circumstances, you have the option to attend CLEC either in person in Denver, Colorado, or virtually through the streaming device of your choice, wherever you are.

All educational sessions will be streamed live and recorded. Both in-person and virtual registrants will have access to all session recordings for 30 days after the event—about 40 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved credit—as well as additional virtual content provided in the conference app. You get to choose which sessions and events you want to attend live and which recordings you will view later when the time is right. Design a CLEC schedule that fits your work and personal life.

Health and safety a priority. Attendees participating live and in person at ASCLS events must provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The method for submitting documentation will be forwarded to registrants in February. Correct and consistent masking while indoors consistent with CDC guidelines and any state or local public health directives will be required and enforced. ASCLS urges those who may be unable to comply with these policies to participate in CLEC 2022 virtually.


*All times in Mountain Standard Time. Schedule subject to change


9:00 am – 11:30 am Preconference Workshop
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Networking, Industry Engagement
12:45 pm – 6:00 pm Opening Keynote and Educational Sessions
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception with Industry Partners and Poster Presentations


7:00 am – 5:45 pm Educational Sessions, Industry Engagement, Networking


7:30 am – 12:30 pm Education Scientific Assembly Meeting and Breakfast, Educational Sessions, and Closing Keynote

Pre-Conference Workshop
presented by the Committee for Education Programs and Initiatives (CEPI)

Training the Clinical Preceptor – How Can We Do It?

Monday, March 14
9:00 – 11:30 am Mountain Time

Clinical preceptors – we need them, love them, and want them to be able to provide an exceptional clinical experience for students. Come prepared to share, learn, and brainstorm practical ways to provide unique training for your technically competent clinical preceptor to be empowered as a training educator. This workshop can also apply to training new employees and is applicable for both the novice and experienced participant.

Presented by Louise Ferrell, MT(ASCP), Sr. Technical Education Specialist at Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona.

*Available to in-person attendees only and must be purchased separately. Participants can earn 2.0 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit.

Cost: $75 for ASCLS members/$95 for non-members

NAACLS Workshop

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) will present the following hybrid workshop, Starting Off Strong: Using Historical Data for an Easier Review Process, on Monday, March 14, 2022, from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm MT, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

This NAACLS workshop is SEPARATE from the CLEC Program, and the workshop registration and payments are processed directly through NAACLS.

For complete information on the workshop and to register, please visit the NAACLS website at after December 12th.

Thanks to our Partners

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ASCP Board of Certification
ARUP Laboratories
Sysmex America
Jones & Bartlett Learning
F.A. Davis Company
AUDIT MicroControls
Core Laboratory Supplies
Trajecsys Corporation
The Binding Site
American Medical Technologists