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.

In-Person and Virtual Attendance Options

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 Las Vegas 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.


*All times in Pacific Time. Schedule subject to change


9:00 am – 11:30 am New Educator 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


7:00 am – 5:00 pm Educational Sessions, Industry Engagement, Networking
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Happy Hour


7:30 am – 12:30 pm Clinical Laboratory Educators Forum Meeting and Breakfast, Educational Sessions, and Closing Keynote

Getting Support to Attend

Attending CLEC is a professionally rewarding and enriching experience.

Need help requesting support from your administration to attend CLEC 2024? Here’s a sample letter to get you started: 2024 Employer sample justification letter_CLEC

New Educator Workshop

Thursday, February 22
9:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time

The New Educator Workshop (NEW) will address the needs of those new to educator positions in clinical laboratory science-related programs. NEW is designed to assist early-career educators transition into teaching roles and support their professional development. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with presenters and fellow educators via interactive presentations, discussions, and peer-to-peer learning activities.

This year’s workshop will help you detect or improve those “problem” spots in your teaching practice. Acquire resources and learn to develop a simple plan to establish a self-reflective process for assessing and improving your teaching in a rewarding, not burdensome, way.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the presenter and fellow educators via interactive presentations, discussions, and peer-to-peer learning activities.


  • Rachel Morris, PhD, MLT(ASCP)CM, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, Michigan State University

Level of Instruction: Basic

*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

Thursday, February 22
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) will present the following hybrid workshop, “Mastering the Art of the Site Visit” on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 7:00am-12:00pm PDT, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Site visits are a critical component of the accreditation process for laboratory educational programs. In this workshop, we will explore strategies to help you successfully navigate the accreditation experience, understand how to best represent your program during a site visit, and recognize commonly cited standards to avoid citations. We will walk you through the preparation, planning, and hosting of the Site Visit to ensure a smooth accreditation process and help you demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality and continuous improvement in your program.

The workshop will be co-presented by:

  • Phyllis Ingham, EdD, MEd, MLS (ASCP)CM AHI(AMT), Program Director, Medical Laboratory Technology, West Georgia Technical College, Program Accreditation Review Committee (PARC) Vice Chair
  • Eric Elsinghorst, MPH, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, MB(ASCP)CM, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science and Diagnostic Molecular Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Review Committee for Accreditation Committee (RCAP) member

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 1.

Event App

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The ASCLS CLEC mobile app is available for download. Access the app using the links above, or visit Google play store or the iTunes app store and search for “ASCLS Events.” After downloading the app, you will need to create an account to access the app. If you previously downloaded the ASCLS event app for prior CLECs, you do not need to re-download the app, except for troubleshooting purposes. You only need to select the upcoming event – CLEC 2024.

To access the event from your desktop, go to

Remember – only those who have registered for the event will be able to access the event and you must use the email address associated with your registration.

*note: this is not the same app used for the Joint Annual Meeting.

CLEC 2024 Session Schedule

Preview the session schedule below. Click on each Session Title to view session description and presenter(s).

CLEC Session Schedule




CLEC 2024 Industry Partners

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LSU Health Sciences Center – Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Platinum Educational Group
American Proficiency Institute
SEKISUI Diagnostics
ARUP Laboratories
American Medical Technologists
PCOM Georgia
Core Laboratory Supplies, Inc.
F.A. Davis Company
UAMS – Department of Lab Sciences
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Health and Safety

COVID and other infectious diseases have the potential to evolve and cause disruptions to normal activities due to personal and public health concerns. ASCLS, first and foremost, has a responsibility to provide safe learning environments for its meeting attendees. As an association of and for healthcare professionals, attendees at our live, face-to-face meetings are expected to exercise sound and ethical professional judgement to protect the health of those around them, which includes proper vaccinations and other measures that limit the spread of infectious diseases like masking and social distancing. Those who are experiencing symptoms should not attend live sessions and should self-quarantine from other attendees.

CLEC 2023

Thanks to all our presenters, industry partners, attendees and volunteers who helped make CLEC 2023 a memorable and educational experience!

2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) On DemandAll educational sessions from the highly-rated 2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) were recorded and are now available to stream online via This library of on-demand courses includes content created by your peers and is focused on topics of relevance to today’s medical laboratory science educators. Individual sessions are $10 for ASCLS members/$15 for non-members.

  • You can purchase a Best of CLEC 2023 bundle, containing the top 11 sessions according to attendee ratings ($80 for ASCLS Members/$120 for non-members).
  • For access to all 41 recorded sessions, purchase the All Access CLEC 2023 On Demand bundle ($250 for ASCLS members/$375 for non-members).

Access to CLEC 2023 On Demand is good until March 2024.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.