This competition strives to encourage members to present their findings at the national level using a poster format. In addition, it provides a venue for laboratory educational programs to showcase their ‘best and brightest’. ASCLS invites all members to present their papers or other relevant findings at the Annual Meeting using this format.

The presentations will be judged in a peer-reviewed fashion onsite, and awards provided for the best posters in the following categories: member, graduate student, undergraduate student.

Award: The winners will receive a certificate at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony.

Awards will be given for the best undergraduate, graduate student, and best practitioner poster at the ASCLS Joint Annual Meeting. 

The professional and graduate student whose poster is judged best in competition will each receive a cash prize of $100. The undergraduate student whose poster is judged best in the competition will also be given a cash prize of $500 by the ASCLS E & R Fund.

Winning authors are encouraged to submit their findings to the journal Clinical Laboratory Science. (Note: Significant editorial changes may be necessary before publication and the journal reserves the right to reject any submission not deemed worthy of publication.)

Complete submission guidelines and instructions may be found at Annual Meeting Poster Abstract Submissions


  • Any current ASCLS member
  • Student members from accredited MLT or MLS educational programs are encouraged to submit
  • Programs may submit more than one poster

2020 Recipients

Professional Category
Brandy Gunsolus, Kellie Foss, and Gurmukh Singh
Promotion of Appropriate Laboratory Test Utilization

Graduate Category
Corey Swackhammer, Jacob Gault, Aaron Beaver, Estephania Yanez, and Taylor Eaves
Rapid Molecular Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Real- Time PCR

Student Category
Rachel Siddall, Carol Young and William LeBar
Cefiderocol Susceptibility in Gram Negative Organisms

2019 Recipients

Professional Category
Kathryn Golab and Luis Carrillo-Polanco
An Unusual Presentation of Smoldering Multiple Myeloma in a patient with End Stage Renal Disease

Graduate Category
Kelissa McCullar, Amanda Phillips, and Mayra Gonzales
Rapid Molecular Detection of Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Using High-Resolution Melt Analysis

Student Category
Brittany Pulkkila
Cost-Effectiveness of LAMP Test for Molecular Diagnosis of Human Schistosomes (co-authors: Nilanjan Lodh and James Mwansa)