ASCLS Today is the membership newsletter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

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ASCLS Today Editorial Calendar 2021-22

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Hassan Aziz

Professional Advocacy

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President Our profession is facing difficult times recruiting and retaining the laboratory personnel required to do the work. Even with significant sign-on bonuses and incentives for openings,…

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Constance Stager

Advocate for Yourself and Your Lab

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Constance Stager, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Region IX Director The theme of this issue of ASCLS Today, Professional Advocacy, is one that I have found myself giving quite some thought to lately considering the pandemic…

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Article about laboratoy staff in St. Cloud Times

Laboratory Advocate: That is, YOU!

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Cindy Johnson MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Past President During my ASCLS presidential term (2019-20), I stressed the importance of advocating for the laboratory profession as well as the professional. I challenged you to find…

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Christal Lane

History Has its Eyes on You

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Christal Lane, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Let me set the stage for you … The year is 2020. It’s early in the year, around January. Laboratory professionals in their morning huddles…

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Rick Panning

Advocating with the C-Suite

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM As a professional organization, ASCLS is well known for its advocacy efforts for the profession with state and federal regulators and legislators. Equally as important is advocacy efforts in…

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CLEC 2019 attendees

Make Memories at CLEC 2022

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 DeAnne Maxwell, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, CLEC 2022 Steering Committee Chair On a snowy day in February 1994, I boarded a plane bound for Newport, Rhode Island, with fellow Indiana MLS program educators Linda Kasper…

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ASCLS Political Action Committee Table

Your PAC Dollars are Working!

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Stephanie K. Mabry, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSCCM, ASCLS Political Action Committee Chair If you’ve ever been to a Joint Annual Meeting or the Laboratory Legislative Symposium, you’ve likely seen the ASCLS Political Action Committee (PAC)…

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Alex Shaw

Advocacy from a Student’s Perspective

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Alex Shaw, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large As an MLS student and active ASCLS member, I have become more and more aware of the issues that plague the clinical laboratory. There are many…

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