ASCLS and AGT Innovating for First Joint Annual Meeting

Today, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) announced the two groups would hold their annual meetings jointly beginning in June 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The partnership was possible after the Society’s decision earlier this year to hold its Annual Meeting independently for the first time…

ASCLS to CMS: High Standards Equal Better Care

The laboratory community is being presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guide the updating of CLIA regulations to reflect the current and future practices in clinical laboratories that support clinical decision-making in an ever-evolving healthcare system. In advance of a March 12, 2018 deadline, CMS is requesting information, comments, information, evidence, research, and trends related to…

Protecting Access to Laboratory Services

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing more than $600 million in cuts to laboratory reimbursements beginning January 1, 2018, with total cuts rising to as much as $1.5 billion annually compared to current reimbursement levels by 2020. These cuts are part of a flawed implementation of the Preserving Access to…

Moving ASCLS Forward – Our Unique Critical Objective

Suzanne Campbell, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM ASCLS President During the ASCLS Board of Director’s Long Range Planning Day in March 2016, a unique critical objective for the organization was developed.  As the foundation of our new strategic map, ASCLS will “actively engage and prepare medical laboratory professionals to meet the demands of the evolving healthcare environment.”  When…

Meet the Candidates 2018

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Meet the Candidates 2017

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A Time of Great Change at the Crossroads

Deb Rodahl, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM President-Elect "ASCLS and the entire practice field is at a time of great change. New leadership is emerging while long valued leaders are retiring; new technologies continue to drive our profession forward; and we as professionals are being encouraged to transform into a new type of healthcare provider who plays a…

Being An ASCLS Professional and Building a Career

Pat Tille Ph.D. MT(ASCP) FACSC Region V Director In 1992, as a young professional I began a journey in medical laboratory science. As a student with a degree in biological science, I was unsure of what I wanted to pursue beyond my undergraduate degree. Like many of my colleagues and friends, I stumbled upon “medical…