Cinco de Mayo Festival in Denver

Postcards from Denver – Hispanic Heritage

Learn about the history and culture of Denver and Colorado before you attend the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC), March 14-16. Postcards from Denver are presented by the CLEC Host Committee. Statue of Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed that Hispanics are the largest ethnic groups in Colorado. Roughly one…

Denver Art Museum Native American Art

Postcards from Denver – Land Acknowledgment

Learn about the history and culture of Denver and Colorado before you attend the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC), March 14-16. Postcards from Denver are presented by the CLEC Host Committee. This post is an excerpt from the American Library Association’s Indigenous Tribes of Colorado. The land that Denver sits on originally belonged to…

Postcards from Denver – 16th Street Mall

Learn about things to see and do in Denver while you attend the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC), March 14-16. Postcards from Denver are presented by the CLEC Host Committee. The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is located on the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade with shopping, dining, and nightlife. You’ll find free…

gift boxes

Society News Now – December 2021

ASCLS Celebrates a Labvocacy Win, A Gift of Free CE for You, Virtual Events in January, Apply for ASCLS Awards and Scholarships, and more. ASCLS Celebrates a Labvocacy Win PAMA Cuts Delayed to January 2023 On December 10, after a successful advocacy effort on the part of ASCLS and our colleagues at every other laboratory…

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, jobs remain vacant, and laboratories must decide whether to continue running their costly advertisements, pay…

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 and the lab’s vital role in patient testing. The pandemic has provided an opportunity for…

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 your “why”—your purpose, the reason you chose the laboratory profession. Then I encouraged you to…

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 gather to hear their laboratory directors bring up the new “novel” virus coming out of…