CLEC 2023 New OrleansThe 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.

CLEC 2023 will be held March 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

We invite you to explore the more than 40 educational opportunities you will experience at CLEC 2023. Sessions have been grouped by themes — Education: Theory, Delivery, Format; Program Management/Administration; Student-Focused/Holistic; Discipline Specific; Miscellaneous; and Paired Presentations.

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 New Orleans 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.

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.




*All times in Central 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 and NAACLS 50th Anniversary Celebration


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


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

Pre-Conference Workshop

New Educator Workshop

Thursday, March 2
9:00 – 11:30 am Central 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 include:

  • Documentation: How to do it and why it’s important
  • Fundamentals of communication
  • The multi-generational student population
  • Experienced educator panel – Ask the experts!
  • Online educational resources available


  • Deborah Josko, PhD, SM(ASCP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Barbara Kraj, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Old Dominion University
  • DeAnne Maxwell, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Franciscan Health Indianapolis

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, March 2
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) will present the following hybrid workshop, Preparing for Successful Accreditation: When, Why, and How, on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm CT, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

This presentation will focus on the overall process of accreditation from start to finish. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation, organization, planning, writing, and the submission process for the self-study. Recommendations will be provided in how to avoid common mistakes and citations. The presentation will also walk you through the preparation, planning, and hosting of the site visit.


  • Jennifer Knight, MHS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, MLS Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP)
  • Keri Brophy-Martinez, MHA, MT(ASCP), Austin Community College, Phlebotomy Educator and Chair Elect on the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC)

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.

Thanks to our Partners

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Jones & Bartlett Learning
F.A. Davis Company
UAMS – Department of Lab Services
American Medical Technologists
University of Nebraska Medicine
SEKISUI Diagnostics
Randox Laboratories
Nikon Instruments Inc
Trajecsys Corporation
PCOM Georgia
Platinum Educational Group
Core Laboratory Supplies, Inc.
ASCP Board of Certification
AUDIT MicroControls
Association of Public Health Laboratories
LSU Health Sciences Center
CSI Laboratories, A Fulgent Genetics Company