Renew Your Membership by July 31
Thank you to the more than 800 members who have already renewed their membership for the 2019-20 membership year.
If you haven't yet renewed, you should receive a letter and invoice in the mail very soon. You can easily renew your membership online by July 31 and ensure you maintain access to your member benefits and your continued membership status. Thank you for your support of ASCLS and the profession.
Rodak Textbook 6th Edition Presented to Bob Hartman
On May 28, George Fritsma presented Robert (Bob) Hartman with a copy of the 2019 sixth edition of Rodak’s Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications. Bob was the beloved husband of Bernadette (Bunny) Rodak, who passed away on March 22, 2016, and is a faithful ASCLS supporter. Bunny dedicated countless hours to publishing the highest quality hematology/hemostasis text, while mentoring and guiding five co-editors and over 50 authors. With her great enthusiasm for hematology and life-long learning, Bunny inspired a generation of students and faculty in this country and around the world. Bunny is remembered today through contributions to the Bernadette Rodak Memorial Scholarship, managed by the ASCLS Education and Research Fund.
Congratulations to the Lab Week Membership Engagement Contest Winner
Thank you everyone who participated in the ASCLS Virtual Bingo game during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Congratulations to Jenna Amundson, who's name was drawn from among the participants. She won a $50 gift card!
Stay tuned for future opportunities to participate in ASCLS membership engagement contests.
Three New Patient Safety Tip Provider Brochures Now Available
The ASCLS Patient Safety Committee continues to develop Patient and Provider Safety Tip brochures for your use in providing testing information to your patients and providers. We encourage you to customize, print (on two sides), and provide these brochures to your customers.
- INR Point-of-Care Testing Performed by Provider or Caregiver
- Using a Laboratory Reference Interval (Range) for Result Interpretation
- Point of Care Testing Use & LimitationsPoint of Care Testing Use & Limitations
Possible brochure uses include but are not limited to:
- Provider- and healthcare professional-centered education material
- Prevention of testing and result interpretation errors
ASCLS Voices Under 40
Spotlight: Brooke Solberg, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Thompson, North Dakota
Brooke is the program director and department chair for the Medical Laboratory Science Department at the University of North Dakota. For the past 10 years she has been teaching graduate and undergraduate MLS students about hemostasis, hematology, body fluids, communication, professional issues, and laboratory education. She also keeps her bench skills current by working a flex position in hematology at a local hospital.
Brooke has been committed to serving ASCLS in many different capacities. She is currently serving as the Membership Committee vice chair as well as the president of ASCLS-North Dakota. In her application Brooke wrote, “My involvement with ASCLS had been a steadily progressing journey from member, to active member, and now to leadership roles.” In the past, Brooke has served as a board member at large-ND, Hematology Scientific Assembly chair-ND, Region V Symposium Planning Committee member, and State Meeting Planning Committee member. Brooke has also shared her laboratory knowledge with other professionals by presenting lectures at CLEC and ASCLS-ND meetings, along with authoring several professional publications. Read more.
ASCLS Voices Under 40 honors ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to the Society, the laboratory profession, and their community at large at a younger age in their professional career. Each month we spotlight one of the shining voices who were selected from many nominations across the country
ASCLS Career Center
Access Over 3,600 Job Postings from Nearly 200 Employers
If you are actively searching for your next job opportunity, or just keeping an eye on the clinical laboratory employment market, the new ASCLS Career Center offers many benefits.
- Upload your resume so that employers searching for qualified candidates can find you.
- Apply for open positions directly through the website; currently nearly 3,700 jobs are listed.
- Set up email job alerts based on search words and locations, and you'll be notified when new openings fit your criteria.
ASCLS is part of the National Healthcare Career Network, which exposes you to a broader list of potential employers. Check it out today!
2019-20 Mentor and Mentee Applications Due July 15
The ASCLS Mentorship Program was created to foster a feeling of belonging and value as a member of the ASCLS community. Students, new professionals, and new members will develop meaningful relationships with mentors to promote personal and professional growth within ASCLS and beyond.
Mentors and mentees are paired up one-on-one and are free to discuss any goals or challenges the mentee wishes to work toward. In addition, supplemental ASCLS information is provided to the pairs to further enhance discussion. The formal program spans one year; after the program the pairs are encouraged to remain in contact. Apply by July 15.
2019 Joint Annual Meeting Kicks off June 23
ASCLS and AGT are excited to host more than 600 laboratory professionals and industry partners at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting, June 23-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and Le Mèridien Charlotte. Anyone who hasn't yet signed up can register onsite at the Registration Desk in the Symphony Foyer.
Download the Meeting App. Access the most up-to-date Annual Meeting schedule from your smartphone or tablet with the ASCLS-AGT Joint Annual Meeting App. View session descriptions and handouts, create your personal schedule, reference conference maps, make appointments with industry partners or other attendees, and get alerts about important meeting news. Download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
Add your upcoming events to the ASCLS Events Calendar:
- Visit http://connect.ascls.org/home.
- Sign in.
- Navigate to your state society's community.
- Click on the Events Tab.
- Click on the green Add Event button in the upper right.
Connect: The Community Conversations
Check out the recent discussion threads on ASCLS Connect and join the conversations:
- In the Open Forum members consulted on CBC outdate time frames.
- Members gave information about honor societies for medical laboratory science students.
- Also in the Open Forum, members shared their experiences using the new Connect Community mobile app.
- In the Microbiology/Public Health Scientific Assembly, members discussed lab assistants in microbiology and what tasks they perform.
- The Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Community makes frequent blog posts with helpful resources and information.
ASCLS Connect in the Palm of Your Hand
Download the MemberCentric App on Your Mobile Device
Look up other members in the directory, send and respond to messages, and monitor community discussions in real time.
The app keeps you logged in, making the entire Connect Community (and all its functions) just an icon away.
To download the app:
- Go to the Google Play store or the Apple App Store and download the MemberCentric app.
- Search for ASCLS when prompted to "Find your organization."
- Log in using your credentials for your ASCLS member account.
2019 Joint Annual Meeting
Charlotte, North Carolina