CLEC 2021, February 25-27, Denver, Colorado

Plan to join us for CLEC 2021 in Denver - February 25-27, 2021

Attend the most important annual event for faculty, administrators, directors, advisers, and others in clinical laboratory science education: the Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference.

Whether your goal is to identify trends and strategies, manage change, enhance instructional skills, or develop innovative teaching techniques, CLEC is the place to be.

Preliminary Program
CLEC Online Community

Click the button below to view discussions and announcements about CLEC 2020.  Also, access the attendee list on the CLEC Online Community.

NAACLS Workshop

NAACLS logoThe National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) will present the following workshop, “Get Excited About Not Being Cited – The Insiders’ Edition of Commonly Cited Standards,” on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (immediately prior to CLEC) in the CLEC General Session Room at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The workshop will be co-presented by Dawn Tripolino, MBA, MT(ASCP), program director of the MLS Program at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Dale Telgenhoff, PhD, HTL(ASCP)CM, associate professor, clinical and diagnostic sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Ms. Tripolino is a phlebotomy educator and vice chair of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC). Dr. Telgenhoff is an HT educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

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 after November 1

New Educator Workshop (NEW)

New ImageThe New Educator Workshop (NEW) is a pre-CLEC event that will address some of the needs of those new to educator positions in clinical laboratory science-related programs. Presented by the Committee for Education Programs and Initiatives (CEPI), a subcommittee of the Education Scientific Assembly (ESA), 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 the following topics:

  • From Clinical to Classroom: Tips for New Faculty Members
  • I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me … Lessons Learned by Educators
  • Experienced Educator Panel – Ask the Experts!
  • Online Education Resources Available

 Presenters include Dr. Susan Beck, Deborah Brock, Dr. Kathy Doig, and Terry Taff

*Additional Registration Required. Participants can earn 2.0 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit.

Cost: $75 for ASCLS members/$95 for non-members

Thanks to our Supporting Partners

ASCLS welcomes our CLEC 2020 exhibiting organizations:

  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology - ASCP
  • ASCP Board of Certification
  • CellaVision
  • CLSI
  • Core Lab Supplies, Inc.
  • Davita Labs
  • Elsevier
  • F.A. Davis Company
  • Hemosonics
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Labster
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems
  • LSU Health Sciences Center
  • LW Scientific
  • MediaLab Inc.
  • miniPCR bio
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • National Society for Histotechnology
  • PreCheck
  • Randox Laboratories
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Sysmex America
  • Trajecsys Centralized Clinical Recordkeeping
  • University of Minnesota
  • World Precision Instruments

*updated as of February 24, 2020

Event App

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The ASCLS CLEC mobile app is available for download.  Access the app using the links above, or visit Google play store or the iTunes app store and search for "ASCLS Events."  After downloading the app, you will need to create an account to access the app.  If you previously downloaded the ASCLS event app for the Annual Meeting, you do not need to re-download the app, except for troubleshooting purposes.  You only need to select the upcoming event - CLEC.

Use the ASCLS Event App to access the CLEC schedule from your smartphone or tablet and create your own personalized schedule. View session descriptions and handouts, reference maps of the hotel, and get alerts about important meeting news. Additionally, connect with fellow CLEC attendees by sending messages to other app users, uploading photos to the timeline, and more. Download the ASCLS Events app today!