Meet the ASCLS Candidates, Free Labucate Course, Upcoming Events, CLEC 2023 On Demand, and more

Time to Renew Your Membership

ASCLS is currently renewing memberships for the 2023-24 Society year. For those of you who have not yet renewed, paper notices were sent by mail last week. Renew your membership by July 31 to ensure access to your membership benefits and to maintain your continued membership status.

Thank you for your support of ASCLS, and we look forward to another year of reigniting your passion for medical laboratory science.

Meet the Candidates 2023

Meet the ASCLS National Candidates 2023

The ASCLS Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for office in the 2023-24 Society year. Candidates selected by the House of Delegates will take office during the 2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting. Delegates will elect one president-elect; three directors; one 5-year term member for the Judicial Committee; and five 2-year term members for the Nominations Committee. Read more.

Upcoming Events

800+ Laboratory Professionals Prepare to Gather for ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting

June 26-30 | Providence, RI or Virtual

Late Registration Now Open

The 2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) kicks off in less than 10 days. Laboratory professionals from all facets of the lab and from around the world will come together to share knowledge, research, and best practices, as well as connect with friends and colleagues in the medical laboratory community. The educational program will provide 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education, and the meeting will include about 55 industry partners—our highest number yet.

There’s still time to sign up at the late/onsite registration rate.

In-Person Attendance: JAM will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel and Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to the educational program, poster presentations, industry partner exhibits, and networking activities, you’ll also receive access to all recorded JAM educational sessions for 30 days after the event, providing you with about 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved credit.

Virtual Attendance: You will have access to the nearly 60 educational sessions, either streamed live or recorded; industry partner virtual activities; virtual poster presentations; and virtual networking events. You will also have access to all recorded JAM educational sessions for 30 days after the event. 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. Create a personalized JAM experience that fits your life.

Save the Dates

ASCLS members at Laboratory Legislative Symposium in Washington, DC2023 Laboratory Legislative Symposium

October 23-24 | Alexandria, Virginia

The annual Laboratory Legislative Symposium gives you the chance to travel to Washington, DC, with medical laboratory professionals from six laboratory organizations and make our concerns known inside Congress.

The Legislative Symposium provides a great education on the how-tos of lobbying. Attendees are coached on presentation techniques so they can effectively talk to their congressional representatives during their appointments. They are well received in the congressional offices. Attendees return home from Washington with first-hand knowledge of the political system in action and confidence that they make a difference.

This year’s event will be held October 23-24 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. In-person and virtual attendee options will be available.

ELMC2Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2)

January 19-20, 2024 | Virtual

The Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2) is designed specifically for laboratory professionals to help you transition into and thrive in management roles.

ELMC2 provides two days of virtual programming (live and streamed for up to 30 days after the live event), up to 20 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit, networking events, access to an attendees-only online community, and follow up programming expected to take place 6-12 weeks after the conclusion of the virtual conference, as well as special meet-ups at the Joint Annual Meeting in June.

Free Labucate Course

Sponsored by VeracyteClassification of New Thyroid Tumors and Impact on Clinical Management

Take the course for free.

Description: Approximately 50 percent of Americans will develop a thyroid nodule by the time they’re 60 years old. While most are benign, 5 percent are cancerous. This session will provide an overview of recent updates in the classification of thyroid tumors and the impact on clinical management.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe newly defined thyroid tumors
  2. Discuss the history of NIFTP, a reclassified thyroid tumor, and its impact on clinical management
  3. Differentiate between high grade and poorly differentiated thyroid tumors

Dr. Maria GubbiottiDr. Virginia LiVolsiSpeakers

Virginia LiVolsi, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Principal Investigator East Division CHTN
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Maria Gubbiotti, MD, PhD
Neuropathology Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Instruction Level

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

CLEC 2023 Session Recordings Available On Demand

2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) On DemandAll educational sessions from the highly-rated 2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) were recorded and are now available to stream online via This library of on-demand courses includes content created by your peers and is focused on topics of relevance to today’s medical laboratory science educators. Individual sessions are $10 for ASCLS members/$15 for non-members.

You can purchase a Best of CLEC 2023 bundle, containing the top 11 sessions according to attendee ratings ($80 for ASCLS Members/$120 for non-members). Sessions included are:

  • A Fresh Look at the Flipped Classroom: How Post-Pandemic Student Habits Have Created Opportunities for Successful Implementation
  • DEIJB in MLS: How to Incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging into the Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Developing a Program Evaluation Plan
  • Focus on Case Studies
  • Focus on Outcomes
  • Grading for Growth: Designing Laboratory Feedback Methods to Foster Student Competency
  • Implementation of Game Based Learning in the MLS Curriculum to Increase Student Engagement
  • Teaching Students who Haven’t Learned How to Learn: A Modern-Day Approach to Teaching the “Post-Pandemic” MLS Student
  • The Comprehensive Lab Final: A Multidisciplinary Review of Laboratory Skills and Concepts
  • The Implementation of Small Teaching Strategies in a Hybrid Hematology Course
  • Verbal to Visual: Creating Graphic Organizers and Sketch Notes to Improve Student Learning Outcomes

For access to all 41 recorded sessions, purchase the All Access CLEC 2023 On Demand bundle ($250 for ASCLS members/$375 for non-members).

Access to CLEC 2023 On Demand is good until March 2024.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

New Episode of Off the Bench Podcast

Off the Bench sponsored by University of Cincinnati OnlineSubscribe to the Off the Bench Podcast for discussions on scientific and not-so-scientific ideas in laboratory medicine. New episodes drop the last Friday of each month.

On the May 26 episode, guests Dr. Kyle Riding and Emily Woten join a roundtable discussion with hosts Sophia Chandrasekar and Galina Dronova about mental health, burnout, and mindfulness in the laboratory. Learn the signs of burnout and discover some tools and techniques to manage, prevent, and alleviate it. Special thanks go out to our episode sponsor, the University of Cincinnati Online.

Subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Voices Under 40

Spotlight: Melissa Dumoulin, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Nampa, Idaho

Melissa is the laboratory manager over the Nampa and Fruitland laboratories for St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho and Oregon.

Melissa is a member of the ASCLS national Membership Committee, serving two consecutive appointments from 2017-23 and serving as chair of the committee for three of those six years. She has also served as the ASCLS-Idaho and ASCLS Region VIII membership representative. Melissa additionally has served on the national Marketing and Communications Committee. Within ASCLS-Idaho she has served in several board and officer positions, including Nominations and Elections Committee and Scientific Assembly chair. Additionally, she has served as a member, co-chair, and chair on the ASCLS-Idaho State Convention Planning Committee regularly during her 15 years of membership with ASCLS. 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.

Welcome New Member

Taylor BrooksTaylor Brooks, MLT(ASCP), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

In the #IamASCLS-Introduce Yourself Community, Taylor recently introduced himself:

“I’m a recently licensed MLT(ASCP), currently serving in the armed forces and stationed in North Carolina. My responsibilities are as a generalist, and those responsibilities differ from most lab professionals in that the majority of my work is performed in field environments rather than a typical clinic or hospital. Moreover, I’m often in a position where I’m the only (and therefore most senior) lab professional in the room.

“I joined ASCLS partly as a professional obligation, but also in the hopes of meeting other lab professionals with field experience (military, NGOs, humanitarian relief efforts, etc). Ideally, I could use this community as a sounding board for the SOPs I expect to draft in the near future.

“On a lighter and more personal note, I have some hobbies I like to tend to on the weekends: usually chess, guitar, and watchmaking. I’m not particularly good at any of them, but I have a good time all the same.” Connect with Taylor.

Local Events

Save the dates for upcoming local meetings.

Member Benefit: Mentor Match

ASCLS Mentorship ProgramA valuable benefit of being an ASCLS member is the opportunity to participate in the ASCLS Mentorship Program. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the country. Sign up is easy and can take place at any time in the year.

Develop a meaningful relationship with another laboratory professional to promote personal and professional growth within ASCLS and beyond. Sign up as a mentor or mentee today!

Connect: The Community Conversations

ASCLS Connect is an invaluable platform to ask questions, share feedback, and stay connected with your community of laboratorians. Here are some of the recent discussions you may have missed:

Key Dates

2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting
Providence, RI, or Virtual
June 26-30

ASCLS Membership Renewal Deadline
July 31

2023 Laboratory Legislative Symposium
Alexandria, VA, or Virtual
October 23-24