Research Task Force, consisting of members from various institutions, met for several months through conference telephone calls from 2008 to 2009.
will discuss the current status of testing personnel shortage, training, and personnel competency protocols.
During the week of July 25th the ASCLS
Board of Directors and the House of Delegates voted unanimously to accept the findings of the CASA Report.
Certification activities will operate with complete autonomy from the three sponsoring organizations of the BOC--ASCP, ASCLS
, and the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT).
MLO and Northern Illinois University (NIL)), DeKalb, IL, are co-sponsors in offering continuing education units (CEUs) for this issue's article on RESHAPING HEALTHCARE AT THE CLINICAL LABORATORY LEVEL CEUs or contact hours are granted by the College of Health and Human Sciences at MIL), which has been approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS
Last year, AMT for the first time joined existing participants ASCLS
, CLMA and ASCP as cosponsor of the activities.
This section is coordinated by Rick Panning, chair of the ASCLS
Government Affairs Committee; and Don Lavanty, ASCLS
In the ASCLS
Scope of Practice (2001), the CLS is responsible for "developing a Quality Management System, correlating and interpreting test data, and promoting awareness and understanding of the use of the clinical laboratory".
Advocacy efforts on behalf of MTs and CLSs will continue to be made by the usual variety of groups: AMT, ASCLS
, AAB, CLMA, AACC, ASCP, and the lab subspecialty organizations.
The 2011 ASCLS
Annual Meeting in Atlanta offers educational topics that promote advanced learning in the science and practice of clinical-laboratory science.
When someone asks what ASCLS
does for its members, a very typical first response includes a description of the advocacy performed on our behalf.
Last year's bill, introduced at the behest of CLMA and ASCLS
, failed to gain widespread support in other sectors of the lab community.