Research Task Force, consisting of members from various institutions, met for several months through conference telephone calls from 2008 to 2009.
CLMA and ASCLS
share a vision that the combined organization will be the premier resource for medical laboratory professionals and laboratory leadership to maintain and enhance their knowledge of medical laboratory science and best practices.
will discuss the current status of testing personnel shortage, training, and personnel competency protocols.
ATLANTA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (NYSE: SI) is showcasing a broad spectrum of products from its clinical diagnostics portfolio at the 2011 AACC and ASCLS
Annual Meetings and Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, July 24 - July 28, 2011 (Booth #1605).
The 2011 ASCLS
Annual Meeting in Atlanta offers educational topics that promote advanced learning in the science and practice of clinical-laboratory science.
CEUs or contact hours are granted by the College of Health and Human Sciences at NIU, 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.
Certification activities will operate with complete autonomy from the three sponsoring organizations of the BOC--ASCP, ASCLS
, and the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT).
This section is coordinated by Rick Panning, chair of the ASCLS
Government Affairs Committee; and Don Lavanty, ASCLS
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.
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".
Last year's bill, introduced at the behest of CLMA and ASCLS
, failed to gain widespread support in other sectors of the lab community.