Clinical Laboratory Educators' Conference (CLEC)

 2016 Clinical Laboratory Educators' Conference (CLEC)

February 25-27, 2016

Minneapolis, MN


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

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

Registration  Accommodations  Transportation

2016 Session Handouts   NAACLS Workshop

2016 CLEC Sponsors   2016 CLEC Exhibitors

   2016 Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

2017 Call for Proposals


Registration Rates:

By January 12, 2016         After January 12, 2016

ASCLS Member:                 $425                                 $495

Non-member:                      $615                                 $685

Guest for Friday Evening Reception: $80


Click here to register online.  Online registration will be available until 5pmET on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  After that date, registration will only be available onsite.

Preliminary Program (PDF):  Download the preliminary program to view all information about CLEC 2016.  Please Note:  The date is printed incorrectly at the top of page 23.  It should read, "Saturday, February 27, 2016."

Registration Form and Program Planning (PDF, Letter Size): Download a copy of the registration form and follow the instructions to register by mail or fax.

Conference Schedule (PDF, Letter Size):  Download a copy of the conference schedule to review the CLEC 2016 education sessions.  Please Note:  The Entry Level Curriculum sessions scheduled for Saturday, Febuary 27th are included with the full registration.

Post-registration Reminders (PDF):  This document contains a few reminders.  Please review this document after you have completed the registration process. 

The member fees are for persons holding current membership in ASCLS. If you are not currently a member, complete and submit a membership application, including dues payment, with your CLEC registration to receive the member discount on your registration fee. Click here to download the membership form.

Multiple Registrations Discount

When three or more individuals from the same institution register at the same time, each registration will be discounted by $30. To be eligible for this discount, you must register by mail or fax to (571) 354-7570.  All completed registration forms and payments from your institution must be received together.  Online registration is NOT available for the multiple discount.  


The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is the CLEC 2016 headquarters hotel:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Click here to reserve your room online for CLEC 2016.  You can also reserve your room by calling 1-888-421-1442.  Be sure to mention “ASCLS” to receive the group rate.

Reserve your room prior to February 2, 2016 to secure the group rate.

Room Rates:

Single/double accommodations:  $159 per night plus tax and fees

Triple accommodations:  $184 per night plus tax and fees

Quadruple Occupancy:  $209 per night plus tax and fee


The Hyatt Minneapolis is just a short 20-minute ride from the Minneapolis Airport. 

Distance from hotel: 12 miles

Average taxi fare: $40 one way

SuperShuttle is providing all CLEC attendees with a discounted fare.  Visit to make our reservation online.  Or call the SuperShuttle operations center at 1-800-258-3826.  Be sure to mention the discount code, ASCLS.

CLEC 2016 Session Handouts

Click here to access the CLEC 2016 Session Handouts.  Each attendee must print and bring the necessary handouts to the conference. The password to access the handout webpage is provided in the registration confirmation email.

We will have internet connectivity available at CLEC which will allow everyone to access the latest version of the handouts instead of providing flash drives.

Questions? Contact

NAACLS Workshop

NAACLS will offer a workshop on the Education Methods:  Linking Our Programs and Courses to Standards on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 7am-12:15pm. The NAACLS Workshop is not part of the CLEC 2016. NAACLS workshop registration and payment are handled separately and solely through NAACLS. Visit for more information and to register. 

2016 CLEC Sponsors

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of CLEC 2016:

Please visit their websites to learn more about the services and/or products provided by these organizations.

2016 CLEC Exhibitors

ASCLS would like to acknowledge the following organizations that will be exhibiting at this year’s conference:

  • Core Laboratory Supplies, Inc.
  • HealthEast Medical Laboratory
  • Elsevier
  • MediaLab, Inc.
  • Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Pearson
  • AMT
  • ASCP
  • Allen College
  • CLSI
  • Fertility Solutions, Inc.
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Sysmex America, Inc.
  • Radiometer America, Inc.
  • Center for Phlebotomy, Inc.
  • F. A. Davis Company
  • ViewsIQ, Inc.
  • LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Allina Health Laboratory
  • Mayo Medical Laboratories
  • Hemo Bioscience, Inc.
  • Staff Ready
  • FirstLight Health System
  • Randox Laboratories US Limited
  • Muskingum Adult Programs, Muskingum University
  • Hettich Instruments
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Scientific Device Laboratory Inc.

Please visit the exhibitors’ booths at CLEC 2016.  Exhibit hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 25:          11:30am – 12:30pm and 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday, February 26:               9:30am – 10:30am

CLEC 2016 Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Click here for more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at CLEC 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact Karrie Hovis at


CLEC 2017 Call for Proposals


Have an idea for an educational session at CLEC 2017?  Click here to submit an online proposal.  If you prefer to email or fax your copy (571.354.7575), click here to download the proposal form.  Deadline to receive proposals is April 30, 2016.  CLEC 2017 will be held February 23-25 in Boston, MA.