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National education on a full range of topics conveniently available to you at home, work, and on the road.

Attendees to the Virtual 2020 Joint Annual Meeting found the educational program very strong and valuable. The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is very real, but we hope we have a solution. We captured all of the educational programming, and it is available to stream online for P.A.C.E.® credit. 

Options include:

  • An All Access Pass to all 59 recorded sessions (up to 58.5 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit) is $275 ($395 for non-members).
     
  • A Best of 2020 bundle, containing 12 curated sessions that reflect the best sessions of the meeting according to attendees, is $80 ($120 for non-members). Included sessions are:
    • The Mystery of Lab Safety Regulations
    • In the Wake of Wakefield: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy
    • iAMP21 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a High-Risk Disease
    • Hold My Beer Moments? Tales from DCLS Consultative Practice
    • A Collaborative Guide to Navigating the Complexities of Perimortem Testing in the Clinical Laboratory
    • Green Death Crystals and Other Gems from the Hematology Lab
    • Handling Identification/Susceptibility Mismatches in the Modern Age
    • Plasma Transfusion: What's the Real Deal with the Yellow Stuff
    • Cultivating Resiliency: Positive Intelligence
    • Succession Planning: Leadership Development and Planning for the Future
    • Biotin Interference in Clinical Immunoassays: An Overview
    • Closing Keynote: Understanding Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: A New Era for Health Care Professionals
       
  • All individual sessions are $10 ($15 for non-members). 
     
  • Pre-Conference Workshops are each $20 ($30 for non-members). Each workshop is worth two hours of of P.A.C.E.® credit.
    • Next-Generation Sequencing Variant Analysis: The Technologist's Perspective
    • FISH Troubleshooting
    • PCR and Sequencing: What you need to know
    • Punctuation DOES matter...and other lessons from the ISCN
    • Resources and Strategies for the Interpretation of Germline Variants

The complete list of available sessions:

  • Opening Keynote: COVID-19: Lessons Learned Informing Future Response
  • Inconsistency in the Professional Identity of Laboratory Practitioners Contributes to the Workforce Shortage
  • Current Status of Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19
  • In the Wake of Wakefield: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy
  • Predicting Antibiotic Resistance by Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential
  • Productivity in the Modern Laboratory
  • Labucate and Labvocate with Social Media: Tips and Tricks
  • iAMP21 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a High-Risk Disease
  • Diagnostic Stewardship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
  • Ensuring Accurate Point-of-Care Results Using Laboratory Data and Informatics
  • Succeeding with Specialist Certifications
  • IGH deletions in multiple myeloma can enhance risk stratification
  • Twenty Years After "To Err is Human"
  • Hold My Beer Moments? Tales from DCLS Consultative Practice
  • A Collaborative Guide to Navigating the Complexities of Perimortem Testing in the Clinical Laboratory
  • Measles Comeback: Facts and Myths
  • Sex vs Gender in the Clinical Lab
  • hs-Troponins: From History to High Sensitivity
  • Becoming an Expert: Professional Writing, Reviewing, and Publishing
  • Advancing Interoperability: Laboratory Impacts of the 21st Century Cures Act
  • Anemia: Triggers for Transfusion
  • Hear it from the Source! Why Choose the DCLS?
  • Gordon Dewald Presentation: An Overview of the Amazing Advances in Genetic Testing I’ve Observed Over My 30+ Year Career
  • Green Death Crystals and Other Gems from the Hematology Lab
  • Handling Identification/Susceptibility Mismatches in the Modern Age
  • Better, Faster, Stronger: The Use of Direct Access Testing by Fitness Professionals
  • A Case of Mistaken Newborn Screening: Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Join Forces to Make the Right Diagnosis
  • Plasma Transfusion: What's the Real Deal with the Yellow Stuff
  • Cultivating Resiliency: Positive Intelligence
  • Scaling Up: 0 to 5,000 Samples a Day in Response to COVID-19
  • Myeloid Neoplasms and the Role of Molecular Diagnostics in Hematologic Malignancies
  • MALDI Mass Spectrometry: Past, Present, and Future
  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Laboratory Professionals
  • ASCLS Oral Presentations
  • Current Approaches to Lymphoma Testing in the Cytogenetics Laboratory
  • Is Umbilical Cord Tissue Toxicology the Right Choice for Your Hospital?
  • Join the EPIDEMic: Increasing Healthcare Value as Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Cytogenetic and Molecular Professionals
  • A Seat at the Table: Raising the profile of the lab professional on the healthcare team
  • AGT Oral Presentations
  • How the Coronavirus is Impacting Higher Education
  • CLIA and Point of Care Testing
  • Succession Planning:  Leadership Development and Planning for the Future
  • Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Testing in the Clinic: Benefits and Challenges
  • An Imperfect Puzzle: Using a Case-Based Approach to Promote Critical Thinking in the Hematology Laboratory
  • Post-Retirement Opportunities and Adventures
  • Remote Control: How to zoom through COVID's impact on Higher Education
  • The Mystery of Lab Safety Regulations
  • Washington Labvocacy Briefing
  • The Emergence of a New Practitioner: Three Doctors of Clinical Laboratory Science Share their Impact on Healthcare
  • Transfusion Transmitted Infections: Investigations and Mitigation
  • CPT, Z-code, LCD: Impact to Genetic Testing Laboratories
  • Biotin Interference in Clinical Immunoassays: An Overview
  • Going Back to the Start: EIAs for Clostridioides Difficile Detection
  • Career Pathways and Opportunities: Research, Public Health, Education, Industry, and Travel Roles for the MLS
  • Are Bioethics Personal, Professional, or Both?
  • POCT, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy: The Expansion of Laboratory Medicine in Pharmacy Patient Care
  • Smarter Pathology Facilities Today ... and Tomorrow: How Innovation Drives the Michigan Medicine Pathology Relocation and Renovation Project
  • Closing Keynote: Understanding Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health: A New Era for Health Care Professionals

Annual Meeting Education Program

Make plans to join us June 28 - July 2, 2020!

Schedule-at-a-Glance

**All times Eastern. 

Sunday, June 28

 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  ASCLS Board of Directors Meeting
 2:00 pm -  3:30 pm Regional Caucuses

 

 

 

 

 Monday, June 29

10:00 am - 11:30 am  Welcome and Opening Keynote 
11:30 am - 7:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Opportunities

 

 

 

 Tuesday, June 30

10:00 am - 7:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Opportunities

 

 

 Wednesday, July 1

10:00 am - 6:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Opportunities
6:00 pm -  7:00 pm  Closing Keynote 

 

 

 

  Thursday, July 2

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ASCLS House of Delegates Meeting 

 

JAM FAQs

Virtual JAM Frequently Asked Questions

We will use Zoom webinars and Zoom meetings to deliver the Virtual JAM. Each session will have its own unique Zoom webinar link, which you will find on the session listing in the online schedule and in the JAM Mobile App schedule once you log in.

Please note that you can use both the web version on your computer and the mobile app on your device to access all Virtual JAM sessions and information. You can switch between formats, or even use both at the same time, depending on your needs.

You can do so using your computer or mobile device:

When using your computer, log in using this link. Be sure to use the email address that you used to register for the Virtual JAM. You will be sent a code to verify your account before you are logged in.

When using your mobile device, download the mobile app and log in. Be sure to use the email address that you used to register for the Virtual JAM. You will be sent a code to verify your account before you are logged in.

The system will require you to log in to the website or mobile app after extended times of inactivity, or if you log out. This is a security feature. A new verification code is generated each time you log in. You will not need to log in to each individual session, however, just to the event site.

Yes, you must have a Zoom account to participate in the sessions. If you don't have a Zoom account yet, create a free account here. Speakers, please refer to the instructions provided by meeting staff on using your Zoom account for your presentations.

We also recommend that you install the Zoom Desktop Client on your computer and/or the Zoom Mobile App (for iOS or Android) on your mobile device to have the best in-session experience.

Check that you have the most current version of Zoom (version 5.0).

Headphones aren’t necessary, however, using them may give you a better listening experience, might help you focus on the educational session, and will keep you from disrupting those around you.

For all educational sessions, attendees will be muted. However, in certain situations the host may choose to unmute you (if you request to speak) then mute you again. For meetings and social events, if you plan to participate vocally, you will need a microphone. While the internal microphone in most computers/devices will work, we’ve found that using a headset gives you the best experience.

For all educational sessions, attendee video will be turned off. However, for meetings and social events, you will have the option to turn on your camera. If you are participating in any pre-conference workshops, you will have the option to turn on your video as well.

All sessions and meetings on the schedule reflect Eastern Time Zone. Unless you are in the Eastern Time Zone, the schedule will not show your specific time zone. However, you can create your personal schedule and then export it to your device or computer, which will reflect your time zone.

No, the Virtual JAM program is intended to be flexible. You will receive access to all the sessions, and you can choose when to attend in real-time and when to watch the recorded session. We encourage you to create a schedule that fits your personal situation.

Be sure to take breaks—stand up, stretch, leave the room, get something to eat, do something away from a screen for a while. Come back refreshed and ready to learn.

Also, if you start to participate in one session but find that it’s not what you expected, feel free to leave and join a new session.

If possible, have a dedicated space for attending the meeting, away from distractions and interruptions, so you can immerse yourself in the education and experience.

Use the Chat and Q&A features during the sessions to interact with other laboratorians and engage with the presenters.

Fill in your profile so that other attendees can get to know you better. Learn more about using the event app.

At the Virtual JAM we will use the online ASCLS CE Organizer program to document your attendance. Both ASCLS members and non-members can prepare a certificate with CE Organizer.   

At the end of each session, the moderator will announce a unique session code for that session. We will provide you a sheet to record the session code numbers for each time slot. You will need this number to get credit for attending the session. You will have the opportunity to claim credit for bth the real-time events that you attend and the recordings that you view later.

Links to recordings will be added to the session listings in the online schedule and in the JAM Mobile App schedule within 24-48 hours after the session. You will be able to access the recordings through July 31.

We will send emails out to registered attendees, but most of the communications regarding the Virtual JAM will be sent using the JAM App, which can be accessed on a mobile device or on a computer through the web. Notifications will be pushed to your mobile device; when using your computer, the notification will appear as a red dot in the upper right.

We have multiple opportunities for you to contact event coordinators for assistance.

  • Email: JAMhelp@ascls.org
  • Through the app, tap on, Attendees, select #JAMhelp at the top of the list, and send a message.

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