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We have created guides for various attendee groups to help with planning your time at the 2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting

  • Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Jeopardy

    The fourth annual Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Board of Certification quiz competition will have individuals competing against other forum members from each of the 10 regions in Jeopardy style game of BOC questions to prepare for their board exams. Come test your knowledge of the BOC exam questions and meet your fellow forum members in this epic competition!

  • Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Mixer

    Join the Student Forum and NPNMF for a mixer. Details to be announced closer to the event. Check the ASCLS Student Forum & Recent Graduates Facebook page and the ASCLS NPNMF Group page for more details. 

  • First Timers and Students Lounge

    First time attending the ASCLS Annual Meeting?  Stop by the First Timers and Student Lounge between 7am and 5pm.  Meet some of the more "seasoned" attendees and let us answer any questions you might have.

  • Career Fair

    Looking for a new job?  Maybe a career change?  Join us for the Career Fair.  Potential employers will be available to discuss opportunites.  Visit the ASCLS Career Center to upload your resume today.

  • Student Forum Orientation / Call for Nominations of Officers

    All student members attending the meeting are invited to attend this orientation to learn more about the student forum, the meeting and to network with fellow students.  A call for nominations of Student Forum officers for 2018-19 will be made.  Be sure to download and review the orientation information online before the meeting.

  • Lunch Pickup

  • Region Caucuses

    Join your region’s members to review and vote for the candidates running for ASCLS office, and to discuss issues for presentation at the House of Delegates, volunteer opportunities within the region or on the national level, your suggestions for sessions at next year’s Annual Meeting and more.

  • Coffee with the Candidates

    Meet the candidates who are running for national offices and committees, including student forum. Get to know your candidates to make an informed decision at the elections.

  • Online Elections

    Elections for ASCLS Offices will be conducted electronically again this year. ASCLS Delegates will be able to use their smart phones, tablets or laptops to cast their vote by going to a specific website and entering their delegate number. Delegates may also visit the designated location to cast their vote.

  • Clinical Laboratory Exposition

    More than 750 companies with over 2,000 booths are expected to display their products and services at the Clinical Lab Expo in 2018.

  • Student Poster Presentations

    Undergraduate students will present peer-reviewed research.  

  • How to Be a Successful ASCLS State / Regional Student Rep

    Learn tips and tricks of being a successful student representative at either the state and / or regional level.

  • Student Forum Business Meeting

    Grab your lunch, and attend the business meeting for ASCLS Student Forum members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.  Lunch is on your own.

  • ASCLS House of Delegates

    Join us for the 86th meeting of the ASCLS House of Delegates.  Delegates from each constiutent society, as well as all Board of Director members, will be present.

  • Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Jeopardy

    The fourth annual Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Board of Certification quiz competition will have individuals competing against other forum members from each of the 10 regions in Jeopardy style game of BOC questions to prepare for their board exams. Come test your knowledge of the BOC exam questions and meet your fellow forum members in this epic competition!

  • Student Forum / New Professionals New Members Forum Mixer

    Join the Student Forum and NPNMF for a mixer. Details to be announced closer to the event. Check the ASCLS Student Forum & Recent Graduates Facebook page and the ASCLS NPNMF Group page for more details. 

  • First Timers and Students Lounge

    First time attending the ASCLS Annual Meeting?  Stop by the First Timers and Student Lounge between 7am and 5pm.  Meet some of the more "seasoned" attendees and let us answer any questions you might have.

  • Career Fair

    Looking for a new job?  Maybe a career change?  Join us for the Career Fair.  Potential employers will be available to discuss opportunites.  Visit the ASCLS Career Center to upload your resume today.

  • New Professionals New Members Forum Orientation / Call for Nominations of Officers

    All NPNMF members attending the meeting are invited to attend this orientation to learn more about the student forum, the meeting and to network with fellow NPNMF members.  A call for nominations of NPNMF officers for 2018-19 will be made.  Be sure to download and review the orientation information online before the meeting.

  • Lunch Pickup

  • Region Caucuses

    Join your region’s members to review and vote for the candidates running for ASCLS office, and to discuss issues for presentation at the House of Delegates, volunteer opportunities within the region or on the national level, your suggestions for sessions at next year’s Annual Meeting and more.

  • Coffee with the Candidates

    Meet the candidates who are running for national offices and committees, including NPNMF. Get to know your candidates to make an informed decision at the elections.

  • Online Elections

    Elections for ASCLS Offices will be conducted electronically again this year. ASCLS Delegates will be able to use their smart phones, tablets or laptops to cast their vote by going to a specific website and entering their delegate number. Delegates may also visit the designated location to cast their vote.

  • Clinical Laboratory Exposition

    More than 750 companies with over 2,000 booths are expected to display their products and services at the Clinical Lab Expo in 2018.

  • Professional and Graduate Student Poster Presentations

    Peer-reviewed, member submitted research and case studies will be presented as posters by ASCLS professional members and graduate students. 

  • NPNMF Business Meeting

    Grab your lunch, and attend the business meeting for ASCLS New Professionals New Members Forum (NPNMF) members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.  Lunch is on your own.

  • ASCLS House of Delegates

    Join us for the 86th meeting of the ASCLS House of Delegates.  Delegates from each constiutent society, as well as all Board of Director members, will be present.

  • ASCLS Board of Directors Meeting

    All are invited to sit in the gallery to view the Board Meeting.  Candidates for office will be presented.

  • ASCLS Board of Directors Luncheon

    Lunch for the members of the ASCLS Board of Directors

  • Incoming Committee Chairs Orientation and Lunch

    All ASCLS committee chairs for the 2018-19 year are required to attend.  Lunch will be served.

  • Constituent Leaders Symposium

    As a compliment to the online version (https://www.pathlms.com/ascls/courses/5148), this symposium is a live, peer-to-peer learning experience open to all current and future constituent society leaders held during the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

  • Leadership Academy - Class of 2018

    Working session for the Leadership Academy - Class of 2018 only

  • Leadership Development Committee (LDC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Membership Committee Update

    The ASCLS Membership Committee will discuss updates to the ASCLS membership structure.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Nominations Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Abstract and Proposal Review Committee (APRC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Awards Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Body of Knowledge (BOK) Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Patient Safety Committee (PSC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Mentorship Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Political Action Committee (PAC)

    Business meeting for board members (trustees) of the Political Action Committee (PAC).

  • Product Development Committee (PDC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Scientific Assembly (SA) Chairs

    For all leaders within the scientific assembly

  • CLEC Planning Meeting

    CLEC Planning committee members meet to finalize the program for the February event in Baltimore.

  • CLS Journal Editors

    For journal editors

  • Consumer Information Response Team (CIRT)

    The consumer information web team members meet to discuss issues and updates.

  • Government Affairs Update

    The ASCLS Government Affairs Committee will discuss recent legislative updates.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Bylaws Committee

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • CLS Journal Consulting Editors

    For journal editors

  • Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

    Business meeting for committee members and any other ASCLS members who would like to attend.

  • Judicial Committee

    Business meeting for Judicial Committee members.

  • Scientific Assembly Meetings

    Scientific Assembly (SA) sections are forums for ASCLS members who share a special interest or expertise in a clinical laboratory science discipline to discuss trends, problem solve, and learn new methods and technology. Each SA section offers many opportunities for professional, scientific and personal growth.  Attend the section meeting for your special interest area and take advantage of this opportunity to network and learn.  SA sections include Chemistry/Urinalysis, Microbiology/Public Health, Laboratory Administration/Industry/Consulting/Quality, Immunology/Immunohematology, Hematology/Hemostasis, Generalist, Phlebotomy, Molecular Diagnostics, Education, Informatics, Point of Care Testing. The Education and Molecular Diagnostics sections are held on an alternate day in order to accomodate for crossover in disciplines.  Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Region Caucuses

    Join your region's members to review the candidates running for ASCLS office.  In addition, issues for presentation at the House of Delegates will be discussed, along with volunteer opportunities within the region or on the national level and your suggestions for sessions at next year's Annual Meeting and more.

  • Education Scientific Assembly

    Scientific Assembly sections are forums for ASCLS members who share a special interest or expertise in a clinical laboratory science discipline to discuss trends, problem solve, and learn new methods and technology. Each Scientific Assembly section offers many opportunities for professional, scientific and personal growth. The ESA is a forum for laboratory educators. Non-members are welcome to attend this meeting. The ESA business meeting is led by the ESA Chair.

  • Molecular Scientific Assembly

    Join your colleagues at the Scientific Assembly meetings to bring together ASCLS members who share a special interest or expertise in a clinical laboratory science discipline to discuss trends, problem solve, and learn new methods and technology. Each Scientific Assembly section offers many opportunities for professional, scientific, and personal growth. Attend the section meeting for your special interest area and take advantage of this opportunity to network and learn.  Nonmembers are welcome to attend these meetings.

  • House of Delegates

    Join us for the 86th meeting of the ASCLS House of Delegates.  Delegates from each constiutent society, as well as all Board of Director members, will be present.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • Region Caucuses

    Join your region's members to review the candidates running for ASCLS office.  In addition, issues for presentation at the House of Delegates will be discussed, along with volunteer opportunities within the region or on the national level and your suggestions for sessions at next year's Annual Meeting and more.

  • Coffee with the Candidates

    Meet the candidates for ASCLS national offices, including Student Forum and New Professionals / New Member Forum.  Get to know your candidates to make an informed decision at the elections.

  • Online Voting Open

    Elections for ASCLS offices will be conducted electronically again this year. When Coffee with the Candidates has completed on Tuesday, July 31, at 8:30 am, elections will open and remain open until 4:00 pm. ASCLS Delegates will be able to use their smart phones, tablets, or laptops to cast their vote over this period by going to a specific website and entering their delegate number. Delegates may also visit the designated location to cast their vote. Elections will close at 4:00 pm Central Time on Tuesday, July 31. For those delegates who do not feel comfortable casting their vote on their own, they may come to the designated room between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 31, to cast their vote. If necessary, a runoff election will be announced and held Wednesday morning.

  • Credentials Hours

    State presidents or designees must check in at the Credentials Desk, near the ASCLS Registration Desk, to pick up delegate cards for their delegation. Individual delegates do not need to report to the Credentials Desk. ASCLS delegates must be registered for the entire meeting to qualify as delegates.

  • House of Delegates

    Join us for the 86th meeting of the ASCLS House of Delegates.  Delegates from each constiutent society, as well as all Board of Director members, will be present.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • Story Slam

    A Story Slam is a session in which multiple speakers have five minutes to tell a personal story about an event that changed their professional life. Story Slams are a combination of a poetry slam and an American Idol audition – the more creative the speaker is, the more the audience responds. Join ASCLS for its first story slam session.

  • First Timers' & Students' Hangout

    If this is your first ASCLS Annual Meeting, whether as a professional or a student, take this opportunity to gain an insider’s look at all the educational and networking activities the meeting has to offer. Get the most out of your Annual Meeting experience by visiting this area, grabbing a snack and speaking with an Annual Meeting Ambassador. These folks have volunteered to be your resource guide for the Annual Meeting.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • Career Fair

    Looking for a new job?  Maybe a career change?  Join us for the Career Fair.  Potential employers will be available to discuss opportunites.  Visit the ASCLS Career Center to upload your resume today.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • Lunch Pickup - Ticket Required

    Lunch to be provided if indicated on your registration form.

  • HOPE Donations Accepted

    ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event.  The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be hosting the 2018 event again.  Members of the PPC will be collecting donations near the registration area.  Check out the Annual Meeting website for more information.

  • Member Awards Ceremony

    Join us as we honor our ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, as well as the Student Member and New Professional of the Year, and present the constituent society awards. Come celebrate your colleagues and their accomplishments!  Refreshments will be served.

  • ASCLS President's Reception and Education & Research Fund Silent Auction

    Reunite with friends and colleagues while enjoying light fare and entertainment during this annual celebration. Be sure to bid on items in the Education and Research Fund Silent Auction.  The proceeds from the auction help support the fund’s scholarship and grant programs. The President’s Reception is included in your registration fee.

  • LABapoolza Afterglow

    Can’t get enough of the music and fun? You’ve been to the party and now it’s time for the afterparty! Join us at the President’s Reception LABapalooza Afterglow. Cash bar available.  The LABapalooza Afterglow is included in your registration fee.

  • White Sox Baseball Game - Ticket Required

    White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Baseball Game

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