The JAM

logo jam color virtualThe JAM will keep you updated on new developments and interesting opportunities for the ASCLS-AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting, June 28-July 2, 2020

Joint Annual Meeting 2020

New Session on Insights from the ASCP Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey

Another new session has been added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event, held June 28-July 2, includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting. Register by June 23!

EdnaGarcia200pxThe American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Laboratory Professionals

Tuesday, June 30, 3:15pm EDT

Edna Garcia, MPH, ASCP

Laboratory professionals are critical members of the healthcare team. Their work impacts almost all aspects of patient care, from diagnosis to prevention and primary care. They also play a vital role on improving patient outcomes, effective test utilization, ensuring laboratory quality, and public health.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conducted a survey on job satisfaction, well-being, and burnout to inform the field about the challenges that laboratory professionals encounter working in the laboratory and offer solutions to alleviate job stress and burnout. Findings from the survey also provided insights on how healthcare institutions can address these challenges and encourage professional organizations and entities related to the laboratory field to promote well-being and prevent burnout.

More Sessions Added: Lab Safety Regulations and Coronavirus Impact on Higher Ed

We're excited to announce that two new sessions have been added to the 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program. The virtual event, held June 28-July 2, includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting. Register by June 23!

How the Coronavirus is Impacting Higher Education

Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 am EDT

  • Charity Accurso, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, University of Cincinnati
  • Julie Hall, MHS, MT(ASCP), Grand Valley State University
  • Peter Hu, PhD, FACSc, MLS(ASCP)CM, CG, MB, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, FASAHP, Weber State University

This panel will discuss some of the impacts the coronavirus has had on higher education, including impacts on enrollment, budgets, clinical instruction and plans for the upcoming academic year.

The Mystery of Lab Safety Regulations

Wednesday, July 1, 11:15 am EDT

  • Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

Does OSHA really care about gum chewing in the lab? What PPE should I be wearing during this pandemic? Does my chemical waste need to be in my line of site? Getting buy-in from staff and having them follow safety regulations is difficult, and helping them to understand why the regulations exist can help with that. This session will help you understand the mystery of those strange regulations and even teach you how to dig deep to find those answers on your own.

Mobile App Resources

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The 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) event app is now available for download, available exclusively to registered attendees.

The app is the hub for the Virtual JAM and has all the important information you'll need for the event, including the full schedule, the ability to create your personal schedule, opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, engage with Industry Partners, and more. The app is also where you'll find links to attend the educational sessions, June 28-July 2, and access the recordings through July 31.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The app was updated on June 11. If you previously downloaded the app for 2020 or for the 2019 JAM, please take the following steps:

  1. Delete the app from your device.
  2. Re-download and install the app.
  3. Follow the instructions to log in.

Are you using a desktop or laptop computer? You can use the web version to access all Virtual JAM information and sessions.

We encourage you to download the app and/or log into the web version today so you have time to explore before the event starts. And to ensure you have the best Virtual JAM experience possible, we've provided a series of tips on how to use the app.

In the app there are additional resources that can be found under More > Additional Information > Mobile App Resources.

Please Note: Only registered attendees have access to the event app and must log in to enter.

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New Panel Discussion on COVID's Impact on Higher Education

The 2020 ASCLS & AGT Virtual Joint Annual Meeting educational program will feature a newly-added panel on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted educators. The virtual event includes nearly 60 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education on a flexible schedule that you choose, either real-time or recorded sessions streaming up to 30 days after the meeting. Browse the educational program.

Remote Control: How to Zoom through COVID's Impact on Higher Education

Wednesday, July 1, 11:15 am EDT

Speakers:

  • Dana Bostic, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Lisa Cremeans, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Vanessa Johnson, MBA, MT(ASCP)
  • Joan Polancic, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Kyle Riding, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
  • Rebbecca Silva, MS, MT(ASCP)

This interactive panel session will explore the unique opportunities and challenges that have arisen alongside COVID-19-related remote instruction. Panelists will share their insights while working with attendees to identify how to effectively leverage remote instructional tools to benefits learner engagement.

Register for the Virtual JAM by June 1 to get the early registration discount, and join us June 28-July 2.