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2024 Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium

October 24 - 25, 2024


Virtual Meeting


Program Coming Soon


ASCLS MembershipASCLS Membership

This is a great time to join ASCLS. Join your fellow laboratorians for an opportunity to be a part of your professional organization. One of the roles of a professional is recognition as a professional. Join ASCLS.

Additionally, ASCLS-WA has a program to cover the costs of student members. Check out the Flyer.

PLUGS Pre-Summit Workshop

June 12, 2024
1:30 - 3:45 pm
Bell Harbor Conference Center

This workshop is designed to address data retrieval and evaluation skills, including
  • Intro in leveraging data to make decisions
  • Hands-on guide using "Slicer-Dicer" in Epic
  • Guide to using Excel to manipulate and evaluate data sets



More information and registration at PLUGS Summit


Integrated Healthcare Management
Edmonds College

The Integrated Healthcare Management - BAS (IHCM-BAS) is unique in its interdisciplinary model and focuses on applied skills that prepare graduates to make lasting changes in the healthcare field.
Check out the program information.

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Certificate Program in Clinical Laboratory Leadership and Management

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) at the University of Washington is developing an online 3-course Professional Certificate Program in Clinical Laboratory Leadership & Management. The program is aimed for MLS/MLT and related positions in the USA and globally, who are interested in enhancing their leadership & management skills in the clinical laboratory.



More information at UW Medicine Certificate Program

Lab Career Education Programs In WA


More Information



Check out the webpage for contact information for the various MLS and MLT programs in WA State.


Renew Your ASCLS Membership

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To Renew go to ASCLS Membership and click on the Membership tab.

Congratulations!


Leonard Kargacin

Donna Reinbold



Golden Service Award



For Outstanding Service to ASCLS and
ASCLS-WA


 

Government Affairs

Unique Opportunity to Make a Difference

ASCLS and 25 other healthcare groups have continued to call on Congressional leaders for the passage of the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA/H.R. 2377/S.1000). More information about SALSA is available at www.stoplabcuts.org

Please check out this website for more information about this critical issue.

We invite you to support the Stop Lab Cuts campaign on Thursday, September 21, for a “Day of Action” urging Congress to enact SALSA this year.
Here’s how you can support the SALSA Day of Action on September 21:
1. Take two minutes to visit StopLabCuts.org and Take Action to let your member of Congress know that protecting access to clinical laboratory services is important to you.
2. Share your support for SALSA on social media (X, formerly known as Twitter, or LinkedIn) using these sample graphics.

Let's build on last year’s efforts, when more than 100,000 messages flooded Capitol Hill in support of SALSA. Thank you for supporting the #StopLabCuts campaign on September 21!
This new law would fix the worst elements of PAMA, which has led to disastrous cuts to laboratory reimbursements. SALSA is a permanent solution that would set Medicare reimbursement for lab services on a sustainable path forward and give CMS new authority to collect private market data through statistically valid sampling from all laboratory segments for the widely available test services where previous data collection was inadequate. The bill ensures true private market rates are included, provides a much-needed reduction in reporting burden, and protects labs and Medicare from dramatic rate increases or decreases with a gradual phase-in approach going forward. Without congressional intervention this year, laboratories across the country may be forced to reduce services offered to patients.

Contact Your Congressional Representatives

COVID-19 has brought the workforce shortage into critical focus. Turn our profession's visibility into action in Washington to address the campaign seeking co-sponsors for the Allied Health Personnel Shortage Act (H.R.6302). Make it known that there is a serious shortage of qualified personnel.

ASCLS Members Support Advocacy

PAC donations support legislators who advocate for causes important to ASCLS and the practice of clinical laboratory science. It is a way for laboratory professionals to have a voice in Government since so many laws and regulations affect our practice.

Check out the ASCLS PAC Brochure for more information. 

Any solicitation for contributions to ASCLS/PAC is intended solely for members of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, an individual membership organization, for the purposes of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1976, as amended. ASCLS does not solicit but will accept contributions from individuals who are not members of ASCLS.