dates to remember
-Board Meeting /Speaker Sat. 11/9 (9am IUHPL)
-Board Meeting /Speaker Sat. 2/8 (9am IUHPL)
-Networking Event Wed. 3/18 (Time & Place TBD)
-Board Meeting Speaker Sat. 4/4 (9am IUHPL)
A Tradition of Excellence
The mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine. Since the profession of medical laboratory technology formed in the late 1920s, Indiana clinical laboratory workers have actively sought to strengthen and improve the laboratory workforce.
Awards announced for outstanding ACSLS-IN members
First awarded in 1977, Omicron Sigma is the ASCLS President's Honor Roll for Outstanding Service. It provides lasting recognition of those dedicated members who volunteer their personal resources, time and energy to ASCLS. Recognition is at three levels: national, regional, and constituent society. This allows constituent society presidents, regional directors, and the ASCLS President to recognize members for outstanding service. The ASCLS-IN members recognized are:
KEYS TO THE FUTURE
This award serves to recognize and reward ASCLS members who have demonstrated their leadership potential to the organization, and to provide these members with structured mentoring.
The Key to the Future Program is administered by the ASCLS Leadership Development Committee and is intended to assist constituent societies in the development of potential leaders to serve at local, state, regional and national levels of the Society.
TACKLING THE INDIANA LABORATORY WORKFORCE SHORTAGE
In mid 2018, the ASCLS released a position paper addressing the clinical laboratory workforce shortage. The paper outlines the reasons for the shortfall and its impact on the laboratory, patient care, and education. The task force charged with generating this paper also supported 14 possible actions to remedy the situation. Most are long-term solutions that, and if successful, will help ease the erosion of the profession nationwide.
Indiana, however, is in the danger zone now and needs to confront the issue immediately. Our state ranks third in the nation of having an aging workforce that will retire very soon.
ASCLS-IN has taken steps to address this problem by offering, administering, or providing information about scholarships for new students. Scholarships
Read more about other ways ASCLS-IN is confronting the problem Engage Indiana
Engage Indiana highlights projects and initiatives around the state that embody the ASCLS core values. Tell us about your project by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
NETWORKING IN 2018
Scientific Assemblies and Continuing Education
P.A.C.E. credit is available at no charge to those who attend our educational meetings and symposia.