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.
Indiana Collaborative Laboratory Conference
March 28, 2019
Previously named the ASCLS-Indiana Annual Meeting, the ICLC will gather Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, and Laboratory Managers from around the state for a full day of presentations that will advance the individual laboratorian and the profession as a whole. Learn more about the meeting program...Annual Meeting
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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. Read more about other ways ASCLS-IN is confronting the problem on the ENGAGE tab.
Recipient preferred to be going into the medical technology field and in the Biology Department of Indiana State University. Deadline March 19, 2019.
Developing and Ascending Professionals
ASCLS-IN supports students through scholarships and other opportunities
The ASCLS Education and Research Fund, Inc., provides scholarships to Clinical Laboratory Science undergraduate and graduate students for both MLS and MLT. For MLS students, a scholarship to honor Bernadette “Bunny” Rodak has been established in recognition of her superb contributions to the discipline of hematology, through her textbooks, her dedication to ASCLS and her service on the ASCLS Consumer Response team.
*Individuals and/or state societies are invited to contribute through the “Donate” link on the ASCLS link above. Choose E&R Fund, and complete the donation page.
Information about this $500 award is distributed to program directors in September of each year,
The $1000 award is given in two parts. The first $500 is given in the clinical year, the remaining $500 is given at the completion of the Ascending Professional's first year of work in an Indiana laboratory.
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.
Join us at the 2019 Indiana Collaborative Laboratory Conference.