The mission of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Minnesota (ASCLS-MN) is to promote the profession of clinical laboratory science in Minnesota and provide beneficial services to those who practice it.
The society is committed to:
Promoting high standards in clinical laboratory practice,
education, and research.
Elevating the professional status of those practicing clinical laboratory science through public advocacy.
Promoting mutual understanding, cooperation and networking between clinical laboratory science professionals, physicians, and all others who are employed in the interest of individual
and public health.
Providing and supporting continuing education opportunities
for practitioners at all levels.
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Minnesota (ASCLS-MN), the state's constituent society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), as the premiere organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners, provides leadership and promotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education, and management at the state level. In keeping with the National Society's goals and philosophy, ASCLS-MN strives to ensure excellent, accessible, cost effective laboratory services for the consumers of health care.
Celebrate Diversity and Ignite Discussion during PRISM in January 2021
The ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) invites you to participate in PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum, debuting in January 2021.
January 13, PRISM Virtual Book Club. Read the #1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.
January 14, 7 pm EST, Health Disparities with Dr. Robin L. Eubanks, associate professor at Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences - School of Health Professions in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Eubanks will give a brief overview on health disparities and cultural humility. The overview will be followed by a town hall style discussion.
January 15, PRISM Online Fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards the Glenda Price Diversity in Leadership Award.
January 18, 7 pm EST, Candid Conversations: Glenda Price. Cheryl Caskey, past president of ASCLS, will interview Glenda Price, first African American president of ASCLS.
Registration Open for Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2)
January 15-16, 2021 - Virtual
The most recent ASCP vacancy survey showed that nearly one-third of managers in the core lab planned to retire in the next five years. For some areas like hematology and microbiology, that percentage is higher. As an entire generation of laboratory professionals leave the workforce, younger, less experienced laboratory professionals are being pressed into service in management for positions in which they have received no training.
The completely virtual EMLC2 is specifically designed for laboratory professionals transitioning or hoping to transition into management.
A special website to host the online community and serve as the virtual hub for the meeting is being constructed at www.elmc2.org.