Online Application for Membership @ ASCLS.org
Job satisfaction comes from working alongside people you respect and enjoy. But circumstances change. Personnel come and go. The professional chemistry that worked so well one year may not be there the next.
There is, however, one sure way to guarantee you’ll always be surrounded by colleagues who are stimulating: join the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). You’ll instantly widen your circle of professional contacts and friends.
ASCLS membership dissolves the barriers that cut you off from peers across town and across the nation. It opens the door to opportunities for advancing your career.
Among all the associations serving the many specialties within clinical laboratory science, ASCLS is unique. We are led by clinical laboratory scientists – people who understand the demands you face and your desire for recognition.
ASCLS brings together the concerns of all clinical laboratory scientists. We speak for the whole profession in a voice strong enough to gain respect for your growing contribution to health care.
Discover the world of ASCLS – camaraderie, connections and the satisfaction of belonging to a vital professional community.
10 Membership Benefits
Networking Through Local, State and Regional Societies
Career-Building at the ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Continuing Your Professional Education
Support for Research and Higher Education
Staying Current Through Publications
Maintaining Professional Standards
Many Paths to Participation
Savings on Personal Services
A Single, Strong Voice
No other association for clinical laboratory scientists can match ASCLS’s active local, state and regional societies – organizations offering a ready-made network for getting to know your fellow professionals and for getting your voice heard on issues affecting your worklife. They also provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and workshops and seminars to strengthen technical know-how.
Described as “the premier continuing education event” in clinical laboratory science, the five-day ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition offers nearly 70 hours of cutting-edge scientific and professional workshops and symposiums. And since ASCLS has contracted to meet concurrently with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry through 1997, you’ll be able to visit the industry’s largest exhibition hall, a forum for all the latest technologies.
ASCLS makes it easy to keep up-to-date. Our audioconference program – the ASCLS Connection – allows you to take advantage of our continuing education programs from your workplace. ASCLS Connection brings leading experts to you via an interactive telephone link connecting institutions across the nation. ASCLS also offers workshops and audiotapes on topics of critical interest. All ASCLS continuing education participants are eligible to earn P.A.C.E.® credits toward recertification.
If you envision launching an innovative clinical laboratory science research project or if you’re working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree, ASCLS may be able to help. Through our Education & Research Fund, we provide developmental grants for research aimed at enhancing the profession. And for aspiring clinical laboratory scientists, ASCLS provides a number of undergraduate scholarships.
As a member, you’ll receive automatically Clinical Laboratory Science, an award-winning bi-monthly journal, which features articles on technology, education and government actions affection clinical laboratory science. You’ll also receive ASCLS Today, a newsletter published 11 times a year, which provides a timely update on association activities in legislative, educational and other arenas. ASCLS also publishes books and manuals on numerous professional topics at a substantial discount to members.
As new laws and regulations such as CLIA 88 bring big changes to the profession, you need a strong advocate in Washington, DC. ASCLS’s dedicated government affairs team, coupled with extensive grassroots involvement, makes sure the concerns of the profession are heard in Congress. And to equip you for effective advocacy, ASCLS each year holds a Legislative Symposium. Participants learn current issues and lobbying skills and meet with members of Congress to discuss the profession’s concerns.
ASCLS is dedicated to maintaining high educational standards required of those who perform clinical laboratory tests. We work actively with our members to promote state licensure bills that spell out the minimum qualifications needed to perform clinical laboratory tests.
ASCLS provides a wealth of options for active participation. Whether you want to make your voice heard on important issues or further scientific standards and technical policies, ASCLS opens the door to you. Sign up for an ASCLS Committee or choose one of ASCLS’s 12 Scientific Assemblies. We invite you to find an activity that suits your interests.
As an ASCLS member, you can save on credit card, hotel room and car rental pruchases and participate in the ASCLS insurance program for discounts in health, life, disability, liability and automobile insurance.
The field of clinical laboratory science embraces a wide range of disciplines – hematologists, clinical chemists, phlebotomists and microbiologists, to name a few. But all share a similar role: providing vital information for diagnosis ant treatment. All face common concrens. And all desire recognition as valued members of the health care team. Representing nearly 20,000 members from a range of clinical specialties, ASCLS speaks for all with a single, unified voice.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 530
Bethesda, Maryland 20814