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.
Thanks to all that made the 1st Indiana Collaborative Laboratory Conference a success
Previously named the ASCLS-Indiana Annual Meeting, the ICLC gathered Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, and Laboratory Managers from around the state for a full day of presentations to advance the individual laboratorian and the profession as a whole.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Audit Microcontrols, Inc.
Indiana Blood Center
Ortho Clinical Diagnosics
Parkview Health Laboratories
Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center
(Central Indiana Developing Professionals Scholarships)
Door Prize Sponsors:
Indiana Medical History Museum
Indiana University School of Medicine,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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.
Join us at the next Indiana Collaborative Laboratory Conference.