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2022 Collaborative Laboratory Conference and Indiana Networking Event

The 2020 Fall Lab Week Run

The 2019 IUPUI Regatta pics


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. 

Read and see more about ASCLS-IN history...

dates to remember

  • ASCLS-IN Annual Networking Event (Indianapolis, IN) - April 27th, 2022 @ Indiana City Brewing Company
  • CLEC 2022  (Denver, CO) - March 14-16, 2022 
  • Lab Week Run (Virtual) - April 24-30, 2022
  • ASCLS JAM  (Grand Rapids, MI) - June 26th-30th, 2022

ascls-IN Goals for 2021-2022

  • Maintain relevance to both students and new professionals.
  • Retain new professionals as members of ASCLS.
  • Provide opportunities for established professionals through service, networking, and CE opportunities.
  • Increase the number of ASCLS-IN members and their overall involvement in the society.


  1. Defining the characteristics of competent personnel within the profession and providing professional development opportunities so that practitioners can maintain competency are essential roles of a professional association.
  2. Enabling laboratory professionals to function at their highest level of competence will contribute to cost effective health care.
  3. Promoting diversity supports the delivery of quality laboratory service.
  4. Taking a leadership role in standard and policy setting is a core professional responsibility.
  5. Advocating for quality within the laboratory is essential to the assurance of quality health care delivery.


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

Indiana's COVID-19 #INThisTogetherCampaign

ascls-in online continuing education

Receive PACE credit for viewing the videos from ASCLS-IN meetings.

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  State members must first join ASCLS national


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