ASCLS-DE Fall Dinner Meeting

Please contact ASCLS-DE President Alexa Pierce-Matlack ( ) or Christina Asuncion ( ) for more information on this event.


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Upcoming Events

Check out out Upcoming Events page! There are many continuing education events coming up over the next year and we don’t want you to miss out.

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September in Salisbury CE Meeting

Everyone is welcome to join us on September 30th at Salisbury University for two excellent speakers!

Mary Ann McLane, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM will present: Lead – A Disaster in the Making, using the disaster at Flint, Michigan to highlight the health effects, methods and regulations associated with this metal.

Kiana M. Roman, MLS(ASCP)CM will talk about the BacterioScan – A New Approach to Diagnosing UTI. This session will explore the use of light scatter technology paired with MALDI TOF mass spectrometry for the rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections in a pediatric population.

The talks will beat Salisbury University at 327 Devilbiss Hall, 1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801 starting at 10 a.m.

Please, let us know you are coming at:

For more information, contact Stacey Robinson at
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Region II Leadership Academy Accepting Applications!

Announcing Region II’s Leadership Academy!

If you have ever wanted to do one of the ASCLS Leadership Academies, but there wasn’t one in our area and you couldn’t make it to National events, we now have our own!

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about ASCLS while also developing leadership skills that will serve you well both in ASCLS and at work.


The ASCLS Region II Leadership Academy is designed to prepare ASCLS Region II members for current and future leadership roles in the organization by providing a structured program of study of critical leadership topics.


  1. Identify members with potential to become leaders in ASCLS and invest in their growth and development.
  2. Provide these high-potential leaders with skills required to step into leadership positions within ASCLS.
  3. Energize and grow ASCLS through strong leadership at all levels of the organization
  4. Increase the future leaders’ knowledge of ASCLS

Benefits to the Participant:

Graduates of the Leadership Academy are future leaders of the organization and profession.  These individuals will

  • Demonstrate passion and commitment for the profession and for ASCLS
  • Develop skills that can be transferred to the work setting and life in general
  • Have opportunities to learn from and dialogue with ASCLS leaders
  • Be mentored by ASCLS Leaders
  • Acquire the ability, confidence, and self-esteem to step into leadership roles
  • Be capable of working on identified initiatives
  • Provide vision and leadership for ASCLS to move into the future

The deadline for submission of the application is August 9th!


Leadership Academy Region II Notice of Application Availablity


Application for Region II Leadership Academy 2017

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February 11th Joint Meeting with ASCLS-DE!!

Please SAVE THE DATE of Saturday February 11, 2017 for the 3rd annual joint continuing education seminars sponsored by ASCLS-DE and ASCLS-MD. We will be at Willard Hall Education Building room 006, with breakfast goodies available around 8:30. Our two speakers this year are Stacey Robinson and Trish Coggeshall, ready to satisfy our curiosities about flow cytometry and parasite mysteries! The sessions will be P.A.C.E.-approved.

3rd Annual Joint ASCLS-DE and ASCLS-MD Winter Seminar with support from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Case Studies in Flow Cytometry presented by Stacey Lyn Robinson, MS, MLS(ASCP)SH, CCy Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1.0 CEU) and Unusual Parasitology Finds presented by Patricia A Coggeshall M(ASCP) Parasitology Specialist Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1.0 CEU) PACE Approved
Cost=Free, but please bring can goods to help support the Food Bank of DE
Saturday February 11th, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: University of DE, 006 Willard Hall Education Bldg, Newark, DE 19716 (GPS address: 16 West Main Street)
Parking is available across the street from this location for a fee (Trabant Parking Garage) but free parking will be available at UD’s STAR campus (540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE) and we will shuttle attendees to the meeting location. Please let Mary Ann McLane know if you want to use this option.
For more information contact: Mary Ann McLane, President ASCLS-DE at or Stacey Robinson, President ASCLSMD  at
Coffee and am snacks will be provided. Please RSVP by replying to Survey Monkey before 2/3/17. (link below)
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September Continuing Education Event!!!

Please join us September 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Anne Arundel Community College for:

Pitfalls of Point of Care: Research Findings at Salisbury University

A brief review of CLIA regulation and the evolution of waived testing, followed by a description of our study evaluating analytical performance of a point of care drug testing device and the ability of untrained subjects to use it. Study results suggest serious deficiencies in waived device approval and sources of significant error by non-laboratory analysts.

INTERMEDIATE, Contact hours 1.0

Presented by:


Medical Laboratory Science Program, Professor and Program Director

Chair, Department of Health Sciences

Salisbury University


We will be in the Florestano Building, Room 218 on the Arnold campus (…and we will have snacks!):

Florestano 218

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012


There is NO CHARGE for this event!

RSVP Link:

This program is brought to you by the AACC MLT Club and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)-Maryland.

ASCLS-Maryland has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

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Upcoming Continuing Education/Meeting Events

The ASCLS-MD Executive Board is busy discussing options for the coming year for continuing education and meeting events. If you have any ideas for topics, meeting site options, concerns the society should address, etc. please email them to Stacey Robinson at Watch here for announcements regarding meetings, but you can also send your email to Stacey if you want to be added to the email invitation list.

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February 14 Continuing Education Day

Please save the date for a combined continuing education event with ASCLS-DE!

In an effort to provide a continuing education event in close proximity to our members in the northeastern corner of the state, we have teamed up with the Delaware chapter to offer 2 free hours of CE just across the state line.

Planning is still underway, but this will be a Saturday morning event with two speakers. Dr. Nadine Fydryszewski from Rutgers University will give a talk on career ladders and graduate opportunities for MLS and Christina Camillo from Salisbury University will speak on massive transfusion protocols.

All ASCLS-MD members are welcome to stay for a planning meeting immediately following.

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