ASCLS Seeks Proposals for 2012 Meeting
The ASCLS annual meeting will be held next week (July 26-30) in Atlanta and by all accounts promises to be the best in years. Those in the know predict the more than 45 carefully selected scientific sessions will surpass expectations. The meeting has not even been held yet, but the ASCLS Annual Meeting Steering Committee (AMSC) is already actively soliciting speakers for the next year's annual meeting though its Continuing Education Advisory Council (CEAC).
Laboratorians (including readers of this blog) are invited to submit proposals for the 2012 meeting to be held in Los Angeles July 17-21. As expected topics are requested from the main clinical areas of medical laboratory science, but can run the gamut to include lab administration, consulting, point of care testing, and regulatory affairs/quality management among others.
Proposals are more likely to be accepted if they are relevant to MLS, intermediate to advanced, cutting edge in nature and presented by an expert. However you should seriously consider submitting a proposal if you have a fresh new idea, have had experience solving a common (or nagging) problem, utilized a best practice with success -or simply have a unique perspective on an issue.
Also, please feel free to suggest a topic or expert you would like to hear. You need not get permission from the expert ahead of time. Just have enough information so the committee can contact the person.
If you have wondered how ASCLS manages to get such top notch speakers and stay on the leading edge year after year, this is how the process works; and YOU now have an opportunity to play a part in crafting next year's program. However there is not much time left; the deadline is August 5.
The proposal form is available on the ASCLS website .