ASCLS - Montana is a constituent society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). It is one of five states in ASCLS Region VIII, which also includes the Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming societies.

ASCLS Mission/Vision Statement
The Mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact in healthcare through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

Student Forum Fundraiser – Jamberry

The ASCLS Student Forum is using Jamberry as their Spring fundraiser, and the ten regions of ASCLS are competing to see who will raise the most funds.  Let’s order some of these products, and boost Region VIII into the lead!  A poster that explains Jamberry with the details for ordering can be downloaded here.  If you have questions, contact Maria Rodriguez, the Student Forum Secretary, and current Montana State University student.

ASCLS-MT 2017 Ballot and Candidate Biographies

The ASCLS-MT 2017 Ballot has been sent via e-mail, and is also available here.  The Candidate Biographies are also available for view here.  There are currently no candidates for Nominations Committee District I and V, so if you live in one of those districts, please consider nominating someone (or yourself) for this position.
 
The General Election will be in Bozeman, during the General Business Meeting on Thursday evening, April 6, at the Best Western GranTree Inn.  If you are not going to be able to attend, please send your ballot according to the directions on the ballot.

2017 ASCLS-MT Awards Opportunities

It’s that time of year!!  Consider submitting a paper or nominating someone for an award (or apply yourself).  Receive a cash award!  Submission deadline: March 27, 2017.  Awards will be announced at the ASCLS Spring Meeting

ASCLS-MT Member of the Year –Sponsored by ASCLS-MT
Please send nominations with a short essay from the nominator. The winner becomes the nominee from our state for national recognition as the Constituent Society Member of the Year.

ASCLS-MT Paper of the Year –Sponsored by Western Microscope
Just submit a paper (1000 words, double spaced) pertaining to clinical laboratory science, it’s that easy.

Awards & Scholarship Committee Members:
Joni Gilstap
Myrna Kampen

Call for ASCLS-MT Nominations

The Nominations Committee of Dottie Ahler (District V and Chair), Linda Wolford (District I), Del Simon (District II), Abbey Wichman (District III) and Tori Rensink (District IV) are calling for nominations for the following positions:

PRESIDENT-ELECT (3 Year term) (Member must have served one year on the board of directors or as a standing committee chairperson)
TREASURER (2 year term)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2 year term)
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (2 year term)
FINANCE/AUDITOR  (2 year term)
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, DISTRICTS I, III AND V  (2 year term) (Member who is not currently an officer or standing committee chairperson) (One person from each district)

If you or someone you know is interested in being nominated, please contact Dottie Ahler 

Register Now for ASCLS-MT in Bozeman, April 6-8, 2017

Program details and the link to the registration website have been posted under Conferences on this website.   A room block at the Best Western Grantree Inn is available, and the ASCLS-MT 2017 Planning Committee has arranged for a Paint and Sip Social.  This is also your opportunity to interact with the current MUS Medical Laboratory Science class.  Don’t miss out.  Reserve your room and register today!

Montana Laboratory News – New Edition Posted

Check it out! The latest Montana Laboratory News (MLN) edition, Fall 2016, has been posted under the Communication tab/Newsletter of this website.   Thanks to Cara Ryan Bushmaker, the new MLN Editor for this issue and new format. Special thanks also go to Susan Keeney, who published many issues of the MLN as the previous Editor.

Silent Auction Fundraiser at IMSS Sept 29, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to win beautiful items at the IMSS Silent Auction!
Auction proceeds benefit the Region VIII Leadership Academy and Breast Cancer Research. The Silent Auction will take place Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 beginning at 4:30 pm  at the Exhibitors’ Expo in Jackson.
Contact Holly or Diane about donating items for the auction!  Not going to IMSS?   There may be someone who can carry it with them to Jackson for the Silent Auction event!

ASCLS Region VIII Intermountain States Seminar Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2016

Don’t Delay!  Register for this great regional conference today!

Program, Registration, Silent Auction and all the details are available on the website http://imss.asclsregionviii. org

Check out the meeting mobile app!  Download the free EventsXD app from your favorite apps store, and search for ASCLS to find the ASCLS 2016 Region VIII Intermountain States Seminar.   You can access the schedule and sessions, and build your own customized schedule.

 

Program Schedule Change

The Biosafety session presented by Crystal Fortune from the Montana Public Health Laboratory has been rescheduled from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon, April 15, at 1:30 pm.   If you have signed up for this session, please note the date/time change.

Susie Zanto, ASCLS-MT Circulation

Notice of Speaker Cancellation

The 2016 ASCLS-MT Planning Committee regrets to inform attendees that the session by Dr Patrick Tang on Friday afternoon has been cancelled.  If you registered to attend the ASCLS-MT conference solely to hear Dr Tang’s presentation, please contact Susan Keeney.

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