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.


Save the Date:  It’s Chic to be Geek!
April 22-25, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Details will be posted soon.



Register today for the ASCLS-MT Spring Meeting, April 9-12, 2014!!

Session Handouts can found by clicking the “Conferences” tab above.

See you Soon!


ASCLS-MT Spring Meeting April 9-12, 2014

Click the link below to register.

Click the link below to view the Program.

Program at a Glance 2014

Hotel Reservations can be made by calling:

Big Horn Resort
1801 Majestic Lane
Billings, MT 59102
1 (406) 839-9300

Ask for the ASCLS group rate $89/night through 3/25/14.

After 3/25/14, the room rate will increase to $129/night with no guarantee of reservation.

Call for Nominations

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know for the following positions for the upcoming ASCLS-MT elections to be held in the Spring of 2014.

Board of Directors
Awards and Scholarships
Finance and Audit
Nominations Committee Region II
Nominations Committee Region IV

For more information on the responsibilites of each position, check under the Leadership tab. The position description is linked to the title of each position.

Send your nomination(s) to Susie Zanto, Nominations Committee Chair, at by January 1, 2014.

Region VIII Leadership Academy

  Calling all Interns for the 2015-2016 Region VIII Leadership Academy!

The second class of the Region VIII Leadership Academy is half way through the academic year and have set their sights on graduation at the National meeting in Atlanta in July. We are now looking for applicants for the next class which will begin on September 28, 2015 at Jackson.

The Region VIII Leadership Academy (R8LA) is open to all interested ASCLS members in the 5 Region VIII states – Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. The R8LA begins just prior to the opening of IMSS with classes meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning of that week. As with this year’s class, a social activity will be planned for Tuesday afternoon. The opening days in Jackson are a time to get to know each other, attend leadership sessions, and to brainstorm a project that will help our states in Region VIII. After IMSS, the Academy turns to Saturday morning video or audio conferences with faculty members presenting many excellent sessions. Topics covered during the Academy year include: history of ASCLS, communication and leadership styles, team building, parliamentary procedure, emotional intelligence, convention planning, advocacy, networking, mentoring and coaching, and recruiting. In the spring, the Interns are encouraged to share information about their project and the Academy at their state spring conference. They then do a final presentation of their project at graduation which takes place at the Region VIII Summer Council meeting one day prior to the beginning of the national meeting. This year, the meeting will be in Atlanta; the 2016 meeting will be in Philadelphia.

We are now looking for motivated candidates for our next class! Do you have a desire to further develop your leadership skills? Has your leadership potential been recognized by constituent society officers, board members or others in leadership roles? Have you demonstrated leadership potential by participating in leadership activities within constituent society organizations? If you answered YES to any of these questions and you are currently a member of ASCLS, we want YOU!

If you are interested in participating in the R8LA, please contact Holly Weinberg at

2013 ASCLS-MT Slate of Candidates for Elected Office

ASCLS-MT is pleased to announce the following officers, elected at the General Business meeting on April 18 in Helena.  

President Elect:                      Brenden Collins, Billings
Treasurer:                                 Anne Weber, Helena
Board of Directors:                Amy Steinmetz, Billings
Awards and Scholarships:  Meagan Malchow, Shepherd
Nominations District 1:       Colleen Lindvig, Glasgow
Nominations District 3:       Bridget O’Brien, Billings
Nominations District 5:       Cara Ryan Bushmaker, Helena

Ceremonial installation took place at the Awards session at the Annual Meeting, and these officers will officially assume their duties in August.

Awards and Scholarships Committee

2014 Awards and Scholarship Opportunities

It’s that time of year!  Consider submitting a paper or nominating someone for an award (or apply yourself).  Receive cash award!  Submisson deadline:  March 29, 2014

  • ASCLS -MT – Member of the Year-please send nominations with a short essay from the nominator.
  • ASCLS-MT Paper of the Year-Just submit a paper (1000 words, double spaced) pertaining to Clinical Laboratory Science.


The following members were honored at the ASCLS-MT Awards Ceremony in Helena on April 18, 2013.

ASCLS-MT Member of the Year – Sadie Arnold, Billings

ASCLS-MT Paper of the Year – Suzanne Thomason, Miles City

ASCLS-MT Student Intern of the Year – Lauren Fife, Bozeman Deaconess student

ASCLS-MT Student Poster of the Year – Will Peterman, Benefis student

ASCLS-MT Student Poster “Peoples Choice” Award – Heather Carter 


2013 Bylaw Changes

Changes to the ASCLS-MT Bylaws, posted under the “Communications” link, were approved as presented at the General Business Meeting.  Thanks to Sadie Arnold, Bylaws Chair, and Amy Steinmetz for their work in updating the Bylaws.

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