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Why join ASCLS?

Membership Information

To become a member (P1, P2, Collaborative, First Year, Student), click Here.
Otherwise see links within membership types.

Member types:

Professional 1: $99; plus state dues $10 for IL

Open to all persons certified or engaged in the practice and/or education process of clinical laboratory science, including those with an active interest in supporting the purposes and goals of this society. Includes basic benefits plus the award winning journal, Clinical Laboratory Science.  International members must join in this member category.
 

Professional 2 : $78; plus state dues  $10 for IL

Includes basic benefits. Designed for members who have retired or those choosing not to receive the journal.
 

Collaborative: $45

Available to any individual who currently holds membership in any other health related national organization and has never been a member of ASCLS. This category does not have voting privileges and cannot hold a leadership position.
 

First Year Professional: $45; plus state dues $10 for IL

Open to persons who have graduated within the last 12 months from an accredited program in laboratory science. Prior student membership with ASCLS is not a prerequisite. This membership status is valid for only one year to assist recent graduates. After one year in this category, members are upgraded to Professional membership.
 

Student: $25; plus student state dues $5 for IL

Open to persons enrolled in a structured program of training or academic instruction in clinical laboratory science, or to full-time graduate students in a related science area.
 

Educators Package: Discounted dues package for groups

As one of our valued members in clinical laboratory science education, we are offering a special discounted dues package that would give all of your faculty Professional 1 status as new or renewing ASCLS members and all of your students ASCLS membership if joining in a group. Hospital based programs can take advantage of this offer and extend the rates to your clinical instructors and your academic affiliates' liaison. University or college based programs, thank your clinical affiliates with this access to free CE for the professionals who teach your students.
Click here for rates and forms: http://www.ascls.org/membership/membership-packages (click on the Educators Package Rates and Info bar).
 

Laboratory Managers Package: Discounted dues package for groups

ASCLS wants to make taking care of your employees' professional and continuing education needs easier! As one of our valued members in laboratory administration, we are offering a special discounted dues package that would give all of your scientific staff Professional 1 status as new or renewing ASCLS members if joining in a group of 10 or more.
Click here for rates and forms: http://www.ascls.org/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/218-membership-packages (click on the Laboratory Managers Package Rates and Info title bar).
 

 

Why join ASCLS?

Education

Enhance your professional knowledge through P.A.C.E.®, Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education. These programs, webcasts, CD's and online course offered through the national ASCLS organization provide continuing education credits through hundreds of quality programs on topics of critical interest — programs that are reviewed regularly for educational content, relevancy to the profession, qualification of faculty and structure. You can earn P.A.C.E.® credits for re-certification or to fulfill re-licensure requirements.

ASCLS also offers FOCUS, a convenient, mail-in continuing education program published in our journal, Clinical Laboratory Science. When you join or renew you may select an ASCLS Certification Maintenance Membership to get P.A.C.E.® approved online continuing education. For more information, click here.

Recognizing the importance of certification, ASCLS endorses the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) in its accreditation efforts of schools which offer education in clinical laboratory science.

ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition

Described as the premier continuing education event in clinical laboratory science, the five-day ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition offers cutting-edge scientific and technical workshops and symposiums. Since 1995, when ASCLS first met concurrently with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), our members have been able to visit the industry's largest exhibition hall to review the latest trends and technologies in laboratory testing. ASCLS members receive a substantial discount on fees for registration and exhibits at the Annual Meeting.

ASCLS-Illinois Annual Meeting

The ASCLS-IL Annual Meeting offers cutting-edge scientific and technical workshops and symposiums. ASCLS members receive a substantial discount on fees for registration and exhibits at the Annual Meeting.

Personal Services

ASCLS members can choose from a range of discount services targeted especially for clinical laboratory professionals. Save on credit card, hotel room and car rental purchases. Participate in the ASCLS insurance programs and take advantage of group rates on health, professional liability, life, disability and automobile insurance. Brochures outlining these programs in greater detail are available from ASCLS. Please see www.ASCLS.org

Publications

ASCLS members are kept informed through two Society publications. Clinical Laboratory Science is an award-winning, quarterly journal featuring articles on the very latest in research, education and government actions affecting the profession. ASCLS Today, our newsletter, is published 10 times a year and provides timely updates on association activities in the legislative, educational and membership arenas. These two publications, along with additional mailings targeted to Society leaders, keep our members informed.

Grassroots Activities

One of the important benefits to members of ASCLS is our regional, state and local meetings. These gatherings provide scientific and technical continuing education sessions, as well as networking opportunities with local and regional colleagues.

Governmental Affairs

As new laws and regulations bring momentous changes to clinical laboratory science, your ASCLS membership provides you with liaisons to Members of Congress, Federal and state agencies. Our government affairs team monitors and influences laws and regulations that affect the profession. This dedicated team, coupled with extensive grassroots involvement from the membership, ensures that the concerns of the profession are heard in Congress. To ensure effective advocacy, each year ASCLS also holds a Legislative Symposium. Participants learn the manner in which current issues are being addressed within government and are briefed in lobbying skills. Participants also meet with Members of Congress to discuss the issues important to the profession and to advocate for our best interests.

The ASCLS Advocacy Center informs members  of legislation or regulatory issues that affect the profession. The Advocacy Center also assists members in contacting their Members of Congress in order to comment on issues of importance to laboratorians.

To become a member, click here.

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