ASCLS Region X “Spring Training Conference” March 5th – 8th
The conference, held at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel and Convention
Center, provided a great opportunity for ASCLS members and associated
laboratory professionals to meet regionally, attend program sessions, view
vendor exhibits, and gather in social activities with colleagues and
industry representatives. The
conference was well attended with participants coming from AZ, NV, CA, HI,
WA, and ID. Most attendees participated in all 3 days of the conference,
while some attended for 1 or 2 days.
Participation in conference sessions added up to 138 days of continuing
education with PACE credit.
The Exhibit Hall was filled with 28 booths
representing vendors, sponsors, and ASCLS membership.
Exhibit hours from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday
included catered hot lunches and afforded ample time to spend viewing
instrumentation, products, and services, and talking with vendors.
Click on the picture of our Conference Sign
below to see the list of sponsors.
Please thank the local representatives you may come in contact with for
Conference Welcome Sign and Sponsors List
Wendell Tatum, Health Systems
Account Manager from Sysmex, sponsor of the Cocktail Reception Meet
and Greet on Tuesday evening
Several Planning Committee Members take a minute to reflect at conference
end on Friday wearing their Conference Baseball Chili Shirts and ASCLS
Region X Logo Tees. From left to
right: Pattie Montalbano, Sally Pestana, Susan Radley, Shirley Pitts, Ginger
Weeden, Jessica Kendra, Stephanie Souza-Morones, Chloe Scott.
Check out Region X Activities, Clothing and
Products at asclsregionx.com
Mark Your Calendar ! - Next Year’s Conference
ASCLS Region X “Spring Training Conference” for
2014 will be held during the week of March 10, 2014 at the Phoenix Marriott
Mesa Hotel and Convention Center. Plan to join us!!
Other Region News
Legislative Days in Washington D.C. were March
17-18, 2013. ASCLS Region X attendees
included Ginger Weeden, Region X Director, Sally Pestana, HI President,
Marcia Armstrong, National Past President, and attending her first Leg Day
was AZ MLT student Valerie Garcia – pictured below at the Capital and with
AZ Senator Jeff Flake. Valerie
recently graduated from the didactic portion of her MLT program at Phoenix
College and has started her clinical rotations at Yuma Regional Medical
Center. She is being mentored by Bob
Newberry, Coordinator – Point of Care Testing
and Lab Safety.
AZ MLT Student Valerie Garcia attends her first Leg Day
in Washington D.C
Valerie Garcia with AZ Senator Jeff Flake during Leg Day 2013
*Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 22
- 26, 2013
*ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo with AACC - July 30 - Aug 3,
2013 - Houston, TX
*Check out Activities and Celebration Products at
New Leadership Directory
The new leadership directory is now posted!
If you are interested in participating in future board meetings, please contact Susan Radley or Chloe Scott for additional information.
BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The ASCLS-AND is still accepting nominations for board positions. More info...
Scholarships in the amount of $500 are designed to assist students enrolled in laboratory programs who are in need of financial aide. More info...
JOB OPENINGS POSTED
In the face of these challenging times, ASCLS-AND is starting a new member service. We will post job openings in Arizona on the ASCLS-AND.org web page. These postings are intended to provide a service only and should not be interpreted as support for the organizations involved. It is still up to each individual to investigate the company and decide if the company "matches" with the person.