President Bill Clinton to Keynote 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting
President Bill Clinton, the Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States and a champion for global health, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:30 pm - 7:30pm in Las Vegas.
His address, “Embracing Our Common Humanity,” will set the stage for a truly international conference, which is serving as host to the World Association of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) XXVI World Congress. “A Global View of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine” is the theme of ASCP’s signature event, Oct. 19-22 at the Venetian-Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos.
“President Clinton is the world’s leading advocate for global health initiatives, and ASCP has a corps of dedicated volunteers working to improve laboratory services in resource-limited countries,” said ASCP President John E. Tomaszewski, MD, FASCP.
After his two terms as U.S. President from 1993 to 2001, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people around the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, works to strengthen integrated health systems in the developing world and expand access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
ASCP's Institute for Global Outreach works to improve global health by identifying and implementing innovative methods and partnerships that improve laboratory practice.
ASCP Executive Vice President E. Blair Holladay, PhD, SCT(ASCP)CM, said ASCP and WASPaLM are partnering this year to build stronger bridges between national and international societies for all members of the laboratory team. WASPaLM represents 45 societies of pathologists and laboratory professionals in 34 countries.
Registration for the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting is now open.