Recent Activities


Recent Activities

Thousands of laboratory professionals have been directly impacted by more than 120 of ASCP’s training events. ASCP continues to expand its work through participation and leadership in such activities as international policy meetings, training, technical assistance, accreditation, and curriculum development. The Society's scope of work continues to grow, as the organization aides countries in building their laboratory capacity.

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Cambodia

Faculty Development Workshop
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: February 17-21, 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks, Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Candace Golightly and Vicki Barrett

Faculty Assessments
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: February 10-14, 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks, Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Candace Golightly and Vicki Barrett

Question Bank Development Workshop
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: October 7-11, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks
ASCP Consultant Support: Vicki Barrett and Susan Higgins


Cote d'Ivoire

SLMTA 1 Workshop and Planning Meetings
Abidjan and Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire: July 9-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Consultant Support: Monique Tabi Zambo

Pre-SLMTA Assessments (Phase II)
Multiple Locations, Cote d'Ivoire
May 2-June 5, 2014

AIBT Lab Week
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire April 21-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Consultant Support: Rae Rader and Von Samedi

Association Ivoirienne De Biologie Technique (AIBT) and Medical Laboratory Scientists Association of Tanzania (MeLSAT) Exchange
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: April 24-28, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh

Association Ivoirienne De Biologie Technique (AIBT) Mentorship
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire January 13-14, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh and Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Consultant Support: Rae Rader

Association Ivoirienne De Biologie Technique (AIBT) Mentorship
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire November 4-8, 2013
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Consultant Support: Rae Rader, Kay Doyle and Lee Hilborne



Central Asia

Specimen Collection Workshop
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 
Cohort 1: August 1-4, 2014
Cohort 2: August 5-8, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Beverly Sumwalt and David Gingrich

Specimen Collection Workshop
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Cohort 1: March 11-14, 2014
Cohort 2: March 17-20, 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson, Bernadette Johnston-Peck, and Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Consultant Support: Beverly Sumwalt 

IP Workshop
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:  March 15, 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson and Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Consultant Support: Beverly Sumwalt 


Ethiopia

QC and Method Validation Workshop
Adama, Ethiopia: June 16-24, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Anna Murphy

SLMTA Mentorship
Adama, Ethiopia: April 6-11, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Linda Andiric

SLMTA Gap Training
Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia: February 3-12, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Linda Andiric


Guyana

National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) Mentorship
Georgetown, Guyana: May 5-16, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Rex Famitangco

National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) Mentorship
Georgetown, Guyana: January 13-31, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Rex Famitangco


Haiti

Mentorship Training
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: August 4-8, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Consultant Support: Jean Nguessan

In-Service Mentorships
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: July 14-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Jean Nguessan

In-Service Mentorships
Les Cayes, Haiti: June 9-31, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Jean Nguessan

Post-SLMTA Assessments
Multiple Locations in Haiti: May 19-23, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Jean Nguessan

Post-SLMTA Assessments
Multiple Locations in Haiti: April 7-16, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, Monique Tabi Zambo, and Jean Nguessan

SLMTA 3 Workshop
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: February 17-21, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, and Monique Tabi Zambo

SLMTA 2 Workshop
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: October 7-11, 2013
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, and Monique Tabi Zambo

Lesotho

Pre-Service SLMTA for Educators Workshop 2
Maseru, Lesotho: July 14-18, 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Lisema Phafane and Mary Sekautu

Pre-Service SLMTA for Educators Workshop 1
Maseru, Lesotho: June 9-14, 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Lisema Phafane

Mozambique
IPAC Audit for National TB Reference Lab
Maputo, Mozambique: September 22-24, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

Excel Forecasting Training
Maputo, Mozambique: September 1-5, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

EQA Workshop
Maputo, Mozambique: August 25-29, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA TOT and Pre-Planning Meetings
Matola, Mozambique: July 9-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks

Mycology Training Course
Santiago, Chile: June 30-July 4, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

FOGELA (SLMTA) Round 2 Close-Out
Maputo, Mozambique: May 27-30, 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks

QC and Method Validation Workshop
Johannesburg, South Africa: March 31-April 4, 2014
Supported Attendance of Multiple Participants


IPAC Audit Support
Maputo, Mozambique: February 17-21, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Ana Paula Faria

Laboratory Partners Meeting
Maputo, Mozambique: November 21-22, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson

Nigeria

Teaching Methodologies TOT
Abuja, May 19-23, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Consultant Support: Jeanne Isabel and Pat Ellinger

Rwanda

SLMTA TOT
Huye, Rwanda: May 19-30, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Phoebe Nzombe, Mary Kathryn Linde, and Jean Marie Vianney

Laboratory Mentorship (CHUB)
March 24-28, 2014 and April 8-18, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Kelly Silva

Laboratory Mentorship (RMH)
February 17-March 14, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Kelly Silva

SLMTA Post-Assessments and Stakeholders Meeting
February 3-8, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Mary Kathryn Linde

Laboratory Mentorship (KFA)
November 25-December 13, 2014
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Kelly Silva

Laboratory Mentorship (CHUCK):
Kigali, Rwanda: October 28-November 15, 2013
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Kelly Silva

SLMTA 3 Mentorship
Kigali, Rwanda: October 14-18, 2013
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Consultant Support: Mary Kathryn Linde


Sierra Leone

Phase Lead Meeting-MBBS Curriculum
Freetown, Sierra Leone: May 14-16, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Strategic Meeting 2
Freetown, Sierra Leone: March 11-13, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Strategic Meeting 1
Freetown, Sierra Leone: March 3-5, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Curriculum Revision Meeting
January 20-22, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson and Aji Sanneh


Swaziland

Swaziland Pathology Project
December 16-20, 2013
ASCP Staff: None
ASCP Support: Martha Hales, Alejandra Meza, and Dr. Sheela Vinod


Tanzania

NTA 4-6 Teaching Guides Revision
Morogoro, Tanzania: September 15-26, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA Mentorship 3
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: August 11-15, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 5th Supportive Supervision and Mentorship 3
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: August 11-15, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLIPTA Checklist Training
Dodoma, Tanzania: July 21-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Mary-Jo Bonifas

SLMTA 3 Phase 3
Dodoma, Tanzania: July 21-25, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 3rd Supportive Supervision and Mentorship
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: June 23-27, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA Mentorship 2
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: May 19-23, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 3rd Supportive Supervision and Mentorship
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: May 12-16, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 2 Phase 3
Morogoro, Tanzania: April 28-May 2, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

Lab Week Research Workshop
Subwanga, Tanzania: April 21-23, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Kwame Asante and Hassan Aziz

NTA 4-6 Curriculum Revision Workshop
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: March 31-April 4, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson

CDC Training and Stakeholders Meetings
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: March 24-27, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck

SLMTA Supportive Supervision and Mentoring Program
Dodoma, Tanzania: February 3-7, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 1 Phase 3
Dodoma, Tanzania: January 20-24, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

CDC Partners Stakeholders Meeting
Dar es Salaam: Tanzania: January 7, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck


Ukraine

Specimen Collection Workshop
Kyiv, Ukraine
Cohort 1: August 4-8, 2014
Cohort 2: August 11-15, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Consultant Support: Michael Bowling and Terry Kotrla

Bio-Chemistry Workshop
Kyiv, Ukraine: July 14-15, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck
ASCP Consultant Support: Linda Andiric

Stakeholders Meetings
Kyiv, Ukraine: July 9-11, 2014
ASCP Consultant Support: Linda Andiric
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck


Vietnam

Bio-Chemistry TOT Workshop
Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: July 28-August 2, 2014
ASCP Staff: Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Ivana Brubaker and Glenn Bull

Vietnam Study Tour with University of Utah Faculty
Hanoi, Hai Duong, and  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: June 23-July 4
ASCP Staff: Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Diana Wilkins, Joann Fenn, Karen Brown, and Takara Blamires

Hematology TOT Workshop
Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: June 23-28, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Consultant Support: Candace Golightly and Michael Bowling

In-Country Partner and Planning Meetings
December 16-18, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson

QMS Implementation/Laboratory Assessments
December 9-13, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Consultant Support: Connie Wilkins




"ASCP's trainings have been well received, and what has been learned has been implemented/or is in the process of being implemented. Through ASCP's efforts, the United States is an important ally in the fight against AIDS in Swaziland."

- Hosea Sukati, PhD
Director of Laboratory Services
Swaziland Ministry of Health


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