Workshops for Laboratory Professionals
As the undisputed leader in science-based education, ASCP offers a variety of educational meetings and conferences for laboratory professionals, including the ASCP Annual Meeting, where you can network, share ideas with colleagues, and gain valuable information and insight on new research findings, current trends, and advances in laboratory medicine.
The 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting
is an exciting, multi-day event for education and collegial exchange among the entire laboratory team. The foundation of the meeting is robust educational programming offering new and distilled information balanced with core knowledge to encourage the rapid translation of scientific research into the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. Meeting participants will experience the Society's value as a collaborative policy builder, influential thought leader and promoter of safe and effective patient care throughout the world.
If you are looking for 2012 abstracts or other information about the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting, click here
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ASCP offers a variety of excellent online CE courses and activities to help you earn your CMLE credits and meet your CMP requirements.
To browse current online CE offerings or to purchase online CE, click here.
To help you learn at your own pace and gauge your understanding as you go, ASCP offers a variety of self study and assessment programs, including:
2012 Pathology Informatics--This series, comprising 4 case studies, can be used as a multipurpose learning and reference tool for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Credits available include CME, SAMS, and CMLE.
LabQ-CL--This self-paced online educational program offers learners an easy way to earn credits toward CMLE and CMP. Participants receive 18 peer-reviewed self-study cases that they can use for personal education or as a way to earn continuing education credits in clinical chemistry, clinical immunology, hematology, microbiology, molecular, and transfusion medicine.
LabQ-P-- ASCP LabQ-P offers a practical self-study program designed for phlebotomist who are responsible for collection, handling, and transportation of blood. ASCP LabQ-P is designed to make earning CMLE credits fast and easy. If you’re a phlebotomist with responsibility for blood collection, handling, and transportation, this practical program is for you.
ASCP Case Reports (formerly CheckSample)--This online multi-purpose self-learning tool is offered in eight different series covering every major area of clinical and anatomic pathology. Peer-reviewed cases are posted bimonthly on a timely topic.
CheckPath--A combination glass-slide/virtual-slide/image-based assessment program. Five to seven cases with clinical histories are sent each quarter, and participants receive peer-reviewed interpretations for each case. Participants can earn 20-28 CME, CMLE, or SAM credit annually. This activity meets both Part II and Part IV MOC requirements. CheckPath Anatomic Pathology | CheckPath Clinical Pathology | CheckPath Hematopathology
GYN Assessment--Measure your team’s interpretive skills in gynecologic cytopathology testing and fulfill your CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Choose the date you wish to start. Then, you’ll receive 15 high-quality glass slide cases throughout the year. Detailed educational materials and individual comparative result reports are provided for each glass slide case. A year-end summary provides statistical performance reports for all individuals on your laboratory team, as well as the laboratory as a whole.
Non-GYN Assessment--Measure your team’s interpretive skills in non-gynecologic cytopathology and fulfill CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Like the GYN Assessment, choose the date you wish to start. Over a year, you will receive 20 high-quality glass slide cases. A year-end summary provides statistical performance for all individuals in your laboratory team.
GYN Lab Comparison--This comprehensive program fulfills all your gynecologic cytopathology proficiency testing and CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Choose the date of your ASCP GYN PT™ testing, slide type as well as a second date for your Lab Comparison shipment. Your ASCP Lab Comparison program consists of 12 high-quality glass slides, detailed comparative results and year end statistical summaries.
GYN Review--The ideal supplement to ASCP GYN Assessment Program, the GYN Review offers additional exposure to 24 new glass slide GYN cases for diagnostic interpretation. This streamlined diagnostic program provides target answers and peer comparison statistics to help you benchmark your laboratory and participant accuracy. Unlike its companion program ASCP GYN Assessment that includes detailed educational materials, the ASCP GYN Review program consists solely of an increased number of glass slide cases for review and repetitive exposure, detailed comparative results reports and year-end statistical summaries.Educational case studies are not part of this program.
GYN Digital Image Program-- This is the first quarterly event for in this calendar year program that provides 20 GYN cases divided into quarterly testing event cycles of five cases each. Each patient case is depicted by high-resolution digital images in printed format and on CD-ROM. Images, case histories and follow-up educational case studies are also available on the web. Individual and interlaboratory performance statistics are provided.
NonGYN Review--A companion to ASCP Non-GYN Assessment, this program includes a total of 24 glass slide cases that help you assess your team’s interpretive skills and fulfill CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Includes target answers and a year-end statistical summary for your lab and all individuals. Educational case studies are not part of this program.
NonGYN Digital Image-- This program includes 20 diagnostically interesting NonGYN/FNB cases depicted by high-resolution digital images, followed by interlaboratory statistics and detailed case discussions. An ideal program to add to your educational library and teaching tool for staff, residents or fellows.
FNB Site-Specific Assessment--A comprehensive FNB assessment program that includes cases sampled from specific body sites (thyroid, breast, lymph node, and salivary gland). Diagnostic spectrum covers typical benign processes through malignant with detailed educational case studies. This program meets CAP/LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison.
FNB Review-- This glass slide supplement to ASCP FNB Site-Specific Assessment includes a total of 48 glass slide cases to assess your interpretive skills and fulfill CAP/LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. This streamlined program provides target answers and statistical reports. Educational case studies are not part of this program.
ASCP offers proficiency testing (PT) for lab professionals, which can be used as a quality improvement tool and is available in all sub-specialty areas, including cytology. Each PT activity fulfills one CMLE credit.
To find out more about proficiency testing or to purchase a proficiency testing activity, click here
You’ll find that ASCP Live Webcasts and Teleconferences offer the utmost in convenience and efficiency with a long list of benefits, which include:
- An opportunity for an entire laboratory team to interact live with leading experts in their field for one low registration fee;
- Handouts that can be downloaded prior to the teleconference or webcast for convenient desktop viewing during the session;
- Link to a streaming webcast recording after the session for future reference; and
- Downloadable audio file (mp3) of the teleconference following the session for your archives.
Live Webcasts and Teleconferences also provide Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credits for laboratory professionals. A variety of topics are available in many categories including chemistry and immunochemistry, cytology, hematology and coagulation, histology, microbiology and infectious diseases, molecular diagnostics, surgical pathology, and transfusion medicine.
To view the schedule of upcoming webcasts and teleconferences, or to register for a specific session, click here.
To aid you in your continued learning as a practicing laboratory professional, ASCP gives you access to hundreds of books
on a wide array of topics related to the many sub-specialties of lab medicine.
With both new titles and bestsellers, ASCP offers print and e-books so that studying can be easy and convenient whether you're at home, work, or on-the-go.
To browse our featured selections or find a specific book you need for a course in our online store, click here
Join thousands of medical laboratory professionals who have tested their knowledge and earned CE credit through LabMedicine CE Updates.
Select a topic from the subspecialty of your choice (chemistry, hematology, microbiology, etc.) and complete a short multiple-choice quiz to earn CE credit (1 CMLE credit per quiz). Exams from issues published over the last three years are available. Download the reading material in Adobe PDF format and then take and submit the exam. Once submitted, you may print an online certificate to document the CE credit earned.
The Lab Advantage program is designed to be one-stop shopping for laboratories looking for accreditation, education, and proficiency testing products and services.
Lab Advantage is a convergence of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) education and assessment products, the American Proficiency Institute’s (API) proficiency testing and management services, and The Joint Commission’s accreditation of laboratory processes. For more information, visit www.ascp.org/LabAdvantage