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 2016 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.
To view ASCP's upcoming meetings and conferences or to register for a specific meeting, click here
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:
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.
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.
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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.
To find out more about proficiency testing or to purchase a proficiency testing activity, click here.
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You’ll find that ASCP Live Webcasts 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 webcast for convenient desktop viewing duringsu the session;
- Link to a streaming webcast recording after the session for future reference; and
- Downloadable audio file (mp3) of the webcast following the session for your archives.
Live Webcasts 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, and transfusion medicine.
To view the schedule of upcoming webcasts, 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
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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