March 2017 OneLab Memo

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ONELab Memo
ASCP 2015 Wage Survey Highlights Need for Recruitment and Retention Programs
The results of the ASCP 2015 Wage Survey, published this week in AJCP, underscore the need for recruitment and retention by laboratory training programs and institutions that hire laboratory professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16 percent growth in the demand for medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians between 2014 and 2024.
Pioneer in Lymphoma Diagnostics to Headline Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents
A renowned pioneer in the classification of malignant lymphomas, Elaine S. Jaffe, MD, will present the Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents at the ASCP 2017 Annual Meeting. Dr. Jaffe is senior investigator of the pathology laboratory and head of the hematopathology section at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. “Dr. Jaffe’s contributions to lymphoma diagnostics and classification are immeasurable,” says Cody Carter, MD, chair of the ASCP Resident Council, which is hosting the lecture.

Give Today, Change Tomorrow with the ASCP Global Health Fund

Pathologists and laboratory professionals play a key role in helping people live longer, healthier lives today. Yet, limited access to diagnostics for individuals living in resource-limited areas of the world threatens their tomorrow. Together, we can offer hope. ASCP has established the ASCP Foundation that will advance public and global health and laboratory medicine through the philanthropic support of ASCP members and its supporters. Make your gift today!

Multidisciplinary Approach to Education Improves Patient Outcomes

An innovative educational curriculum is helping to close knowledge gaps to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a group of complex, and often deadly blood disorders.

Be Recognized! Apply Now for 2017 ASCP 40 Under Forty

Applications for the 2017 ASCP 40 Under Forty program are now being accepted. Read an account by Dana Bostic, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, about the amazing opportunities she has had this year as a 40 Under Forty Top Five honoree. Now, it's your turn to be recognized!

Deadline Extended: Stories From the Heart Contest

Blog about your lab medicine story, and you could be featured in a future issue of Critical Values! Celebrate your role as a pathologist or laboratory professional and ASCP member by writing a blog about one of the following topics: how you began your career in the lab, why you love being an ASCP member, or how another ASCP member supported you in your career. Post your blog and vote for your favorite blogs by March 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. CDT.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month:
New Clinical Practice Guideline Focuses on Molecular Biomarker Testing for Colorectal Cancer Patients

ASCP, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) collaborated to develop the Molecular Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer clinical practice guideline. This pivotal guideline will help establish standard molecular biomarker testing, guide targeted therapy decisions, and advance personalized care for patients with colorectal cancer.
JOURNAL Highlights
ACJP Highlight: Immunodeficiency and Dysregulation
Critical Values Highlight: National Pathology Quality Registry Demonstrates the Value of Pathology
Lablogatory Highlight: Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations and Antimicrobial Dosing: How are they related?
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