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NAACLS is pleased to announce that the following programs were recently accredited or approved by the NAACLS Board of Directors on September 29, 2017:

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Programs:

Brookline College, Phoenix, AZ

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Phlebotomy Program:

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

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Dear Dr. NAACLS,

I am the program director of a NAACLS accredited program, and my program is scheduled to have a site visit next spring.  In an effort to make this visit go as smoothly as possible, I would like to lend a hand in selecting the individuals that visit my program.  I am looking to have visitors that work in the same types of conditions and settings that I do, as I think it will be easier for the visitors to understand the intricacies of the program.  Would this be okay?


Dr. Efficient

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By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner

NAACLS is extending its early registration fee deadline for the “Demystifying NAACLS’ Accreditation/Approval Processes Workshop,” to be held on November 3, 2017, from 7:30am-4:00pm in Chicago, Illinois

Register before October 2, 2017 to receive a discount!

Following are the Registration Fees:

$350/person (EARLY REGISTRATION by 10/2/17)

$375/person (FINAL REGISTRATION BETWEEN 10/3/17 and 10/20/17)

NAACLS can only accept 80 registrations for this workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Renaissance Suites Chicago O’Hare, 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631. The workshop will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

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The 2017 NAACLS Annual Survey of Programs is scheduled to be sent to all program directors via email during the first week of October.  Programs will have one month to complete the Annual Survey, which is required by NAACLS Standards.  A preview of the questions to expect on the Annual Survey can be found here:  2017 Annual Survey Questions

Suzanne Campbell, ASCLS President, and William Hunt, NAACLS Board President Elect.

NAACLS is pleased to announce that William H. Hunt, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, President-Elect of the NAACLS Board of Directors, was selected to receive this year’s ASCLS Bio-Rad Scientific Assembly Professional Achievement Award for Lab Admin/Consultant/Quality/Accreditation/Industry. Mr. Hunt was recognized during the 85th ASCLS Annual Awards ceremony, which was held on August 3, 2017, in San Diego, CA. Congratulations!

The NAACLS Review Committee on Accredited Programs (RCAP) and Program Approval Review Committee (PARC) met on July 12-14, 2017 at the beautiful and inspirational Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Albuquerque, NM for the annual face-to-face meetings.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya

The committees meet several times a year, once face-to face, to review accreditation and approval materials, program progress reports, data regarding programs meeting NAACLS’ benchmarks for performance, and other relevant topics. The committees made recommendations that will go before the NAACLS Board of Directors in September.

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By Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

This is my last article as the President of the NAACLS Board of Directors. It was over twenty years ago when I started as a reviewer, site visitor, RCAP member, PARC member and then on to the Board of Directors. It has been an educational and highly rewarding journey. I have learned a lot, shared a lot, and participated in various professional presentations and meetings. Nonetheless and more importantly, I have met great colleagues and individuals that have evolved into lifetime friendships. Thank you NAACLS for this valuable opportunity.

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