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NAACLS Staff spent the past year discussing how to provide more relevant content for program directors and volunteers. After helpful feedback from the Board of Directors, NAACLS developed a content schedule that will feature classic staples of the NAACLS News, new opportunities for our most experienced volunteers to provide valuable perspectives, and re-imagined concepts for more interaction between program directors, our content experts, and NAACLS Staff.

By Megan Eggert Meetings and Events Planner NAACLS will conduct a hybrid (in person and virtual concurrently) workshop titled, ““Journey through the NAACLS Standards and Accreditation Process,” on November 5, 2021, from 7:30am-4:00pm. Upon completion of the workshop, the participant should be able to: Review the NAACLS accreditation and approval processes Design a NAACLS accreditation […]

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is inviting applications for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The agency’s office is in the Chicago metro area. Residence in the Chicago metro area is not required for the CEO. The agency seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to guide the organization in its accreditation role. […]

The NAACLS Board of Directors is requesting public comment for a proposed Standard change. To view the potential Standards changes, as well as the process to submit your comments, please download the file linked below. Public Comment for Standard VII – Phlebotomy

In August 2022, after 16 years with NAACLS, I will begin my next adventure by retiring. In a well known movie, Queen Elizabeth II says to Tony Blair, “You are my 10th Prime Minister”. Recently I realized I will be able to say to my last NAACLS President, “You’re my 9th President”. What I discovered […]

Due to the virtual nature of CLEC 2021, NAACLS presented its update as an on-demand video. NAACLS Staff is now making this video available to subscribers of the NAACLS News. We highly encourage everyone to watch the entire eight-minute video, as there are significant announcements throughout the whole presentation.

Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, FASAHP, Dean of the Dumke College of Health Professions, at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, is a 2021 recipient of Weber State University Alumni Association’s H. Aldous Dixon Award. Dixon Award recipients have demonstrated careers of excellence and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support students. […]

We invite you to view a Message From the President, 2020 Program Data, 2020 Board of Directors’ Actions, 2020 Volunteers, Statements of Financial Position for FY ending June 30, 2020, and Rosters for the NAACLS Board, Review Committees and Staff. Please visit the NAACLS website at: https://naacls.org/NAACLS/media/Documents/AnnualReport.pdf  

By Dianne M. Cearlock, MT, PhD, Chief Executive Officer Board Supports Position Paper As a result of schedule variations brought about by the pandemic, the NAACLS Board of Directors held an additional meeting this year with a limited agenda. At the January 11, 2021 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation […]

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