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The early bird registration deadline for our upcoming pre-CLEC workshop, Let’s Take a Ride Through the NAACLS Standards, is days away.

Registration fees and deadlines are as follows:

$225/person (EARLY BIRD FEE paid in full by 2/3/21)

$250/person (GENERAL FEE paid in full BETWEEN 2/4/21 and 2/17/21)

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the flexibility of the NAACLS Accreditation Process and Standards to ensure programs continue to meet the compliance requirements while adapting and innovating. Actual innovative methods used by NAACLS accredited programs will be discussed.

Upon completion of this workshop, the participants should be able to:

1.     Review the NAACLS accreditation and approval processes

2.     Design a NAACLS accreditation timeline and plan to prepare for the self-study and site visit

3.     Describe how the NAACLS Standards are flexible and allow for innovation in meeting the standard requirements

4.     Ensure program assessment and continuous improvement plan includes evaluation of innovations and modifications implemented in the program

ASCLS P.A.C.E. and ASCP approve NAACLS as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences. This workshop is an intermediate level program. The following contact hours will be awarded at the workshop: ASCLS = 7; ASCP = 7.

The workshop will be presented by:

Charity E. Accurso, PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm, Dean of the MLS Department at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Accurso is the Four-Year Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

Laura Ahonen, MS, MT(ASCP), Program Director of the MLT and Phlebotomy Programs at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, WI. Ms. Ahonen is the Chair and a Phlebotomy Educator on the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Please visit https://naacls.org/ for more information and to register. We hope to have you join us in February!

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