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For those of you attending our upcoming NAACLS Workshop on February 22nd, the accompanying materials were emailed out today.

If you have not received the email by the end of the business day, please check your spam folder. If you still did not receive the email, please call the office.

We look forward to seeing you in Houston!! Stay tuned to the NAACLS News for upcoming workshop announcements.

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We invite you to view the NAACLS 2017 Annual Report on our website.

The Annual Report includes a Message from the President, 2017 Program Data, 2017 Board of Directors’ Actions, 2017 Volunteers, Statements of Financial Position for FY ending June 30, 2017, and Rosters for the NAACLS Board, Review Committees and Staff.

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The summer 2018 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during spring 2018 and will be placed on the agenda for the summer 2018 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in fall 2018.

MLS Programs:

Andrews University Program for Medical Laboratory Science, Berrien Springs, MI

Arkansas State University, State University, AR

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Ascension – Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL

Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA

Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL (Initial)

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NAACLS is seeking candidates for our Programs Review Committees. The following positions will be open for nomination in 2018:

Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP)

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Representative – 1

Histotechnician/Histotechnologist (HT/HTL) Representative – 1

Pathologists’ Assistant (PathA) Representative – 1

Two-Year Educator (i.e. Dean, Department Chair) – 1

Clinical Pathologist – 1

Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC)

Phlebotomy (PBT) Representative – 1

Information on eligibility and responsibilities for the positions, along with Candidate Fact Sheets for those seeking nominations, are available here – Committee Membership Info.

Nominations, which should include completed Candidate Fact Sheets and CV’s, need to be sent to the NAACLS office by February 1, 2018. Nominations may be faxed to (773) 714-8886, emailed to, or sent via mail to 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018. Submitted nominations will be forwarded for a vote to the NAACLS Board of Directors in April 2018.

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We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the NAACLS Board of Directors (BOD), Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) and Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC):

Maribeth L. Flaws, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM(ASCP)SI, is the Program Director/Chairperson of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She is an ASCLS Representative on the NAACLS Board of Directors.

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NAACLS is very pleased to introduce its new Board of Directors’ President, William H. Hunt, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM. Mr. Hunt was a nominee from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and was elected by the NAACLS Board of Directors as Representative in 2010. He served as Secretary from 2011-2013, Treasurer from 2013-2015, Vice President from 2015-2016 and President-Elect from 2016-2017. He is the Administrative Director of Laboratory Services at Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) in Philadelphia, PA.

We are pleased to feature a Q&A with our new Board of Directors’ President:

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The NAACLS Board of Directors is requesting public comment for proposed Standards changes. To view the potential Standards changes, as well as the process to submit your comments, please download the linked PDF – NAACLS DCLS Standards for Public Comment

All comments must be received by January 9th, 2018.

Current Doctoral Standards can be found here.

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