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By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner

NAACLS will conduct a new workshop titled, “The Secrets to a Super Self-Study,” on February 21, 2019, from 7:00am-12:00pm in Baltimore, MD (in concurrence with the ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference (CLEC)). The workshop will include a continental breakfast and working lunch.

The workshop will be presented by:

Andrea Gordon, MEd, MT(ASCP)SH, is the Program Director of the MLS/MLT Program at Brookline College in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an MLT Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) and previously served as a Member and Chair of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Dawn Tripolino, MBA, MT(ASCP), is Program Director of the MLS Program at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ms. Tripolino is a Phlebotomy Educator and Vice Chair of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Upon completion of the workshop, and with the opportunity to discuss questions, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the roles of the program, the self-study reviewers and the site visitors.
  2. Identify the key elements pertaining to all eight of NAACLS’ Standards.
  3. Recognize and avoid common struggles in using the self-study template.
  4. Analyze the quality of a sample self-study.
  5. Identify key NAACLS resources for the accreditation and approval processes

The fee for the workshop is $325/person if you register by 1/10/19. The fee is $375/person if you register between 1/11/19 to 2/7/19).

Please visit www.naacls.org  for more information and to register (payment and registration is separate from the CLEC). We hope to see you at this NAACLS workshop!

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If you are attending the November 2nd workshop, Demystifying NAACLS’ Accreditation/Approval Processes, you should have received reference materials yesterday. The materials were emailed to the address provided on the registration form. If you did not receive the materials, please contact the office as soon as possible.

We still have a few spots left at our workshop. If you would like to attend, please submit the linked form by the end of the business day, October 26th, 2018.

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This is a friendly reminder that we are halfway to the due date of the Annual Survey of Programs. The survey was sent on October 5 and is due November 5. If you have not received the link to the survey, please contact the NAACLS staff immediately.

Please note that the Annual Survey is required of Accredited and Approved programs by Standard II. Also, Standard VI C indicates “Informing NAACLS of relevant administrative and operational changes within 30 days. This includes changes in program official names, addresses or telephone numbers; affiliates, status (e.g. inactivity, closure) or location, and institution name”.

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Peter Hu, PhD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CG CM, MB CM, Vice President and AGT Representative on the NAACLS Board of Directors, has been appointed the new Co-Dean of the University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions effective August 31, 2018. Dr. Hu is sharing this role with Dr. William Undie, EdD. Dr. Hu is a Professor in the School of Health Professions (SHP) and is the founding Director of the Undergraduate Program in Molecular Genetic Technology and the Graduate Program in Diagnostic Genetics. He received his BS in Psychology from Purdue University and his MS in Microbiology from Lamar University. Dr. Hu conducted his graduate thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Siciliano at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and received his PhD from Trident University International in Healthcare Administration and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Hu also holds specialty clinical certifications in Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics, and Clinical Laboratory Science.  Dr. Hu began his career in the cytogenetics clinical laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1995. In 2003 Dr. Hu joined the SHP where he is the founding director of undergraduate program in molecular genetic technology and the graduate program in diagnostic genetics. During his tenure, the diagnostic molecular science (dms) programs have grown from 3 students in 2004 to 65 students (54 undergraduate and 11 graduate).  Dr. Hu has established clinical affiliations with nearly 40 laboratories nationwide. Dr. Hu has received numerous honors and awards and is involved in several professional and societal organizations.

Jeanne Isabel, EdD, MLS, SH(ASCP), MLT Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs, has been appointed the first Chair of the College of Health and Human Services, School of Health Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois, effective June 1, 2018. Previously, Dr. Isabel was the former Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at NIU. Dr. Isabel has extensive experience at NIU. She began instructing there in 1989 but also earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree from NIU. She became the MLS program director in 2006. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 2, 2018, from 7:30am-4:00pm in Chicago, Illinois

Register by October 1, 2018 to receive a discount!

Following are the new Registration Fees:

$350/person (EARLY REGISTRATION by 10/1/18)

$375/person (FINAL REGISTRATION BETWEEN 10/2/18 and 10/19/18

NAACLS can only accept 80 registrations for this workshop.

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The 2018 NAACLS Annual Survey of Programs is scheduled to be sent to all program directors via email soon.  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: 2018 Survey (for informational purposes only)

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The fall 2018 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during fall 2018. Those programs will be  placed on the agenda for the winter 2019 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in spring 2019.

MLS Programs:

College of Staten Island-CUNY, Staten Island, NY

East Carolina University, Greenville, SC

Heritage University MLS Program, Toppenish, WA

Jersey Shore University Medical Center/Meridian Health, Neptune, NJ

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, LA

Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mercy College of Health Sciences MLS Program, Des Moines, IA

Mercy Hospital-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS

North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA

Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, OK

St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA

Tarleton State University, Ft. Worth, TX

The Houston Methodist Hospital MLS Program, Houston, TX

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY (Initial Accreditation)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

MLT Programs:

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN – (Initial Accreditation)

Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa, FL

El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX

Grayson County College, Van Alstyne, TX

Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC

Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC

Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN

North Idaho College, Couer d’ Alene, Idaho – (Initial Accreditation)

Northern Virginia Community College, Springfield, VA

Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

South Louisiana Community College, Lafayette, LA

Stanly Community College, Locust, NC

Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX

University of New Mexico – Gallup, Gallup, NM

Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD – (Initial Accreditation)

 

HT Programs:

Argosy University, Farmer Branch, TX

Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood, WA

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA

OSF Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX

TPMG Regional Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

 

Pathologists’ Assistant Programs:

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA – (Initial Accreditation)

Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL 60064

 

CG Programs: none

 

DMS Programs: none

 

HTL Programs: none

 

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