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4 Feb 2009
Minnesota Licensure Update
Submitted by Colleen Forester, Legislative Chair For the past 2 1/2 years I have been sitting on the MN Licensure of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Coalition. Last year we introduced an all inclusive bill that we withdrew right before its introduction due to major opposition from CAP. After several...
1 Apr 2009
BOR Spring Newsletter: Exam Statistics for 2008
In the spring 2009 issue of the BOR Newsletter, ASCP published Examination Statistics for Janauary - December of 2008. 681 people took the HT exam - 437 passed229 people took the HTL exam - 140 passed Click Here for the Complete Listing of Statistics
8 May 2009
NSH’s Announcement of Annual Histotechnology Day to Promote Profession
The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) announced the inaugural celebration of Annual Histotechnology Day on March 10, 2010. Histotechnology Day is being organized in order to aid in the public’s awareness of the discipline. Most would agree that the field is not well known among lay people...
13 May 2009
WSJ: Staff Shortages in Labs May Put Patients at Risk
The swine-flu outbreak has focused a spotlight on a looming risk for hospitals and their patients: a shortage of technicians to run critical lab tests. Vanderbilt University Hospital's lab had to pull staffers from other parts of the hospital and ask technicians to work double shifts to test...
29 May 2009
NSH Launch New Job Board with Enhanced Functionality
Columbia, MD, May 29, 2009 – The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) continues to support its members by launching an enhanced Career Center. NSH now offer our members a better way to advance their careers through a one-stop career source for histology professionals. Through the NSH site you...
22 Jul 2009
ASCP BOR and NCA Form Single Certification Agency
The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (BOR) and the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) on July 21, 2009, signed an agreement forming a single certification agency for medical laboratory professionals. The agency will be called the ASCP Board of...
27 Jul 2009
ASCP Action Alert: Stimulus Grants Available for Laboratory Training Programs
Department of Labor (DOL) Announces Health Care Sector Grants Laboratory Professional Training Programs Urged to Apply On July 23, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of approximately $125 million in new grant funds authorized for projects that provide training and placement...
10 Mar 2010
3/10/10 -1st Annual Histotechnology Professionals Day Celebrations Taking Place in Laboratories Both Large and Small
  Columbia, MD, March 10, 2010 – The first officially-designated Histotechnology Professionals Day has been marked by celebrations in many laboratories both large and small.     “We all were excited to celebrate the first Histotechnology Professionals Day! Our lab is...
31 Mar 2010
Call for Council of Laboratory Professional Nominations: Deadline is June 1, 2010
Call for Council of Laboratory Professional Nominations: Deadline is June 1, 2010   The Nominations Committee of the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals seeks your assistance in identifying potential nominees for service on the Council. New Council members would begin their service in...
4 May 2010
Allied Health Workforce Summit
Allied Health Workforce SummitBuilding the Allied Health Workforce of the 21st Century September 22-23, 2010 – Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport   Reston, VA - With the impending surge of baby boomers turning 65 and the new healthcare legislation feeding 32 million more Americans into...
15 Dec 2010
NSH Announces Partnership with Maney Publishing
Maney Publishing is delighted to announce a new publishing partnership with the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) to publish Journal of Histotechnology from 2011.   The Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Karen Burg, is Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering and Professor...
8 Feb 2011
The Joint Commission Previews New Lab Accreditation Standards
The Joint Commission Previews New Lab Accreditation StandardsSurveys on revised requirements to begin July 2011   (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.—February 8, 2011) The Joint Commission “Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point- of-Care Testing (CAMLAB)” has been updated to provide...
22 Apr 2015
CAP and NSH Release New Guideline to Improve Patient Safety
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2015                                                         CAP and NSH Release New Guideline to Improve Patient Safety...
3 Jun 2016
National Society for Histotechnology and MediaLab Partner to Release New Education Software
The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) is pleased to announce its recent partnership with MediaLab, a leading provider of laboratory cloud-based software. They have partnered to create the premier tool for histology certification exam preparation. The NSH + LabCE Histology Exam Simulator,...