ASCLS-IL to Hold Annual Meeting
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Anh Strow April 3, 2012
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Illinois
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science to hold annual meeting
PEORIA, IL -The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science- Illinois is to hold their 2012 annual Spring Meeting April 11-13 at Four Points by Sheraton.
The meeting will open with the Board of Directors Meeting at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Elected officers and appointed committee chairpersons will report on impacting forces affecting our society and profession. The Board of Directors Meeting is open to members.
Keynote speaker Rebecca Hooks, CSI Sargent for the Illinois State Police, will educate attendees at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 12 on the various aspects of completing a bloodstain pattern analysis. Educational sessions will begin at 10:15 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m.
From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. student presentations will take place where students from medical laboratory science programs will present research or case studies.
The meeting will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12 with keynote speaker Chad El-Zayaty, Medical Director of Pathology Consultants Inc., who will discuss common techniques in molecular diagnostics laboratories. Educational sessions will begin at 10:15 a.m. and continue until 3:45 p.m.
Highlighted in Friday's schedule of events is the House of Delegates beginning at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will be educated about governance at the state level. An award ceremony will also take place awarding members for outstanding accomplishments.
The 2012 annual Spring Meeting is targeted towards laboratory practitioners, educators and students.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Illinois (ASCLS-IL) is an affiliate society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and one of five states in ASCLS Region VI, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. ASCLS targets clinical laboratory professionals, creating a vision for the advancement of the clinical laboratory practice field, and advocating the value and the role of the profession ensuring safe, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered health care.
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The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Illinois 2012 annual Spring Meeting will create an economic impact of about $19,125 and fill 85 hotel rooms in the Peoria Area. There will be about 150 individuals in attendance.
The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.