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2014-10-08 23:06:22

ASCP’s “Building a Laboratory Workforce for the Future” aims to stem the critical workforce shortage in laboratory medicine Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Continuing its commitment to expand awareness of the medical laboratory profession among high school students, ASCP will host its third annual “Building a Laboratory Workforce for the Future Day,” in conjunction with its Annual Meeting, being held Oct. 8-10 at the Tampa Convention Center. The session, scheduled for...

2014-10-07 23:02:19

Changes in Regulatory, Compliance and Billing to be Covered at ASCP Annual Meeting Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Headlining ASCP 2014 Tampa will be a panel featuring several well-known healthcare experts who will help attendees stay abreast of the changes occurring in the regulatory, compliance and billing arenas. The event will be held Friday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., at the Tampa Convention Center. The panel will include prominent healthcare attorney Jane Pine Wood,...

2014-10-03 23:01:56

Dr. Bertalan Meskó to Offer a Session on Bringing Disruptive Technologies to Life in Healthcare (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 The array of technology innovations confronting the medical profession today is vast and disruptive. From home-based diagnostic testing to personal health records and integrating test results obtained outside the healthcare system into a patient’s healthcare record—pathologists and lab professionals need to be prepared to practice in a new era. Medical futurist...

2014-08-11 23:01:57

ASCP and USCAP Join Forces to Provide Groundbreaking Physician Education Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Today, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding education for pathologists and pathology residents. Canada and many states in the United States require continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals to maintain their...

2014-05-29 23:09:24

Test Utilization Committee and Computerized Physician Order Entry System at Cleveland Clinic Provide Successful Model Chicago (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A program at Cleveland Clinic reduced the number of unnecessary lab tests by blocking physicians from ordering the same test for hospitalized patients more than once a day. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the initiative prevented nearly...

2014-05-07 23:02:33

Awards Reflect Wide-Ranging Diversity of Interests and Expertise Among Laboratory Professionals Honored for Excellence Chicago (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The founder of a not-for-profit that connects lab professionals with volunteer opportunities around the world, a specialist in forensic pathology and a researcher focused on unearthing the effects of intoxication on infection are among the high achievers being recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as part of its...

2014-03-31 23:22:18

Collaboration expands access to care in fight against cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Chicago (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The threat of women contracting cervical cancer in the United States is under control, but this virulent disease continues to be the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths among women in resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)—which is strongly focused on addressing women’s health worldwide—is joining forces...

2014-03-18 08:32:04

Laboratory medicine leads growth of the healthcare service industry GUANGZHOU, China, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a series of new policies rolled out by Chinese authorities in October 2013 to promote healthcare services, industries across the entire healthcare spectrum are set to spread their wings. All eyes are kept on who will first seize the opportunity. The 21(st) Century Sino-USA Summit Forum for Advances in Laboratory Medicine was recently held in Guangzhou....

2013-12-19 23:04:42

Choosing Wisely® initiative urges patients to question physicians about which lab tests are necessary Chicago (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A new online toolkit puts resources in the hands of pathologists and medical laboratory scientists to promote conversations between physicians and patients about which diagnostic tests are appropriate. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) unveiled the toolkit during a symposium, “Choosing Wisely®: How California Pathologists Can...

2013-11-19 23:23:44

ASCP, CSP Collaborate to Help Reduce Inappropriate Testing Chicago (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Launching a grassroots effort to reduce inappropriate or over-utilized lab testing and improve the quality and safety of medicine, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is collaborating with the California Society of Pathologists (CSP) to present a Choosing Wisely® symposium at CSP’s 2013 Annual Meeting on Dec. 7, 2013. “Choosing Wisely: How California Pathologists Can...


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