ASCLS National Meeting 2019

Left: ASCLS-CO is the winner of the Promote the Profession Fundraiser Competition for Randolph World Ministries

Center: Member of the Year J R Constance

Right: ASCLS-CO delegation

Parasitology Seminar – Denver Tech Center – August 17, 2017

World Renowned Parasitologist, Lynne Garcia, Care of Mark Perry and the Medical Chemical Corporation. 52 attendees and 8 CEUs offered through the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Professional Acknowledgement of Continuing Education (PACE). Thank you to Lynne and Mark for this live educational opportunity!

ASCLS National Meeting – Philadelphia, PA – 2016

Rare photos of a few of your leadership team at the ASCLS National Meeting!

 Legislative Symposium  – DC – 2016

These are Pics of Connie Ohlson, Marj Brown and Cathy McNary in DC.  The visits went well.  The Health Legislative aides for Senators Bennet and Gardner were very nice and attentive, taking notes as they spoke.   The same for Health Legislative aides for House Representatives DeGette and Polis.  The cute dog belongs to Representative Polis.
They also had to visit Murphy’s Irish Pub in Alexandria, VA.  Great brews and Irish fare!

Winter Seminar- Grand Junction, CO  – January 22, 2016

The 16th annual Winter Seminar was held in Grand Junction at St. Mary’s Hospital, Saccomanno Education Center.  Five sessions and 6.5 continuing education credits were offered. With 58 total attendees, this year was a huge success! Speakers included Justin  Rhees, Deb Hagen-Moe from the Mayo Clinic and Angela Silva, the microbiology manager at St. Mary’s.  Thank you Tracy Matthews for putting this together! You are awesome !  

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       Attendees listening to one of the brilliant speakers!

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ASCLS – CO Board attendees : President Cathy McNary, Treasurer Rose Jordan

and Student Forum Rep Elizabeth LeFors

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Tracy Matthews with her students and Elizabeth LeFors, ASCLS -CO Student Forum Rep.

Southern CO Fall Seminar –  Oct 29th, 2015

Pueblo, CO

Pueblo Fall Seminar – November 11, 2014

The Pueblo Fall Seminar was a huge success with 73 registrants!!!  It was held at St. Mary Corwin this year and featured 6 hours of continuing education.  Thanks to everyone who participated in our goofy faces photo shoot.  You rock!

Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Conference – April 10-11, 2014

The Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Conference was a huge success!  The program this year featured 26 different speakers, a student poster session, a 2-day vendor exposition, and a CACMLE social.  One special treat was to hear Patrick Conroy’s presentation on the University of Colorado Hospital’s response to the Aurora Theater Shooting.  Thanks to our partners in this venture – ASCLS-Wyoming, CACMLE, and CLMA!

Boondocks Bowling Fundraiser – April 9, 2014

Members of ASCLS-Colorado and students from around the state gathered to raise money and have fun while doing it.  Thanks to everyone who participated and all those who donated to our cause!  Thanks to Tracy Matthews for these great snapshots!

New Belgium Brewery Tour March 24, 2014

Members of ASCLS-Colorado gathered in Fort Collins to learn about the science of creating beer.  We had a blast walking through the brewery!  Then we had lunch at the Laboratory Restaurant.  Thanks to Ian Wallace for these photos.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Conference – March 7, 2014

The HOSA conference was a terrific opportunity to recruit high school students for our profession!  Over 700 high school students from all areas of Colorado attended the HOSA conference.  ASCLS had a booth that promoted the Medical Laboratory Science profession.  MLS Students from Southern Colorado wore white lab coats and spoke to the high school students.  Stephanie Mihane of Kaiser Permanente gave a talk to a room full of bright-eyed future medical laboratory professionals.  21 high school students competed in a competition at Pueblo Community College.  As part of the competition the students performed a gram stain and occult blood test for judges and were scored based on safety, specimen identification, following the procedure, and reading the result.  Thanks to Cathy McNary, Diane Weimer, Lori Mutz, and Jenney Mead for acting as judges!

Pueblo Fall Seminar – November 8, 2013

What a blast!  ASCLS-Colorado partnered with CACMLE to provide 6 hours of continuing education.  Topics included antibiotic stewardship and MDROs, vitamin D, TRALI, broncheolar lavage, and hematology case studies.  If you have suggestions for next year’s speakers or topics please contact Jenney Mead.

Intermountain States Seminar – September 1-4, 2013

Thanks to Ian Wallace for these photos.  ASCLS-Colorado participated in four days of continuing education in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  As part of the trip we visited Yellowstone National Park.  What an amazing conference!

Here’s a few more pics of IMSS submitted by Cathy McNary.  Thanks Cathy!

Brewery Tour – Fort Collins, May 11, 2013

Members of ASCLS-Colorado gathered for a fun tour depicting the science behind brewing beer.  Students and new professionals were encouraged to attend.

Leadership Retreat –  Estes Park, Oct 6-7, 2012

Leaders gathered for a weekend of planning in beautiful Estes Park.  This just goes to show that being a leader is not just responsibility – it’s also a lot of fun!

Student Bowl – April 27, 2012

Students from Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science competed with the UCCS-Bethel MLS program.  Students did a great job answering difficult questions from ASCLS-Colorado judges.  Then we all ate lunch!

Grand Junction Winter Seminar -Jan 20, 2012

We had a great day of learning and rubbing elbows with other professionals. 

Pueblo Fall Seminar 2012

6 hours of continuing education at St. Mary Corwin – what a day!  The planning team was tired after this one, but the day was a complete success!!!  Thanks to Lynn Maedel from CACMLE for helping us make this happen!

Southern Colorado Student Bowl – 2011

How do the students know all of that stuff?  They must have great teachers!  Both Parkview and UCCS-Bethel teams did a fantastic job answering some really tough questions.  Good job guys!!!

Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Conference 2011

Lots of learning in Denver, Colorado.  The ASCLS-Colorado general assembly was extremely informative and we voted on a lot of important items that affect professionals around the state.  Great job planning committee!!!

HOSA – March 4, 2011

Hundreds of high school students from around the state attended this event sponsored by the Health Occupations Students of America.  Students from the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science and other members of ASCLS-Colorado did a terrific job manning the Medical Laboratory Science booth.  The event exposed a LOT of students to our profession!

Pueblo Winter Seminar – 2011

We learned about all sorts of interesting topics and had a lot of fun visiting with each other as well.

Sister Rose’s 50-Year Celebration

Sister Rose Brown of Colorado Springs celebrated her 50th year of ASCLS membership.  Her life-long contribution to the profession has touched our hearts!

Legislative Symposium – 2010

Members of ASCLS-Colorado visited Washington D.C. to discuss legislation that affects laboratory professionals in our state. 

ASCLS National Conference in Anaheim, CA – 2010

Delegates from Colorado attended the conference and voted at the assembly.  Thanks to those delegates for being the voice of Colorado at the national level!