# 5 - Advocacy in legislative
and regulatory issues affecting the practice of clinical laboratory science
New laws and regulations bring change to your profession. ASCLS's dedicated government affairs
team, coupled with extensive grassroots involvement, makes sure the concerns of your profession are heard in Congress.
Learn about current issues,
acquire lobbying skills, and meet with members of Congress to discuss the profession's concerns at the ASCLS Legislative Symposium
held every spring in Washington D.C.
# 4 - Promotion of
high professional standards
ASCLS is dedicated to maintaining high educational standards required of those who perform clinical laboratory
tests. ASCLS has developed and maintains a required body of knowledge and code
of professional ethics for our profession. ASCLS also works collaboratively with our members and its constituent societies
to promote state licensure bills that spell out the minimum qualifications needed to perform clinical laboratory tests.
# 3 - Multiple opportunities
to participate in the regulatory, legislative, educational and professional issues related to the practice of clinical laboratory
ASCLS and ASCLS-SD provides a wealth of opportunities for active
participation. Whether you want to make your voice heard on important issues or further scientific standards and technical
policies, ASCLS opens the door to you. Sign up for an ASCLS or ASCLS-SD
Committee, project or choose one of ASCLS's 12 Scientific Assemblies to become involved in. We invite you to find an activity
that suits your professional or personal interest, the more grassroot members involved brings strength to our profession’s
# 2 – Additional
cost-saving membership benefits
Discounted rates on meeting registration fees and publications.
Make travel plans through the ASCLS travel agency and save on dues for the next year.
Save on credit card, car rental, hotel rooms, drug prescriptions and eye glasses.
Participate in the ASCLS Insurance program for discounts on health, life disability, liability,
and auto insurance.
And the # 1 Benefit - ASCLS speaks with a SINGLE, STRONG, UNITED VOICE for all clinical laboratory
The field of clinical laboratory science embraces a wide range of disciplines - hematologists, clinical chemists,
phlebotomists and microbiologists, to name a few. All clinical laboratory science
professionals share a similar role: providing vital, high quality clinical information
for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. All face common concerns. And all desire recognition as valued members
of the health care team. Representing nearly 20,000 members from a range of clinical specialties, ASCLS speaks
for all with a single, strong, unified voice.