Spring Continuing Education and Networking Event

Spring Continuing Education and Networking Event

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, ID – Taylor Building, 2nd Floor

For all laboratory professionals and students. Come and see the student’s research, meet your friends, and get some CE! Up to 3.5 hours available.

Click HERE to register (https://ezregister.com/events/40332/)

ASCLS Members $35.00
Non-members $50.00
ASCLS Student members $25.00
ASCLS student non-members $35.00

P.A.C.E. Sessions Offered



Speaker Session Name and Description P.A.C.E. Credits
10:00 – 11:00 am James McVey, Manager of Institute for Learning at ARUP Communicating Hard Things

Many times, a laboratory professional is promoted to new positions because they are strong individual contributors with an abundance of technical expertise, but sabotage their growth ability simply because they lack expertise in communication skills, particularly in communicating hard things. Considering the beneficial impact having hard conversations can produce, why do we avoid them? And what is the risk if these conversations are avoided?

Participants will be engaged with a direct, interactive, and humorous approach while exploring common reasons laboratory leaders dodge the communication of hard things. Attendees will focus on methods and actions useful in work settings or personal situations to effectively prepare for, and successfully accomplish difficult conversations.

11:15 – 12:15 am Kate DeAngelo, MLS (ASCP)cm Life After Graduation

This session is geared towards developing and ascending professionals detailing life after graduation.  Topics to be discussed include: Having successful rotations, Taking the BOC (Board of Certification) Exam, Resources for finding jobs in Idaho, Interview skills, Landing the job, Maintaining CEs (Continuing Education credits), ASCLS, and Leadership Academy.

1:30 – 2:30 pm Debbie Shell, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM SM, DLM Labvocacy and You

This session will update participants on current legislative and regulatory issues that clinical laboratories and their professionals are facing; we will also share strategies that can enhance a strong community that successfully advocates on behalf of the profession.

2:45 – 4:15 pm Graduating MLS students Scientific Assembly / Poster Presentations

Students will present research they have completed as part of their CLS coursework and answer questions from attendees.


Please join us for an opportunity to network with other laboratory professionals and earn some continuing education credits at CSI in Twin Falls.  All sessions will be offered at a basic level of instruction.


ASCLS Idaho is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

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