Are you interested in being a leader, then please consider running for Student Forum at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX!  There are 5 positions available and each position requires a 1 year commitment.  The board consists of 2 executive positions, Student Forum Chair and Student Forum Vice Chair as well as 3 (max) Student Forum Board Members. 

A candidate must be a student member of ASCLS and must have been enrolled in a program/major in the clinical laboratory sciences (MLS or MLT) within that academic year. A description of each officer position is available by clicking on Student Forum Handbook at

This year’s Student Forum elections will be held on Thursday, April 9th at 12:30 at the Omni Hotel during the student lunch.   If you are interested in running, please fill out the attached application and return to me by Tuesday, March 31st. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

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The 2015 TACLS Annual Meeting program is shaping up to be an interesting one. For the first time, we will have a dedicated track to molecular thanks to Dr. Peter Hu of MD Anderson SHP's Molecular Genetic and Diagnostic Genetics programs, we will also have several discussions on the hot topic of Ebola including a clinical issues panel discussion and a presentation on the genomic surveillance and Ebola origin and transmission of the 2014 outbreak, as well as opportunities for continuing education in Chemistry, Hematology Immunohematology and Microbiology. 

Students will have an opportunity to participate in Student Bowl and Student Forum luncheon. 

There will be a reception Thursday evening to raise money for a local charity and TACLS student scholarship fund, allow for networking and visiting colleagues from around the state.

We have scored as Opening Keynote, Dr. Michael Laposata MD, PhD, Chair of Pathology from UTMB and the ASCLS President, Susie Zanto as closing keynote to wrap the meeting. Ms. Zanto will also co-present a presentation on the public health laboratory system along with our very own TACLS President-Elect, Dr. Rodney Rohde. 

A tentative schedule will be available by the end of December on the TACLS website. You may also link directly to the hotel to reserve your room. Registration will open after the first of the year. So, make sure you check out the website.

If you have questions, please email

I look forward to seeing you in Houston,

Brandy Greenhill, DrPH, MLS(ASCP)

TACLS Annual Meeting Committee Chair