ASCLS-Missouri (ASCLS-MO) is a constituent society within the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, representing one of the five states in Region VI, which includes Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska. Originally founded in 1949 as the Missouri Society for Medical Technologists (MSMT), ASCLS-MO has championed the interests of laboratory professionals for nearly seven decades.
The leadership structure in Missouri comprises the Board of Directors, consisting of roles such as President, President-Elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Secretary, First and Second-Year Board Directors, Student Director, and the First-Year Professional Director. Additionally, District Representatives and various committee chairpersons contribute to the effective functioning of ASCLS-MO.
For the purposes of communicating and distributing information, Missouri is strategically divided into five districts: St. Louis, Cape Girardeau/Poplar Bluff, Kansas City, Springfield/Joplin, and Columbia/Jefferson City.
Despite evolving over the years, ASCLS-Missouri remains steadfast in its mission to uphold excellence in the Clinical Laboratory profession. This commitment is manifested through the provision of continuing education, networking opportunities, leadership development, and a platform for amplifying your voice within the field. Join us on our journey as we continue to evolve and excel in the dynamic landscape of laboratory science.
About ASCLS National
In June of 1933, 42 lab professionals convened in Chicago, Illinois, and adopted bylaws for the inception of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians (ASCLT). Over the years, our identity evolved through stages such as the American Society for Medical Technicians (ASMT) and the American Society for Medical Technology (ASMT), culminating in 1993 with the establishment of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).
The inaugural independent convention of ASCLS, then known as ASMT, took place in 1947. Today, in collaboration with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), ASCLS hosts the premier annual continuing education event.
ASCLS orchestrates three major live conferences each year: the Annual Meeting, Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference (CLEC), and the Legislative Symposium.
Over the past seven decades, ASCLS has made significant contributions to the profession, spanning advocacy, standards setting, professional and continuing education, personal and professional development, and more. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science stands as the preeminent organization representing laboratory personnel, dedicated to advancing their interests both individually and collectively.