Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ASCLS-TN ANNUAL MEETING

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Mississippi, Louisiana & Tennessee 2012 Joint Annual Meeting
April 10-13, 2012
Tunica, MS

Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, April 10
            9:00 – 12:00                         Registration
                11:00 – 12:00                      Lunch for Student Bowl Participants
                12:00 – 12:30                      Student Bowl Rules
                1:00 – 3:00                           Student Bowl Begins
                3:00 – 3:30                           Break
                3:30 until                               Student Bowl Continues

Wednesday, April 11
            8:00 – 11:00                         Student Bowl Continues
                11:30 – 12:30                      Luncheons (Educator’s and Each State Student Forums)
1:00 – 2:30                           Opening Keynote
3:00 – 4:30                           Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 6:30                           Breakout Sessions
7:00 – 10:00                         Reception and Exhibits

Thursday, April 12
8:00 – 9:30                           Breakout Sessions
9:30 – 11:00                         Dedicated Exhibit Hours
9:30 – 11:00                         State Society Board/Business Meetings
11:00 – 1:00                         Awards Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30                           Breakout Sessions
3:00 – 4:30                           Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 6:30                           Breakout Sessions
7:00 – 11:00                         Social

Friday, April 13
                9:00 – 10:30                         Breakout Sessions
                11:00 – 12:30                      Closing Keynote
Student Bowl
Two days of competition to see who are the best CLS and CLT teams in the states.  Student teams will compete in a double-elimination quiz bowl for the ultimate bragging rights.  Each round consists of games lasting 20 minutes covering Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Serology/Immunology, Immunohematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, and Parasitology/Mycology/Virology.  Students will be given Lunch on the first day of student bowl competition along with snacks to fuel their brains.  FUN! FUN! FUN!

Education
The Joint Annual Meeting will offer 13.5 hours of P.A.C.E approved credit.  Including in the educational sessions will be review sessions tailored for students.  These review sessions will be invaluable to those students nearing graduation and certification examination.   The program is full of engaging topics to interest all attendees.  The preliminary program with session information will be completed soon.

Exhibits
During the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to witness all the latest advances in technology and instrumentation.  Our program will offer two days of exciting exhibits.  Stop by our exhibit hall to see what our vendors have to offer you.  The array of vendors exhibiting is guaranteed to offer solutions to customer needs.  There will be a vendor appreciation reception on Wednesday, April 11 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Food & Fun
Who wants to attend a boring meeting?  Certainly not our members!  The Annual Meeting will offer several opportunities to network with old friends and to make new ones.  A social will be on Thursday, April 12 from 7pm – 11pm.



Hotel Accommodations

For Reservations:                    Phone 866-635-7095
Reference Code:                     Mississippi/Louisiana Joint Conference (Code #S04MSC2)
Deadline:                                 March 16, 2012
Room rate: $79 (plus tax) for standard room and $269.00 (plus tax) for 1 bedroom suite in Veranda Tower
Harrah's Casino Tunica is a casino and resort located in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi.The casino offers a 140,000 sq ft casino and three hotels with a total of 1,356 rooms. Restaurants include '37 Steakhouse, the Paula Deen Buffet (inspired by the famed Food Network personality), Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Fudruckers, Quiznos Express, Uno Express, and Dunkin' Donuts. All three hotels also offer room service, and the Terrace and Veranda Towers also offer a snack bar.
Harrah's Tunica is the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City. This complete resort offers:
•Three luxurious hotel towers
•A world class Convention Center
•State-of-the-art event and entertainment center
•RV resort
•Bellissimo, a full-service spa and salon
•The Links at Cottonwoods, our Hale Irwin-designed golf course
•Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center
•Three outdoor pools
•One indoor pool
•Tennis courts
•A variety of great restaurants
•Mid-South Business Center
•Paula Deen themed suites 
ASCLS #     _____________________
Name       _____________________________________________________________________
City           _________________________________________ State  _________   Zip_________
Institution Affiliation ____________________________________________________________
CONFERENCE RATES - PLEASE CIRCLE

EARLY REGISTRATION
POSTMARKED BY MARCH 23


ON-SITE REGISTRATION
OR LATE REGISTRATION

FULL
WED
THURS
FRI

FULL
WED
THURS
FRI
Member
$150
$70
$100
$60
Member
$190
$110
$140
$100
Non-Member
$235
$110
$140
$100
Non-Member
$285
$160
$190
$150
Student Member
$50

Student Member
$55

Student Non-Member
$65
Student Non-Member
$70
Institutional Pass
$325
Institutional Pass
$325
Educator’s Luncheon

$25


Educator’s Luncheon

$25


Social (member)


$25

Social (member)


$25

Social (Student)


$15

Social (Student)


$15

Exhibits Only

$25
$25

Exhibits Only

$25
$25











EARLY REGISTRATION TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$ ____________________
ON SITE OR LATE REGISTRATION TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$ ______________________



PLEASE MAKE CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO MS/LA/TN ANNUAL MEETING.
  RETURN REGISTRATION AND CHECK/MONEY ORDER TO
Paula Ward
604 Cox Avenue
Hattiesburg, Ms 39402
ASCLS membership offers many advantages to the laboratory professional.  You may become a member at this time and enjoy the benefit of member rates for this meeting.   Download an application at www.ascls.org and complete the membership application.  Record the ASCLS member number assigned to you  at the top of that form.  As an alternative you may include the completed ASCLS membership application, a check made payable to ASCLS for your membership dues along with your completed Joint Annual Meeting registration form (above) and a check payable to MS/LA Annual Meeting for the appropriate member rates.   Please email any questions or concerns you may have to paulaward604@comcast.net . 

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