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Inside the Lab American Society for Clinical Pathology

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ASCP's podcast for all things laboratory--if it's happening inside the lab, we're talking about it.

    The Molecular Biomarker Revolution in Metastatic NSCLC

    The Molecular Biomarker Revolution in Metastatic NSCLC

    During this recorded 2022 ASCP Annual Meeting session, multidisciplinary faculty will discuss the science and latest evidence on emerging biomarkers, resistance mutations, immuno-oncology (I-O) resistance mechanisms, and I-O treatment options (e.g., combination therapy involving CTLA-4 inhibitors) in metastatic NSCLC.  In addition, they will address how to integrate next generation sequencing (NGS) into your biomarker testing workflows and optimize its use for patients.  Finally, they will share best practices in biomarker testing, reporting, and communication to help pathologists and laboratory professionals guide medical oncologists and other team members in the appropriate diagnosis, testing, and treatment for patients.  
    The activity offers 1.0 CME/CMLE credit.  
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  
     Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
    ·         Describe ongoing investigational efforts regarding emerging biomarkers in metastatic NSCLC 
    ·         Utilize NGS to identify current and emerging biomarkers to predict response to personalized therapies for patients with metastatic NSCLC 
    ·         Employ strategies for optimizing workflows and turnaround times for NGS 
    ·         Discuss the science behind resistance mechanisms in patients with metastatic NSCLC 
    ·         Recognize the use of emerging I-O combination therapies and potential biomarkers in patients with metastatic NSCLC 
    ·         Develop ways to improve communication among pathologists, oncologists, and other members of the multidisciplinary lung cancer care team 
    Faculty
    Diana N. Ionescu MD, FRCPC, FCAP
    Consultant Pathologist and Medical Lead Anatomical Pathology 
    Medical Director BC Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory 
    Medical Director Clinical Trials, BC Cancer Laboratories 
    Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of British Columbia 
    Doru Paul, MD, PhD
    Attending Physician, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology 
    Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian Hospital  
    Faculty Disclosures
    The following Panel/Faculty members have relevant financial relationships to disclose: 
     | Faculty Member | Ineligible Company | For what role?
    | Diana Ionescu, MD | AstraZeneca, Bayer, BMS, Merck, Pfizer, Roche | Consultant, Consultant, Consultant, Consultant, Consultant, Consultant 
    Dr. Paul has no relevant financial relationships to disclose 
    All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated  
    Commercial Support
    Funded by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

    • 44 min
    S3Ep3: Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists

    S3Ep3: Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists

    So, you like your job as a medical laboratory professional, but you’re restless. You have dreams of a bigger life. One that allows you to serve others and satisfy your wanderlust. 
    You might consider becoming a Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist with the US State Department, a role that requires an affinity for travel, a passion for service, and a well-rounded background on the bench. 
    On this episode of Inside the Lab, our host, Ms. Kelly Swails, is joined byMs. Danielle Forester, MLS(ASCP)CM, former Microbiology Specialist at Quest Diagnostics and current RMLS in Beijing, China, Mr. Dave Keddington, MLS(ASCP)CM, former Technical Supervisor at ARUP Laboratories and current RMLS in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Ms. Stacy Deckard, MLS(ASCP)CM, former Medical Technologist at Carle Foundation Hospital and current RMLS in New Delhi, India, to share their experiences working with the Foreign Service as Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists. 
    Our panelists discuss the pros and cons of working as an RMLS, describing how they serve the diplomatic community, embassy staff and their local communities. They explore how being a Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist impacts work-life balance and explain how the compensation package compares to working in a lab in the US. Listen in for advice on applying to be a Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist and learn how becoming an RMLS gives you the opportunity to experience other cultures firsthand and expand your worldview. 
    Topics Covered 
    · How each of our panelists found out about working with the Foreign Service and what prompted them to apply
    · How a well-rounded background and experience in training prepares you to work as an RMLS with the Foreign Service
    · How RMLSs serve the diplomatic community, embassy staff and their local community
    · What Ms. Forester, Mr. Keddington & Ms. Deckard like best about working as a Regional Medical Laboratory Scientist
    · The most challenging aspects of working as an RMLS for the US State Department
    · How RMLSs and their families benefit from experiencing other cultures firsthand and expanding their worldview
    · How being an RMLS impacts your social life, personal travel and work-life balance
    · What it’s like for the family members of Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists
    · How the compensation package for an RMLS compares to working in a lab in the US
    · Advice to anyone applying to be an RMLS in the Foreign Service 
    Connect with ASCP
    ASCP
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    ASCP on Twitter 
    Connect with Mr. Keddington
    Mr. Keddington on LinkedIn

    Connect with Ms. Deckard
    Ms. Deckard on LinkedIn 
    Connect with Ms. Swails
    Ms. Swails on Twitter 
    Resources
    USAJOBS
    CAP Inspector Tools and Training
    Affinity Groups at the US State Department
    Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

    • 46 min
    Special Episode: Evolving and Emerging Trends in HER2 Classification and Reporting in Breast Cancer

    Special Episode: Evolving and Emerging Trends in HER2 Classification and Reporting in Breast Cancer

    The emergence of HER2-low therapies for metastatic breast cancer is a paradigm shift in the traditional binary classification of a patient’s HER2 status, creating a need for practice changes in pathology necessitated by the expansion in how HER2-low breast cancer needs to be classified and treated. During this recorded 2022 ASCP Annual Meeting session, a moderated expert faculty panel will discuss evolving and emerging trends in breast cancer classification and reporting across the HER2+ spectrum. They will also discuss how pathologists and laboratory professionals can prepare for HER2-low classification, tracking, and reporting. In addition, they will review some of the current challenges in HER2 testing and explore opportunities to prepare for the future landscape of HER classification in breast cancer.  The activity offers 1.0 CME/CMLE credit.  The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  

    Faculty
    Swikrity U. Baskota, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, and Cell Biology
    Columbia University Irving Medical Center 
    Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD
    Senior Member and Professor of Pathology
    Scientific Director of Analytic Microscopy Core
    Program Director of Cytopathology Fellowship
    Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute 
    Mamatha Chivukula, MD, FASCP
    Director of Breast Pathology Services and IHC Lab
    Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Sutter Health Affiliate 
    Joseph Kim, MD, MBA, MPH
    President
    Q Synthesis 
    Credit Designation Statement  The ASCP designates this enduring podcast activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  ASCP designates this enduring podcast activity for a maximum of 1.0 CMLE credit.  This activity meets CMP and state re-licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.  For questions regarding CME credit, please contact ASCP Customer Service at 1-800-267-2727, during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time 

    Method of Participation  To complete the activity and receive credit, the participant must complete the podcast activity. CME certificates will be provided on-line.  

    Commercial Support 
    Funded by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
    Provided by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in partnership with Q Synthesis.

    • 56 min
    S3Ep2: The Not-So-Trivial History of ASCP

    S3Ep2: The Not-So-Trivial History of ASCP

    In the 100 years since its founding in 1922, the American Society for Clinical Pathology has guided the application and evolution of pathology and laboratory medicine. 
    But how much do you know about the history of ASCP? 
    On this episode of Inside the Lab recorded live at the ASCP Annual Meeting in Chicago, our hosts, Ms. Kelly Swails and Dr. Lotte Mulder, are joined by Team Total Kuality, Dr. Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Loyola Medicine, and Dr. Theresa Tellier-Castellone, EdD, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, Program Director for the School of Medical Technology at Our Lady of Fatima and Rhode Island Hospital; Team Buffy Coat, Dr. Kim Sanford, MD, MASCP, MT(ASCP), Past President of ASCP, and Dr. Will Finn, MD, MASCP, Medical Director at Warde Medical Lab and Past President of ASCP; and Team Diplococcus, Ms. Christy Nickel, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, CPHQ, ASCP CMLA Chair and Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Bryan Health, and Ms. Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM, Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Stony Brook University, for an enthusiastic game of ASCP Trivia. 
    Our teams answer questions about the ethical issues that concerned ASCP in its early years and the goals of the organization that have remained consistent since its founding in 1922. They buzz in to share their knowledge of how we made history by electing Dr. Emma Sadler Moss as President in 1955. Listen in as the teams compete for bragging rights (and a glow-in-the-dark Erlenmeyer flask). 
    Topics Covered 
    · Dr. Emma Sadler Moss’ roles at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and with ASCP in the 1950s
    · The ethical issues around the practice of pathology that concerned ASCP in its early years
    · Other professional organizations founded at ASCP meetings
    · Why ASCP changed its name to the American Society for Clinical Pathology in 2002
    · How ASCP’s Center for Global Health is responding to disasters and expanding laboratory services all over the world
    · What goals ASCP established when the organization was founded in 1922 (and how those goals have remained consistent in the years since)
    · How ASCP made history by electing the first female president of a medical organization in 1955 
    Connect with ASCP
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    ASCP on Instagram
    ASCP on Twitter
    Connect with Team Total Kuality
    Dr. Mirza on Twitter
    Dr. Tellier-Castellone on Twitter
    Connect with Team Buffy Coat
    Dr. Sanford on Twitter
    Dr. Finn on Twitter
    Connect with Team Diplococcus
    Ms. Nickel on LinkedIn
    Ms. Guglielmo on LinkedIn
    Connect with Ms. Swails & Dr. Mulder
    Ms. Swails on Twitter
    Dr. Mulder on Twitter
    Resources
    ASCP Annual Meeting
    Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

    • 26 min
    S3Ep1: Current Trends in MLS Education

    S3Ep1: Current Trends in MLS Education

    What are MLS education programs doing to address the workforce shortage in the medical lab and provide opportunities for career advancement? 
    On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts, Ms. Patricia Tanabe and Ms. Kelly Swails, are joined by Ms. Patricia Ellinger, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, MLS Faculty and Former MLS Program Director at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Ms. Sue Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Director of Clinical Education at Versiti and Director of the Transfusion Medicine Program at Marquette University, Dr. Elizabeth Glockel-Blessing, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, and Ms. Amanda Reed, MAE, MLS(ASCP)CM, Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Saint Louis University, to discuss current trends in MLS education. 
    Our panelists describe the MLT to MLS bridge program at St. Cloud State, the blood bank internship program at Versiti, and the hybrid MLS program at Saint Louis University. They explore how hybrid, online and accelerated models open up more seats for students and explain how clinicals work in their respective MLS programs. Learn how MLS programs are evolving to meet the demand for medical laboratory scientists and move the profession forward.

    Topics Covered 
    · The education paradigm our panelists are using in their respective MLS programs
    · Ms. Ellinger’s MLT to MLS bridge program and how it’s individualized for each student
    · The blood center-based blood bank internship program Ms. Johnson is developing and how participants separate their time as students vs. employees
    · How Dr. Glockel-Blessing and Ms. Reed’s hybrid MLS program differs from a traditional MLS program and why it targets students with biology and chemistry degrees
    · The 3 categorical programs offered at SLU and which generates the most interest
    · How clinicals work in the MLT to MLS bridge, MLS hybrid and BB internship programs
    · The advantages and disadvantages of each paradigm
    · How hybrid and online programs open up more seats for students in MLS programs
    · Our panelist's insight around the future of MLS education
    Connect with ASCP
    ASCP
    Connect with Ms. Ellinger
    Ms. Ellinger on LinkedIn
    Connect with Ms. Johnson
    Ms. Johnson on LinkedIn
    Connect with Dr. Glockel-Blessing
    Dr. Glockel-Blessing on LinkedIn 
    Connect with Ms. Reed
    Ms. Reed on LinkedIn 
    Connect with Ms. Tanabe & Ms. Swails
    Ms. Tanabe on LinkedIn
    Ms. Swails on Twitter
    Resources
    MLT to MLS Program at St. Cloud State University
    Transfusion Medicine Blood Banking Fellowships at Versiti
    SLU’s Hybrid MLS Degree
    Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

    • 45 min
    S2Ep23: Celebrating a Century of ASCP

    S2Ep23: Celebrating a Century of ASCP

    Since its inception in 1922, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has worked to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. 
    And while the implementation of these principles has changed dramatically in the last 100 years, the core values of the organization have not. ASCP maintains its patient focus and ongoing commitment to education and standardization. 
    On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts, Ms. Kelly Swails and Mr. David Ritter, LMS Business Analyst for eLearning at ASCP, are joined by Dr. Fred Rodriguez, MD, MASCP, FCAP, Emma Moss Professor of Pathology at the LSU School of Medicine and Former President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, to discuss the history of ASCP. 
    Dr. Rodriguez discusses how and why the organization was founded in 1922, describing ASCP’s role at the forefront of developing standards for laboratory practices. He explains how ASCP’s Board of Registry Certification became the global gold standard for excellence in laboratory testing and explores the professional organization’s efforts to standardize Medical Laboratory Science programs in the last 100 years. Listen in to understand the challenges to advocating for our profession and the critical part pathologists and lab professionals play in modern medicine. 
    Topics Covered 
    · What the field of pathology was like when ASCP was founded in the early 1920s
    · How and why ASCP was founded as a not-for-profit organization
    · The 5 objectives articulated in the ASCP constitution (and why they have endured for 100 years)
    · ASCP’s role at the forefront of developing standards for laboratory testing
    · How ASCP’s Board of Registry Certification became the gold standard for excellence in lab testing worldwide
    · ASCP’s efforts to standardize Medical Laboratory Science programs over the last 100 years
    · What factors contributed to ASCP’s growth after World War II 
    · ASCP’s role in supporting pathologists in developing countries
    · How COVID serves as an illustration of the importance of laboratory medicine
    · Concerns around the proliferation of point-of-care testing and what that means for the laboratory 
    · Advocating for the profession to emphasize our critical role in modern medicine 
    Connect with ASCP
    ASCP
    ASCP on Facebook
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    ASCP on Twitter
    Email podcast@ascp.org 
    Connect with Dr. Rodriguez
    Dr. Rodriguez at LSU Health
    Email fred.rodriguez@ascp.org  
    Connect with Ms. Swails & Mr. Ritter
    Ms. Swails on Twitter
    Mr. Ritter on LinkedIn 
    Resources
    'The American Society for Clinical Pathology: The Pathology Society of Firsts’ in Laboratory Medicine
    Center for Global Health
    The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
    ASCP 2022 Annual Meeting
    Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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KMC4406 ,

Love this platform as a CEU pathway

Thank you ASCP for making a free resource to gain CEUs! This is helpful and informative.

ACT_88 ,

Urgently important & Very informative!

I consume a lot of mainstream media; I’m amazed how the perspectives of the lab professionals, who are a critical part of the front line worriers against COVID-19, have largely been missing in the national conversation!!
This podcast is a great first step in raising awareness of the issues that lab professionals and pathologists have been facing during this pandemic and the crucial contributions they continue to make in this fight!
Keep up the great work, and thank you for giving a voice to this untold story!

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