Awards

KEYS TO THE FUTURE

This award serves to recognize and reward ASCLS members who have demonstrated their leadership potential to the organization, and to provide these members with structured mentoring.

The Key to the Future Program is administered by the ASCLS Leadership Development Committee and is intended to assist constituent societies in the development of potential leaders to serve at local, state, regional and national levels of the Society. Additionally, the program encourages appointments and nominations of these highly motivated members to positions of responsibility within the organization that will further their leadership development.

Award: Recipients receive recognition and a unique Key to the Future pin at the annual ASCLS meeting. Constituent societies are encouraged to appoint/elect awardees as delegates to the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Each constituent society should recognize their nominees by announcing their names at the constituent society’s annual Awards Ceremony and presenting them with a unique item designated exclusively for this purpose. The names of the winners should be published in the constituent society newsletter.

Nomination deadline: May 1

Nominees are from a constituent (state) society. Each constituent society may recognize a maximum of three members per year. 

Method of nomination by a constituent society is to be determined by that constituent society. ASCLS recommends the current constituent society president be involved, with a suggested committee composition including the president, past president, president-elect and the previous year’s recipients.

Key to the Future Recognition Program Online Nomination Form 

Questions may be directed to awards@ascls.org.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a new member (within three years), or a longstanding member who has recently increased his/her activity with the society
  • Must be an ASCLS member in the Professional, Ascending Professional, or Developing Professional categories of membership
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential by directing at least one task force or project, chairing a committee with significant tasks, or performing exceptionally as a constituent society Board member or local/chapter officer; outcomes of this involvement must be considered outstanding, creative and of high quality
  • Must not have received this award previously

CONSTITUENT SOCIETY MEMBER OF THE YEAR RECOGNITION

The purpose of the ASCLS Constituent Society Member of the Year Award is to recognize a member who has contributed significantly to the field of clinical laboratory science and to the state and/or national ASCLS in the past 5-10 years and who has, by outstanding example, inspired others over that time as an active member in the organization.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Award: All Members of the Year will receive a plaque at the Awards Ceremony at the ASCLS Annual Meeting. 

ASCENDING PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

PURPOSE:

  • The purpose of the ASCLS Ascending Professional Leadership Award is to recognize a member who has contributed significantly to the field of clinical laboratory science and to ASCLS in their first five years in the profession.

AWARD: All nominees will receive a plaque and recognition at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony where the winner will be announced and receive a plaque.

NOMINATIONS: Submit all nominee data and forms via the Online Awards Application (note: additional details below).

ELIGIBILITY:

The nominee must be:

  • A graduate who is currently in their 1st – 5th year working in the profession
  • A current member at the time of award presentation
  • Actively involved in ASCLS and the profession of clinical laboratory science
  • The current Ascending Professional Director on the Board of Directors is NOT eligible for this award during their tenure on the Board.

Please remember: To be nominated for this award is an honor in itself. Each constituent society is asked to nominate a deserving member.

OMICRON SIGMA

First awarded in 1977, Omicron Sigma is the ASCLS President’s Honor Roll for Outstanding Service. It provides lasting recognition of those dedicated members who volunteer their personal resources, time and energy to ASCLS. Recognition is at three levels: national, regional, and constituent society. This allows constituent society presidents, regional directors, and the ASCLS President to recognize members for outstanding service. Eligibility: The nominee must be a current member of ASCLS as of December 31. Nominations: There is no limitation on the number of ASCLS members who can be recognized by the President, Regional Directors, and constituent society presidents.  A member who is active at all three levels, National, Regional and Constituent Society can be recognized at all three levels.   Award: All nominees receive a ribbon at the ASCLS Annual Meeting.  Nominations deadline:  April 1 

DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

PURPOSE:

  • The Developing Professional Leadership Award recognizes a student member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed to the growth and development of the ASCLS Developing Professional Forum.

AWARD: All nominees will receive a plaque and recognition at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony where the winner will be announced and receive a plaque.

Nomination deadline: February 15  

Nominations are made by a constituent society/region. One Developing Professional member per society/region is allowed.  A previous nomination will not disqualify a person for re-nomination.

  • The nominating society (constituent society President or Regional Director) completes the Online Awards Nomination Formuploading all documents. All four documents must be received by February 15.  Nominations lacking any form will not be accepted.
  • All forms must be typed and submitted electronically.  CV’s are not acceptable.  

Eligibility: The nominee must be:

  • A student member of ASCLS four months prior to nomination.
  • A nominee remains eligible even if his/her membership status changes from “Developing Professional” to “Ascending Professional” before the ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Please remember: To be nominated for this award is an honor in itself. Each constituent society is asked to nominate a deserving member.

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