Submitted by: John Koenig, 2015-2016 ASCLS-MO President
As your ASCLS-MO president, I would like to thank you, the membership, for your support of our professional society and the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. It is important to have organizations like ASCLS and ASCLS-MO to lead our profession into the future and to rep-resent laboratory professionals through continuing education, government advocacy, and professional networking.
As members of ASCLS-MO, it is important that each of us continue to support our profession, which can be done by supporting and growing our professional society. If we want to accomplish our goals as a society, we need strong leadership and membership. First, I would like to ask those members in roles of leadership in our society to provide responsible and strong leadership; and secondly, to ask from all members of the society, to help increase our ASCLS-MO membership. If each member could recruit one laboratory professional to obtain ASCLS membership, we would double our ASCLS-MO member-ship. Increased membership would go a long way in helping us accomplish our goals of bringing continuing education to all laboratory professionals in Missouri, advocacy in Jefferson City – including increased support behind our campaign for licensure, and strengthening our leaders’ abilities to represent and serve.
I am eager to hear from both our membership and all Missouri laboratory professionals with your ideas and suggestions of how ASCLS-MO can better serve you.