Hey there!

Hope you are all enjoying summer and getting ready for National Conference and looking forward to IMSS this fall!

We have a few changes to our program and an updated program speaker list for you!

Click here for the most up-to-date Program!

Click here for our Program Speakers!

Click here for our Post-able Save the Date, please print this and post it in your lab to help spread the word!

Social Events for IMSS 2015

Surfs up

Hope you are all looking forward to a great IMSS this year!

We have  many beach themed events planned for you!

There will be a shuttle to take you to and from the Snow King and the Pavilion so you won’t have to miss out on any of the fun!

We will be kicking things off with “Catch the Wave” on Thursday morning.

Also on Thursday will be a Surfing Safari Luncheon with the Vendors and a Beach Party at night with a silent auction

On Friday we will have a “Surf’s Up Welcome and Awards”  the High Tide Scientific Assembly and the Island Get-Away Banquet.

Sunday Morning we will be Hanging 10!

Click here for a printable schedule of events.


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IMSS 2015

DATES HAVE CHANGED FOR IMSS!!!! The dates are now October 1-3, 2015 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Scientific Sessions for IMSS Catch the Wave include the following:

  • Keynote Speaker Nadav Kaufman: Novel Biomarkers: Enhancing the Lab’s Value by Championing Improvements in Patient Care
  • Lynne Garcia: Medical Parasitology – 1) The World Continues to Shrink AND 2) The Importance of STAT Testing in Medical Parasitology (2 sessions)
  • Denise Driscoll, CAP: Meeting Competency Standards
  • Sue Galindo & Dee Johnson: Education in the 21st Century!
  • Keila Poulsen & Dawn Robertson: Hematology Extravaganza
  • Marina Kazakevich: Cancer Stem Cells Theory
  • Evelyn Graham: Platelets – Purpose, Pictures, and Problems
  • Dr. Paul Eastvold: Neonatal Transfusion Practice
  • Dr. Walter Kelley: Blood Bank Component Cruise
  • Dr. Dorothy Adcock: 1) Coagulation Potpourri AND 2) Evaluation of Prolonged PT and PTT (2 sessions)
  • Barbara Bachman: Workflow Analysis Using the LSS
  • Jewell Zweegman: HANG TEN!
  • Tony Gatherum: Molecular Testing in the Transfusion Service
  • Adam Birks: Molecular diagnosis of Group A Streptococcus
  • Dr. Joaquin Garcia: HPV and p16 Testing
  • Theresa Joseph: Universal Definition of MI and Troponin
  • Tina Mattox: Laboratory Forensics
  • Les Edinboro: Prescription Drug Monitoring

Click here for a downloadable flyer for your lab!


Catch the Wave with IMSS 2015

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September 30- October 3, 2015

A few of the speakers include (subject to change) Lynne Garcia: Parasitology, Nadav
Kaufman, Product Director, Clinical Labs Ortho: How the lab can change patient care by promoting new markers to identify kidney failure, Dr. Nathan Adams: Oncology coagulation, Denise Driscoll, CAP: Meeting Competency Standards. Susie Zanto: Microbiology; Hematology;
Management: Blood Bank and more!

Attendees this year can earn up to 14 Continuing Education Credits!

Click HERE to download the flyer to post in your lab!

Keep in Touch with IMSS on Facebook!

Have you seen our list of social events for IMSS 2015? We will be hosting a variety of events for attendees! From Catch the Wave even opener to the Thursday night Beach Party and Silent Auction to an Island Get-Away Banquet you will not be disappointed! Hope to see you all there Catching the Wave! ...

HURRY...HURRY...HURRY! This is the final call for contestants for our IMSS Island Get-Away!

Follow the simple directions below to get your name entered in our drawing for a $100 savings on your IMSS registration! Leave a comment below if you share this post so I can include your name in our drawing.

You can win an IMSS Island Get-Away!

One lucky person from each of the five Region VIII States (WY, CO, UT, MT, ID) will win this great prize package which entitles them to $100 off their registration for the 2015 Intermountain States Seminar where we will Catch the Wave!

To be eligible to win, just follow these three easy steps:
1. LIKE this post and our Facebook page
2. SHARE this Post on with your friends
3. RENEW your ASCLS Membership by July 31st.

Winners will be notified by August 15th and will be featured on our Facebook page. So...go ahead and give us the "thumbs up"...it's that easy!

We are looking to update our contact list of potential vendors for IMSS. If you are in touch with any vendors, please let them know we would love to have them join us in Jackson Hole this fall.

Also, if you have contact information for vendors, please message us so we can forward that information on to our Exhibitor Chair, Amy Steinmetz.