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NSH is now offering an education package specifically designed for Florida residents! NSH's new Florida Mandatory Education Package contains three webinars that fulfill the 4 specialty credit hour requirements for Florida histology license renewal- Medical Errors, Florida Laws and Rules, and HIV/AIDS. Even if you are not a Florida resident, you can use these webinars to count towards your HT or HTL continuing education, and learn important safety topics! NSH members save $20 on the Florida Package. Click here to learn more.
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NSH has a new podcast series, HistoHelp, where NSH members share their tips and tricks to solve common.... and not so common... histology problems! Topics include subjects such as static in the lab, ergonomics, coverslipping, and cutting thin paraffin sections. Check out the first few episodes now available!
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NSH's Symposium/Convention , the largest histology event in the United States, will take place September 20-25th in New Orleans, LA. The Convention includes two keynote lecture sessions   focusing on topics impacting the future of the profession.  Sunday, September 22nd:  Laboratory Workforce: Today & Tomorrow  This lecture will feature a diverse panel of experts from ASCLS, ASCP, and NSH, who will share insights on the challenges facing laboratory staffing today and in the future.  Leaders in the field must communicate on how to handle these challenges to meet the growing need to diagnose medical conditions and increase levels of patient care.  ...
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This year NSH introduced a new scholarship for two (2) NSH student members, to attend the NSH Symposium/Convention, September 20-25 th  in New Orleans, LA. The winners of that scholarship are Emily Foster of the SUNY Cobleskill Program in New York and Sheri Iodice from Harcum College. These recipients will attend leadership development courses at the Convention and participate in NSH Society meetings, allowing them to network with others in the profession and cultivate their leadership skills.   Congratulations to these winners! The recipients of the other awards and scholarships NSH offers will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, September ...
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NSH is extending the deadline on our awards and scholarships, to solicit applications for the Newcomer Helping Hand Award. This scholarship provides $2,000 to be used for a project that will support  histology educational opportunities or improvements to underserved institutions/groups/countries. Any worthy project, new or ongoing, that elevates the educational fortune of members of the histotechnology community will be considered. Apply by this Friday, June 7th!  https://www.nsh.org/learn/scholarships/newcomer-scholarship
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The ASCP Vacancy 2018 report is now available.  Here is the link to the full report: https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqz046     Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey
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Don't forget! Today is the deadline for applications and nominations for the 2019 Awards and Scholarships Program! Click here to submit your application!
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Attention histology students! Apply now for NSH's new Symposium/Convention Student Leadership Scholarship for your chance to have your trip to the Symposium/Convention in New Orleans completely funded!  This scholarship will include registration costs, travel, hotel, and per diem food expenses. The students selected will attend several leadership workshops, as well as workshops of your choosing. You will also be expected to attend several Society membership meetings, so you can get more involved in the governance of NSH. The deadline to apply is May 31 st . Click here to apply!
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Check out NSH's new podcast episodes in our series AwardsCast! Episodes feature interviews with last year's scholarship recipients. They discuss the amazing projects their scholarships have funded, including a trip to Ghana, an MBA, work with gorillas and more! Listen now ! And don't forget to apply for awards and scholarships before the May 31st deadline!
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Registration now open for the 45th Annual Symposium/Convention! Join us for this great educational opportunity, September 20-25 th in New Orleans, LA. NSH’s Symposium/Convention is the largest histology event in the United States, offering over 100 workshops , 40+ digital scientific posters , an exhibit hall  featuring emerging technologies, and networking  for one low price. Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing! Visit www.histoconvention.org for complete descriptions of educational offeri
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This year NSH was able to award five Student Scholarships! We would like to congratulate all our winners, as well as wish a special thank you to Newcomer Supply, Sakura Finetek, Thermo Scientific, and Avantik for their gracious sponsorships!    Winners of the 2019 Student Scholarships   NSH Student Scholarship Gregory Chan   Avantik Student Scholarship Megan Hellie   Irwin S. Learner Student Scholarship sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific Jenny Pederson   Newcomer Supply Student Scholarship Meredith Starczewski   Sakura Finetek Student Scholarship Jacob Studt   Congratulations to all the winners
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Earlier this month, Sara Stahl and Megan Bindseil were selected as the 2019 recipients of NSH's new Legislative Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship allowed them to attend the ASCLS Legislative Symposium in DC, where they and other NSH members, met in defense of key issues affecting the healthcare profession. Check out each of their summaries about this amazing event! Sara Stahl Megan Bindsei
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Registration Open for Hands-on Interactive Training on June 20-21, 2019 in St. Louis, MO Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is used routinely in research labs and hospitals as a tool to help study, diagnose, and treat disease, but how does it work? NSH is excited to present this unique hands on, intense training session for techs working in a clinical IHC lab.  During this training techs will learn and perform the individual steps of an IHC protocol which will result in a stain.  Participants will leave this training with an understanding of how and why IHC works, knowledge that will help participants understand how to perform manual IHC as well as what is taking ...
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ASCP has just launched its 2019 Wage Survey.  The 2019 ASCP Wage Survey serves as the primary source of information for academic, governmental and industry labor analysts. It also helps ASCP gather member feedback about the profession to help address concerns. You can participate at:  https://app.keysurvey.com/f/1389703/4e30/
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Registration is now open for NSH's hands-on Mohs Technician Training, a two-day event in which techs are able to review imperfect slides, discuss stain quality, identify problems and come away from the training with the knowledge to troubleshoot their own Mohs slides. The training will also cover documentation and technical aspects of a Mohs lab to prepare for the inspection process.    Registration is $650 for members and $750 for non-members. Group registration discounts available. Register Now!
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NSH is now accepting applications for our professionals awards and scholarships!  Scholarships: Apply for a scholarship to further your education. Funds can be used for continuing education (webinars, events, NSH's S/C), tuition to obtain a degree from a college or university, or other education costs (preparation for a certification exam, exam registration costs).  Awards: Nominate a coworker, peer, or mentor for an award to highlight their accomplishments in the histology field. Special awards are offered for IHC, hard tissue, teaching, dedication to the profession. Deadline for applications is May 31st! Apply and nominate today!
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NSH is now offering an online prep course to prepare individuals for the ASCP IHC Qualification Exam. The NSH QIHC Prep Course is intended to provide participants with an overview of the principles and practices of immunohistochemistry in an effort to comprehensively prepare them for the ASCP’s QIHC examination. The course covers the topic areas outlined by the ASCP’s published exam topic outline, and offers suggestions for not only trying to meet the minimum requirements, but also become knowledgeable enough to be truly ‘qualified’. Click here to purchase or learn more .  The course includes: 3 hours of instruction An indexed study guide containing ...
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In celebration of Histotechnology Professionals Day, NSH members can earn 1 free contact hour when they complete the HPD crossword puzzle before March 8th. Visit the NSH HPD webpage to download and submit the crossword puzzle.
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This month, NSH will be conducting a membership survey, with the goal of determining   what our members need so NSH can provide the best value possible to our membership. The survey will come from independent survey group, Avenue M. When you receive the survey link, please take a moment to complete it. The survey will remain open until February 26th. Participants will be entered to win one of ten, $50 Amazon Gift Cards. We value your input and thank you for your participation.  Results of the survey will be reviewed and recommendations will be made to the Board and the House of Delegates. Stay tuned for updates after the completion of the survey
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Staining is just as much about art as it is about science! Show off your creative side by submitting your unique, cool, and beautiful stains to NSH’s Art of the Stain Contest. Members will vote on their favorite stain. The winner will have their stain featured as the logo for Histology Professionals Day 2020. Submit here
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