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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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Coming soon: NSH Online QIHC Prep Course!  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’. Learn More.
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NSH is now accepting abstract submissions for the Annual Symposium/Convention, in New Orleans, LA, September 20-25th.  The program will cover both clinical and research histology topics and will have a variety of presentation styles - lecture, interactive roundtables, hands-on demonstrations and panel discussions.  Click to learn more about the program.   All abstracts must be submitted electronically by February 8, 2018.   Abstracts received after the deadline or with incomplete information will not be considered.  Click here to submit your abstract.    Important Dates January 4:  Online Abstract Submissions Open  February 8 : Online Abstract Submission ...
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NSH members will again meet with their Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill as a united front on behalf of our profession along with ASCLS, CLMA, ASCP, AGT, and AMT members. NSH will join these leading organizations March 18-29 in Alexandria, VA. We encourage you to come be a part of this unified front on behalf of histology to make our concerns known to Congress. Histology professionals and leaders are needed to come to Washington, D.C. to provide a presence and informed voice to make our concerns know inside congress.  Visit ASCLS’s website to learn more and register. Be sure to indicate you are with NSH, so that we may assist you in scheduling ...
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T-shirts for Histotechnology Professionals Day 2019 are now on sale!   Show your histology pride in your workplace on HPD, which will be observed this year on Friday, March 8th, 2019. In order to allow adequate time for shipping and printing, all orders must be received by February 2nd. Click here to download the order form
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NSH is now accepting applications for student scholarships. Student scholarship applicants must be current NSH student members, enrolled in a NAACLS approved histology program. Five scholarships are available. Applications must be submitted by March 1 to be considered. Click here to learn more.
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Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stopped reporting wage and employment data on medical laboratory scientists/technologists (MLSs) and medical laboratory technicians (MLTs).  Histotechnicians (HTs) and Histotechnologists (HTLs) are also included in this category. Instead, the Bureau, without warning, began aggregating its data, providing only that data that reflects broadly on the laboratory profession. NSH and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are concerned that BLS's action here marginalizes laboratory professionals and could damage our field. Here's why… BLS data is used by scores of users ...
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NSH is pleased to announce 2018’s awards and scholarships recipients. Awards and scholarships are given to members to honor dedication to the profession and support new advancement in the field. Applications for 2019 awards and scholarships will open February 4 th . Luminary Award Marilyn Gamble Weber Marilyn Gamble Weber is the 2018 recipient of the NSH Luminary Award, an award given by the NSH President to recognize an individual who has generously provided NSH with leadership, mentorship, education and advocacy. Marilyn is a founding Board member of NSH. She has lead the Society as President and Secretary, and was instrumental in developing NSH’s ...
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CAP and NSH Announce New Digital Reference Tool, for use in HQIP Programs  The College of American Pathology and the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) are pleased to announce a new Digital Reference Tool, which will allow subscribers to the HQIP Program, to view the evaluation for their submitted slides, including comments, annotated digital slide images, and possible solutions, online through an E-Lab Solutions Suite. This new tool will make it easy for labs to use their H&E HQIP Program submissions for troubleshooting, continuing education, competency assessment, or as an educational tool for laboratory staff. The Digital Reference Tool ...
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NSH's partners at the American Society for Clinical Pathology have asked for our help gathering data for their biennial Wage and Vacancy Survey. The survey addresses vacancies and certification requirements of clinical laboratory staff.  Learn more about the survey.  If you are a laboratory or HR professional who is in charge of hiring or staffing, please take the time to complete this survey. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until May 31, 2018.  Complete the survey . The results of the 2016-2017 Wage and Vacancy Survey have been recently released. They are available to view here.     Thank you for ...
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