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When:    Jul 13-17, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET) 5 Days, 5 Great Webinars - just in time for summer!  You can register for all five, or select a la carte.  Lab pricing also available.  Click here to register and learn more .  Monday, July 13: To Waste or Not to Waste Tuesday, July 14: The Pitfalls of Over-Engineering: Recognizing and Rectifying The Problems We Created Wednesday, July 15: Fix It or Forget It!!! Thursday, July 16: Can the Use of the More Esoteric Antibodies Aid in Optimizing the Diagnosis for the Patient? Friday, July 17: Remembering Why: A Review Of Patient Case Studies Single Registrant ...
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We hope that this message finds you healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. The Journal of Histotechnology would like to inform the readership that the manuscript submission deadline for this year’s special issue on Methods of Validating Histochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, In-situ Hybridization and Multiplexing Assays is still July 1 2020 . The call for manuscripts description follows: In this era of molecular-based medicine, optimization and validation of histological assays is vital for insuring assay reproducibility. The biomedical research community is constantly introducing new antibodies and probes in order to detect and identify target ...
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NSH is offering a limited time package containing 4 webinars, worth 4 CEUs credits for $40. Webinars in the package include:  Analyzing Tumor Cells for PD-L1 by IHC CAP Inspection, Now What? Histopathology and the CSI Effect It's Just a Hematoxylin and Eosin Stain, Why is It So Hard to Get Right? Click here to purchase.
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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, USA, Epredia, and Avantik for their gracious sponsorships!    Winners of the 2020 Student Scholarship Awards   NSH Student Scholarship Danielle Hood   Avantik Student Scholarship Kyleigh Holm   Irwin S. Learner Student Scholarship sponsored by Epredia Sue Jackson   Newcomer Supply Student Scholarship Esequiel Vivas-Valdez   Sakura Finetek USA Student Scholarship Taylor Turner   Congratulations to all the winners
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NSH has put together a page of reliable Covid-19 resources for histotechnologists, available on NSH's website . This page will be consistently updated to include the latest news and research about the virus, as well as histology specific information such as disinfection best practices.
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The Art of the Stain Contest is back! Submit your beautiful, unique, fun looking stains to the Art of the Stain contest by April 23rd. NSH members will vote on their favorite stain on April 24th to close out Lab Week. The winner of the contest receives a free NSH membership and their stain will be used as the logo for Histology Professionals Day 2021.
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Dear Histology Colleagues, As part of the National Society for Histotechnology’s recently adopted mission of shaping the future of histotechnology through a global community of professionals committed to educating, advocating and driving patient quality, we regularly host an Annual Symposium/Convention and in person-seminars. These meetings are essential opportunities to build personal and professional connections and learn hands-on histotechnology techniques. However, as a health-care related society, we are also committed to the health and safety of our members, and we are always vigilant about monitoring the local conditions where these events are held. ...
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NSH’s workload study, comparing productivity, blocks per year, and job function by staff type for various types of hospitals, is now available in the Journal of Histotechnology. Click here to read. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01478885.2020.172767
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The 2019 Coronavirus epidemic, provisionally called 2019-nCoV, was first identified in Wuhan, China, in persons exposed to a seafood or wet market. There is an international push to contain the virus and prevent its spread. It is feasible that potentially infectious samples may be received in histopathology laboratories for diagnosis. This technical note presents disinfection procedures and histotechnology processes that should alleviate the risk of infection to laboratory staff. Using data obtained from similar coronaviruses, e.g. severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), experts are confident that 70% ethanol and ...
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NSH now offers an online HTL Prep Course for those studying to take the HTL exam.  This course is designed as an add on module to the HT Prep Course - it’s focus are specific topics covered on the HTL certification exam. It is especially helpful for those that are taking the exam through the on-the-job training route. Discussion will include exam content, study material and resources available to help with the studying process. The course will also explain the concept of computer adaptive testing and time will be spent discussing exam taking strategies. Review topics include Advanced Immunohistochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Enzyme Histochemistry and Education ...
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On March 10, 2010, The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) announced the inaugural celebration of an annual Histotechnology Professionals Day; a day dedicated to raising awareness about the field of Histotechnology. Much has changed in the last decade, but one thing that has stayed the same, is the dedication of the individuals in the histology profession. This year we are celebrating these individuals and a decade of progress by asking our histology community to participate in a virtual time capsule, documenting what life in histology is like in 2020, and where we see the profession going by 2030.   NSH's HPD Virtual Time Capsule is a collection of ...
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This year NSH is celebrating a decade of Histology Professionals Day, with a special edition t-shirt. Get one for you and your lab mates to wear on March 10th as you honor the unsung heroes of the laboratory. Click here to download an order form. You can also purchase keychains, magnets, and more on NSH's HPD CafePress site.
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Do you have a topic you would like to share with your peers? Consider submitting an abstract to present at the NSH Symposium/Convention in Reno, NV, October 16-21st.  The program will cover both clinical and research histology topics and will have a variety of presentation styles - lecture, hands-on demonstrations and panel discussions.  All workshop slots are 60 minutes.  If your proposed topic requires additional time please submit separate abstracts describing what will be covered in each hour long session. The deadline to submit is February 7th. Click here to submit.
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NSH is offering 5 scholarships to NSH student members. Scholarships can be used for school expenses such as tuition, books, exam prep, and exam registration fees. The deadline to apply is February 28th.  https://www.nsh.org/learn/scholarships/student-scholarship
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Preparing to the take the HT exam and need a review? Check out NSH's HT Prep Course available on learn.nsh.org. It features 7 modules covering exam topics including fixation, processing, microtomy and staining. Each module includes a knowledge check to test your comprehension, as well as a final exam at the end of the course reviewing all module subjects. This course is perfect for someone trained on the job, going back to earn their certification. It also serves as a great review for students who need a refresher before the exam. Learn more about the new HT Prep Course!
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Get ready for an amazing 12 months of webinars that provide CEUs for you and an unlimited number of your staff…for one price! The 2020 NSH Laboratory Webinar Series is now open for registration and when you register for all 12 webinars you receive the early bird discount of $1595.  Webinars can also be purchased individually for $150.00 each.  Check out the entire program and register your lab today! https://s3.goeshow.com/nsh/2020LABWEB/ereg973152.cfm?clea
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Award Recipients NSH is pleased to announce 2019’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 2020 awards and scholarships will open March 2 nd . Luminary Award Sheron Lear, CPA Lab Sheron Lear is the 2019 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. Sheron is a charter member of NSH who has been active in histology for over 50 years. Over that time she has presented 90+ lectures, ...
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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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