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NSH's Convention, taking place virtually, September 14-16th, has more opportunities than ever for you to share your knowledge with your fellow histotechnologists! Submit your abstract for a Learning Lab, a 60-minute workshop, or a 15-minute Express Talk, depending on your teaching style, and the goal of your presentation. The deadline to submit your abstract for the NSH 2021 Convention is April 14th! Click here to learn more .
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The NSH Board of Directors signed on to an ASCP Board of Certification letter regarding Tennessee SB982 & HB226. The letter was sent on March 13, 2021, to strongly oppose SB982/HB226, which would exempt privately-owned clinical laboratories in Tennessee from the need to use properly trained, licensed laboratory professionals as testing personnel.  Click HERE to read the letter . #2021 #Announcement #Advocacy
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All stakeholders-including pathologists, oncologists, hospital or laboratory managers, and patient advocacy group representatives-are encouraged to evaluate and submit feedback on the draft recommendations of the evidence-based clinical practice guideline "PD-L1 Testing of Patients With Lung Cancer for Immunooncology Therapies."  The draft summary of the guideline's six recommendations is available for public review and comment until April 23, 2021.   Given the rapid evolution of immunotherapy and immunomodulatory drugs, an expert panel has reviewed evidence to develop universally accepted, standardized criteria for immunohistochemistry-based testing of ...
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There are new episodes of NSH's podcast, HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! Check out two episodes on the impact of artificial intelligence on the histology lab, one on carrot decal training, and one on 30 year old polar bear brain tissue! https://feathr.nsh.org/enzugenh
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The deadline to nominate an NSH member to serve on the NSH Board of Directors is next Thursday, March 31st.  Please visit our  NSH Elections Page  on the website. NSH Elections will open on April 14, 2021.  Now is the time to  check your contact information  to make sure we have your correct contact information. In 2021 we will elect the following positions to begin their terms on January 1, 2022. President Elect Secretary Region V Director Region VI Director Region VIII Director​​
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NSH Lab Week 2021

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. NSH and other medical organizations wanted to show our support and gratitude for the hard work laboratory professionals do. Lab Professionals Week is held annually during the last full week of April (April 18-24). Join us on April 22nd at 6 PM ET for our Lab Week/Volunteer Week Virtual Happy Hour! This is a great way to celebrate Lab Week with fellow histotechs from around the world! This event is free to attend for NSH members, but you do need to   register !   Represent ...
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NSH is excited to open abstract submission for the 47th Annual NSH Convention, taking place virtually from September 14-16th!    Last year NSH provided over 60 sessions of great education, and this year we want you to be part of this incredible experience.   NEW SESSION FORMATS!  We are really excited to share that in addition to our 60-minute workshop option, we now offer two new presentation formats. Express Talks:  15 minute live talks focusing on a key topic like your favorite management tool, a spreadsheet template, a troubleshooting tip, a training strategy you use for staff, demonstrate a technique that you can’t live without, or any other ...
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Voting is now open for the 2021 Art of the Stain Contest! NSH members can view the stains and cast their vote by visiting the post on The Block . Remember, the winning stain will be featured as the logo for Histotechnology Professionals Day 2022, and the artist will win a free NSH membership! Voting will be open until 3PM EST on March 10th . Look for the winner to be announced via the Block, the NSH website, NSH's social media pages and at the Virtual Happy Hour taking place at 6PM EST on March 10th. It's not too late to register!  Click here to sign up for this fun event , involving the beverage of your choice, your histology peers, and some histology trivia. ...
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Learn it in a Minute Check out this one minute clip from the February Laboratory Webinar, Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Histopathology Lab, sharing the types of quality that are important in the histology lab, quality control, quality assurance, and quality management. You may have missed the live webinar, but you can still register your lab and get the recording! Check out this webinar, and future monthly topics here .
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Apply for an NSH Scholarship for Continuing Education NSH’s 2021 awards and scholarship applications are now open! Apply for a scholarship to get funding for your continuing education or nominate a colleague for an award to recognize their achievements in the field. Scholarships are available for both students, and working histology professionals seeking funds to cover continuing education, additional degrees and certifications, as well as specific histology outreach projects. The deadline to apply is June 4 th . Click here to learn more. https://feathr.nsh.org/ecvwlelk
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This is the fourth iteration of the COVID survey. It received 364 responses. This is compared to 704 responses in the first survey , 308 in the second , and 192 in the third. The demographics for this iteration and the previous were similar; primarily those who work in community hospitals, followed by private labs, and research. Technician/Scientists made up the majority, with lab managers and supervisors to follow. This version of the survey focused on the impact of the vaccine and future ability to travel. 61.5% have already gotten the vaccine, with another 26.87% expected to get it. There are however lingering bans on travel, whether that be ...
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Histology Professionals Day is almost here! Don’t forget to submit your most beautiful and unique histology stains to the HPD Art of the Stain Contest! You don’t need to be a member to enter, but you will need to be a member to vote for your favorite stain on March 10. The winner will be announced during the HPD Virtual Happy Hour that evening. Learn more about this year’s HPD activities on our Histology Professionals Day page.  #2021
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Join us for a free, half an hour membership orientation to get to know NSH and some of your fellow members! You'll become familiar with accessing key member benefits like free CEUs and the resources available on the new e-learning center. Register Now!
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In 2020, NSH conducted several iterations of our COVID-19 survey, allowing us to provide our members with the resources and educational opportunities they needed. Please complete this updated survey for 2021, which will similarly inform our decisions, and help us understand the needs of our members this year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/92HJLSW
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The 2020 Annual Symposium/Convention workshops are now available on elearn.nsh.org. All 60+ cutting edge sessions are available a-la-carte, but we’ve also included some pre-selected packages for every skill level and area of interest, to make it easier and more affordable for you to get the education that’s right for you. Want the best of the best? The Top 10 Package includes the ten most popular workshops, with a great mix of safety, IHC, leadership, plus artificial intelligence and COVID-19 autopsies. Want something a little more tailored to your interests? Check out the other packages which include an Immunohistochemistry Package, a Basics Package, and a Laboratory ...
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Every year NSH holds an Art of the Stain Contest, celebrating the combination of art and science that is histotechnology. Use this Google Form to submit your stain . The deadline for submissions is March 8. NSH members will vote to determine the winner of the contest, which will be announced on March 10. The winning stain will be featured as the HPD logo for 2022 and the submitter will receive a free NSH membership. By submitting, you grant NSH permission to use your submitted stain.
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In order to maintain a histology license in Florida, you must complete continuing education in specific subject areas: HIV/Aids, Florida Laws, and Medical Errors. The NSH Florida Licensure Mandated CEU Package includes three online courses that will provide the four specialty credits you need to maintain your license. This course is free to Enhanced Education Members as a benefit of membership. Check out the courses.
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The NSH Board of Directors signed on to a coalition letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative coordinated by the American Dental Association and the American Society for Clinical Pathology requesting CDC clarification that non-physical laboratory staff is covered under the Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout.  We are pleased to announce that on January 21 st , we received an official response to the coalition letter asking for clarification about dental, laboratory, and autopsy personnel being among the health care providers recommended for inclusion in Phase 1a.  The good news is that CDC confirmed that dental offices and medical ...
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It’s not too late to register your lab for the January Laboratory Webinar, next Wednesday, January 27 th at 1PM EST! In this session, we will debunk some processing myths, review the purpose and function of the common steps and reagents in tissue processing, and finally break down the anatomy of a protocol and learn how to evaluate a protocol for opportunities for improvement using the GREAT method. Your entire lab can attend the webinar and earn 1 CEU! Register Now!
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Get Your Histology Professionals Day Shirts Every March 10 th the histology community celebrates Histology Professionals Day, a day dedicated to honoring the contributions that histologists make to patient care from behind the scenes. This year, HPD t-shirts will be sold through NSH's CafePress store. You can purchase t-shirts, plus other HPD logo items, including magnets, masks, waterbottles, and more, on NSH's marketplace for your lab’s HPD celebration. https://www.cafepress.com/nshmarketplace/15067622
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