Clinical Laboratory Scientists

2019 CLS Happy Hour

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine’s (formerly AACC) clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) community encompasses all members who work as laboratory management and operational staff, including lab supervisors, managers, and technologists. The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) strives to empower our CLS members to adapt to the complex challenges in healthcare today and to flourish professionally.

What's New

Celebrate CLS Day with ADLM & Your Peers

Join colleagues and peers on Tuesday, July 30th for a special CLS Day at ADLM 2024 (formerly the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo) in Chicago, IL. Get all the details for the day here.

The Clinical Laboratory Scientists Story

In this episode of Laborastories, CLS Council Chair Kacy Peterson discusses what ADLM is doing to help clinical laboratory scientists flourish in their careers and recruit more people to this important profession. Listen to the podcast now.

Two-Part Panel Discussion

Watch this two-part panel discussion with the CLS Council, as they discuss the key elements for effective training and competency assessments.

Careers in Industry Panel: Impact Patient Care Through Industry

Laboratory medicine leaders provide professional development opportunities as they share their career paths, expertise, and experiences with members, including clinical laboratory scientists. Watch the video now.

SYCL360 Video with CLS member, Dave Shiembob

Watch this interview with Dave Shiembob, MBA, C(ASCP), as he offers career advice for fellow CLS members getting started in the industry.

CLS Forum on the Artery

Clinical Laboratory Scientists now have a designated CLS forum on the Artery to discuss news, challenges, and other topics relevant to the CLS community.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Achievement Award

This award recognizes a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) professional who has made significant contributions to the CLS community, their respective institutions, and the laboratory medicine field.

Online Courses

Post-College Career Options for Clinical Lab Scientists

This comprehensive career guide describes the many options available to clinical laboratory scientists after they earn their baccalaureate degree.

No Wrong Turns: How Clinical Laboratory Scientists Shape Careers to Match Their Passions

In this article from Clinical Laboratory News, several CLS professionals discuss their careers and the unique paths they've taken to succeed.

Career Advice Video Series

Laboratory medicine leaders give quick tips on finding a mentor early, learning to say no, and much more that will help viewers to flourish in their careers.

Watch the videos now.

Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification

Certification through the ADLM Board of Certification documents that healthcare professionals working in point-of-care testing have proven expertise in this area and are among the top in their field. Learn how to get certified.

On-demand Webinars

Check back regularly for ADLM’s upcoming and on-demand webinars geared specifically toward laboratory medicine professionals.

Mentoring Connections

ADLM’s Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) Mentoring Connections is a new program designed to help guide young professionals through early career development and prepare them to become future leaders. Learn how to become a mentor or mentee.

Watch the SYCL360 interview with Rob Nerenz about the mentoring program.

Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians

If you are an ADLM CLS member and under 40, you are automatically enrolled in SYCL. Don’t miss out on this free benefit that provides valuable networking, mentorship, education, and recognition opportunities for early-career lab professionals.

CLS Council

The Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) Council guides ADLM’s activities and programs to address the professional needs of ADLM’s current and prospective CLS members.

Kacy Peterson, Chair
Amber Canady
Leslie Cooper
Juan David Garcia
Cheryl Haskins
Theresa Kunzler
Lois Langs
Debbie Reed
Reid Rosehill
Vipul Shah
Michelle Steiner

Learn more about the council.