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Publish or Perish - The Need for Scholarly Activity in Medical Laboratory Science

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Perry Scanlan, Pat Tille, Teresa Nadder and Kristin Landis-Piwawar
The lack of scholarly publications created by laboratory scientists is concerning for the field of medical laboratory science. This session discusses scholarly activities that are lacking and encourages the submission of publications to scholarly journals. The session will feature a survey of society laboratory professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
1. Identify and assess the need for increased scholarly activity in the field of clinical laboratory science.
2. Summarize content and scholarly areas that have opportunities for publication in scientific journals.
3. Discuss membership demographics and its influences on scholarly publication in the field clinical laboratory science.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION 
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.