Bob Gay Student Scholarship →

Bob Gay Scholarship Announcement The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) has announced the creation of a new academic scholarship for cytotechnology students, the Bob Gay Scholarship. It was created in honor and memory of Robert “Bob” Gay, who was a long-time supporter and a founding member of the ASCT and the ASCT Foundation. He served as regional director, President of ASCT, and Treasurer for ASCT Services for two terms. For more than 30 years, Bob Gay made significant contributions to the field of cytotechnology through his work as a cytology supervisor, education coordinator and program director for several cytotechnology programs. He was dedicated in his support and advocacy for the field of cytology. Congratulations to Crystal Whitmore from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, the 2017 Bob Gay Cytotechnology Scholarship Winner! The selection process for this award was highly competitive. We look forward to meeting you at the ASCT Annual Scientific Conference in San Antonio, TX at the end of April where you will receive the award.. Read more.

ASCT Services     →
Contract Announcements

CMS Contract AnnouncementASCT SERVICES, INC. is proud to announce that it has been awarded an eighth consecutive contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct surveys for the review of “Cytology Testing in Laboratories under the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA)”.  This is an initial one year agreement beginning September 29, 2014 with four options years renewable by CMS through 2019.  Read more.
CDC Contract Announcement ASCT SERVICES, INC. is proud to announce that the Centers for Disease Detection and Prevention (CDC) exercised option year one of its contract with ASCT Services to continue to conduct a Study for Cytology Workload Assessment and Measure through September 2015. Deanna Iverson, MHS, MLT (ASCP) SCTCM, HTL, a longtime employee of ASCT Services, served as Project Leader. The CDC’s purpose of this contract was to assess the cytology laboratory practices related to workload for cytotechnologists and to measure the actual amount of time spent by cytotechnologists in screening Pap test glass slides using an automated review microscope with both FDA-approved image-assisted slide screening systems. Read more. The results of this study will be discussed on the first day of the CLIAC meeting in November 2016. For more information about this meeting, check out Events.

 ASCP Wage & Vacancy Surveys   →

One of the most important services that the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) provides for its members and the profession is conducting the biennial ASCP Wage and Vacancy Surveys. These surveys have become the primary source of information for academic, governmental, and industry experts in defining the state of the nation’s laboratory workforce. This year, the ASCP will begin with conducting the 2016 Vacancy survey of the laboratory departments in the field. Along with filling out the survey yourself, we ask that you forward this opportunity to your laboratory professional colleagues (who are responsible for hiring or staffing) so they may fill in vacancy data information for their specific department.  The vacancy survey will remain open until November 24, 2016. As always, the ASCP has taken special measures to ensure your privacy and the privacy of your laboratory. Your responses are strictly confidential. No individual level data will be revealed, and in the final survey report, all information will be aggregated. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below to begin. http://survey.highroadsolution.com/f/1072506/10ca/   Thank you for your assistance in collecting this important information.

If you have any questions regarding the survey in general, including past reports, please contact Edna Garcia, MPH at edna.garcia@ascp.org or (202) 347-4450 ext. 2903.