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Open to students enrolled in approved schools of cytotechnology. A letter from the school (including completion date) is required for membership. Student membership dues are $20 per year. Upon graduation, current student members can renew at the same discounted rate of $20, for their first year of employment. Join today!
ASCT Student Contest Details and Winners
Student Case Submissions
ASCT is inviting all currently enrolled students to attend the ASCT Annual Scientific Conference and participate in the case presentations. Each year up to 10 students are selected to present their case presentation in person. Because we know that not all students can attend the conference, we also invite all students to submit their presentation for a computer loop that is shown during the break time sessions of the conference. All student registration will be paid for by the ASCT Foundation! Remember, students must be ASCT members to receive the free registration.
Thank you to all of the students who submitted cases this year! Please check back in January for information on entering the 2014 Student Case Presentations.
Congratulations to the 2013 Student Case Presenters!
1st - Donald Hughes, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
“It’s Rare It’s Scary, It’s Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma”
2nd - Jennifer Albert, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Lung Cancer in a young patient accompanied by FISH for diagnosis”
3rd - Elaine Smith, UCLA School of Cytotechnology, Los Angeles, California
"Hide in Plain Sight: Metastatic Cancer in a Lymph Node"
Additional information may be found below:
Warren R. Lang Student Awards
Each year at the ASCT Annual Scientific Conference, all currently enrolled cytology students are invited to present an interesting case. The ASCT/Warren R. Lang Student Awards are presented to the students with the best interesting case presentations. ($150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place).
Both content and presentation are considered when determining awards. All student participants will each receive a "Certificate of Recognition" and be acknowledged in the ASCT Voice and on the website. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their talents and meet and interact with other students and cytotechnologists.
Use your membership to show support for such continued activities and efforts on your behalf and for our profession. And to acknowledge your fellow cytotechnologists who as ASCT Board Members, Regional Directors, Committee Chairs and Committee members volunteer thousands of hours annually to ensure that the mission and goals of the Society are accomplished.
As you can see the ASCT has been busy this year in fulfilling our mission and vision, to serve you and our profession as the collective voice for cytotechnologists.
Selected highlights from the past year:
- ASCT represented the cytotechnology profession by attending and participating in the meetings of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC), and sponsoring a survey to address the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for cytology Proficiency Testing (PT). Our membership survey results were presented to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
- ASCT represented cytotechnologists in the workforce by becoming an active member organization of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW) and sponsoring the ASCT 2010 Wage and Vacancy Survey. The Survey Results are emailed to our members.
- ASCT represented cytology laboratories as an active participant in the Joint Commission (JC) Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), helping to develop and revise cytology accreditation standards for the JC Standards Improvement Initiative (SII). The ASCT is also an active member of the Cytopathology Education and Technology Consortium (CETC), contributing and endorsing the “HPV Test Utilization” document this year.
- ASCT represented cytotechnology educators by endorsing the “Cytology Schools Under Threat” letter sponsored by the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) and co-sponsoring a Cytotechnology Educators’ Forum with the ASC.
2012 ASCT Warren R. Lang Student Winners
This award is funded by donations to the ASCT Foundation.
1st - Roxanna Abrines of UCLA for:
Bladder Invasion: When Small Cell Carcinoma Attacks!
2nd - Julie Vickery of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston for:
Patient with History of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Develops Lymphoid Depleted Hodgkin Lymphoma
3rd - Lindsey Floyd of University of Arkansas for:
A True Unknown: Combined Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung