Recent Activities


Recent Activities

Thousands of laboratory professionals have been directly impacted by more than 120 of ASCP’s training events. ASCP continues to expand its work through participation and leadership in such activities as international policy meetings, training, technical assistance, accreditation, and curriculum development. The Society's scope of work continues to grow, as the organization aides countries in building their laboratory capacity.

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Cambodia

Faculty Development Assessments
Phnom Penh, Cambodia February 10th-21st 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks, Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Support: Candace Golightly and Vicki Barrett

Question Bank Development Workshop
October 7th-11, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks
ASCP Support: Vicki Barrett and Susan Higgins


Cote d'Ivoire

SLMTA 1 and Planning Meetings
Abidjan and Yamoussoukro: July 9th-25th
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh

Pre-SLMTA Assessments (Phase II)
Multiple Locations, Cote d'Ivoire
May 2nd-June 5th, 2014

AIBT Lab Week
Abidjan, April 21st-25th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh

AIBT and MeLSAT Exchange
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: April 24th-28th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh

Laboratory Association Mentorship (AIBT):
Abidjan, January 13th-14th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh and Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Support: Rae Rader

Laboratory Association Mentorship (AIBT):
Abidjan, November 4th-8th, 2013
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Support: Rae Rader, Kay Doyle and Lee Hilborne


Central Asia

Specimen Collection Workshop, Two Cohorts
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:  March 11th-14th, March 17th-20th 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson, Bernadette Johnston-Peck, Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Support: Beverly Sumwalt 

IP Workshop
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:  March 15th 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson, Jonathan Schmierer
ASCP Support: Beverly Sumwalt 


Ethiopia

QC and Method Validation
Adama Ethiopia: June 16th-24th
ASCP Support: Anna Murphy

SLMTA Mentorship,
Adama Ethiopia: April 6th-11th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Support: Linda Andiric

SLMTA Gap Training
Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia: February 3rd-12th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Support: Linda Andiric


Guyana

National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) Mentorship
Georgetown, Guyana: May 5th-16th, 2014
ASCP Support: Rex Famitangco

National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) Mentorship
Georgetown, Guyana: January 13th-31st, 2014
ASCP Support: Rex Famitangco


Haiti

In-Service Mentorships
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: July 14th-25th, 2014
ASCP Support: Jean Nguessan

In-Service Mentorships
Les, Cayes, Haiti: June 9th-31st, 2014
ASCP Support: Jean Nguessan

Post SLMTA Assessments
Multiple Locations in Haiti: May 19th-23rd, 2014
ASCP Support: Jean Nguessan

Post SLMTA Assessments
Multiple Locations in Haiti: April 7th-16th, 2014
ASCP Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, Monique Tabi Zambo, Jean Nguessan

SLMTA 3 Workshop
Port-au-Prince: February 17th-21st, 2014
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, Monique Tabi Zambo

SLMTA 2 Workshop
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: October 7th-11th, 2013
ASCP Staff: Aji Sanneh
ASCP Support: Bamory Dembele, Maimouna Bathily, Monique Tabi Zambo
Participants: 20

Lesotho

Pre-Service SLMTA For Educators 2
Maseru, Lesotho: July 14th-18th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson

Pre-Service SLMTA For Educators 1
Maseru, Lesotho: June 9th-14th
ASCP Staff: Cathy Robinson and Wendy Arneson

Mozambique

SLMTA TOT and Pre=Planning Meetings
Matola, Mozambique: July 9th-25th
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks

Mycology Training Course
Santiago, Chile: June 30-July 4th, 2014

FOGELA (SLMTA) 2 Round Close-Out
Maputo, Mozambique: May 27th-30th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks

QC and Method Validation Workshop
Johannesburg, South Africa: March 31st-April 4th, 2014
Supported Attendance of Multiple Participants
ASCP Staff: None

IPAC Audit Support
Maputo, Mozambique: February 17th-21st, 2014
ASCP Support: Ana Paula Faria

Laboratory Partners Meeting
Maputo, Mozambique: November 21st-22nd, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson

Nigeria

Teaching Methodology TOT
Abuja, May 19th-23rd, 2014
ASCP Support: Jeanne Isabel and Pat Ellinger
ASCP Staff: Jonathan Schmierer

Rwanda

SLMTA TOT
Huye, May 19th-30th, 2014
ASCP Support: Phoebe Nzombe, Mary Kathryn Linde, Jean Marie Vianney

Laboratory Mentorship (CHUB)
March 24th-28th 2014 and April 8th-18th, 2014
ASCP Support: Kelly Silva

Laboratory Mentorship (RMH)
February 17th-March 14th 2014
ASCP Support: Kelly Silva

SLMTA Post Assessments and Stakeholders Meeting
February 3rd-8th, 2014
ASCP Support: Mary Kathryn Linde

Laboratory Mentorship (KFA)
November 25th-December 13th, 2014
ASCP Support: Kelly Silva

Laboratory Mentorship (CHUCK):
Kigali, Rwanda: October 28th-November 15th, 2013
ASCP Support: Kelly Silva

SLMTA 3 Mentorship: Kigali, October 14th-18th, 2013
ASCP Support: Mary Kathryn Linde


Sierra Leone

Phase Lead Meeting-MBBS Curriculum
May14th-16th, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Strategic Meeting 2
March 11th-13th, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Strategic Meeting 1
March 3rd-5th, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

MBBS Curriculum Revision Meeting
January 20th-22nd, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson and Aji Sanneh


Swaziland

Swaziland Pathology Project
December 16th-20th, 2013
ASCP Support: Martha Hales, Alejandra Meza, Dr. Sheela Vinod


Tanzania

SLIPTA Checklist Training
Dodoma, Tanzania: July 21st-25th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Support: Mary-Jo Bonifas

SLMTA 3 Phase 3
Dodoma, Tanzania: July 21st-25th, 2014


SLMTA 3rd Supportive Supervision and Mentorship
Dar es Salaam: June 23rd-27th
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA Mentorship 2
Dar Es Salaam: May 19th-23rd , 2014
ASCP Staff: None


SLMTA 3rd Supportive Supervision and Mentorship
Dar es Salaam: May 12th-16th
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 2 Phase 3
Morogoro, Tanzania: April 28th-May 2nd, 2014
ASCP Staff: None


Lab Week Research Workshop
Subwanga, Tanzania: April 21st-23rd, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson
ASCP Support: Kwame Assente and Hassan Aziz


NTA 4-6 Curriculum Revision Workshop
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: March 31st-April 4th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Wendy Arneson


CDC Training and Stakeholders Meetings
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: March 24th-27th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck

SLMTA Supportive Supervision and Mentoring Program
Dodoma, Tanzania: February 3rd-7th, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

SLMTA 1 Phase 3
Dodoma, Tanzania: January 20th-24th, 2014
ASCP Staff: None

CDC Partners Stakeholders Meeting
Dar es Salaam: Tanzania: January 7th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck


Ukraine

Bio-Chemistry Workshop
Kyiv, Ukraine: July 14th-15th, 2014
ASCP Support Linda Andiric
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck

Stakeholders Meetings
Kyiv, Ukraine: July 9th-11th, 2014
ASCP Support Linda Andiric
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck


Vietnam

Vietnam University Study Tour
Hanoi, Hai Dong, and  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: June 23rd-July 4th
ASCP Staff: Sonja Bugvilionis and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Support: Diana Wilkins, Joann Fenn, Karen Brown, and Takara Blamires

Hematology TOT Workshop
Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: June 23rd-28th, 2014
ASCP Staff: Bernadette Johnston-Peck and Wendy Arneson
ASCP Support: Candace Golightly and Michael Bowling

In-Country Partner and Planning Meetings
December 16th-18th, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson

QMS Implementation
December 9th-13th, 2013
ASCP Staff: Melissa Meeks and Cathy Robinson
ASCP Support: Connie Wilkins




"ASCP's trainings have been well received, and what has been learned has been implemented/or is in the process of being implemented. Through ASCP's efforts, the United States is an important ally in the fight against AIDS in Swaziland."

- Hosea Sukati, PhD
Director of Laboratory Services
Swaziland Ministry of Health


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