Regional Events

The ARUP Institute for Learning is committed to supporting educational events that advance the practice of laboratory medicine and improve quality patient care by providing guest speakers at local and regional meetings. Listed below are the current events where the Institute for Learning is providing sponsored speakers.

Details ASCLS-CO Winter Seminar
Grand Junction, CO


Interprofessional Education: Applications for Medical Laboratory Science

In the interprofessional education (IPE) exercise shown in this presentation, medical laboratory science students, nursing students, and acute care nurse practitioner students demonstrated practical skills, applied knowledge learned throughout their respective programs of study, and worked together in an interprofessional healthcare team to manage a simulated medical crisis. This presentation will describe the objectives and outcomes of this IPE exercise, including the simulation, learning outcomes, and pre- and post-assessments. Challenges including planning, scheduling, and cost will be discussed, and other applications for IPE will be explored.

Advanced Antibody Identification: Case Studies

In this presentation a brief refresher on antibody identification procedures will be given, followed by several antibody identification case studies in increasing levels of difficulty. Participants will be given a packet to work through and opportunities to discuss results.

Karen A. Brown, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM

Clinical Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Hematology M+Ms: Morphology and Mystery (Case Studies)

Hematology instrumentation has advanced to now routinely include at least a five-part differential and, in some laboratories, automated cell image analysis. Yet, a manual examination of the blood smear is still an essential procedure that provides valuable diagnostic information. This session will use case studies to define important morphologic variations and physiologic processes in selected disease conditions.

  • Morphologically differentiate abnormal variations in RBCs, WBCs, and platelets.
  • Explain underlying physiological processes for abnormal RBC, WBC, and platelet morphology.
  • Describe the morphologic basis for distinguishing benign from malignant WBC disorders.
  • Correlate abnormal cellular morphologic variations with selected case studies

Casey Leavitt, MBA and Kyle Dean Hueth, MLS(ASCP) CM

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