HistoTalks: NSH Podcasts
Histotech of the Decade: Interview with Freida Carson

Histotech of the Decade: Interview with Freida Carson

June 25, 2020

In this episode of AwardsCast, NSH Awards Chair, LaVinia Ray, talks with Freida Carson, author of Histotechnology: A Self Instructional Text. Carson talks about the new edition of her book, how she got started in histology, and what it was like to receive the Histotech of the Decade Award in 2000. 

NSH is accepting applications for the 2020 Histotech of the Decade Award through July 1st. Click here to submit a nomination

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AwardsCast: Arthropod Immunohistochemistry

AwardsCast: Arthropod Immunohistochemistry

May 7, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Richard Cartun, the sponsor of the Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award, and last year’s recipient of this award, Damien Laudier discuss why Dr. Cartun decided to start this award back in 2009, the work Damien is doing with arthropod immunohistochemistry, and the emergence of a new type of killer hornet! Click here to nominate a fellow IHC expert for the 2020 Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award!

AwardsCast: Travel Scholarships in the Age of COVID-19

AwardsCast: Travel Scholarships in the Age of COVID-19

May 6, 2020

In this episode, Jerry Santiago and Janet Tunnicliffe, recipients of last year's Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship, sponsored by Sakura Finetek, share their previous experiences teaching histology abroad and discuss how COVID-19 has put a pause on their 2020 travel plans. Despite COVID-19, NSH is still offering the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship this year. Click here to learn more!

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AwardsCast: Mentoring the Next Generation

AwardsCast: Mentoring the Next Generation

May 5, 2020

In this episode, Maureen Doran, 2019 recipient of the Histotech of the Year Award shares career advice with recent graduate and recipient of NSH’s 2019 student scholarship, Megan Hellie. Maureen discusses her love of safety in the lab, the growth of automation, and the importance of networking with fellow histologists. Nominate a fellow member to be the 2020 Histotech of the Year!

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Diane Sterchi, Maureen Doran, Sandra Cummings                                 Megan Hellie

AwardsCast: Confidence is Key

AwardsCast: Confidence is Key

May 1, 2020

In this episode, Emily Foster, last year’s Symposium/Convention Student Scholarship recipient and Guy Orchard, last year’s Leica Leadership in Management Scholarship recipient, discuss Guy’s progression through the ranks of UK biomedical science over the course of his 30-year career. Guy shares how he started out, a fresh- faced teen with very little confidence (his words!), but soon grew to manage several laboratory departments, publish over 80 publications, and pursue his PhD. Guy is using his scholarship to fund continuing education for the biomedical scientists enrolled in his hospital’s Future Leaders Program. Check out NSH’s scholarship opportunities to advance your own career, or support a noteworthy outreach project.  

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           Guy Orchard Then and Now

HistoHelp: a Little “Chit”-Chatter

HistoHelp: a Little “Chit”-Chatter

March 4, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member Robin Fitzl and I have a chit chatter about...well chatter.  She shares some basic information on what it is, how to recognize it, and how to fix the problem.  We also chat about wrinkles, and a way to fix them - Oil of Olay has nothing on this trick!  Enjoy.

 
 
HistoHelp: The Truth Behind Troubleshooting

HistoHelp: The Truth Behind Troubleshooting

February 28, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member and histo legend Clifford Chapman breaks down the truth behind troubleshooting, starting with defining exactly what it means, and why it matters when it comes to quality.  And there is good news - lots of the advice and tips provided in this episode are easy to implement - and they may be things you are already doing! So, plug in the those earbuds and use your ears to learn more about "using your eyes."  

HistoHelp: Equipment Maintenance Tips

HistoHelp: Equipment Maintenance Tips

February 26, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode we spoke with Matt Mincer from Tech One Biomedical who shared his advice to keep your lab equipment in tip top shape - and what to do when something goes wrong.  Enjoy!

HistoHelp: Education Can Move You Into Management

HistoHelp: Education Can Move You Into Management

February 21, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member Mary Abbuhl talks about how education is a the key to success in histology, and how it can help someone move into management.  Some of the tips Mary shares are making sure to take management classes or webinars before moving into management, taking diverse topics so that you stay on top of relevant information, and bringing back knowledge learned to share with coworkers after you attend a conference.  

HistoHelp: Artificial Intelligence - Not Scary Afterall!

HistoHelp: Artificial Intelligence - Not Scary Afterall!

February 19, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! When I think of artificial intelligence (or AI as it is known among the cooler kids)images of Back to the Future II, Total Recall, and other over the top movies from the 80's and 90's come to mind - but in fact AI is already here, and likely something you engage with everyday.  In this episode we chat once again with NSH member David Krull about what AI is and where you are seeing it both out of and in the lab.  

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P16- A New and Innovative Antibody p16 INK4a [BC42]: An IHC Comparative Analysis with Clone [E6H4]

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P16- A New and Innovative Antibody p16 INK4a [BC42]: An IHC Comparative Analysis with Clone [E6H4]

December 18, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block

Authors: Jose Jonathan Diaz, AS, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Haiyan Zhai, MD, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Weimin Qi, MD, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Jason Ramos, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA.

 
 
2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P23-Developing an Immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay targeting PTK7, a novel target with a novel assay

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P23-Developing an Immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay targeting PTK7, a novel target with a novel assay

December 9, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block

Authors: Pamela Vizcarra, Pamela Whalen, Amy Jackson-Fischer, Cory Painter, Steven Pirie-Shepherd, Diane R Fenandez, Eric Powell, Pfizer Early Oncology Development and Clinical Research, Oncology Translational Research. La Jolla, CA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P01-Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) of pleura

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P01-Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) of pleura

December 8, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Trung Nguyen, FAIMS, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Victoria, Australia; Donna Ristitch, CFIAC, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

 
 
2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P44-Conventional versus Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processing: A blind comparison study using large surgical tissues.

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P44-Conventional versus Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processing: A blind comparison study using large surgical tissues.

December 3, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Joshua Greenlee, MBA, HT/HTL (ASCP)cm, Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA Scott Webster, Ph.D., Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Howard Gray, BS, MT (ASCP), Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Patricia Reeves, HT (ASCP), Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Erico von Bueren, MOR, Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA

NSH Advocacy: Recognition Under CLIA

NSH Advocacy: Recognition Under CLIA

November 26, 2019

In this episode of HistoTalks, NSH members, Clare Thornton, HTL(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) and Luis Chiriboga, PhD, HT(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) discuss their role as representatives for NSH at the meetings of the CLIA Committee. They share why NSH has been working for the past few years to achieve recognition for histology under CLIA and how lack of recognition is contributing to workforce shortages felt in the histology field.  

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P33-Morphologic Measurement Of Tuberculoid Lung Disease By Multiple Methods

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P33-Morphologic Measurement Of Tuberculoid Lung Disease By Multiple Methods

November 26, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: E. Grace Van Dyke, DVM Candidate, Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA; Rachel Silvestri, HTL, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Carol Coyne, BS, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Heather Frye, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Robert V. Blair, DVM, PhD, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Peter J. Didier, DVM, PhD, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P48-In Situ Imaging of Tissue Remodeling with Collagen Hybridizing Peptides

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P48-In Situ Imaging of Tissue Remodeling with Collagen Hybridizing Peptides

November 19, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Jeongmin Hwang- Graduate Student. Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT; Yufeng Huang- MD, PhD. Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine. Salt Lake City, UT; Timothy J. Burwell- MSc. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD; Norman C. Peterson- DVM, Ph.D. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD.; Jane Connor- Ph.D. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD; Stephen J. Weiss- MD. Dept. Of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI; S. Michael Yu- Ph.D. Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT; Yang Li- Ph.D. Dept. Of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT, and 3Helix, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT; Presenter: Lucas L. Bennink- Ph.D. 3Helix, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT.

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P30-The effect of different decalcifying reagents on IHC and ISH assays

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P30-The effect of different decalcifying reagents on IHC and ISH assays

November 19, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Kelsie Smith, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Tatiana Galvez, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Mathieu Marella, PhD, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Aryan Alavi, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Xianshu Huang, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Maria Wang, MD PhD, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Suzana Couto, DVM PhD, San Diego, CA; Roberto Guzman, DVM PhD, San Diego, CA; Yan Ren, MS, San Diego, CA; Mingjun Zhang, PhD, San Diego, CA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P26-Digital Image analysis in GSK (- a useful tool for safety, efficacy and animal modelling)

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P26-Digital Image analysis in GSK (- a useful tool for safety, efficacy and animal modelling)

November 7, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Hitesh Dave GSK R&D UK; Steven Taylor GSK R&D UK; Deon Hildebrand GSK R&D, UK

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P22-The Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for AI-assisted antibody selection

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P22-The Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for AI-assisted antibody selection

November 7, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: "Maurice Y.F. Shen, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Thomas Leung, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; David Chen, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Elvis Wianda, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Liran Belenzon, MBA., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada"

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P52-7 Plex Whole Slide Serial Section Alignment of UltiMapper PD-L1 and PD-1 I/O Multiplex Kits with True Reference H&E

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P52-7 Plex Whole Slide Serial Section Alignment of UltiMapper PD-L1 and PD-1 I/O Multiplex Kits with True Reference H&E

October 30, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

Authors: Mark Burton, HTL ASCP, Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Bonnie L. Phillips, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Katir K. Patel, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Sean R. Downing, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Courtney Hauck, Ultivue, Cambridge, MA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P40- Flex-Array A Novel Multi-Well Vessel System for the Immobilization and Multi-Modal Testing of Intact Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Cells or Tissues

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P40- Flex-Array A Novel Multi-Well Vessel System for the Immobilization and Multi-Modal Testing of Intact Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Cells or Tissues

October 30, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

Authors: Carlos Genty, BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC, Critical X, Houston, Texas; Timothy McDonnell, MD, Ph.D., Critical X, Houston, Texas

 
 
HistoHelp: Distruptive Technology

HistoHelp: Distruptive Technology

September 3, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  Disruptive technology.  Its a buzz phrase that is floating around not only the histology community, but in many other facets of our world.  But what does it really mean, and what does it mean for you?  One of NSH's most disruptive members, David Krull, took the time to chat with us and shed light on this topic. 

HistoHelp: Don’t Forget the Basics

HistoHelp: Don’t Forget the Basics

August 22, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This is episode is about not forgetting basic things like labels and even how to troubleshoot.  Its great advice for newer laboratory staff about things to watch out for and a reminder for you seasoned professionals that just because checking labels is second nature for you, it may not be for someone just starting out.  Thanks to Micheal Gubler for providing his advice on not one, but two great episodes in this series. 

HistoHelp: Working in Research vs. Clinical

HistoHelp: Working in Research vs. Clinical

August 22, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses the difference between working in a research vs. clinical environment.  Thanks to Micheal Gubler for for taking the time share how these environments differed most for him!

HistoHelp: Cutting Thin Paraffin Sections

HistoHelp: Cutting Thin Paraffin Sections

August 13, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses cutting thin paraffin sections.  Thanks to Gayle Callis for always sharing her experience with everyone!

HistoHelp: Removing Coverslips

HistoHelp: Removing Coverslips

August 13, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses removing coverslips, shared by awesome NSH member Michelle Hart

HistoHelp: Ergonomics

HistoHelp: Ergonomics

August 4, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses ways to stay more physically healthy in the lab.  Thanks to our rock star member Brad Flowers for his advice and insights on this very important topic! 

HistoHelp: Static in the Lab

HistoHelp: Static in the Lab

August 4, 2019

Welcome to histoHELP, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses tricks to reduce static in the lab.  Thanks to our rock star members Lynn Gruman and Marilyn Wesiss for their advice on fixing this uniquely histo-problem!

AwardsCast: IHC

AwardsCast: IHC

May 16, 2019

In this bonus episode of AwardsCast, Clare Thornton interviews Luis Chiriboga, the recipient of the Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award; but in this episode don’t expect awards to be the focus. Luis gets straight to the point, explaining how antibodies are used in research, the emergence of synthetic antibodies, and his most surprising results from his extensive IHC career. Get ready for a deep dive into the world of research IHC. 

Nominate a fellow IHC enthusiast for the Jules Elias IHC Award or apply for the IHC Scholarship to help develop your own education in IHC. 

AwardsCast: Gorilla Doctors: Newcomer Helping Hand Award

AwardsCast: Gorilla Doctors: Newcomer Helping Hand Award

May 9, 2019

In this episode, Julie Trejo, interviews Newcomer Helping Hand Award winner, Linda Cherepow. Linda has been working for the past two years, establishing a histology laboratory at the Makerere University Veterinary School in Uganda. By improving the skills of the local histologists, Linda hopes to reduce the turnaround time for wildlife specimens, to help the organization she works with, Gorilla Doctors, reach their goal of better wildlife health and disease surveillance.

Interested in applying for the Newcomer Helping Hand Award? Click here!

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AwardsCast: The Business of Histology

AwardsCast: The Business of Histology

May 8, 2019

In this episode, Amanda Kelley and Michelle Coker, two histologists turned business majors, discuss the business of histology; everything from workforce shortages to certification requirements, to building a histology lab from the ground up.

Interested in applying for a scholarship to fund your own degree? Click here to learn more!

AwardsCast: Leadership in Teaching

AwardsCast: Leadership in Teaching

May 7, 2019

gayle_s_library.jpgIn this episode, Yongfu Wang interviews his mentor Gayle Callis, a lifetime histologist who recently was awarded the Leica Leadership in Teaching Award for her dedication to passing on her extensive knowledge. Gayle shares her tips for presenting workshops, talks about her own start in histology, and shares her advice for keeping up with your education. (And talks about her massive histology library, pictured in part here!)

Interested in nominating your mentor for the Leica Leadership in Teaching Award? Click here. 

AwardsCast: Histology Abroad: Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship

AwardsCast: Histology Abroad: Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship

May 3, 2019

davedavis.pngIn this episode, Debbie Wood interviews Dave Davis, a man famous in the histology community for his foreign histology initiatives. Dave has completed work in countries such as Tanzania, Libya, Germany, Cambodia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, the eastern Caribbean, and is now living full time in Costa Rica. Dave shares with us his plans to use the scholarship funds from the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship, sponsored by Sakura Finetek, to hold his second Western African Histology Congress in Ghana. 

Interested in applying for the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship? Click here! The deadline is May 31, 2019. 

Women in Histology: Early Career Perspectives

Women in Histology: Early Career Perspectives

March 13, 2019

The 2019 NSH Women in Histology Podcast Series features three episodes that provide a unique focus of women at various career stages.  This episode highlights early career members. These two focused women are already making big impacts for the science and profession. 

This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:

Rachel Liptak, BS, HTL(ASCP), Histotechnologist, Beaumont Hospital 

Maria Fernanda Artiles-Gonzalez, BS, HT(ASCP), Histotechnologist, Texas Health Resources

Women in Histology: Advanced Career Perspectives

Women in Histology: Advanced Career Perspectives

March 13, 2019

The 2019 NSH Women in Histology Podcast Series features three episodes that provide a unique focus of women at various career stages.  This episode highlights NSH members who are "advanced-career." Despite retiring, they are still opening businesses, educating around the country, and advocating for the profession.  Enjoy!

This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:

Maureen DoranMS, HTL(ASCP), Owner, Saffron Histology Services, 

Dorothy Edwards, MS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Retired, St. Louis County Health Lab

Pamela Marcum, Retired, St. Louis, MO

Women in Histology: Mid Career Perspectives

Women in Histology: Mid Career Perspectives

March 13, 2019

The 2019 NSH Women in Histology Podcast Series features three episodes that provide a unique focus of women at various career stages.  This episode highlights NSH members who are "mid-career." They are running labs, doing novel research, all while balancing that thing called life.  Enjoy!

This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:

Jamie PertBS, HTL(ASCP)MB, Program Director and Instructor, Beaumont Health 

Sherita Meyer-Gauen, MS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Chief Histologist and Clinical Preceptor, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Priscilla Garcia, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC, Lab Manager of Innovation and Process Improvement, InformDiagnostics

2018 Poster Podcast Interviews: P-03 Liquid Coverslipper Technology: New Generation of Reagent

2018 Poster Podcast Interviews: P-03 Liquid Coverslipper Technology: New Generation of Reagent

February 27, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2018 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. The lead presenter for this poster was Carmelo Lupo.  To read the full abstract, visit the Block.

2018 Poster Podcast: P-24 Utilizing Image Analysis to Evaluate Overuse of Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining Reagents

2018 Poster Podcast: P-24 Utilizing Image Analysis to Evaluate Overuse of Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining Reagents

December 14, 2018

This podcast is part of the 2018 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. The lead presenter for this poster was Elizabeth Chlipala.  To read the full abstract, visit the Block

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-27 RNAscope® optimization in non human species

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-27 RNAscope® optimization in non human species

December 14, 2018

This podcast is part of the 2018 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. The lead presenter for this poster was Melissa A. Brown, MS, HTL(ASCP)QIHCCM.  To read the full abstract, visit the Block

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-13 Hematoxylin and Eosin Regressive Staining Procedures: A Comparative Study

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-13 Hematoxylin and Eosin Regressive Staining Procedures: A Comparative Study

December 6, 2018

This podcast is part of the 2018 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. The lead presenter for this poster was Toysha Mayer, HT.  To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-04 Troubleshooting a Common Scanning Error in Digital Pathology

2018 Poster Podcasts: P-04 Troubleshooting a Common Scanning Error in Digital Pathology

December 6, 2018

This podcast is part of the 2018 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. The lead presenter for this poster was Michelle Bower, HTL.  To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

Thanksgiving Special Episode 1

Thanksgiving Special Episode 1

November 21, 2018

The NSH family is full of wonderful people that make all of us thankful, not just on Thanksgiving - but everyday.  This year, we wanted to give this amazing community a chance to give thanks to the people in their lives that make things better, big and small.  We are proud to share with you two tracks full of "thank you's" to those people.  

Please share your thanks to on the Block.  

Thanksgiving Special Episode 2

Thanksgiving Special Episode 2

November 21, 2018

The NSH family is full of wonderful people that make all of us thankful, not just on Thanksgiving - but everyday.  This year, we wanted to give this amazing community a chance to give thanks to the people in their lives that make things better, big and small.  We are proud to share with you two tracks full of "thank you's" to those people.  

Please share your thanks to on the Block.  

S/C Learning Snippets - Equipment Validation – Clinical & GLP (WS84)

S/C Learning Snippets - Equipment Validation – Clinical & GLP (WS84)

July 24, 2018

Speaker: Jeremey Johnston

Workshop Abstract

Do you validate your equipment in your laboratory before subjecting it to testing patient samples? If you don’t, you will definitely want to attend this class for some practical ways of implementing this at your facility. If you are already doing equipment validations, hats off to you. Wouldn’t you like to improve upon what you are already doing though? We will discuss the role and purpose of equipment validations and the rationale and place for a revalidation versus simply doing the routine maintenance and calibrations. You will receive several practical forms and SOPs to help guide you in this process from labs around the world. It’s never too late to implement high standards at your facility and this is a great place to start! When you do decide to validate new equipment, what role can the vendor play in helping you? What role should they play? Regardless of where you’re at in your career, this lecture will hopefully engage you and provide you with some real life practical applications for instilling confidence in the equipment you use on a day-to-day basis.

Visit www.histoconvention.org for more information!

Poster Presenting Advice

Poster Presenting Advice

June 13, 2018

Ever thought about presenting a scientific poster but aren't sure where to start?  Check out this great advice from Tim Karpishin, a 2017 NSH Poster Winner! You can submit your poster by visiting: http://www.histoconvention.org/posters.cfm.  Want to hear the entire intreview for this amazing poster?  Check it out here: https://nshpodcasts.podbean.com/e/p-39-a-simple-method-for-dramatic-reduction-of-tissue-autofluorescence/

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 6: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 6: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

April 27, 2018

Episode Title: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Featuring: Nicole Leon

Nicole’s Advice to New Graduates:  “1. Always be open to new ways of doing things. 2. Don’t be discouraged you know a lot more than you think you know.  3. Never stop learning!”

Episode Description: In this episode, Nicole Leon, Histology Team Lead at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, discusses the unique work associated with a children’s hospital, and shares the program her lab developed to award continuing education dollars to its staff.

 

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 5: Regions Hospital

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 5: Regions Hospital

April 26, 2018

Episode Title: Regions Hospital

Featuring: Jennifer Schumacher and Paula Overn

Traits Jennifer and Paula Look For in a New Hire: “Someone who is detail oriented is something we really look for because of the number of things that can go wrong. We like someone to be passionate that really enjoys what they’re doing and is not just there to get a paycheck.”

Episode Description: In this episode, Jennifer Schumacher and Paula Overn, from Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN, talk about the many benefits their lab offers, from employee massages to career development courses, and how these programs have helped Regions Hospital stand out from the many other healthcare systems in the Twin Cities Metro area.

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 4: University of Texas Medical Branch

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 4: University of Texas Medical Branch

April 25, 2018

Episode Title: University of Texas Medical Branch

Featuring: Amy Davis

Amy’s Career Advice: “There are so many options for people who want to be a histotechs, whether it’s a private lab, university, hospital setting, or even specialty laboratories, so its just the person understanding what they like and exploring the options available”

Episode Description: In this episode, Amy Davis, from University of Texas Medical Branch discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey on her lab, and shares her own story of how she became a histotech, and the many opportunities that are available for advancement within the histology field.

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 3: Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System

Histology Careers: Job Seeking in the Lab: Episode 3: Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System

April 24, 2018

Episode Title: Bridgeport Hospital, Yale Newhaven Health System

Featuring: Angela McNabola

Angela’s Career Advice: “I need my employees to be champions of what they want to do in their career. I have folks interested in cross training, I do whatever I can to engage that and move that along.”

Episode Description: In this episode, Angela McNabola, from Bridgeport Hospital discusses how she encourages her employees to be the “champions of their own careers” by encouraging them to become cross trained in various disciplines and apply for the many management and other training courses offered through the hospital system.

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