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Great news!   The Society has entered a partnership agreement with the Clinical laboratory Management Association (CLMA) that should allow us to resume annual meetings as soon as the spring of 2015. Check the CLMA-SAFMLS Press Release as well as the CLMA-SAFMLS MOU and the CLMA-SAFMLS FAQs for more information.

More Great news!  CLMA is now offering a special membership rate to SAFMLS members.  A membership in CLMA comes with many benifits including discounted meeting registration.  Read the CLMA Membership Invitation for more information.  Also see the CLMA Membership for Active Duty/USPHS page for more information and to sign up.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense (HA), states that "... ongoing federal budget issues required the Military Departments and OSD to make a series of near-term financial decisions to reduce overall spending in the Department.  This includes severe restrictions on travel, limiting travel to only mission-critical activities."  The attached memos from the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of the Air Force also halt all non-mission essential travel to conferences until further notice.

It is with genuine regret that we (the SAFMLS Board) find that DoD Policy under "Sequestration" currently bars military personnel from traveling to or attending professional conferences except those deemed mission essential.  Since extreme funding and travel restrictions will continue, we find we have no alternative but to cancel the 2014 SAFMLS Annual Conference.

We deeply regret having to take this action and hope that SAFMLS will continue to thrive once these serious budget matters are resolve and we were on a more even footing.

Sincerely, Your SAFMLS Board

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With roots back to 1958, the Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS) is a non-profit organization that was officially established in 1971.  SAFMLS is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes in relationship to the laboratory sciences.  The primary objective is that of maintaining and enhancing high professional standards through improved laboratory policies and technology in support of the health care delivery systems of the Armed Forces, Public Health Services and Veterans Administration.  Membership is open to qualified military (active and reserve component), Public Health Service and Veteran's Administration personnel, and their affiliated scientists concerned with the support of health care via laboratory research and evaluation.

Reminder.   The Society Scope is no longer being mailed to members. Please download the current or archived versions of the Society Scope here.

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