Re: CEUs for QIHC

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk

The following is more information about the NSH Teleconferences for 2002.
relate directly to IHC, but all will probably be accepted by ASCP for CE for

January 16, 2002 -  Temporal Artery Biopsy/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)
   Presenter: Peggy Wenk, HTL(ASCP), William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak,

February 20, 2002 - Lab Microwave Ovens: Theory and Non-Staining
Applications in Histology
   Presenter: Janet Minshew, HT(ASCP)HTL, Histology Consulting Services,
Plano, TX

March 20, 2002 - Ocular Histology
   Presenter: Pat Lewis, HT(ASCP), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

April 17, 2002 - The Highs and Lows of pH
   Presenter: Betty a. Tallardy, HT(ASCP)QIHC, Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, NC

May 15, 2002
   Cytochemical Detection of Apoptotic Cell Death
   Presenter: Mark C. Willingham, M.D., Wake Forest University School of
   Winston-Salem, NC

June 19, 2002 - Basic Troubleshooting of the H&E Stain
   Presenter: Joan Vesey, HT(ASCP), Richard-Allan Scientific, Kalamazoo, MI

July 17, 2002 - Predicting and Preventing Error with Competency Assessment
   Presenter: Daniel Huan, Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

August 21, 2002 - Immunohistochemistry and Prognostic Factors in Breast
   Presenter: David Tacha, HT(ASCP)HTL, Biocare Medical, Walnut Creek, CA

September, October and November:  No teleconferences due to the NSH
   September 28 - October 3, 2002, Long Beach, California

December 18, 2002 - Fixation and Staining Principles for Cytopreparation
   Presenter: Beth Cox, SCT(ASCP)

For more information, contact NSH at 301-262-6221, or go to

Cost is $90 per teleconference, and you can have as many people attend
the teleconference as you can fit in the room. Each person is awarded 1 CE
from NSH. Time is 1-2 pm Eastern time, so adjust for your time zone.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(and NSH Teleconference Coordinator)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Gondo" 
To: "HistoNet Server" 
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 11:30 AM
Subject: CEUs for QIHC

I tried to post this yesterday but I don't think it went through. So
here it is again.

I found something out the other day that I wanted to pass along to
anyone out there trying to figure out how to keep their Qualification in
Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) without going bankrupt.  According to J.
Kenneth Gillespie, Assistant Manager, Special Projects, at the ASCP
Board of Registry, certain college courses can be used as continuing
education units (CEUs) for the recertification requirement of the QIHC.
I would like to insert a word of caution by saying that not all college
course work can be applied.  But if the course is approved/applicable
then 1 college credit counts as 15 CEU credits.

This is what I was told by Mr. Gillespie.  I have quoted the email
response I received from him which includes his contact information,
below.  I feel this information is important since there are so many of
us out there who want to keep our QHIC but can't afford to go to
meetings every year.


> Subject:
>         College courses
>    Date:
>         Wed, 5 Dec 2001 09:40:53 -0600
>   From:
>         "Gillespie, Kenneth" 
>     To:
> Dear Ms. Gondo:
> We will accept the computer science since Laboratory Information Systems
is listed on the Suggested Topics list. We would
> not accept accounting. If the computer course was worth at least 2
semester hours then that equates to 30 contact hours, the
> number need to re-qualify.
> Sincerely,
> J. Kenneth Gillespie
> Assistant Manager, Special Projects
> Board of Registry
> (312)738-1336, ext. 1343
> fax - (312)738-5808
> e-mail -

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