Call for Nominations

If you’ve been wondering how you can make a dif­ference in your profession, how you can have a voice in the issues that directly impact you…wonder no more! ASCT is what you’ve been looking for!

The ASCT Executive Council, the Society’s governing body, is made up of 5 Regional Directors, President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Legislative Consultant. ASCT is now seeking nominees for President-Elect and Regional Directors of Regions 2 and 4 to continue leading the organization forward in its mission, as the collective voice for the profession, to define and pro­mote Cytotechnology. Please click here to download the nomination form. 

Nominations are due January 31, 2015.

Please email to:

In addition to the Nomination Form, please include a brief bio sketch and a current curriculum vitae in­cluding: name of nominee, professional certification, education, and professional experience. Also email a JPG photo of yourself.

Region 2: (Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming)

Region 4: (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia)

National Cytotechnology Day Design Contest

The winner will receive $150 cashSubmit your design and slogan by March 1, 2015. 

Entries should be submitted to:

The award will be mailed March 27 and the winning design acknowledged at the 2015 ASCT Annual Con­ference, May 1-3, Sheraton Hotel, Nashville, TN. 


1.    Design must be an original concept of the applicant

2.    Artwork cannot be an advertising copyright or reproduction of a trademark.

3.    Design and slogan selected becomes the property of ASCT.

4.    Principle winner cannot be a minor.

5.    All entries received after the March 1, 2015 deadline will not be accepted.

6.    All entries must be submitted with applicants name, address, email and phone number.

To learn more about National Cytotechnology Day, click here

Bob Gay Student Scholarship

The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) is pleased to announce the creation of a new academic scholarship for cytotechnology students. The scholarship was created in honor and memory of Robert “Bob” Gay, who was a long-time supporter and founding member of the ASCT. For more than thirty years, Bob Gay made significant contributions to the field of cytotechnology in the roles of cytology supervisor, as an education coordinator, and a Program Director of several cytotechnology programs. Mr. Gay was dedicated in his support and advocacy for the field of cytology.  For more information, the application and requirements, visit the Student Forum.

Currently Enrolling Cytology Laboratories with Image- assisted Screening Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASCT Services, Inc. are looking for cytology laboratories that use computer-assisted screening devices (Hologic and/or Becton-Dickinson) to participate in a time measure study to be conducted between November 2014 and June 2015.  We are looking to enroll 100 cytotechnologists in this study.  This is a unique opportunity for cytotechnologists to provide data that will be used by CMS, FDA, and CDC to evaluate current workload maximums for screening using a imaging device.

If you took the Cytology Workload Practices survey in March 2014, the time measure study is a continuation of this two-part study.  If you are interested in participating or learning more, please send an email to  We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently asked questions about the time measure study can be found on the ASCT Services, Inc. website.

This study is supported by a contract (200-2013-57614) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Join ASCT and Make a Difference in Your Profession

The field of Cytology is evolving at a more rapid pace than ever.  The ASCT continues to have an integral role in representing cytotechnologists’ professional needs.  The ASCT serves as a resource for you to stay abreast of critical issues such as workload, proficiency testing, licensure, continuing education and workforce.  The ASCT is the only national organization that is the collective voice solely for Cytotechnologists.

Your support as a continuing and active member is essential to assure that the ASCT remains as the society that represents us.  Your membership and involvement in the ASCT directly improves our ability to serve your personal needs, as well as the needs of our profession. With your help, the ASCT will continue to be a reliable source of information regarding the issues and challenges that face our profession. Click here to learn about the ASCT benefits. 











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