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Get Employer Support to Attend Convention


The five days of the NSH Symposium/Convention are the most cost-effective professional development and educational opportunity for individuals working in histology. But we understand it can be hard in this economic climate to get your employer to see the tremendous value attending the NSH Convention offers.  So, to help we have created this Employer Support Justification Kit which includes our tips for explaining the benefits, a budget worksheet, and a sample letter of support which you can customize. You can download the letter here.

Tips on Getting Employer Support 

  • Discuss the knowledge you will gain from attending and how it will benefit your work, laboratory, and colleagues.

  • Highlight the things included with your event registration such as educational sessions, networking opportunities with leaders in the industry to discuss best practices and cost saving measures, and hours on the trade show floor

  • Consider submitting a Poster to participate in the Scientific Poster Exhibition to highlight work you & your lab have completed.

  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the Convention.

  • If your employer will be assisting with your expenses, provide an outline of cost estimates for registration, airfare, hotel, meals and transportation.

  • Make a list of exhibitors you plan to visit whose products and services would be an asset to your lab. Share any informational material or samples from exhibitors you receive with your colleagues.

  • Offer to deliver a short presentation upon your return that showcases what you learned during the week so your entire team can benefit from the knowledge you bring home






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