The NSH Convention is a cost-effective professional development and educational opportunity for individuals working in histology. We also understand it can be hard to get your employer or budget department to see the tremendous value that attending the NSH Convention offers. To help you, we have created a list of reasons and benefits that can help guide the conversation. Additionally, we have created a sample letter to use when crafting your request.
How does professional development for histology differ from professional development in other fields?
For histotechnologists, effective professional development affects patients. Patient care and outcomes increase positively when histology professionals are able to connect with education that improves performance in the lab, introduces and explains competency expectations, and new technologies.
Why do histotechs need professional development? Aren’t the skills always the same?
No matter how much training and formal education someone may have, the challenges in the lab – especially in the last year – are ever changing. Healthcare, patient needs, disease, and research are ever changing. Histotology professionals cannot fall behind in individual training while these other variables are changing. Histology professional must stay relevant and informed.
What is the difference between ondemand and live sessions? Why can’t staff just watch sessions when they want?
The truth is learning something new can absolutely be done by watching an ondemand webinar or informal learning. This form of learning is flexible, but being in a live learning environment gives you and your team the opportunity to be surrounded by people who “speak your language.” This can be incredibly motivating and proves to your staff that you care about their professional growth.
Back to Top