I would like to extend a special thank you to all of our volunteers and members. As a membership-based organization, CLSI would be nowhere without the continued hard work of our talented and dedicated contributors. From taking the time out of your busy schedules to attend meetings and draft documents, to testing new products and suggesting project proposals, we at CLSI appreciate everything you do to make the organization thrive as a respected, transformative leader in standards development for clinical laboratory excellence.
During my time at CLSI, the organization has grown its already strong reputation and has enhanced many of its products and programs. There are now easier-to-read redesigned documents, successful eLearning programs, new and improved membership levels, and additional progressive international partnerships.
The groundwork was also laid for the improvement of the standards development process. The process changes will go into full effect on January 1, 2016. I believe these changes will allow CLSI to be an even more efficient and effective standards development organization, will make volunteering a more satisfying experience, and will position CLSI for a prosperous future.
As I transition into my new role as Past President, I look forward to welcoming Jack Zakowski, PhD, FACB, Director of Scientific Affairs and Professional Relations for the Diagnostics Division of Beckman Coulter, Inc., to lead the organization as President over the next two years.
I also look forward to staying involved with everyone and to the continued success of CLSI.
Warm wishes for an enjoyable holiday season,