National Society of Histotechnology Brings 1,500 Attendees to Cincinnati

September 26, 2011

Fifteen thousand attendees gathered for the National Society for Histotechnology’s 37th Annual Symposium and Convention Sept. 16-21 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The attendees also used nearly 5,000 hotel room nights, according to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau officials.

Before the convention kicked off, Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, said, “Our region has worked hard to create a welcoming destination where visitors can not only enjoy themselves, but also engage in important work and exchange of ideas for the greater good.”

He added, “We’re excited to host the NSH this month and look forward to giving their members the best convention experience they’ve ever had.”

Convention attendees included laboratory supervisors and managers; experts in clinical, veterinary and research settings; and students interested in histotechnology careers.

The convention also included in-depth educational sessions presented by industry leaders covering all aspects of histology, as well as wet workshops, where participants can work with and are exposed to equipment, specimens, chemicals and reagents.

Histotechnology is the science dealing with cell and tissue structure, the detection of tissue abnormalities and the treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities.

Since laboratory tests have become increasingly important in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses and diseases, histotechnologists are vital members of the medical laboratory team.

The NSH is a nonprofit organization, committed to the advancement of histotechnology, its practitioners and quality standards of practice through leadership, education and advocacy.

Cincinnati recently has hosted a variety of groups, such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Hispanic MBAs, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

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