AACC is an international society comprised of medical professionals with an interest in clinical chemistry, clinical laboratory science, and laboratory medicine. Founded in 1948, the society has over 9,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the clinical laboratory industry's leading advocate providing effective communication with Congress, regulatory bodies, other health care organizations and the public. A not-for-profit association, ACLA represents the nation's leading national and regional clinical laboratories on key issues of common concern, including federal and state government reimbursement and regulatory policies. We have established relationships with key entities and individuals throughout government with responsibility for regulation of the clinical laboratory industry and payment for laboratory services.
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 43,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
Founded in 1976, CLMA is an international association of 5300 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA provides leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at every stage of their career. We educate and advocate on behalf of our members and play a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the visibility of our profession.
The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to the then-emerging field of molecular diagnostics. Through its Council and Committees, AMP pursues topics of importance to those at the forefront of this growing discipline. From the beginning, AMP has worked to develop mechanisms for training and certification in diagnostic molecular pathology. AMP has assumed national visibility with its efforts to shape regulations and policy that influence research and the practice of molecular diagnostics. The organization is divided into the scientific subdivisions of genetics, infectious diseases, hematopathology, and solid tumors. Each subdivision addresses issues, identifies goals, shapes policy, and provides member benefits specific to that particular discipline. Members can participate in any or all of these subdivisions.
The mission of the American Society for Clinical Pathology is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. Since its founding in 1922, ASCP has been the leader in pathology and laboratory medicine. The society?s influence has guided the evolution and maturation of this medical specialty. ASCP is unique among pathology organizations in that its inclusive membership unites pathologists and laboratory professionals to advance the profession.
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organization that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community. Our documents provide invaluable tools that allow distinct?yet inseparable?constituencies to meet their health care responsibilities with efficiency, effectiveness, and global acceptance. One voice. One mission. One unique consensus process.
The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. The College of American Pathologists is dedicated to quality medical care for the American public and realizes the important part every College employee plays in that effort. The primary focus of the staff is to provide CAP members and customers with the services and information they need to ensure quality laboratory service.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science(CSMLS) is the national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and the national professional society for Canada's medical laboratory professionals. Incorporated in 1937 as the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists, the society has over 14,000 members in Canada and in countries around the world.
The mission of the Clinical Laboratory and Analytical Sciences society is:
Translation of biomarkers and related technologies from discovery to clinical and analytical applications by encouraging research, educating practitioners, and fostering communication and cooperation among individuals in laboratories in medicine, academia, and industry.
The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry is the Academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of clinical laboratory medicine through research, education, and professional development. The Academy is a leading advocate for scholarship through scientific research and it conducts educational programs to promote scientific discovery, application, and integration. It publishes Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPG) for the application of clinical biochemistry to medical diagnosis and therapy.
NACB membership is open to AACC members who are doctoral level clinical scientists, hold ABCC certification, and are active in the research, education, or service of clinical biochemistry.
About The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization?s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Our Mission: To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories works to strengthen laboratories serving the public's health in the US and globally. Laboratories in public health serve as laboratory first responders, protecting the public from diseases and environmental health hazards. Avian influenza, anthrax, contaminated water and E. coli have all been the subject of their investigations.
Celebrating 60 years of operation in 2007, AABB is an international association representing individuals and institutions involved in activities related to transfusion and cellular therapies, including transplantation medicine. AABB member facilities are responsible for collecting virtually all of the nation?s blood supply and transfusing more than 80 percent of all blood and blood components used in the United States.
Since its inception in 1947, AABB ? formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks ? has continued to support the highest standards of medical, technical and administrative performance; scientific investigation; and clinical application through standard setting, accreditation, education, advocacy and other activities. The association also is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of voluntary blood donation. Nearly 2,000 institutions, including community and hospital blood banks, hospital transfusion services and laboratories, and about 8,000 individuals, including physicians, nurses and other health care providers; scientists; administrators; medical technologists; blood donor recruiters; and public relations practitioners, are members of AABB. AABB?s active membership ? located in all 50 states and 80 countries ? provides direction to the association through its board of directors and more than 30 committees of volunteer professionals.
AAB is a national professional association whose members are clinical laboratory directors, owners, supervisors, managers, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, physician office laboratory technicians and phlebotomists. AAB also has three specialized membership sections for laboratory professionals: the College of Reproductive Biology (CRB), the Environmental Biology and Public Health Section (EBPH) and the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA).
AAB is committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical laboratory services by enhancing the professional skills of each of its members; promoting more efficient and productive operations; offering external quality control programs; collaborating with other professional associations and government agencies; promoting safe laboratory practices; and educating legislators, regulators, and the general public about clinical laboratory tests and procedures.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.
The Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) was founded in 1953, and is one of the oldest such Associations in the world. Based in the United Kingdom, it is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science. The Association has medical and non-medical members in all major UK healthcare laboratories, in many university departments and in several commercial companies. The links with its Corporate Members leads to a fruitful relationship with the clinical diagnostics industry. The Association liaises with and is consulted by many national and international organizations on issues relating to Clinical Biochemistry.