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Benefits of Membership

  • Six issues per annum of Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, an internationally acclaimed journal dedicated to Clinical Biochemistry and related disciplines, also online access via the ACB members area
  • A monthly publication, ACB News, which is a forum for communication with the Membership and updating on hot issues in pathology
  • Membership of the Federation of Clinical Scientists, a certified trade union recognised by the NHS
  • Complimentary copy of new books published by Venture Publications (on average one book per annum)
  • Access to the Members Area of the ACB Website
  • Access to experts in various fields of Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology
  • A programme of National and Regional Meetings accredited for CPD. Members are eligible for reduced registration fees for National Meetings
  • Use of members’ facilities in central London, including a members lounge and studies facilities. A conference suite consisting of seminar and committee rooms are available for hire in central London at reduced rates for members
  • Membership of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)
  • Reciprocal arrangements are in place for the purchase of books and journals from other professional bodies across the world
  • Open dialogue between providers and deliverers of Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Tax–deductible annual subscription
  • Legal support discounts with Thompsons Solicitors. (See members area for more information.)
  • Access to the ‘ACB Extras’ scheme giving access to a fantastic portfolio of money-saving discounts designed to support you both personally and professionally.

Scientific Scholarship, Educational Bursaries, CP Stewart Memorial and Benevolent Funds

Scientific scholarships are available to members for the progress of relevant projects with the aim of training in Research and Development

Members of the Association are eligible to apply for educational bursaries to attend scientific meetings and training courses. Regional committees also award bursaries for attendance at meetings

Awards from the CP Stewart Memorial Fund are available to enable members to visit other laboratories to learn specialised techniques or procedures, or to obtain first hand knowledge from an expert to assist in their studies

Applications are considered from members for disbursements from the Benevolent Fund in case of hardship

Further details for the above please see the Further Links section

Chartered Scientist (CSci) and EC4 (EuSpLM) registrations.

The ACB is a member body of the Science Council with a license to award the Chartered Scientist (CSci) designation. To be eligible you must meet the criteria for the Chartered Scientist and also be a member of the ACB. Full details can be found by clicking here

Members can also register, through the ACB, with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine under the title of EuSpLM. This places you on the EC4 European Register of Specialists in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Full details can be found by clicking here

Updated 21st August 2014

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