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The ACB is the nationally recognised leading body in Laboratory Medicine and a member society of both the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) and the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM.)

The ACB has representatives throughout both international organisations and is always happy to consider nominating members for roles within these organisations. Nominations for vacancies that arise within International bodies are usually advertised both through the website and ACB News.

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

Website: http://www.ifcc.org

The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) is a worldwide, non-political organisation for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
Its mission is to be the leading organisation in the field of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide

It has roles that includes:
  • global standard setting in collaboration with other international organisations
  • supporting its members through scientific and educational endeavour,
  • providing a series of congresses, conferences and focussed meetings in order for laboratory medicine specialists to meet and present original findings and best practice.

European Federation of Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Website: http://eflm.eu/

EFLM represents the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) in Europe.
EFLM connects the National Societies of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in Europe and creates a platform for all European Specialists in Laboratory Medicine.
It provides European leadership in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine to national professional societies, the diagnostic industry and to governmental and non-governmental organisations in order to serve the public interest in health care.

The ACB endeavours to forward on all EFLM communications that are of interest to our members however you can join the EFLM mailing list via the following link - http://mailinglist.yota.it/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mailing-eflm

European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine (EuSpLM)

The EC4 Register Commission and Register came under the direction of EFLM when two organisations, EC4 and FESCC merged to become EFLM. The register is a database of senior professionals who have met the agreed education and training requirements to be independent (consultant grade) practitioners.

Registrants are able to use the title “European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine” and the abbreviation EuSpLM after their name.


International Sister Society Links

The ACB has Memorandum of Understanding with two sister organisations:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

http://www.aacc.org/

Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry (AACB)

http://www.aacb.asn.au

The President represents the Association at meetings with these sister organisations to develop common themes and interests in science, education, training and delivery of quality based laboratory services.


International Meetings Schedule

The current information on international meetings is available on the Meetings Section of the website.
The main meetings are:

WorldLab

Held at venues worldwide every three years at the same time as the IFCC Council.
Information on the next WorldLab is available on the IFCC website .

EuroMedLab

Held at venues throughout Europe every two years.
Information on the next EuroMedLab is available on the EFLM and IFCC websites

National meeting of AACC

Held annually in July at venues within the USA, at times in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Clinical Biochemistry.
Information on the next AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is available on the AACC website.

National meeting of AACB

Held annually at venues across Australia and New Zealand.
Information on the next AACB Annual Scientific Conference is available on the AACB website.

Updated 5 March 2018

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