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AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is the oldest and largest non-registry professional society, representing 12,000 non-physician clinical laboratory practitioners. The society's members include clinical laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, hematologists, immunologists, educators, clinical chemists, microbiologists, phlebotomists and other professionals. The mission of ASCLS is support its members in their quest to provide quality services for all consumers. The members ascribe to a code of ethics and are committed to safeguarding the dignity and privacy of patients and providing accurate information to other health care professionals about laboratory services. The Society promotes the highest standards of practice and professional competence through conferences, publications and education programs.
CLMA is an international association of nearly 3,000 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA’s mission is to empower laboratory professionals to achieve excellence in leadership through forward-thinking education, networking, and advocacy opportunities. CLMA's journal, Clinical Leadership & Management Review is a peer-reviewed journal in its 24th year of publication and remains one of the most respected in the industry. Its e-newsletter, Industry Pulse, is a weekly digital compilation of important management and laboratory news direct to your inbox. These publications and other valued member benefits including our eCommunity, Chapters, web-based education, and career center can be accessed through CLMA's website at www.clma.org.
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was established to "Promote Clinical Practice, Basic Research, and Education in Molecular Pathology." AMP's mission is to represent and unify practitioners of Molecular Pathology with emphasis on the following common goals: to increase public awareness of molecular technology and its utility; to provide a forum for communication among members; to develop and maintain liaisons with other organizations and agencies concerned with Molecular Pathology; to work together to ensure quality and competence in the profession; to educate members, and provide guidelines for educating trainees in this discipline; and to identify current and emerging issues in the regulatory or credentialing arenas.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certifying body and professional society for medical laboratory professionals, with over 14,000 members in Canada and around the world. Members include medical laboratory technologists, medical laboratory assistants, educators and scientists, who work in public and private laboratories. CSMLS supports members by offering continuing education, professional recognition programs and grants and scholarships. CSMLS is an active participant in the health care planning process in Canada, working with federal and provincial governments on issues relating to medical laboratory testing.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Proficiency Testing Program for Office Laboratories is a simple, flexible, and comprehensive program from a name you can trust. Approved by CMS and COLA, AAFP-PT is designed to assist office laboratories in meeting CLIA, COLA, and state regulatory requirements, to assess performance, and gain accurate patient lab results. Participation in AAFP-PT provides continuing medical education (CME) opportunities for physicians and their laboratory staff.
The 100-year-old Endocrine Society is the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the intriguing field of endocrinology. Medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and educators comprise the majority of the Society's membership. Endocrinologists conduct research on – and treat patients with – a host of conditions and diseases related to the human body's complex system of glands and hormones. Hormonal disruptions cause conditions that affect millions of people, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, infertility, growth disorders, sleep disorders, and endocrine cancers.
COLA is a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care. It is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation. In 1988, COLA was established by the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP) as an organization to help keep small physician-office laboratories (POLs) in compliance with the newly created Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA ’88). Today, the organization is the largest private accreditor, serving over 8,000 laboratories of all sizes, nationwide.
IDSA represents over 10,000 infectious diseases physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, disease prevention, public health, education, and research in the area of infectious diseases. Our members care for patients of all ages with serious infections, including meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections such as those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and Gram-negative bacterial infections such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and, finally, emerging infectious syndromes such as Ebola virus fever, enterovirus D68 infection, Zika virus disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and infections caused by bacteria containing the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) enzyme that makes them resistant to a broad range of antibacterial drugs.