AACC Membership

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AACC is a leading professional society dedicated to improving healthcare by advancing knowledge, expertise, and innovation in laboratory medicine.

AACC members are clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and others involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations. They work in all areas of laboratory medicine—in clinical laboratories, classrooms, diagnostic companies, and at the bedside.

With nearly 9,000 members in over 110 countries, AACC advances laboratory medicine through our scientific journal Clinical Chemistry and other publications, our patient-centered award winning web site Lab Tests Online, our international Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, online and in-person conferences, webinars and a host of other programs, products and services. We recognize achievement through AACC's National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), dedicated to advancing the science and practice of clinical laboratory medicine through research, education, and professional development.

AACC brings the clinical laboratory community together to learn about and share the latest information, tools, techniques, and trends, providing vital information for patients and clinicians.



Membership year is January 1 – December 31. Applications received before September 1 will be effective for the current year.

Full Member – $220
Open to persons holding an earned baccalaureate or higher degree in science, medicine, or academic equivalent, and engaged in professional activities commonly associated with clinical chemistry. Includes a subscription to Clinical Chemistry Journal.

Affiliate Member – $130
Open to persons with an interest in the clinical chemistry field who do not desire or qualify for other membership categories. Affiliates do not receive Clinical Chemistry Journal.

Student Associate Member – $35
Open to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in full- time academic studies, residents and fellows. All member benefits will be available except voting privileges and the opportunity to hold Association office.

Emeritus Member – $0
An individual who has been a Member in good standing for a period of twenty or more consecutive years, and who is retired from the field of clinical chemistry because of age or illness, may, upon written notification of the Association become an Emeritus Member. An attained age of 65 years shall fulfill the age requirement. An Emeritus Member retains all the Membership rights, is exempt from the payment of dues, and may receive the Association publications at a reduced charge.

Honorary Member – $0
Scientists who have attainted distinction by their contributions to clinical chemistry may be elected as Honorary Members of the Association upon nomination by the Board of Directors and by vote of the House of Delegates. Such Members shall neither vote nor hold office in the Association, but shall be entitled to certain privileges.

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David Grenache Video
Listen to David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB talk about the benefits of membership.