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 8,000 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.

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

Professional Member – $223
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 and laboratory medicine. Professional Members shall have the right to vote, to make nominations, to hold elected office, and to chair, serve and vote on committees, and receive all of the member benefits listed above, including a subscription to Clinical Chemistry journal.

Professional Affiliate Member – $132
Open to persons who have an interest in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. This level of membership is specifically geared toward those interested in receiving ongoing educational, career and networking opportunities. Professional Affiliate Members receive all of the member benefits listed above, with the exception of Clinical Chemistry Journal. In addition, Professional Affiliate members are not eligible to vote in association elections, and may not hold association office.

Transitional Member $75
Trainee Members and individuals seeking first-time membership who have completed formal undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate study may be admitted as Transitional Members for a period of two years. The Transitional Member receives the same benefits as a Professional Member, and shall have the right to vote, to make nominations, to hold elected office, and to chair, serve and vote on committees.

Trainee $36
Open to persons engaged in formal full-time undergraduate, graduate students or post-graduate study. "Full time" is to represent any combination of course work, teaching and/or research assistantships or fellowships that the respective institution considers a full-time load. Trainee members are entitled to all member benefits, except voting privileges and the opportunity to hold association office. Trainee Members receive online only access to Clinical Chemistry journal, and may purchase the print version at reduced cost. Trainees must send in proof of academic status: ie., a copy of a current student ID card or letter from a professor.

Emeritus Member – $0
Open to persons age 65 and older who have been Members in good standing  for twenty or more years, and who are retired from the practice of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.  Emeritus Members retain all the rights of Professional Members, except the right to hold elected office, and receive all of the member benefits listed above, including online only access to Clinical Chemistry journal, and may purchase the print version at reduced cost.

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.