American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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Management Sciences and Patient Safety

Focused on leadership, management, patient care, and laboratory quality

This section of the AACC Web site contains information associated with the Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division. 

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division (MSPSD) is to advance the leadership and management skills of AACC members and to foster improved patient care through quality enhancement and promotion of error reduction.

Each year, MSPSD opens the AACC meeting on Saturday evening with a reception, meeting, and Leadership Symposium. The latter features a lecture by the awardee (announced the previous year) of the Division’s Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences and Patient Safety. Attendees at AACC’s Annual Meeting should plan on making the MSPSD Reception and Symposium the opening activity on their schedule.

MSPSD also selects two abstracts from among those submitted to the Annual Meeting for the following awards:

  • AACC MSPSD Abstract Award in Patient Safety
  • AACC MSPSD Abstract Award in Laboratory Management

Learn more about the certificate programs offered by the Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division:

Patient Safety Learn more about medical errors and patient safety with these resources from the Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division.