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Clinical Laboratory Scientists


AACC’s clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) community encompasses all members who work as laboratory management and operational staff, including lab supervisors, managers, and technologists. AACC strives to empower our CLS members to adapt to the complex challenges in healthcare today and to flourish professionally.

What's New

71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

Register now and join us for the CLS Happy Hour and CLS Expo Tour.

CLS Happy Hour

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  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • California Terrace, Anaheim Convention Center

CLS Expo Tour

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  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • 10:15 - 11:30 am
  • Expo Floor, Anaheim Convention Center

You can also read about how CLS Council member Judy Sterry takes advantage of her time at the conference to network, learn, and see the latest in lab technologies.

Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification

Certification through the AACC Board of Certification documents that healthcare professionals working in point-of-care testing have proven expertise in this area and are among the top in their field. Learn how to get certified.

CLN Stat - Recent Articles

AACC’s award-winning, bi-monthly online news publication, CLN Stat, keeps readers up-to-date on breaking news of importance to the global clinical laboratory community.

On-demand Webinars

CLS Council member Peggy Mann recommends The Value of the Laboratory to a Healthcare System for CLS members.

Mentoring Connections

AACC's Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) Mentoring Connections is a new program designed to help guide young professionals through early career development and prepare them to become future leaders. Learn how to become a mentor or mentee.

Watch the SYCL360 interview with Rob Nerenz about the mentoring program.

Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians

If you are an AACC CLS member and under 40, you are automatically enrolled in SYCL. Don’t miss out on this free benefit that provides valuable networking, mentorship, education, and recognition opportunities for early-career lab professionals.

CLS Council

The Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) Council guides AACC’s activities and programs to address the professional needs of AACC’s current and prospective CLS members.

Steven Zibrat, Chair
Joanna Baker
Erin Bartos
Peggy Mann
Eden Partlo
Amy Rockefeller
David Shiembob
Judy Sterry
Karlene Yee-Buchanan
Jeff Young

Learn more about the council.