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Clinical Laboratory Scientists

2019 CLS Happy Hour

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

Reducing Inefficiencies and Advancing Your Career at the Bench

This online course provides targeted education in laboratory operations and management.

Improving Quality in Point-of-Care Testing and Advancing Your Career

This online course provides targeted education in regulatory requirements related to point-of-care laboratory compliance and examines the quality of point-of-care testing (POCT) throughout different regulatory agencies.

Quality Management Systems: A Course on Cultivating Quality and Addressing Common Challenges in the Laboratory

This online course offers valuable instruction on the requirements for quality management systems and how to avoid large-scale testing errors.

No Wrong Turns: How Clinical Laboratory Scientists Shape Careers to Match Their Passions

In this article from Clinical Laboratory News, several CLS professionals discuss their careers and the unique paths they've taken to succeed.

Career Advice Video Series

Laboratory medicine leaders give quick tips on finding a mentor early, learning to say no, and much more that will help viewers to flourish in their careers.

Watch the videos now.

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

Check back regularly for AACC's upcoming and on-demand webinars geared specifically toward laboratory medicine professionals.

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.

David Shiembob, Chair
Amber Canady
Elizabeth Champion
Kathleen David
Erika Deaton-Mohney
Amanda Faber
Cheryl Haskins
Theresa Kunzler
Kacy Peterson
Donna Roberts
Monica Thomas

Learn more about the council.