Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division


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 enhanced laboratory quality and error reduction.

This Division provides a forum for discussing issues related to the management of clinical laboratories including finance, marketing, personnel, information systems, government regulations, legal issues, and communications.

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Continuing Education

The Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division also offers the following certificate programs on leadership and management skills in the clinical lab:

You can also view graduates of the Clinical Laboratory Leadership and Management Certificate Program online.

AACC Annual Meeting Activities

Each year, MSPSD opens the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo on Saturday evening with a reception, meeting, and leadership symposium. The latter features a lecture by the recipient of the Division’s Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences and Patient Safety (announced the previous year). AACC annual meeting attendees 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

Additional Resources

Clinical Chemistry Articles Related to Laboratory Management

2016 Elections


Voting is now open for the 2016 MSPS Division.