Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians

Laboratorians younger than age 40 will find a welcome atmosphere among peers in the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), which provides crucial networking, mentorship, programming, and recognition opportunities. SYCL (pronounced "cycle") is a free benefit to under 40 members as well as Trainee Members of AACC, and enrollment is automatic.

Connect through AACC Artery

SYCL members can connect with other young lab medicine professionals and trainees via a special group on AACC Artery, the online community for sharing ideas, research, and best practices accessible only to AACC members. Getting involved with AACC Artery is also a great way for SYCL members to network with and gain valuable career and practice insights from established experts in the field.

SYCL Travel Grants

SYCL members residing in the U.S. and Canada can apply for a SYCL Domestic Travel Grant—a need-based award that gives winners $2,000 to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA. Preference is given to applicants who submit oral or written posters for presentation at the meeting. Deadline: March 1, 2017


SYCL360 is an informative video designed for SYCL members. Its focus is to keep SYCL members up-to-date on pertinent career and educational information, highlight recent SYCL activities, and stimulate interaction.

SYCL members can view SYCL360 videos on YouTube and discussions and comments about SYCL360 can be found on the SYCL forum on AACC Artery.

CE credits with Lab Tests Online

SYCL members can earn ACCENT® Continuing Education Credits while contributing to the award-winning patient web resource, Lab Tests Online (LTO; By researching and writing technical updates for a wide variety of lab tests and conditions, SYCL members can receive 4 credits and receive recognition as the article reviewer.



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