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Global Lab Quality Initiative

Global Lab Quality Initiative

Sri Lankan woman speaking during a workshop

AACC’s Global Lab Quality Initiative (GLQI) unites international laboratory science experts and laboratory professionals to foster a global exchange of clinical testing best practices. This initiative is generously supported by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (WHCF). Wallace Coulter was an innovator, inventor, and entrepreneur who revolutionized the practice of hematology and laboratory medicine and pioneered the development of flow cytometry and monoclonal antibodies.

GLQI delivers quality control and method verification workshops in the Latin America and Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions in collaboration with clinical chemistry associations. The initiative has also presented webinars in Spanish that are available to watch on-demand.

Regional Working Groups

Map of GLQI workshops

AACC has three working groups devoted to providing critical advice and oversight in the planning and implementation of international educational projects:

  • Africa Working Group (AWG): Dr. Olajumoke Oladipo (Chair)
  • Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG): Dr. Victoria Zhang (Chair)
  • Latin American Working Group (LAWG): Dr. Rosa Amor-Sierra (Chair)

AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting offers several opportunities to connect with global leaders in laboratory medicine from around the world. Learn more at meeting.aacc.org.


If you have questions about AACC’s international activities, contact:

Liezl Perez Schewe
Program Manager, Global Outreach