Global Lab Quality Initiative

Global Lab Quality Initiative


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.

Between 2012 and 2015, AACC has presented 12 workshops, primarily in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. In 2016, the program continued to deliver its workshops in the LAC region. At the same time, AACC expanded its efforts in the Asia-Pacific region and delivered its first training program in China.

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

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

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The AACC annual scientific meeting offers several opportunities to connect with global leaders in laboratory medicine from around the world, including an annual GLQI Mixer. In 2016, AACC provided a mini-workshop of GLQI content, held entirely in Spanish, which used practical examples and exercises to demonstrate the verification of assay performance in the clinical laboratory. Check the 2016 Annual Meeting site for additional details.

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

Liezl Perez Schewe
Program Manager, Global Outreach
+1 202.835.8731