Emerging Countries Program

AACC’s Emerging Countries Program (ECP) unites international laboratory science experts and laboratory professionals to foster global education and leadership opportunities. 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 nine workshops, primarily in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. In 2016, the program will continue to deliver its workshops in the LAC region. At the same time, AACC will expand its efforts in the Asian-Pacific region and deliver its first training program in China.



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 ECP Mixer. New in 2015, AACC provided a mini-workshop of ECP content, held entirely in Spanish, which used practical examples and exercises to demonstrate the verification of assay performance in the clinical laboratory. Plans are ongoing for this year; check the 2016 Annual Meeting site for details.

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

Liezl Perez Schewe
Program Manager, Global Outreach
+1 202.835.8731