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AACC Rebrands to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 24 Jul 2023
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Image: AACC has announced a name change to ADLM (Photo courtesy of ADLM)
Image: AACC has announced a name change to ADLM (Photo courtesy of ADLM)

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC, Washington, DC, USA) has announced a name change to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, Washington, DC, USA). The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC, Washington, DC, USA) has announced a name change to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, Washington, DC, USA). This change reflects the association's role as advocate and champion for a larger professional community involved in diagnostics and laboratory medicine, and its worldwide influence.

While the AACC has been a professional home for clinical chemists since its inception, its programs have over time appealed to a variety of specialties that operate within or alongside the clinical lab. As of today, the association broadly serves those working in or in cooperation with the clinical laboratory. The transition from AACC to ADLM was approved on April 21 through a member vote, in which over two-thirds majority favored the name change.

ADLM is committed to promoting better health via laboratory medicine. It unites over 70,000 clinical lab professionals, physicians, researchers, and business leaders worldwide. These individuals are engaged in various fields including clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other progressive laboratory sciences. Since 1948, ADLM has been instrumental in promoting the shared interests of the field by fostering programs that encourage scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation.

"I'm proud to say that this change has come about by listening to our members and focusing on the best way to ensure a bright future for our profession," said association president Dr. Shannon Haymond. "This name change does not represent a change of direction for the association. Instead, it more accurately reflects an evolution within the field and the association that has long been underway. As we evolve into this new branding, I'd like to emphasize that the goal of the new brand is to broaden our invitation to collaborate, not narrow it."

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