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Clinical Laboratory Scientists

AACC’s clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) community encompasses all members who work as laboratory management and operational staff, including lab supervisors, managers, and technologists. AACC strives to empower our CLS members to adapt to the complex challenges in healthcare today and to flourish professionally.

Grant Opportunity

The Helen Free Travel Grant is for non-doctoral applicants residing in the United States only and is worth $2,500 to assist in travel expenses related to attending the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

Educational Programming

On Demand

AACC's on demand webinars make it possible to access educational or professional development when it is most convenient for you. Get started with these recommended picks:


Mentoring Connections

SYCL Mentoring Connections is a new program designed to help guide young professionals through early career development and prepare them to become future leaders. The result is a life-long connection that adds value to both sides of the mentoring relationship. Learn how to become a mentor or mentee.

Watch the SYCL360 interview with Rob Nerenz about the mentoring program.

CLN Special Report - Infectious Diseases

AACC’s flagship and award-winning monthly news magazine, Clinical Laboratory News, is the authoritative source for timely analysis of issues and trends affecting clinical laboratories. Read the latest special report on infectious diseases.

CLS Council

The CLS Council guides AACC’s activities and programs to address the professional needs of AACC’s current and prospective clinical laboratory scientist members. Learn more about the council’s charge and its volunteer members who lend the clinical laboratory scientist perspective to AACC.

AACC Artery

AACC’s CLS members can connect with each other via AACC Artery, the online community for sharing ideas, best practices, and networking that is exclusively available to AACC members.

Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians

Did you know? If you are an AACC CLS member and under 40, you are automatically enrolled in AACC’s Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL). Don’t miss out on this free benefit that provides valuable networking, mentorship, education, and recognition opportunities for early-career lab professionals.