Special Award Spotlight: The American Association for Clinical Chemistry

In January, OCSEF announced 22 special awards to be given at the 66th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair by donors and organizations that promote and advocate STEM excellence. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Southern California Section Award was given to seven students in 2020, and we are very grateful for the return of the AACC to the fair this year as well.

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Its leadership in education, advocacy, and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.

AACC’s strategic plan set goals for innovation, growth, and influence in five areas; Advocacy & Influence, Value of Laboratory Medicine, Data Analytics in Laboratory Medicine, Scientific Advancement, Expanded AACC Brand Positioning. Their ambitious new Strategic Plan charts a course toward realizing the association’s vision and mission, with strategies to actively engage the full scope of professionals in today’s laboratory medicine environment. AACC’s vision is Better health and healthcare through laboratory medicine and its mission is to provide global leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and medicine.

On the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) website they have everything there for you to learn more about the medical professional organization. They offer many things on their website such as conferences for discovering the latest research and technology in the field of laboratory medicine. Certificate programs as well take online certificate programs to learn timely, relevant content from highly regarded subject matter experts whenever and wherever you want. You can also sharpen your knowledge and skills with AACC’s continuing education offerings, which range from online courses and webinars to virtual conferences. Finally, they offer on-demand AACC webinars, these online seminars tackle the lab practice and management issues, emerging science, and legislative and regulatory activities affecting clinical labs today. AACC brings together the world of laboratory medicine to exchange best practices, learn about the latest biomedical science, and network with like-minded professionals from across the globe. 

The AACC Learning Lab adaptive learning platform combines gold-standard content with the most efficient, engaging, and effective way to help you as you increase proficiency, expand knowledge, and enhance your career. Using adaptive technology, each course adapts to your goals, pace, and knowledge gaps to allow you to hone in on knowledge gaps and get the education you need.