A message from the President

Welcome to the website of the Association of Clinical Scientists. The Association has a long and distinguished history of over 70 years (established in 1949). The Association provides a collegial forum for clinical scientists from many disciplines to interact and share research and related topics in several ways.

Typically, an in-person Annual Meeting is held yearly in May at different academic institutions. Recently, the society has added periodic online symposiums on topics of interest, in addition to the annual meeting. Features of the Annual Meeting include nationally recognized invited speakers, sessions of short presentations by established investigators and young scientists alike, presentation of the Association’s annual awards, the Association’s annual Business Meeting, the opportunity to earn CE credits, and concluding with a musical presentation by various musician members of the society. The programs have also traditionally included in-person tours of laboratories at our host institutions and of sites of cultural and scientific importance such as the NASA based international space station command control room. Details regarding meetings can be viewed elsewhere on this website.

The Association of Clinical Scientists publishes a peer reviewed, bi-monthly, PubMed indexed journal, Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science, that was established in 1971. Manuscripts are published in 6 issues of the journal per year with a wide variety of research interests regarding clinical, translational, and basic science fields in laboratory medicine and anatomic pathology. ACS also publishes the Clinical Science Trumpet newsletter on the ACS website three times per year to inform the membership of upcoming events and items of importance.

The Association prides itself on the level of collegiality, sharing of research and ideas, and personal interaction that is not found in most societies. Some of our members are nationally (and world) renowned physicians and scientists. While many other scientific societies have experienced difficulty in continuing operations, in order to remain vibrant, the Association and its support staff has taken a number of steps to welcome young investigators and adapt to changing social media technologies, while maintaining its unique identity. The Association hosts many committees from Music and Arts and Young Fellows Section Oversight, as well other committees more traditionally found in scientific organizations. We cordially invite your participation in these committees. If you are not already a member, please consider joining to take advantage of all the benefits the Association has to offer.

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