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AACB celebrates 60 years

The Australian Association of Clinical Biochemistry was born on the 26th of May 1961, when 16 visionary individuals saw the need for a professional body in the rapidly developing pathology branch which looks at the chemical composition of body fluids.

From the outset the association was home to medically qualified pathologists as well as scientists, a partnership that endures to this day.  From 1969, examinations for Membership and Fellowship were established and education and training remain at the heart of our activities.

In 1991, the association established a New Zealand branch and became the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists. In January 2020, we became the AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE INC.

The new name reflects a desire to extend our education and professional development opportunities to all clinical laboratory staff and not just biochemists.  We look forward to the next 60 years!

Dr Kevin Carpenter FFSc(RCPA), FHGSA
Chief Executive Officer 

Taken from AACB

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