We’re excited to welcome two new members to the Pathology Awareness Australia board this month; the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).
The AACB was founded in 1961 to advance the study and practice of clinical biochemistry. Today, they are still focussed on the professional development of people working in the sector, but also helping to improve consumer health literacy too.
Clinical biochemistry is the analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids to diagnose and manage disease. AACB provide education, training and professional development opportunities for anyone in the sector, including pathologists, medical scientists and lab technicians. They organize a range of regular meetings and educational programs all across the country, including lectures, webinars, training courses and advanced workshops. This ongoing training and professional development means clinical biochemistry in Australia is kept world-class.
AACB are also the driving force behind Lab Tests Online – the online database of pathology tests, written in plain English, to help patients better understand their healthcare.
AIMS is Australia’s peak professional body for all disciplines of medical science; they make sure the voice of medical science is heard.
Through the efforts of members they aim to reduce the current health system fragmentation, promote greater health system teamwork and encourage better communication to improve health outcomes.
Moving forward they will share key member concerns and innovation opportunities with all levels of government to ensure medical science and their members are recognised and can continue to provide quality services.
They wanted to be a part of KPKH to support greater community awareness of pathology and the profession. And with their recent acceptance into the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) they’ll be working to promote the value of pathology and associated professionals globally.