International Affiliates

Asean Association of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (AACLS)

The ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS) was formerly known as the ASEAN Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (AAMLT). The signing of the agreement was done at the 1st ASEAN Conference of Medical Laboratory Technology (ACMLT) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in April 1995. AAMT (Thailand), BAMLS (Brunei), MIMLS (Malaysia), PAMET (Philippines), PATELKI (Indonesia) and SAMLS (Singapore) are member Associations of AACLS.

The objectives of the Association are to foster all aspects of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the region of ASEAN, promote cooperation in scientific exchange among the ASEAN countries, establish a closer professional and personal rapport amongst members, organise a conference meet of the Association every two years, help establish and formulate policies to attain the highest possible level of practice of Medical Laboratory Sciences for the people of ASEAN and promote cordial relationship with other similar organisations sharing the goals of the Association.


International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS)

The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) is an independent non-governmental association of national societies in 35 countries, representing more than 165,000 medical laboratory scientists and technologists worldwide.

Asia-Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (APFCB)

Asian Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AAMLS)

The Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AAMLS) was inaugurated in Nagoya, Japan on May 14 1997 consisting of 12 Asian countries namely Japan, PR China, SAR Hong Kong (formerly Hong Kong), Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines. Taiwan joined the Association on Nov. 26, 2009 during the 4th Congress in Yokohama, Japan.

The objectives of AAMLS are to elevate the status of Medical Laboratory Science in Asia and its neighboring countries; to offer opportunities for exchanges of information on medical science between and among member associations; to enhance mutual understanding between and among medical scientists of member associations and work for mutual assistance and improvement of expertise technologies and to improve reliability on accuracy of medical laboratory tests through cooperation between and among member associations.