AIMS joins International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science

29th May 16

The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) has been accepted as a new member of the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) announced the global President of the IFBLS, Mr Tom Stowe. 

“We are very pleased that AIMS as a leading national professional body in Australia have now committed to joining over 32 countries representing approximately 140,000 members that provide biomedical laboratory services across the globe”, President Stowe said.

“The benefits for AIMS members and Australia will include access and contribution to international policy development, global events and publications’, he said.

AIMS Chief Executive Mr Edward Fraser highlighted that joining the IFBLS is an exciting step in enhancing international relations and cross-fertilisation of ideas for the benefit of members and the global biomedical science community. 

“AIMS is working on options to better promote medical diagnostic science professionals and the benefits of their work throughout Australia, and can learn from the successes of other countries in this regard”, Mr Fraser said.

“We recognise being the quiet achiever is not helping our profession and in the absence of national government quality workforce planning data and without professional regulation we need to leverage global support to help ensure continued excellence in the sector”, he said.

IFBLS is a global organisation of national societies working to increase opportunities for the development of medical science laboratory professionals through education and partnership. IFBLS promotes the exchange of ideas and the active participation of biomedical laboratory professionals through seminars, research and educational forums.