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.
The International Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (IAMLT) was founded in 1954 in Switzerland. The name of the organization was changed by the General Assembly of Delegates (GAD) in 2002 to the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) and the office was relocated to Hamilton, Canada that same year.
The objectives of IFBLS are:
- To support, advance and promote good laboratory practice through the development and adherence to high quality standards in diverse environments throughout the world;
- To support, advance and promote the education, training and professional development of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists and technologists;
- To support, advance and promote ethical and professional values in the biomedical laboratory profession;
- To promote the exchange of ideas and the active participation of biomedical laboratory professionals through seminars, research and educational forums;
- To promote the coordination of activities within the healthcare and biomedical laboratory professions,through the development of international partnerships and programs and;
- To support, promote and advance such activities of the Corporation as are incidental and ancillary to the foregoing objects.
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