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ASCP Media Contact
ASCP and the Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry Forge Alliance for Mutual Benefits
Collaboration to Promote Quality Clinical Chemistry
Education in Laboratory Medicine
Chicago/June 30, 2019—The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry (SSCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide innovative educational offerings for medical laboratory scientists throughout Saudi Arabia.
“Since its establishment five years ago, the Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry has developed an unparalleled reputation for providing excellence in education to the nation’s clinical chemists, combined with high quality continuing education in laboratory science,” said ASCP CEO E. Blair Holladay, PhD, MASCP, SCT(ASCP)CM. “Through this collaboration, we can meet the need in Saudi Arabia to further enhance the quality of clinical chemistry education for their members. In addition, there are many expatriates living in Saudi Arabia who are also interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of quality laboratory chemistry education.”
The 500-member SSCC, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, serves to keep specialists in this field up-to-date with the latest developments with regard to the clinical aspects of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
“We welcome this collaboration and exchange of knowledge with ASCP,” said Dr. Samia Sobki, Chairperson and Board Member of SSCC. “ASCP and SSCC share a commitment to providing high quality, innovative education that will expand our members’ skills and leadership in rapidly emerging areas of medical laboratory science.”
Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals.
One of the Saudi Society for Clinical Chemistry’s primary objectives is to set professional standards of conduct and practice for its members. The SSCC aims to introduce the work of clinical chemists to the general public; to handle issues and concerns related to clinical chemistry at the national level; to deal with all issues involving clinical chemistry and affecting clinical chemists; to set the standards for competency of professional practice; to provide means of assessment of these standards; and, to recognize qualifications of members who meet them.
Founded in 2014, the SSCC represents approximately 500 members, the majority of whom are from Saudi Arabia, and also some members from throughout the Gulf Region. The SSCC is the only clinical chemistry society in the Gulf Region. The first SSCC annual meeting, held in 2014, drew approximately 300 attendees. To learn more visit http://sscc.med.sa/.
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