Association for Clinical Cytogenetics (ACC)
Clinical Cytogenetics is the professional
association for Clinical Cytogeneticists working in the
UK. It is a specially authorised society for the
advancement of science registered with the Registrar of
Friendly Societies. Its registered office is at The
British Society for Human Genetics Administrative
Office, Clinical Genetics Unit, The Women's Hospital,
The Association is run by its elected Council, which
comprises Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant
Secretary, Members and Trustees. In addition there are
representatives from affiliated groups (eg Association
of Genetic Technologists) and the chairs of the two
Standing Committees (Education & Training and
Professional Standards) and the Membership Liaison
committee. The Council elects one of its Ordinary
members to act as Chairman. Minutes of Council Meetings
are on this website.
The Council appoints two main standing committees.
The Education and Training Committee (ETC) is
responsible for Training and Education of staff employed
in Cytogenetics laboratories.
The Professional Standards Committee
(PSC) oversees Professional Best Practice and Service
Standards in addition, the Membership Liaison Committee
(MLC) has been
established to assist with communication and feedback
from members of the Association and to provide members
with support for the preparation of documentation for
registration and CPD.
The ACC joined with the
Clinical Genetics Society,
the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society and the
Association of Genetic Nurses & Counsellors to
form the British Society for Human Genetics: an
umbrella organisation for human and medical genetics in
the UK. The BSHG organises the annual British Human
Genetics Conference and publishes a quarterly
The ACC is one of the constituent bodies of the
Association of Clinical Scientists.
The Rules of the Association have been registered with
the Registrar of Friendly Societies. The current version
can be seen on this website.