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The Association for Clinical Cytogenetics (ACC)

The Association for 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, Birmingham.

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.

Education and Training Committee (ETC) is responsible for Training and Education of staff employed in Cytogenetics laboratories.  

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 Newsletter.

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.