Benefits of Membership

Networking opportunities:
Members can deepen their existing business relationships and forge new contacts regularly. They can attend periodic meetings, be an active member in a subcommittee, or take up a more prominent role. They can make lasting ties with other professionals in their trade having common interests or similar concerns. The relationships are mostly rich, and an ongoing source of ideas and inspiration. 

Professional development:
Professions like ours require accredited and ongoing education to retain the quality of health care we provide. Training and certification on the mastery of particular and ever advancing Medical Laboratory Technology skills can help members to increase their worth in the profession and society as well. Newsletters and journals published by the association give an opportunity to members to polish their communication skills and learn about the advances in their field. Access to research material and industry information is another reason behind joining ICMLS. 

Updates on policies:
It’s amazing how much one piece of legislation can impact a profession. A section of ICMLS shall be devoted to updating members about these changes. ICMLS will also advocate for the profession and notify members (especially student members) about how to prepare for any change. 

Support system:
ICMLS shall provide a visible and strong support system to its members both on Association and Individual levels. Various professional and advocacy issues can be raised and even solved on much bigger social and political platform whereas and individual member or association might face limitations in same. Mentors and executive committee members at ICMLS hold the responsibility to observe and address every big and small hurdle faced by the members. Also, the feeling that you have a support system would boost your confidence too.