World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM)

Association mondiale des societés de pathologie et biologie médicale
Asociación Mundial de Sociedades de Patologia y Medicina Laboratorial
Weltvereinigung der Gesellschaften für Pathologie und für Laboratoriumsmedizin

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History

21 Nov 1947, Paris (France), as International Society of Clinical Pathology (ISCP) -- Société internationale de biologie clinique (SIBC), by merger of European Association of Clinical Pathologists, set up in 1943, and Société française de biologie clinique. Name changed, 1969, Montréal (Canada), to World Association of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Societies (WAPS) -- Association mondiale des sociétés de pathologie anatomique et clinique and 1972, Munich (Germany FR), to World Association of Societies of Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical (WASP) -- Association mondiale des sociétés de pathologie - anatomie pathologique et biologie médicale -- Asociación Mundial de las Sociedades de Patologia - Anatómica y Clinica -- Weltvereinigung der Gesellschaften für Pathologie und für Laboratoriumsmedizin. Current title adopted in 1999. Statutes amended 29 Sep 1981; 11 Oct 1983; 24 June 1987; 18 May 1989; 26 June 1991; 12 Oct 1995; 17 Sep 1999. New statutes adopted 22 Nov 2001; amended: 1 Sep 2003; 29 May 2005; 22 Aug 2007.

Aims

Improve health worldwide by promoting the teaching and practice of pathology/laboratory medicine. Promote: education, research and international quality standards; high quality, cost effective medical laboratory services; exchange of information among pathologists and laboratory scientists worldwide. Support constituent societies through: communication; facilitation of standard setting; leadership in establishing international standards for laboratory accreditation and certification of pathologists and pathologist assistants; creation of global opportunities for cooperation in education, research, practice and commerce. Encourage formation of, and cooperation between, societies of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide; foster cooperation with other international health organizations.

Future Events

2019 Xian, China – Biennial Congress

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Activities

Events/meetings; publishing activities; research/documentation; awards/prizes/competitions.

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Languages

English, Italian.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 32 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

C3466

Last News Received

17. Sep 2018
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