The Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM) supports AOAC’s vision of worldwide confidence in analytical results. All AOAC members are eligible for TDLM participation.

TDLM helps laboratory managers improve lab operations through professional development and peer networking.

Joining TDLM lets you network, share information, and problem-solve on managing an efficient, high-quality analytical laboratory and related issues like laboratory accreditation. TDLM offers opportunities for leadership and mentoring along with programs for learning and professional enhancement. TDLM fosters harmonization of appropriate laboratory systems to improve understanding and transfer of information, data, and procedures.

TDLM also plans and conducts educational and informational activities on laboratory management topics as stand-alone topical conferences, meeting add-ons and tutorials on the web site. 

Annual Meetings of the Technical Division membership are held during the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition. The Technical Division for Laboratory Management Executive Committee meets more frequently. 

Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee (ALACC)

TDLM’s ALACC was formed to help labs meet the challenges of accreditation. ALACC’s Chemistry, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Subcommittees developed the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food and Pharmaceuticals, An Aid to Interpretation of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. This publication provides detailed criteria for assessing the essential requirements for performing these types of analyses.

TDLM plans and conducts educational and informational activities on laboratory management topics. TDLM meetings are held during the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition. The TDLM Executive Committee meets more frequently. The fee is $20 annually (in addition to required AOAC membership).