AOAC’s technical divisions with programs and activities tailored to meet the needs of key communities by providing a forum for networking and collaboration within two areas, Laboratory Management and Reference Materials. To join AOAC’s Technical Divisions, you must have a current Individual, Student or Organizational membership with AOAC. There is a small fee.
The Technical Division for Laboratory Management (TDLM) was formed in 1997 to help laboratory managers improve the operations of their laboratories through the exchange of ideas and professional development activities. With the increasing focus on how the total environment of an analytical laboratory impacts the quality of analytical measurements produced in that laboratory, TDLM supports the AOAC INTERNATIONAL mission of promoting methods validation and quality measurements. Being a member of this Technical Division will allow you to network, share information, and problem-solve on issues related to managing an efficient, high-quality analytical laboratory, as well as critical issues like laboratory accreditation.
The Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) improves the use of reference materials which benefits analytical scientists working in areas requiring a high level of quality assurance. TDRM was created in 1993 to support the AOAC INTERNATIONAL mission of promoting methods validation and quality measurements. Joining this Technical Division gives you access to an international network of analytical professionals who share interest in verifying the accuracy of analytical measurements through effective use of reference materials. TDRM will help you stay informed about current practices and changes in accreditation requirements on the use of reference materials.