Core Values and Conduct Policies

Core Values


We are committed to doing strategic, solutions-oriented, and impactful work as a team to produce high-quality results.

Ingenuity and Collaboration

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) is a team-based community where we nurture and grow from each other’s energy, creativity, inspiration, and enthusiasm.

Respect and Integrity

We understand and demonstrate that all opinions matter, and that honesty, mutual trust, and respect are the norm.

Ownership and Support

We are passionate about leading the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) towards achieving better health through laboratory medicine. We take ownership of our work, and we recognize, support, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments, realizing that ADLM’s success is everyone’s responsibility.


ADLM is a membership organization that exists to serve its members and the lab medicine community. We are dedicated to embodying and demonstrating that our internal and external relationships are paramount to having a real, measurable impact on patient health.

Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace diversity, which is key to developing resources that meet the needs of all ADLM members and their patients. We value our colleagues and members from underrepresented backgrounds, and pledge to treat them with fairness and respect, encourage their contributions, and support their professional growth.

Conduct Policies

ADLM is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all who engage in ADLM programs and activities, one that is free from discrimination in any form and for any reason. To this end, ADLM has developed a code of conduct that applies across the organization. The code ensures that ADLM members, customers, partners, staff, exhibitors, and others, in the course of their engagement in ADLM activities and programs, remain free from all forms of harassment and bullying.

In addition to the universal ADLM code of conduct, ADLM members also follow ADLM’s ethical guidelines for the profession and membership code of conduct.