AACC has collaborated with NEJM Group (publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine) and Area9 Learning to create AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+, an exciting new interactive educational tool for laboratory professionals and trainees. AACC Learning Lab offers a more efficient way to learn about key laboratory disciplines under a format that caters to busy schedules.

"Laboratory medicine professionals play a critical role in healthcare by ensuring that the right medical tests are ordered and that the results are interpreted correctly so that patients get effective care," said AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman in announcing Learning Lab’s launch. "We are excited to partner with NEJM Group and Area9 to provide lab professionals with the educational content they need to grow in their careers and positively impact patient outcomes."    

Covering all disciplines of laboratory medicine, the material provided by AACC Learning Lab is divided into five program areas: clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, transfusion medicine, microbiology, and molecular diagnostics. Each program area consists of approximately 20 courses that address different topics in that discipline, prepared by renowned faculty, many of whom are AACC members. Additionally, much of the material used for the clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics courses has been derived primarily from research and papers published in Clinical Chemistry. 

This personalized method of learning enables professionals to retain knowledge at their own pace. Participants have the flexibility to study anywhere, and at any time, with opportunities to track their progress, and dig deeper into any subject. The program’s active learning style helps subscribers hone in on what they know and identify their knowledge gaps. 

Learning Lab’s practical, innovative content is available to AACC members for just $9.99 per month, for one course, starting with the thyroid course in the clinical chemistry series. The non-member price is $12.99 monthly. For a limited time, subscribers will receive as a free bonus the protein electrophoresis course in the clinical chemistry series. 

Paid subscribers also will be able to access a free app from the Apple Store to add to the freedom and convenience of using Learning Lab. 

To learn more about AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+, visit AACC Learning Lab on AACC.org.