Association of laboratory specialists and organizations "Federation of laboratory medicine"
The constituent Assembly of Association of laboratory specialists and organizations "Federation of laboratory medicine" (FLM) was held at 30 June 2014 in Irkutsk at Irkutsk Diagnostic Center. The co-founders were 6 the Russian public, scientific-practical, medical non-profit organizations in the field of laboratory diagnostics. 7 October 2014 Federation of laboratory medicine has been registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation as a legal entity. Today, the Federation of laboratory medicine, whose President is Anatoly G. Kochetov is a professional laboratory community, on March 2017 including 57 legal entities and 5057 individual persons. Federation of laboratory medicine continues to expand, and by integrating all lab specialists, including specialists with higher and secondary education, working in medical laboratories, but also scientists, educators, producers, managers, community is a laboratory of a new type and gives the possibility of solving the accumulated problems of laboratory service through genuine community participation in the work of the national health system. Dynamic and constantly updated website of the Association FLM contains latest news of laboratory medicine, normative documents, information on the activities of the Association FLM and also the opportunity to obtain legal support for professionals in the field of laboratory diagnostics. The Association has own printed edition – scientific-practical journal "Laboratory services" included in the list of scientific editions in which should be published basic scientific results of theses on competition of a scientific degree of candidate of Sciences, on competition of a scientific degree of the doctor of Sciences. The journal is intended for heads of medical institutions, lab specialists, representatives of related professions, manufacturers and suppliers of medical products.