The Indian Association of Laboratory Physicians (IALP) is a professional, literary, non-commercial, organization founded in 1990. It aims at promoting the laboratory sciences in all hemispheres. With the tremendous advancements in clinical care and developments in science, diagnostic branches like Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Radiology have come into forefront in patient management. World over, there has been an increase in patients on life support systems, immunocompromised patients, preterm and geriatric patients, adding a new dimension to the diagnostic Medicine. Today, we need not only highly accurate, user friendly and rapid techniques for diagnosis, but also state of art research activities in diagnostics to supplement the clinical care.
The IALP aims at bringing together, people working in various investigational branches to exchange their views and share their ideas about how to dissipate knowledge about new technologies. We aim to expand our forum by incorporating new members into this society. We also aim to increase the activities of this association by arranging regular meetings, and inviting suggestions on how to improve education and training and implement quality control. We pan to promote the research activities by way of presentation and publication of research works on a regular basis.
We invite comments and suggestions to fulfill these goals so that our ultimate aim of integrating the investigational and clinical branches for optimum patient management is fulfilled.