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Council has fifteen Committees. Each Committee has a Director and team members. Committees are grouped based on function. The President and Vice-President are ‘ex-officio’ members of all groups/Committees. Where necessary a member of the office team provides support.

Strategic Planning

This group examines strategic options and decisions that need to be taken by the Academy, to ensure its future advancement and the best interests of the profession, and management of Public Relations.


This group is responsible for all educational matters. It is divided into 3 committees with designated responsibilities.

Programmes: Coordination of and responsibility for educational programmes of the Academy

Scientific Development: Exploring opportunities for the scientific development of Academy Members to achieve their full potential.

Validation: Review of courses offered by academic institutions submitted for approval by the Academy.


This group is responsible for all events organised by the Academy and services to members

Events: Management of Conference, BioMedica and other Academy functions.

Advisory Bodies: Coordination of the discipline specific Advisory Bodies and their activities

CPD: Management and oversight of the CPD programme of the Academy


Finance: Financial Directors overseeing the income/expenditure activities of AMLS operations.

Membership: Examination of qualifications submitted by candidates, with a view to granting eligibility for Membership of the Academy.

House / Office: Management of the Academy office premises staff and facilities


Converse / Publications: Responsible for the production of Converse and monitoring the Academy’s interests in the Journal of Biomedical Science

Web Site: Development and use of the website as a communication tool for the Academy


Statutory Registration: Responsible for monitoring and advising on the implementation of Statutory Registration of Medical Scientists.

Accreditation: Responsible for development of policies for the Academy pertaining to accreditation. Promotion of Accreditation of Clinical Medical Laboratories in Ireland.

International Affairs: Academy liaison with International Organisations representing and concerned with Biomedical Laboratory Science issues.