The Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI) is the national society for Clinical Biochemistry in the Republic of Ireland.

The Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI) is the national society for Clinical Biochemistry in the Republic of Ireland. It was founded in 1967. The aim of the association is to promote the education, training and the highest standards of practice for Clinical Biochemists in Ireland. Membership of ACBI is open to any professional or student with an interest in Clinical Biochemistry.

The ACBI logo incorporates Celtic symbols of knowledge and of healing to represent science and medicine. It comprises an abstracted image of water to represent the otherworld well of wisdom, the spring of healing and the cauldron of regeneration. Also depicted are the hazels of wisdom and inspiration. It was by eating the hazel nuts which fell into the well that the salmon of knowledge acquired its wisdom. The elements of the logo are grouped into threes to echo the triadic motif common in Celtic imagery. In 2017 the ACBI became a company limited by guarantee (CLG 616576) registered under Part 18 of the Companies Act, 2014.

ACBI Statement on Sustainability

The ACBI advocates that as an organisation and a community of laboratory scientists, we should strive to reduce the environmental impact of our work. The ACBI endorses the Irish Green Labs network. In carrying out ACBI business, including Council and committee business, conferences and CPD events, it is the goal of the ACBI to:
• Reduce waste generation
• Limit use of single use plastics
• Promote recycling
In the laboratory, the greatest impacts on the environment are the use of energy, water, hazardous chemicals and the production of waste. The ACBI encourages its members to consider the impact of work practices and new technologies on the environment and promote a ‘Green-lab’ culture in their workplace.

ACBI Statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The ACBI have a longstanding commitment to our diverse membership to ensure that they can conduct their business in an environment of dignity and respect. The ACBI will not tolerate, either towards, or from its membership, any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or professional grouping.

The ACBI Council

Council Members

Dr. Jennifer Brady

Vice President

Dr. Seán Costelloe

Council Member

Karen Heverin


Dr. Graham Lee

Council Member

Dr. Paula O’Shea


Micheál Ryan

Council Member

Kelly Foley


What We Do

The ACBI is the voice for Clinical Biochemistry in the Republic of Ireland.

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