The ACIL 2023 Annual Meeting, held from October 10th to 12th at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California, was a pivotal event for members of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL). Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.’s (PJLA) President, Tracy Szerszen, was able to attend this year, participating and cultivating relationships with fellow members.
ACIL is the trade association representing independent, commercial scientific and testing laboratories. Its members are professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development. Affiliated membership is available to manufacturers, laboratories, consultants, and suppliers to the industry.
ACIL’s Vision: Realizing a healthy safe environment for society through the application of unbiased, scientific testing.
ACIL’s Mission: Providing the independent testing community with advocacy, education, and alliances to enable members to better address environmental and product risks to the public.
This year’s meeting brought together industry leaders, offering them a unique platform to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the pressing issues facing their respective labs. The event featured a comprehensive schedule, including a full day dedicated to industry and sector-specific meetings. Attendees had the opportunity to converse with peers who had navigated similar challenges, as well as gain insights from esteemed guest speakers.
The meeting allowed participants to share their priorities and perspectives. Moreover, the Educational Workshops, which focused on laboratory best practices, provided a forum for attendees to learn from the very best in the field.
In addition to its rich content, the ACIL 2023 Annual Meeting was strategically located in the heart of the country, facilitating networking opportunities in a vibrant and dynamic setting. This event exemplified ACIL’s enduring commitment to fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and professional growth within the independent laboratory community.
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