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Disseminating current research and interests in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, toxicology and veterinary sciences


Welcome to the website for the Association for Comparative Clinical Pathology.

The Association was formed from the merger of the Animal Clinical Chemistry Association (ACCA) and the Association for Comparative Haematology (ACH) in the nineteen nineties. 
It was created as a forum for people working in the veterinary, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries to be able to communicate and provide
help and support for each
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We meet annually at our scientific meeting and also offer training courses to educate students and individuals working in the arts of peripheral blood and bone marrow microscopical analysis, and in the
data interpretation of clinical pathology data. 


Our previous events in 2014 (Alderley Edge), 2015 and 2016 (Hellidon Lakes), 2017 (Warwick University), 2018 (The Belfry Hotel) and 2019 (Athens) have met with great success.

Contact the ACCP with any questions at:,

or email any committee member

Group Discussion
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The Association for Comparative Clinical Pathology was formed to promote discussion to provide a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Comparative Clinical Pathology, including (but not exclusively limited to) Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry and Cytology. Prime functions of the ACCP are to promote education and training in the subjects and encourage research and publication of data.

Application Form for ACCP Membership - See on the membership tab, or on the 'Contact Us' page
Meetings and Courses

ACCP meetings and courses are usually held on an annual basis.


The autumn meeting of the ACCP will be held on Thursday and Friday 5-6th October, 2023.  The venue will again be the prestigious Belfry Hotel & Resort near Birmingham (UK). Please register your interest in attending this event as soon as possible to assure your place, using the contact details in the Events tab, or contacting any of the committee members listed on the About Us page or the Membership page. Alternatively, apply to become a full member (for free) utilising the links on the Contact Us or Membership pages, or contact Professor O'Brien directly on the Contact Us page.

Please register your interest to attend our courses: 
Details are included with the flyers advertised in the Events tab.


Membership is open to all (industrial, commercial or academic) who are interested in furthering the work of the Association and sharing their research, technologies and data.

Please email us if you are interested in the work of the ACCP and would like more information.

This External Quality Assurance Scheme is available to all members of the ACCP who wish to compare their results when performing bone marrow smear evaluation and peripheral blood film analysis with other participants

Individuals are allocated a unique number in order to protect confidentiality.  Distribution of slides in CaseViewer will be at approximately one-two month intervals.


Participants are invited to review bone marrow or peripheral blood film images, and return the results for statistical analysis by the organisers. Results will be returned before the next distribution is issued and will include; individual performance identified using only the unique ID numbers, the consensus results and a statistical summary. It is expected that there will be a yearly report of the program at the annual ACCP meeting and furthermore this may be published. 


To register for ACCP Membership tab or click the button

ACCP CaseViewer Morphology EQAS
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