Global Platform

The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (est. 1954) is the world's widest reaching international organization for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists, bringing the profession, the professionals and health priorities to the world stage.


The International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) is a globally respected, non-governmental organization and a non-state actor in officials relations with WHO, advocating the interests of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists in matters of healthcare and wellbeing of patients.


IFBLS delivers global leadership in biomedical laboratory science by providing member associations with a voice on the global stage and access to their network of non-governmental organizations, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, industry partners and key stakeholders.  By encouraging and empowering national associations to achieve common goals through international collaborations, maximum impact can be achieved for the benefit of society and the development of its members.

All Member Associations have access to:
  • Peer-reviewed scientific journal: International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IJBLS)  -
  • Biennial World Congress: Suwon City, South Korea October 5th-9th 2022  -
  • Britta Karlsson Advancement Program
  • Webinars - Britta Karlsson Educational Webinar Series
  • IFBLS Scientific Network of Experts
  • IFBLS Advisory Boards
  • Networking opportunities
  • BLS Day: Theme and Advice
  • Newsletters