What's new?

Out of OfficeFran, Sharon and Jillian are attending the South Pacific Congress (17-20 September) and will only be contactable by email. We will endeavor to answer your queries as soon as we are able.

  • The NZIMLS Fellowship regulations and application form have been updated. Click here for more information.

  • The Barrie Edwards & Rod Kennedy Scholarship application form has been updated! Click here for more! Applications for this prestigious award close 20 December 2019.

  • The NZIMLS Research Grant Application has also bee updated. More information is available here.

  • Have you had a recent publication? We want to highlight members' contributions to the international literature in the Journal's 'Publications by NZIMLS Members' column. Send details to the Editor at rob.siebers@otago.ac.nz

  • The NZIMLS Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ending 31 March 2019 have been emailed to all members. You may view these documents here.

  • The August edition of the NZ Journal of Medical Laboratory Science is now available for download.

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  • Registrations for all SIGs listed under Upcoming NZIMLS Events are now open! Follow the links to registration pages.

  • Get involved with your SIG via the Forum discussion pages! Enter the discussions here.

  • "The Auckland Hospital 'Central' Laboratory 1897-1950. A book by John Buchanan, FRACP FRCPA. Order your copy here.

Role of the NZIMLS

The NZIMLS is the professional body for practitioners employed in Medical Laboratory Science in New Zealand.  The NZIMLS provides continuing education, professional examinations and communication to ensure the provision of high quality diagnostic laboratory services for the public of New Zealand.

Continuing Education

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings
  • Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)
  • South Pacific Congress of MLS (SPC)

Professional Examinations

Professional Development

Professional Affairs

  • Representation on University MLSc programme advisory committees
  • Representation of the profession at Medical Sciences Council level
  • Liaison with Government Departments, related agencies and other groups
  • Liaison with other Registered Health Profession's organisations


  • Publication of the NZ Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Publication of "Council News"
  • Discipline specific member forums
  • Website www.nzimls.org.nz
  • Other global MLS organisations
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Upcoming NZIMLS Events

Other Events

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