Our Story

Singapore Association of Clinical Biochemists is the representative organisation for clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine in Singapore. Founded in 1978 by Dr Tan It Koon and his team of early clinical biochemists in Singapore, the association has been growing steadily.

Near the turn of the millennium, the baton was passed to Prof Aw Tar Choon who continued to advance the professional standing of local clinical biochemists. Through the enduring work of our immediate past President A/Prof Sunil Sethi and his team, the society has expanded to an active membership of over 400.

In 2018, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary and registered with the Singapore Registries of Societies (UEN S78SS0023H). Our educational programs and events are catered to nourish and inspire the field so no one gets left behind.

From students to researchers, technicians, medical scientists and pathologists, all are welcome to join our blossoming community. We are dedicated to bringing the clinical field closer together while pushing the industry forward in expertise.

There’s enough room for everyone. Join us as a member!

Our Mission Statement

To promote the advancement of Clinical Biochemistry and to further its application in the field of Clinical Laboratory Medicine.

Our Vision

  • Maintain the status and advance the interests of the profession
  • Promote and participate actively in scientific meetings, congresses and symposia both locally and internationally
  • Facilitate career development and share expertise across all experience levels
  • Provide SACB members with learning opportunities, education and updated resources to carry out their duties optimally for the ever changing needs of healthcare.

2022 – 2024 Council

Meet our 2022 – 2024 team that comprises highly motivated individuals who are committed to advancing the field of laboratory medicine and proactively contribute to our association and its members.


Dr Leslie Lam

Deputy Medical Director & Consultant Pathologist
Parkway Laboratory Services

Assistant Secretary

Ms Siti Rahmah

Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist
Woodlands Health

Council Member

Ms Chong Ai Teng

Principal Medical Technologist
National University Hospital

Council Member

Ms Joanne Lee

Senior Manager
Parkway Laboratories