AMP Around the Globe

International Affairs Committee

Rami Mahfouz, MD, MPH (Chair)
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

The International Affairs Committee was established in 2010 as a Working Group and became an ad hoc committee in 2015 and a standing committee in 2019. The Committee endeavors to advance molecular pathology around the globe through educational and professional activities.

Although the majority of AMP members reside in the U.S., the AMP founding members desired to create a global organization. Today, AMP International Affairs Committee members and International Affiliates can be found in more than 50 countries and all continents except Antarctica. The Committee endeavors to advance molecular pathology and expand AMP membership outside of North America.

Education Resources - Reference Card

Molecular in my Pocket: Establishing a Molecular Laboratory - Best Practices Around the Globe
Primary Authors: Roberta Sitnik and Brittany Coffman

IAC Members

Learn more about International Membership Grants.

Be a part of this global community of the molecular world!


International Conferences & AMP Global

AMP members who are on organizing committees of conferences outside of North America are invited to apply for AMP co-sponsorship and support for speaker travel. To be considered for AMP co-sponsorship and support, complete and return the Application for Co-sponsorship form.

On April 3-5, 2017, AMP held its inaugual Global Congress on Molecular Pathology. More than 500 attendees from all over the world gathered in Berlin, Germany, to learn about the latest developments in diagnostic technologies and their clinical applications. Since then, AMP has hosted AMP Europe 2018, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and the 2nd Global Congress on Molecular Pathology 2019 in Hong Kong. The AMP Europe 2020 meeting in Milan, Italy has been rescheduled to June 14-16, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

International Affiliates

AMP invites non-U.S. pathology and scientific organizations to affiliate with AMP as International Affiliates.

An AMP International Affiliate is a new or pre-existing organization based outside of the United States whose primary focus is molecular pathology and that wishes to establish a formal relationship with the Association for Molecular Pathology.

Refer to the International Affiliate Agreement and complete the Application for Affiliation to become an official AMP affiliate.

AMP has welcomed the following Affiliate Organizations to date:

The Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
The first AMP Affiliate Society
Est. May 2013


The Molecular Pathology Association of India
The second AMP Affiliate Society
Est. July 2013


The Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine
The third AMP Affiliate Society
Est. July 2013


The German Society of Pathology (DGP)
The fourth AMP Affiliate Society
Est. May 2015


Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SBPC)
The fifth AMP Affiliate Society
Est. November 2017



The Italian Society of Pathology and Translational Medicine (SIPMET)
The sixth AMP Affiliate Society
Est. November 2017


American University of Beirut Medical Center
The seventh AMP Affiliate Society
Est. April 2018



Middle East Molecular Biology Sources
The eighth AMP Affiliate Society
Est. March 2019

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