Association of Laboratory Managers

ALMA is the association of laboratory managers from around the world providing a forum for improving laboratory management skills through conferences, short courses, networks, discussion groups, and other means of sharing ideas and knowledge.

Mark your calendars and your budgets. Managers from around the world are invited to attend the Association of Laboratory Managers' (ALMA) 2014 Conference November 4-7 in the beautiful setting of the Loews Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. This year's theme "Make Your Laboratory Organization the Best It Can Be" promises to provide every manager of a laboratory based organization, whether experienced or just starting out, take aways to immediately put into practice to improve the performance of their organization and its capabilities. Click on this link for an outline of the conference   More details will follow in the next couple of months.
Join And Become A Part of the Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA)
ALMA membership is available to laboratory managers from all scientific disciplines, in all types of laboratories located around the world. There are many ways to become a part of ALMA

Individual Membership
Members have access to the ALMA library which contains slides from previous conferences and workshops at Pittcon, monthly tips on safety and laboratory management and summaries of the peer roundtable discussions held at the conference, get reduced registration fees at the conferences and workshop courses and are able to post and see lab management opportunities. In addition membership dues help bring in outstanding presenters at the ALMA conference and workshops and help ALMA manage the LinkedIn Lab Manager group. The cost of an individual membership for one year is $50.  Join the Association of Laboratory Managers or see if it's time to renew your membership.
Organization Membership
A company or organization can join ALMA to include all of the laboratory managers within the company or organization as individual members. The cost of organizational membership is $500. Organization members can post job opportunities.  Join the Association of Laboratory Managers.
ALMA LinkedIn Lab Manager Group
Join the LinkedIn Association of Laboratory Managers group at under the Groups tab. The ALMA LinkedIn group provides the opportunity to post questions and join in discussions on laboratory management challenges with over 1700 peers from around the world. It's free.
Conference Exhibitors
ALMA offers a limited number of table top exhibit spaces to suppliers of laboratory equipment, supplies and services. The cost of an exhibit table is $1000 (free to Gold and Platinum sponsors). 


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2013 Annual Meeting Recap

ALMA’s 34th annual conference was held October 22-25 in Orlando, FL with the theme, “Advancing Your Laboratory to the Next Decade.”  The conference, which was kicked off with workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a poster session and welcome mixer on Wednesday evening, addressed three unique focused areas of discussion

- Increasing Laboratory Productivity in Challenging Times

- Managing Laboratory Technology for the Future

- Centralized or Decentralized Laboratories and Outsourcing vs. In-Sourcing

ALMA members will have access to the presentation slides in the Library section of the website.   Lab Managers also shared experiences and challenges in lively roundtable discussions including “What Do You Measure and Why,” “How to Run Your Laboratory Like a Business” and “How to Engage and Develop Laboratory Staff.”  Summaries of the roundtable discussions will also be posted in the Library section of the website.  After dinner, Shirish Patel of NASA entertained conferees with a presentation of the history and future of NASA.  In addition, 17 suppliers of laboratory equipment and services highlighted their organization’s latest offerings in the exhibit hall.  And once again attendees indicated that the conference provided an excellent opportunity to network with peer laboratory managers from around the world who share similar challenges. 




ALMA 2014 Conference "Make Your Laboratory Organization the Best It Can Be"

November 4-7, 2014

Loews Hotel

Annapolis. Maryland USA

ALMA Sponsors

The logos of ALMA sponsors are on the ALMA homepage and are links to the sponsors website so that lab managers can readily access what our sponsors have to offer. Sponsorship demonstrates to laboratory managers they support their professional association and their personal growth through what ALMA has to offer.

There are three levels of sponsorship.
Silver ($1000)
- logo on ALMA webpage that links to your website
- one time use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- able to post job listings on the website (5-8 every two months)

Gold ($2500)
- above plus
- quarterly use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- full page black and white ad in the annual conference program
- free exhibit table at the conference
- able to post job listings on the website (15-20 every two months)

Platinum ($5000)
- above plus
- unlimited use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- full page black and white ad in the annual conference program
- able to post unlimited job listings on the website.