The Benefits of Membership

The ACEM seeks to support those involved in clinical electron microscopy in their professional lives. Membership provides access to a range of resources which members are encouraged to contribute to and build upon. These range from skills development and training materials, through clinical best practice and representation (of UK-based public sector members) of the EM speciality, in discussions and negotiations with government involving issues such as succession planning, Modernising Scientific Careers and CPD.

National and International

Although the ACEM is primarily a UK-based organisation, we welcome members from elsewhere. You are invited to contribute to, and make use of, the ACEM resources. We believe that communication between those in the field of clinical EM is essential, and the ACEM website member area provides the ideal medium for such communication, regardless of geography.


The member area of the ACEM website is a private area which requires login access. No specific patient identifiable information may be kept or posted to the site.

Clinical Governance

Clinical governance and professional development are complex issues affecting most working lives. The ACEM seeks to keep members informed of developments relevant to them, and is actively involved in representing clinical EM at meetings where policy and implementation are discussed. Members are encouraged to keep informed of these important developments and contribute.

Members Only Area

The members area provides EM resource material including book lists, an opportunity to improve skills through mentoring or teaching and training materials via departments prepared to host ‘improve your skills’ visits.

Members are encouraged to contribute to the online discussion forums, where interesting or problematic digital micrographs may be posted (a digital request form is available) and discussion invited but specific patient identifiable information must not be posted to the site. There is also a forum for more general discussion of clinical EM issues.

All images submitted to the ACEM may be added to the ACEM image database. This is a resource which in time will grow to be a useful research and training aid. Submitted images remain the property and copyright of the donors and the ACEM will act to protect those rights vigorously.


The ACEM organises regular meetings. Agendas of meetings, minutes of previous meetings and abstracts of papers presented at previous meetings, are all available within the member area of the ACEM website.


A Register of specialists in particular fields who are willing to provide training for various portfolios in addition to mentoring and information exchange is available. Please contact if additional information required