Annual Meeting Organizing Committee

AACC's 12-member volunteer Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC) attends to all the details of making each year’s AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo a must-attend education and networking event. The committee oversees the planning, development, and ultimate delivery of a timely and engaging scientific program that serves the diverse community of laboratory medicine professionals.


Amy K. Saenger, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Vice Chairs

Peter Kavsak, PhD, FCACB, FAACC, FCCS
Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON (Canada)

Nicole V. Tolan, PhD, DABCC
Associate Medical Director of Chemistry; Medical Director, POCT
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Plenary Coordinator

Allan Jaffe, MD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Scientific Session Coordinators

Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Andrew Craig Don-Wauchope, MD, PhD, FRCP
Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON (Canada)

Deborah French, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Assistant Director of Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Khushbu Patel, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director of Clinical Chemistry
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Roundtable Coordinators

Christopher Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC
Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University, St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Gabrielle Winston-McPherson, PhD, DABCC
Associate Director of Chemistry
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Poster Abstract Coordinators

Elia Mears, MS, MT(ASCP)SM
Surveyor, Joint Commission in Laboratory Accreditation Program
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Houma, LA

Zhen Zhao, PhD, DABCC, FACC
Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York City, NY

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2023 AACC offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine, from Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtables.