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 is constituted two years before the meeting it is responsible for planning, and is charged with developing a timely program that will serve the diverse community of laboratory medicine professionals.

The 2021 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee—chaired by Nathalie Lepage, PhD, FCCMG, FAACC—is planning another scientifically superb event that also promotes networking, business, and professional opportunities.


Nathalie Lepage, PhD, FCCMG, FCACB
Laboratory Head, Inherited Metabolic Disease Laboratory
Newborn Screening Ontario
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Vice Chairs

Patricia Jones, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Professor of Pathology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dina Greene, PhD, DABCC
Regional Laboratory Director
Washington Kaiser Permanente

Committee Members

Dennis Dietzen, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Frank, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director, Analytic Biochemistry, Calculi, and Manual Chemistry
ARUP Laboratories

Steve Cotten, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, NRCC
Director, Automated Chemistry and Critical Care Testing
McLendon Laboratories
University of North Carolina Hospital

Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, PhD, DABCC
Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic

Vathany Kulasingam, PhD, FCACB
Associate Professor, Clinical Biochemistry
Toronto General Hospital

Vilte Barakauskas, PhD, DABCC, FCACB
Clinical Associate Professor
University of British Columbia

Joe El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry
Yale New Haven Health

Sihe Wang, PhD, DABCC
Director, Clinical Laboratories
Akron Children’s Hospital

Victoria Zhang, PhD, DABCC
Director, Regional Toxicology Lab
University of Rochester Medical Center

Register for 2021 AACC

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, September 26-30 to explore the cutting-edge science and technology shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

AACC’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

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