Frequently Asked Questions

General

COVID-19 Safety

Fees and Registration

Planning Your Program (for In-Person Attendees)

Badges

Upgrades, Cancellations, and Transfers

Bringing Guests

Transportation


General

When and where will the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo be held?

In 2022, the event will be at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will take place July 24-28 and the Clinical Lab Expo will take place on July 26-28.

Find future dates and locations.

What is the address and phone number of the convention center?

McCormick Place Chicago
2301 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
+1.312.791.7000

Where can I find a map of the convention center?

You can view the floor plans of the McCormick Place convention center here.

What is the difference between the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting conference and the Clinical Lab Expo?

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting includes hundreds of educational sessions on a wide variety of timely laboratory medicine topics.

The Clinical Lab Expo is the exhibit tradeshow of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and will host exhibitors in all areas of clinical laboratory science.

Can I earn CE/CME at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

Yes, attendees of the meeting’s scientific sessions can earn both ACCENT® continuing education (CE) credits and continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Is there a job fair or career fair at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

No, there is no job fair or career fair onsite at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

If you are looking for a position in the field of laboratory medicine, visit AACC’s Career Center to browse job listings from hundreds of clinical laboratories across the world.

Are there networking or other activities at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

Numerous auxiliary meetings take place during the week of the conference that are held by AACC Divisions and Local Sections, partnering organizations, educational entities, and international working groups.

AACC and its official entities also hold several special events over the course of the meeting. Some of these events require a ticket. Check back for more information on these events as we get closer to the meeting.

COVID-19 Safety

What health safety measures will be in place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago?

You can learn more about AACC’s COVID-19 health and safety plan here, and view additional health and safety FAQs here.

Fees and Registration

What are the different registration types for the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo?

There are two different ways to attend the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo: an In-Person registration or Digital Pass Select registration.

Learn more about these registration options and what you'll get access to with each of them.

My AACC membership has expired or will expire before the end of the meeting. Do I need to renew it before registering for the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

The meeting is open to both AACC members and non-members. AACC members can save at least $300 on registration, so if you are an expired or non-member, we encourage you to renew or join during the online registration process.

Please also note that your AACC membership must be valid through the last day of the meeting (July 28, 2022) to be eligible for the discounted member registration fees. You may renew your membership when you register. Your renewed membership will be valid for one year from the date your payment is processed, or one year from your current expiration date, whichever is later.

How do I register?

Register online.

To register by fax or mail, print the form below, then fax or mail it according to the instructions on the form:

You can also contact the Customer Service Center or call 1.508.743.8506.

How do I register a group?

To register a group of people:

  • Fax or mail one registration form per person (above) according to the instructions on the form.
  • Contact the Customer Service Center or call 1.508.743.8506.

Please note that group registration is not available online.

What types of payment may I use when registering?

You must pay for online registration by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

For registration by fax or mail, we also accept checks (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank), or wire transfers. For wire transfer information, contact AACC Customer Service.

Purchase orders are not accepted.

Can I register at the convention center?

Yes, you can register onsite. You will need to bring full payment and a government issued photo ID.

However, we strongly encourage pre-registration. When you pre-register it will help you reduce the time you spend in lines. Some attendees have waited up to 2 hours to register onsite.

What are the registration hours at the convention center?

Times are in U.S. Central Time.

Sunday, July 24 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 25 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Planning Your Program (For In-Person Attendees)

Where can I plan my itinerary for the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

There are two easy ways to plan your itinerary at the meeting.

The app will be available for download for Apple and Android users this summer.

Are there networking or other activities at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting?

Numerous auxiliary meetings take place during the week of the conference that are held by AACC Divisions and Local Sections, partnering organizations, educational entities, and international working groups.

AACC and its official entities also hold several special events over the course of the meeting. Some of these events require a ticket. Check back in the coming months for more information on these events. 

Do ticketed sessions require advance purchase?

Chicago All Access and Daily In-Person registrants can purchase tickets for AACC University and Roundtable sessions. Advance purchase is not required, but it is strongly recommended.

Badges

Will badges be mailed?

Name badges will not be mailed ahead of arrival to Chicago.

Where do I pick up my badge?

If you pre-register, you may pick up your badge at any of several “All Badge Pickup” counters in the convention center and headquarters hotels. Detailed badge pickup information will be emailed to all pre-registered attendees about 1 week before the meeting.

Where do I pick up my badge if I am an exhibitor?

Exhibitors may pick up their badges in the registration area of the convention center. There will be signs to direct you to the correct registration area. If you pre-register, you may also pick up your badge at any of several “Registration Materials Pickup” counters in the convention center.

What do I need to bring to pick up my badge?

All registrants must show a government-issued photo ID to pick up their badges.

Each registrant must pick up his/her own badge; representatives of groups cannot pick up all the badges for that group.

It is helpful if you also bring your confirmation letter or have your confirmation email available on your mobile device.

Upgrades, Cancellations, and Transfers

How do I add sessions to my existing Chicago All Access In-Person Registration?

Most sessions are included in your Chicago All Access In-Person registration (learn more about what’s included here). Only ticketed sessions (AACC University and Roundtable sessions) require separate purchase.

You can add ticketed sessions online.

You can also print a Chicago All Access In-Person Registration Form and fax or mail it with your desired new sessions and payment.

How do I change/upgrade my existing registration?

Most changes can be done online. You can also print a Chicago All Access In-Person Registration Form and fax or mail it with your desired changes and any required payment.

To upgrade from Digital Pass Select or Expo Only In-Person Registration to Chicago All Access In-Person Registration, view our upgrade policy.

To combine an Expo Only In-Person Registration and Daily In-Person Registration, you must make this change with the assistance of the Customer Service Center, which can be reached at [email protected] or 1.508.743.8506.

If I can't attend, can I transfer or cancel my registration?

View our cancellation policy here.

Bringing Guests

Can I bring a guest?

Guest In-Person registration is available only with the purchase of a Chicago All Access (in-person full conference) registration.

Only one guest is allowed per paid registration.

Guests are not eligible to purchase ticketed sessions or for continuing education credit.

Are children allowed in the convention center?

View the age requirements policy here.

Transportation

Is there transportation to the convention center from the hotels?

Yes. AACC provides shuttle bus service from most of the official hotels. Those hotels that do not have shuttle bus service are either within walking distance of the convention center (1 to 3 blocks) or are serviced by a shuttle stop at a nearby hotel.

Is there transportation to the convention center from the airport?

AACC does not provide transportation from the convention center to the airport. There are taxi cabs and ride sharing options available. In addition, public transportation is an affordable and convenient way to get to McCormick Place. Learn more about public transportation to McCormick Place here.

You can also learn about transportation options in Chicago here.

Register for 2022 AACC

Join us in Chicago, July 24-28 to explore the cutting-edge science and technology shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

Explore the Conference Program

2022 AACC offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine, from Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtables.