Frequently Asked Questions

About the Meeting



Upgrades, Cancellations, and Registration Transfers

Bringing Children

About the Meeting

When and where will the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo be held? 

The event will be held July 26-30, 2020, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will take place July 26-30 and the Clinical Lab Expo will take place on July 28–30.

Find future dates and locations.

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

McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

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. A registration pass to the Annual Scientific Meeting includes access to the Clinical Lab Expo.

The Clinical Lab Expo is the exhibit tradeshow of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and will host more than 800 exhibitors in all areas of clinical laboratory science.

What are the exhibit hall hours?

Tuesday, July 28

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 30

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How can I exhibit at the Clinical Lab Expo?

Visit the site of our official exhibitor management company to learn how to exhibit at the Clinical Lab Expo. 

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 Clin Lab Job Center  to browse job listings from hundreds of clinical laboratories across the world. 


How do I register a group?

To register a group of people, fax or mail one Expo Only registration form per person according to the instructions on the form.

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

Please note, however, that group registration is not available online.

What types of payment may I use when registering?

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

For registration by mail, we also accept checks (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank), or wire transfers. Wire transfers can be made according to the instructions on the registration form.

Purchase orders are not accepted. 

Can I register at the convention center?

Yes, you can register onsite at the following times. 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 1 hour to register onsite. 


Will badges be mailed?

Badges will not be mailed in advance.

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 headquarter hotels. Detailed badge pickup information will be emailed about 1 week before the meeting.

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 Registration Transfers

What are the upgrade and cancellation policies for Expo Only registration?

View the policies here.

How do I upgrade my Expo Only registration to include educational sessions?

In early April 2020, registration for the educational sessions (full Conference registration) will open.

If you register for the Expo Only now, you may upgrade to full Conference registration beginning in April 2020 by:

  • Returning to the Registration Resource Center (either via this page or the link in your confirmation email) and selecting “Upgrade.” 
  • Faxing or mailing in a printed Conference registration form according to the instructions on the form.

Please note: The ability to upgrade in the Registration Resource Center and the Conference registration form will not be available until April 2020.

If I can't attend, can someone take my place at the Clinical Lab Expo?  

No. There are no cancellations, refunds, or transfers of Expo Only registration.

Bringing Guests

Are children allowed in the convention center?

AACC permits individuals ages 16 and 17 with a photo ID to register for and attend the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, if accompanied by a registered adult. Children under 16, however, are not permitted in the exhibit hall or in the educational sessions at any time.

AACC Statement on COVID-19

AACC is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19. As its global impact grows daily, our priority is always the health and safety of our community.