Frequently Asked Questions


Fees and Registration


Upgrades, Cancellations, and Transfers



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

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.

Fees and Registration

How much does it cost to attend the Clinical Lab Expo by itself (Expo Only registration)?

Expo Only registration is just $10 USD for non-member and member attendees.

How much does it cost to attend the educational sessions of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting conference?

Pricing for attending the educational sessions will be available by April 2022.

What's included with my registration?

Currently, Expo Only registration is open, which grants access to the exhibit hall, Exhibit Hall Theater Industry Workshops, Hotel Industry Workshops, and Lecture Series Presentations.

You may register for the Expo Only (exhibit hall access) now. Starting in early April 2022, you can then upgrade to a full Conference registration, which includes access to the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting educational sessions.

How do I register?

Register online for Expo Only now.

When registering online, please note that the person logged in must be the person registering.

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

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?

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.


Will badges be mailed?

Name 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 headquarters hotels. Detailed badge pickup information will be emailed to all pre-registered attendees 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 Transfers

What is the upgrade policy?

Expo Only (exhibit hall access) registration may be upgraded to a Conference registration that includes access to the educational sessions beginning in early April 2022.

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

In early April 2022, 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 2022 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 2022.

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

There will be no cancellations, refunds, or transfers of Expo Only registration fees.


Is there transportation to the convention center from the hotels?

Yes. AACC provides shuttle bus service from most of the official hotels. Those 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.

Expo Only Registration Is Open

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