Frequently Asked Questions


COVID-19 Safety

Fees and Registration

Upgrades, Cancellations, and Transfers

Bringing Guests



When and where will the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo be held?

In 2023, the event will be at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, USA.

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will take place July 23-27 and the Clinical Lab Expo will take place on July 25-27.

Find future dates and locations.

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

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, California 92802
United States

Where can I find a map of the convention center?

You can view the floor plans of the Anaheim 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. Learn more about Expo Only activities.

Registration is open for the Clinical Lab Expo and will open in April 2023 for the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 or are an employer looking to post a position, visit AACC’s Career Center. There will also be information available on Career Resources at the AACC Booth in the Exhibit Hall. 

Are there networking or other activities at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo?

There is ample opportunity to network at the Clinical Lab Expo and during the Clinical Lab Expo Happy Hour. Numerous auxiliary meetings take place during the week of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and 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 Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA?

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

Fees and Registration

How do I register?

Registration is currently open for Expo Only. Check back in April to register for Anaheim All Access (which grants access to the Scientific Conference), as well as all other registration types.

To register for Expo Only:

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. Pacific Time.

Saturday, July 22

12 – 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 23

7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 24

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 27

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Note: On Saturday, registration will take place at a satellite location in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel.

Upgrades, Cancellations, and Transfers

How do I change/upgrade my Expo Only registration?

If you register for Expo Only now, you may upgrade to full Conference registration beginning in April 2023 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 2023.

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 an Anaheim 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.


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. Please check here for information on travel and transportation options.

Expo Only Registration Is Open

AACC’s Clinical Lab Expo gives attendees the opportunity to browse 800+ exhibitors in person and to find the solutions to your lab-related needs.

2022 Session Recordings

Experience the best of 2022 AACC with the session recordings, which feature more than 150 hours of the meeting’s plenaries and scientific sessions.