ADLM 2024 Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals Now Open

ADLM’s 2024 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC) is calling on all laboratory professionals to submit their innovative and creative proposal ideas for ADLM 2024 (formerly AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo) - the premier global conference and expo for laboratory professionals. We are accepting proposals for 1.5-hour Scientific Sessions, 1-hour Roundtables, and 3- or 6-hour University Courses. Start today, the ADLM 2024 Call for Proposals closes Friday, November 3, 2023 at 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

Do you want to learn more about how to submit a proposal for ADLM 2024? Continue reading for details on keys dates, types of proposals, and tips directly from the 2024 AMOC on special pathways and formats we are looking for. We also highly recommend you also attend the live webinar titled, "How to Submit a Successful Proposal" on October 5th from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. US Eastern Time.

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Proposal submission starts with an ADLM account. An ADLM account is free to create and required to submit a proposal. ADLM membership is not required but is encouraged to make the most of ADLM 2024 experience. Make your ADLM account today.

Learn how to submit and download the proposal template today. Important details on the required information for proposal submissions is on the "How to Submit" page, which includes a downloadable and fillable proposal template. We highly encourage all proposal submitters use this proposal template to prepare their draft for the proposal submission site. Contact us anytime as [email protected] with questions.

Learn How to Submit

Key Dates and Details

Timeline at a Glance

  • October 5, 2023. "How to Submit..." live webinar.
  • November 3, 2023. Deadline to submit.
  • February 2024. Committee may reach out to submitters if edits are requested.
  • March 2024. Submitters are notified of decisions.

Proposal Submission at a Glance

  • Membership. ADLM membership is not required but an ADLM account is.

  • Submissions. Multiple submissions are welcome; however, an individual may only serve in a maximum of two sessions and/or courses (excludes roundtables). We highly recommend focusing on a single or small number of proposal submissions per submitter.

  • Submitter. The submitter will be the moderator (if submitting a session or course) or the roundtable speaker (if submitting a roundtable).
  • Speakers. We encourage a diverse representation of speakers in the meeting that includes gender, ethnicity, career stage, and professional workplace among many other considerations. Submitters of sessions and courses should especially consider the diversity within their speakers when preparing their proposal(s). The number of typical speakers varies by proposal type. Submissions with above typical number of speakers must include rationale in the "Statement of Need".
    • Scientific sessions typically have 2 total speakers.
    • Roundtables have 1 speaker with no exceptions.
    • University courses typically have 3-4 speakers.
  • Topics. There are 18 designated topics in the proposal submission site. However, all aspects diagnostics and laboratory medicine will be considered. This includes research, management and operations, clinical trials, outcomes studies, and clinical applications of diagnostics and laboratory medicine.
  • Formats. Format varies depending on proposal type. In general:
    • Scientific Sessions can be highly varied with didactic presentation, case-based learning, debate, audience polling, and other formats that work well in large groups.
    • Roundtables must be designed to be engaging. Roundtables are not intended to be mini lectures presented from a personal laptop. Roundtables engage a group of up to 10 participants in discussion, sharing or resources, case studies, and other formats for small groups.
    • University Courses use workshop-style and hands-on formats to deliver a highly interactive experience. Multiple formats may be used throughout the 3- or 6-hour period to engage 30-50 participants.
  • Benefits. Benefits for faculty in accepted proposals varies depending on proposal type and role. In general:
    • Submitter/Moderator of sessions and courses do not receive benefits unless also serving as a speaker.
    • Speakers of sessions and courses receive complimentary meeting registration, honorarium, and roundtrip economy travel.
    • Roundtable speakers receive a $50 compensation.