Conference Program

From Plenary Sessions featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtable sessions geared for lively discussion on hot topics, the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine.

200 educational sessions in a variety of settings will give you the knowledge you need to advance professionally and develop adaptive solutions for today's complex, challenging healthcare environment.

The full conference program will be available in May 2021, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the meeting's opening keynote:

Sunday Plenary Session

A headshot of Dr. Regina Barzilay.Sunday, September 26
2021 Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

Regina Barzilay, PhD
Delta Electronics Professor, MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Regina Barzilay is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing. Currently, Dr. Barzilay is focused on bringing the power of machine learning to oncology. In collaboration with physicians and her students, she is devising deep learning models that utilize imaging, free text, and structured data to identify trends that affect early diagnosis, treatment, and disease prevention. Dr. Barzilay is poised to play a leading role in creating new models that advance the capacity of computers to harness the power of human language data.

Regina Barzilay is a recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, and several Best Paper Awards in top NLP conferences. In 2017, she received a MacArthur fellowship, an ACL fellowship, and an AAAI fellowship.;

Dr. Barzilay received her MS and BS from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, and spent a year as a postdoc at Cornell University.

The full details of Dr. Barzilay’s Sunday Plenary presentation will be announced soon.

New Meeting Location and Dates

To ensure a successful live event, this year’s meeting has moved to Atlanta, Georgia and will now take place on September 26-30.


Present your research to the largest gathering of laboratory scientists in the world.