Conference Program

From Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to cutting-edge Scientific Sessions and intimate Roundtables geared for lively discussion on hot topics, the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine.

AACC’s scientific program is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to advance professionally, the skills to improve your practice, and opportunities to collaborate and learn from experts. Discover the meeting’s more than 250 educational opportunities in a variety of formats spanning the breadth of laboratory medicine. A full program listing will be available in the spring of 2023. Return for updates as the program is developed.

In the meantime, learn more about the meeting's scientific session formats:

PLENARY AND MEET-THE-EXPERT SESSIONS

Each day, Sunday – Thursday, the conference begins with a thought-provoking Plenary delivered as a keynote lecture by a world-renowned expert. Plenaries address timely topics applicable to all laboratorians and span the breadth of research and medicine. Following these lectures, Plenary speakers join Meet-the-Expert sessions, which are smaller, intimate discussions for up to 75 participants that give an opportunity for the audience to ask their questions and meet experts in the field.

Opening Plenary Speaker
Sunday, July 23, 2023

WALLACE H. COULTER LECTURESHIP AWARD WINNER
Microbiota-Directed Complementary Foods for Treating Childhood Undernutrition

Jeffrey Gordon Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Founding Director, The Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Jeffrey Gordon, MD, joined the faculty at Washington University, where he spent his entire career as a member of the Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology and most recently as Founding Director. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of numerous awards and his impact is evident in the group of 142 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who have trained in his lab. His trainees have gone on to play key roles in shaping their field of study and becoming leaders in microbiome science.

Look out for more details on the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting plenary line up this Fall.

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

Scientific Sessions represent the core of AACC’s Annual Scientific Meeting with more than 70 sessions that take place from Monday – Thursday as either 1.5- or 2.5-hour sessions. Scientific Sessions present the latest scientific information on all aspects of laboratory medicine and include a variety of education formats, presentation styles, and audience engagements. Scientific Sessions also include specially developed and invited sessions from AACC collaborations and divisions.

AACC UNIVERSITY COURSES

AACC University Courses are special ticketed events (access is an additional cost) that take place on Sunday as either 3- or 6-hour sessions for up to 48 participants per course. These 10-15 courses are interactive, case-based by design, and often include hands-on exercises and tutorials in small group formats. They focus on practical application of key skills that will advance participants' careers and topics may range across the spectrum of laboratory medicine. Seating is limited.

ROUNDTABLES

Roundtables are special ticketed sessions (only $25 per session in advance/$30 per session onsite*) that take place from Monday – Wednesday as 1-hour interactive small group discussions with up to 10 participants. These small groups allow for a unique and highly engaging experience where participants get direct interaction with the presenter and opportunities to both learn and ask questions. Topics range across the spectrum of laboratory medicine and focus on practical skills and case examples. Each Roundtable is presented twice, with one session in the morning (7:30 – 8:30 a.m. local time) and one session during mid-day (12:30 – 1:30 p.m. local time). Seating is very limited, and sessions often sell out quickly.
*Please note onsite availability is very limited.

SPECIAL COMPETITIONS

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting is also home to specially developed sessions and competitions.

AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award Competition

Monday, July 24 | 4:30 – 6 p.m. U.S. Central Time
At this special session held in the plenary hall, three diagnostic developers will present data on their innovative technologies. A panel of expert judges will then evaluate all presented testing solutions based on feasibility and performance, and the audience will also vote for their favorite technology.

Student Research Awards Competition

Monday, July 24
AACC’s Student Research Awards Competition is held each year for students and post-doctoral fellows who are presenting authors of accepted poster abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting. Students’ posters are on display in a session room throughout the day and the top scoring submitters will compete in the Student Oral Presentation Competition. Judges evaluate both the poster presentations and oral presentations with winners announced at the ABCC-SYCL reception.

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.