Conference Program

From Plenary Sessions featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtable sessions geared for lively discussion on hot topics, the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine.

300 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 April 2020, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

Sunday Plenary Session

July 26

2020 Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

Laboratory Medicine Consultation: An Essential Component of Optimized Healthcare

Mike Laposata, MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Dr. Laposata is a major champion of the concept of diagnostic management teams (DMTs), which bring together laboratorians and healthcare providers in order to create better ways to utilize the clinical laboratory. Some of the strategies used by DMTs include algorithms to manage the selection of laboratory tests as well as innovative approaches designed to help laboratorians function as consultants in the interpretation of test results.

Dr. Laposata received his MD and PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral research and residency in clinical pathology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and, most recently, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also served as director of clinical laboratories at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

The full details of Dr. Laposata’s Sunday Plenary presentation will be announced in early 2020.

AACC Statement on COVID-19

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