Conference Program

From Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to cutting-edge Scientific Sessions and intimate Roundtables geared for lively discussion on hot topics, the 2022 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. Use the Online Session Search to view the full conference program and find sessions by topic, speaker, or other features.

Online Session Search


A thumbnail image of the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting registration brochure cover.You can also learn more about the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo scientific program by downloading the registration brochure or onsite program guide, exploring the meeting's six dynamic pathways, or checking out the types of educational opportunities offered (below).

In person participants have access to the following:


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. Visit our Plenary listing to learn more.


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. Visit the full conference program to learn more or visit the Scientific Program Highlights to hear from faculty about why you should attend.


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. Topics may range across the spectrum of laboratory medicine and focus on practical application of skills. AACC University Courses keep participants up to date and demonstrate key skills to advance their careers. Seating is limited. Visit our AACC University Course listing to learn more and register today.


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. U.S. Central Time) and one session in the mid-day (12:30 – 1:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time). Seating is very limited, and sessions often sell out quickly. Visit our Roundtable listing to learn more and register today.
*Please note onsite availability is very limited.


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

AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award Competition

Monday, July 25 | 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. Learn more about the Disruptive Technology Award.

Student Research Awards Competition

Monday, July 25
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.

Register for 2022 AACC

Join us in Chicago, July 24-28 to explore the cutting-edge science and technology shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

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2022 AACC offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine, from Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtables.