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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.

More than 200 educational sessions will give you the knowledge you need to advance professionally and develop adaptive solutions for today's complex, challenging healthcare environment.

And after the meeting ends, all sessions will be available for on-demand viewing through January 18, 2021.

You can also get a bird’s eye view of the meeting by checking out the schedule-at-a-glance, use the content pathways to find sessions in a particular area of interest, and/or explore the conference program by session type below.


2020 Content Pathways

These six pathways highlight different dynamic areas of clinical laboratory medicine. Check out the sessions that support your area of interest and make the most of your educational experience at the all-virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. 

 

Program Overview by Session Type

Plenary Sessions

The 2020 lineup of plenary speakers is a who's who of scientific discovery and clinical innovation. The five sessions—offered Sunday through Thursday—offer insights not only into the future of healthcare but also current practices that are making a difference in medicine today. This year, each plenary session will also include 30-minutes of live Q&A with the speaker.

Sunday: 4 - 5:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Monday-Thursday: 9 - 10:30 a.m. U.S. Central Time

Included in Conference registration.

Special Sessions

Special Presentation From Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD - COVID-19: Past, Present, and Future

Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, who leads the coordination of COVID-19 testing efforts across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will deliver a special presentation at this year’s meeting. More information on this session will be coming soon.

Tuesday: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Today in Clinical Chemistry – The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Talk Show: Machine Learning and MI

A special session at this year’s meeting will cover how algorithms can help providers utilize laboratory testing results and significantly enhance the value of the clinical laboratory. Especially when these models also draw on other data in the electronic health record, applications of machine-learning can have a major impact on patient outcomes. This approach has shown promise in many areas of patient care, including sepsis and acute kidney injury, and can support many others. During this session, two investigators who participated in the evaluation of a machine-learning algorithm trained to estimate an individual patient’s likelihood of myocardial infarction will discuss the challenges and benefits of implementing computational testing in the clinical laboratory.

Sunday: 3 - 4 p.m. U.S. Central Time

AACC Disruptive Technology Award Competition

In AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award session, diagnostic developers will present data on innovative personalized medicine testing solutions to a panel of expert judges, who will then choose the winning testing solution based on feasibility and performance.

Monday: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions cover a broad range of subjects at basic, intermediate, or advanced levels of practice. These sessions, presented by highly regarded speakers in traditional lecture format, cover the gamut of laboratory medicine topics, from analytical challenges to emerging technologies and testing methods.

Monday-Wednesday:
Morning: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Afternoon: 2 - 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Thursday:
Morning: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Afternoon: 2 - 3:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Included in Conference registration.

Roundtable Sessions

The Roundtable sessions (previously called Brown Bag sessions) are limited to 15 participants, giving attendees the opportunity to pose questions without the pressure of a large audience. Expect lively discussion, active exchange, and even debate.

Monday-Thursday:
Morning: 8 - 9 a.m. U.S. Central Time
Afternoon: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Roundtable sessions are ticketed events and sell out quickly. For best availability, register early. Fee: $25

Chair’s Invited Session

Each year the chair of AACC's Annual Meeting Organizing Committee develops a special session of particular importance to laboratory medicine. This year’s presentation is, “Pandemic Preparedness: The Role of Clinical Laboratories and Public Health in Controlling Outbreaks Representing a Global Health Threat.

Monday: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Included in Conference registration.

President’s Invited Session

Every year, AACC's President organizes a session that covers a topic of professional interest and relevancy to the clinical laboratory field. This year’s presentation is, “Fighting CKD Together: The Patient, Clinician, and Laboratorian Perspective.”

Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Included in Conference registration.

Past President’s Invited Session

New this year, AACC's Past President organizes a session that covers a topic of professional interest and relevancy to the clinical laboratory field. This year’s presentation is, “Mass Spectrometry Troubleshooting and Validation – Dealing with Your Daily Problems.”

Wednesday: 2 – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Included in Conference registration.

AACC University

AACC University courses are a great option if you don't have the time to attend the full conference. This collection of sessions, held exclusively on Sunday before the official start of the annual scientific meeting, enables participants to catch up on best practices and emerging science without committing to more than one day.

Morning: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. U.S. Central Time
Afternoon: 12 - 3 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. U.S. Central Time

AACC University sessions are ticketed events. You can either attend half-day courses in the morning and/or afternoon or a full day course. View fees here.

5-Minute Yoga Breaks

As you get into the thick of the meeting, if you start to feel like your brain needs a break, check out one of these short desk yoga routines before diving into your next session.

My Perfect Cup of Coffee

Start your day on the virtual meeting platform with one of these entertaining pick-me-up videos, in which your fellow laboratory medicine professionals demonstrate how they make their perfect morning cups of coffee. There are three videos in this short series that will be posted throughout the meeting, so be sure to watch them all.

Registration Is Open for the All Virtual 2020 AACC

Join your community online December 13-17 for 5 days of scientific education, inspiration, and networking.

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