Auxiliary Events

2022 AACC offers a variety of events where attendees can meet up with colleagues from across the globe. AACC Divisions, AACC Academy, the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), and other groups will all host special events at the meeting.

Please note that many of these auxiliary events require advance registration and registration fees. In some cases, registration is limited. Ticketed events have an asterisk (*). Attendees can register for special events through the meeting’s online registration system.

Saturday, July 23

Sunday, July 24

Monday, July 25

Tuesday, July 26

Wednesday, July 27

Thursday, July 28

*Ticketed Event


Saturday, July 23

SYCL Workshop: Use What You’ve Got! How to Tap Into and Leverage Your Data*

 Educational     Ticketed 

1 – 5:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Data generated from medical laboratory results is a valuable resource of information for clinical decision-making. In addition, laboratories can harness the power of laboratory data to optimize processes that advance the laboratory. Finally, laboratory data can be used to advocate for resources and support changes aimed to improve healthcare delivery.

Although the importance of data is clear, accessing and using data can be complex, especially for the laboratorian without a degree in computer science. This year's SYCL Workshop will provide tools for attendees of all backgrounds to develop the critical skills needed to connect clinical data and laboratory results with the goal of guiding decision-making.

One important skill set that will be highlighted in the session is how to effectively advocate for the laboratory using the technologies available while having zero programming skills. We also aim to educate attendees on the basics of how clinical databases are structured, and how to navigate extracting relevant data to use in clinical and quality improvement projects. Lastly, attendees will participate in engaging activities while learning how to successfully carry out a laboratory information system change.

The workshop will provide attendees with skills and real-world examples of how to better navigate the world of data to successfully guide their laboratories.

SYCL Mixer

 Networking/Social Event 

6 – 8 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Chicago

SYCL Members are invited to attend the SYCL Mixer to network with colleagues, peers, and AACC leadership.

 

Sunday, July 24

26th Annual Management Sciences and Patient Safety Leadership Symposium*

 Educational    Ticketed    Networking/Social Event 

12 – 1:30 p.m.
N226, McCormick Place

The 26th Annual Management Sciences and Patient Safety Leadership Symposium provides a forum for discussion about improving patient care through enhanced laboratory quality and error reduction. Hosted by the Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division, a featured speaker will present a topic from the perspective of the management of clinical laboratories, including finance, personnel, information systems, and government regulations.

 

Tumor Markers & Cancer Diagnostics Division Member Meet-and-Greet and Board Meeting

 Networking/Social Event 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
N227a, McCormick Place

Join Tumor Markers & Cancer Diagnostics Division officers from 3:30-4 p.m. for a meet-and-greet prior to the division's board meeting.

 

Division Mixer co-hosted by the Health Equity & Access and Pediatric & Maternal-Fetal Divisions

 Networking/Social Event 

8 – 9:30 p.m.
Burnham, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Join Health Equity & Access and Pediatric & Maternal-Fetal Division members for a networking reception following the Opening Mixer.

 

Monday, July 25

Artery Ambassador Breakfast

 Networking/Social Event 

6:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Clark, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

A recognition event for the Artery Ambassadors.

 

Health for All Think Tank hosted by the Health Equity & Access Division*

 Educational    Ticketed 

7:30 – 9 a.m.
N227b, McCormick Place

This event will feature a keynote speaker presenting a topic related to health disparities and population health. Attendees will participate in breakout sessions, during which they will discuss health disparities and access in their communities and how the clinical lab is meeting the needs of patient management. Data generated from the breakouts will be used to develop future programming and identify potential educational gaps around these topics.

Hosted by the Health Equity & Access Division, this event is supported by Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

 

TDM and Toxicology Division Annual Membership Meeting

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

12 – 2 p.m.
N231, McCormick Place

Join TDM and Toxicology Division officers and members for a networking reception. The division will provide program updates and recognize their Best Abstract and Young Investigator Award winners at the event.

 

Informatics Division Annual Meeting

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

12 – 2:30 p.m.
N227b, McCormick Place

The Informatics Division invites its members and 2022 AACC attendees to a lunch program featuring presentations from the winners of an applied machine learning in lab medicine competition.

 

Nutrition Division Symposium*

 Educational    Ticketed    Networking/Social Event 

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
S105, McCormick Place

The Symposium will feature a presentation on a current topic related to the biochemical assessment of nutritional status. The program will also include short presentations from the division’s abstract award winners.

 

Industry Division Membership Mixer

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

4 - 6 p.m.
N226, McCormick Place

Join fellow Industry Division members and affiliates for a speaker/panel event with focus on topics/issues relevant to industries that service the lab medicine community.

 

Division Mixer co-hosted by the Molecular Pathology, Personalized Medicine, and Tumor Markers & Cancer Diagnostics Divisions

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

5:15 – 7 p.m.
Vista Foyer, McCormick Place

Join officers and fellow members from the Molecular Pathology, Personalized Medicine, and Tumor Markers & Cancer Diagnostics Divisions for an early evening reception.

 

Annual LVD Division Poster Reception, Dinner Lecture, and Awards Recognition*

 Educational    Ticketed    Networking/Social Event 

5:30 – 9 p.m.
Field, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

LVD division members are invited to this annual awards celebration and scientific session on current topics in vascular disease such as arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. A one-hour reception and poster viewing period will be followed by an awards presentation, a dinner, and a scientific presentation.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception and poster viewing

6:30 - 9 p.m. Dinner and program

 

ABCC-SYCL Awards and Recognition Reception

 Networking/Social Event 

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Grand Horizon Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) for a reception and networking to recognize new ABCC Diplomates and SYCL Award Winners.

 

Tuesday, July 26

Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry Lunch and Learn

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

12 – 2 p.m.
N231, McCormick Place

The DACC luncheon will feature a speaker presenting on current topics in animal laboratory medicine.

 

Co-hosted Meeting of the Endocrinology and Hematology & Coagulation Divisions

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

12:15 – 2:30 p.m.
N226, McCormick Place

Members of the Endocrinology and Hematology & Coagulation Divisions are invited to this networking lunch. The event will feature presentations from both divisions’ poster winners.

 

Clinical Translational Science Division Lunch and Learn*

 Educational    Ticketed    Networking/Social Event 

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
N227b, McCormick Place

The CTS Division Lunch and Learn will feature a networking lunch, followed by speakers from both academia and industry to discuss translational research.

 

Artery Happy Hour

 Networking/Social Event 

4 - 6 p.m.
AACC Booth #2231, McCormick Place

The Artery Happy Hour is an invitation only networking event that is held in the AACC Booth - Member Lounge area.

 

CLS Happy Hour

 Networking/Social Event 

5 – 7 p.m.
Vista Foyer, McCormick Place

The CLS Council invites CLS members to a networking happy hour with peers, colleagues, and the AACC leadership.

 

Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology Division Mixer and Meeting

 Educational    Networking/Social Event 

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Analysis, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join fellow CDID members for a networking mixer, followed by a program featuring poster presentations from the division's abstract award winners.

 

Mass Spectacular*

 Educational    Ticketed    Networking/Social Event 

6 – 8 p.m.
Grand Horizon Ballroom E-F, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join MSSS and Proteomics & Metabolomics Division members and affiliates for an evening of networking.

Hosted by the Mass Spectrometry & Separation Sciences Division (with support from the Proteomics & Metabolomics Division), the reception will provide an opportunity to mingle with the event’s sponsors, who will be onsite. Registrants will receive two drink tickets as part of registration.

 

CPOCT Division Member Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and Afterglow

 Networking/Social Event 

6 – 11 p.m.
Water Tower, Marriott Marquis Chicago

The Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division is hosting its annual division meeting featuring recognition of the division’s 2022 award winners. Following the meeting, the division will host its popular Afterglow event, which will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Please join your fellow CPOCT Division members and friends for this evening of fun activities, music, and dancing.

 

Wednesday, July 27

AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon

 Networking/Social Event 

12 – 2 p.m.
Regency Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The AACC Academy Awards Luncheon and Membership Meeting is the annual meeting of the Academy fellows. The Academy will distribute its Awards and several recipients will present their scientific research. Academy fellows will also be updated on current Academy activities and will have the chance to network with other Academy fellows.

 

AACC India Section Meet and Greet

 Networking/Social Event 

5:30 – 7 p.m.
George Pullman, Marriott Marquis

The AACC India Section invites all members from India to network with peers and colleagues.

 

Thursday, July 28

20th Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum: Competencies with Confidence: How to Creatively Coordinate, Collect, and Be Consistently Compliant*

 Educational    Ticketed 

7:30 – 10 a.m.
S504, McCormick Place

Competency assessment and documentation remain some of the most frequently cited areas during hospital surveys and inspections. Retirement and shrinking staff levels, along with the increased use of agency/traveling personnel make compliance with competency requirements even more difficult. Hosted by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division, this forum will cover the differences in accreditation agency requirements, the challenges in assessment for both manual and interfaced point-of-care tests, and the uphill battle of documentation at the proper intervals. Creative solutions, strategies, and best practices will be shared to help improve your compliance consistently and to show how vendors can help.


*Ticketed Event. Tickets can be purchased here.

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