Special Events

Social Events

2021 AACC offers a variety of events where attendees can meet up with colleagues from across the globe. AACC Divisions, AACC Academy, and other groups are all hosting special events. Many of these special 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.

  • Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases Division Membership Reception, Poster Viewing, and Dinner Lecture*
  • Mass Spectacular*
  • AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon*
  • 19th Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum*
  • 2021 Laboratory Feud: East versus West AACC

Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases Division Membership Reception, Poster Viewing, and Dinner Lecture*

Monday, September 27 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Westin Peachtree Plaza, August Room

Supported by the AACC Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases (LVD) Division

LVD division members are invited to this annual awards celebration and scientific session on current topics in cardiovascular disease. A one-hour reception and poster viewing period will be followed by an awards presentation, a three-course dinner, and a scientific presentation.

Registration: AACC member/non-member, $50

Registration includes a reception, awards presentation, and dinner followed by scientific presentation.


AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon*

Wednesday, September 28, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Grand Ballroom A-C

AACC Academy Fellows are invited to this annual membership meeting and annual awards luncheon. The presentations and speakers include Dr. Gyorgy Abel (2020-21 Academy Council President), special presentations from Distinguished Abstract winners and Academy award winners, and recognition of new fellows.

Registration: $45. Tickets can be purchased while registering for the meeting or at the event.


2021 Laboratory Feud: East versus West AACC

Wednesday, September 29, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Expo Hall

AACC is hosting the annual Laboratory Feud – a special gameshow style event. Two teams with AACC members from the East and West Coasts of the United States will compete in a Family Feud-style game format. This year’s feud will cover various areas of laboratory medicine including history, nutrition, preanalytical errors, testing methods, immunology, point-of-care testing, TDM and toxicology, and more. Join us for this exciting and fun special event moderated by Joe Wiencek, PhD, DABCC, FAACC.


Mass Spectacular*

Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Westin Peachtree Plaza, August Room

Supported by Agilent, SCIEX, Waters Corporation, and the AACC Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences (MSSS) Division

Join your colleagues for a reception and networking with MSSS division members and affiliates.

Registration: AACC member/non-member, $10


19th Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum: Pivot, Don’t Panic!  How POC Stopped Scurrying and Learned to Manage the Pandemic with Aplomb*

Thursday, September 30, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, C108-C109

Supported by TELCOR, Werfen, and the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division

The ability to pivot became essential during the pandemic. Crucial lessons learned during this time can be applied to other areas of POCT and for what comes next. The program will take a deep dive into these lessons learned with those who were thrown into the deep end of the pandemic pool and managed to keep their heads above water. In addition, turn surviving into thriving with advice from regulatory (including CAP), operational, and POCC experts, including what to do with supply chain and distribution issues, what to do when the EUA is lifted for Covid 19 tests, and more.


  • Jasmine Chaitram-Lawson, Associate Director for Laboratory Preparedness, CDC
  • Peggy Ann Mann, MS, MT(ASCP), CPP, Program Manager, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Shelley Martire, MLS(ASCP)CM, LAP Senior Technical Specialist, College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Registration: AACC member/non-member, $20

Register for 2021 AACC

Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, September 26-30 to explore the cutting-edge science and technology shaping the future of laboratory medicine.

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