Special Events

AACC Divisions, AACC's Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), AACC Academy, and other groups all will host special events at the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. Many of these events require advanced registration and registration fees, and in some cases, registration is limited. Attendees can register for special events through the meeting’s online registration system.

AACC Opening Mixer & Division Networking Event

Sunday, December 13, 6:45–8 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center, Room TBD

AACC’s Opening Mixer is a fun, informal kickoff to the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, offering ample networking and socializing opportunities along with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Open to anyone with a full conference registration, a Sunday daily registration, or a guest/spouse registration, the Opening Mixer will be held immediately after the opening plenary session. Attendees will also be able to get to know AACC Divisions better by meeting with Division officers and learning more about the 20 Divisions’ activities. The Division Networking Event will also include games and activities with chances to win special prizes.

SYCL Workshop and Mixer

Navigating the Clinical Laboratory and Driving Outcomes: Strategies to Excel at the Basics and Beyond

Saturday, December 12, 1–5:30 p.m. (Mixer 6–8 p.m.)

The focus of the 2020 workshop is to provide laboratory leaders with the tools and strategies required to succeed in the current laboratory landscape, regardless of their role or career stage.  The workshop will launch with an overview for early-career laboratorians and the knowledge base and skill sets needed for success. Further didactic sessions and hands-on activities will be used to outline the steps required to effectively manage large-scale problems and find innovative solutions. Attendees will also learn how to shift from a problem-solving mentality into one of strategic planning and deploy key tactical approaches to communicate and accomplish their goals.

The SYCL mixer will immediately follow the workshop. Light fare and beverages will be served along with a raffle to raise funds for SYCL Domestic Travel Grants.

  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $50. Includes the workshop and mixer. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early.

AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, December 16, 12–2 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Great Lakes EF

The AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon 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 have the chance to network with other Academy fellows.

  • Registration: AACC Academy fellows, $45

Division Special Events

AACC Divisions will hold the following special events at the meeting. Check back for more details on these events, which will be posted as information becomes available.

25th Annual Management Sciences & Patient Safety Leadership Symposium

Sunday, December 13, 12–1:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Water Tower Room

  • Supported by the AACC Management Sciences & Patient Safety Division
  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $20

Annual LVD Division Poster Reception, Dinner Lecture & Awards

Monday, December 14, 5:30–9:30 p.m. 
Marriott Marquis, Grand Horizon A

  • Supported by Numares and the AACC Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases (LVD) Division
  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $50. Registration includes a reception, awards presentation, and dinner followed by a scientific presentation.

Mass Spectacular

Tuesday, December 15, 6–8 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Grand Horizon Ballroom AB

  • Supported by SCIEX, Waters Corporation, and the AACC Mass Spectrometry & Separation Sciences (MSSS) and Proteomics & Metabolomics Divisions
  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $10

Nutrition Division Symposium - You Are What You Eat: Biomarkers of Dietary Intake and Nutrient Status

Tuesday, December 15, 12–1:30 p.m.
McCormick Place, N227b

  • Supported by the AACC Nutrition Division
  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $20

18th Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum

Thursday, December 17, 7:30–10 a.m.
McCormick Place, S406b

  • Supported by the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division
  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $20
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