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 in some cases, registration is limited. Attendees can register for special events through the meeting’s online registration system.

Social Events

AACC Artery Happy Hour

Monday, December 14, 6 – 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time

This exclusive, members-only event will be a great opportunity to network with colleagues you’ve gotten to know on the Artery. Held on Zoom, the AACC Artery Happy Hour will include four different breakout rooms, each of which will feature fun discussion topics to keep the conversation flowing and to help you connect with your fellow Arterians.

Network Night

Tuesday, December 15, 6 – 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time

This virtual networking event is open to all 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo attendees. As you enter the Zoom event, you’ll be greeted by a live DJ playing classic, feel-good hits. You can groove along to the music in the main DJ Party Room and request your favorite songs. Or you can explore the event’s different breakout rooms, which will be set up so that you can freely move among them. The breakout rooms will include:

  • Mingle With AACC Leadership
  • Trivia With the Annual Meeting Organizing Committee
  • SARS-CoV-2 Testing – Lessons Learned
  • Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP) Breakout
  • Mixology With the Industry Division

So grab your beverage of choice, kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of your colleagues.

No additional registration necessary.

AACC Talent Show and Ugly Sweater Contest

Wednesday, December 16, 6 – 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time

You simply can’t miss this fun and festive celebration of AACC members’ talents on Wednesday night of the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. Join hosts Joely Straseski, PhD, and AACC President David Grenache, PhD, for a 30-minute presentation of music, craft, and hilarity. And be sure to show up for the show in your favorite ugly sweater. After the talent display, attendees will vote on who showed up with the ugliest, most memorable sweater to close out the night.

No additional registration necessary.

SYCL Workshop and Mixer

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

Saturday, December 12, 1:30–5 p.m. U.S. Central Time (Mixer 5:30–6:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time)

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.

  • Registration: AACC member/non-member, $25. Includes the workshop and mixer. The number of participants is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early.

AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, December 16, 12–2 p.m. U.S. Central Time

The AACC Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon is the annual meeting of the Academy fellows. The Academy will honor its award recipients 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.

  • No registration fee

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.

Annual LVD Division Poster Viewing, Dinner Lecture & Awards

Monday, December 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

  • Supported by the AACC Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases (LVD) Division
  • No registration fee

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

Tuesday, December 15, 12–1:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

  • Supported by the AACC Nutrition Division
  • No registration fee

18th Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum and CPOCT Division Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

Thursday, December 17, 8:30–11 a.m. U.S. Central Time

  • Supported by TELCOR, Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), Abbott, Nova Biomedical, Whitehat Communications, and the AACC Critical and Point-of-Care Testing (CPOCT) Division
  • No registration fee
Thank You for Making 2020 AACC a Success

Thank you to all of the top-notch speakers, abstract authors, and exhibitors who have shared their innovations and insights at this year’s meeting—as well as the attendees, whose camaraderie and engagement have made this meeting such a success.

New Dates for 2021 AACC

AACC has moved the dates for the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California to September 19-23, 2021.