Free media registration is now open for the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the world’s premier event for laboratory medicine taking place July 24-28 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

Register as press

Please note that marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors, and researchers may not register as media.

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What Do You Get Access to as Registered Press?

As a media registrant, you will have access to scientific sessions, plenary sessions, the exhibit hall, and the poster hall. You will be able to get complimentary tickets to AACC University sessions in AACC’s onsite press room. You will also have access to 17 sessions that will be available online, and that you can either watch live or on-demand 24 hours after they occur.

Roundtable sessions are closed to the press due to their small attendance size, but we will be happy to schedule interviews with roundtable speakers.

Photography and Videotaping

Registered media are allowed to take photos and video record in the exhibit hall, but only after receiving prior approval from the AACC Communications team and arranging for an AACC staff member to escort the photography or film crew. Registered media must also receive approval from the exhibitors whose booths they are photographing/videotaping.

Registered media may not take photos or videotape any AACC Annual Scientific Meeting sessions.

Requests to take photographs or videotape in other parts of the convention center outside the exhibit hall and sessions will be reviewed and approved by the AACC Communications team on a case-by-case basis.

To submit a photography/videotaping request and/or to arrange for an escort in the exhibit hall, please send the following information to AACC Senior Manager of Communications & PR, Christine DeLong:

  • Purpose of the photography/video shoot
  • Planned location of the shoot within the convention center
  • Planned date and time of shoot

Embargo Policy

The abstracts selected for presentation at the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be available online in July. The information contained in the abstracts is embargoed until AACC makes them available online.

The information contained in the meeting’s scientific sessions is embargoed until the date and time the sessions are presented at the meeting.

The media, companies and institutions issuing press releases, and others are required to abide by this embargo policy.

Onsite Press Room

AACC’s press room at the McCormick Place Convention Center will be located in room S103bc.

As a media registrant, you can pick up your badge and other meeting materials in room S103bc when you first arrive at the convention center.

The press room offers WiFi and laptop hookups, and you are welcome to make yourself comfortable here to work on stories. Additionally, free breakfast and lunch will be available for registered press Monday-Thursday of the meeting, and afternoon refreshments will be available Sunday.

Please note that you must be registered as media to use the press room. Company and public relations representatives may enter the room to drop off press materials, but are not permitted beyond the entryway table.


Registered media may use room S104a at the McCormick Place Convention Center to conduct interviews for editorial news coverage. Use of this room for interviews is by appointment only and is subject to availability.

Media interviews may also be conducted in the AACC press room or within the confines of a company’s booth as long as the photography and videotaping policies of the AACC exhibit hall are observed.

To reserve room S104a, please contact Christine DeLong.

Press Conference Schedule

Press conferences will be held at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27 in rooms S103a and S103d of the McCormick Place Convention Center.

The press conference schedule will be available online in mid-July.

Registered Media List

An initial list of registered media expected to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will be made available on Friday, July 8. Requests for the media list will be accepted starting June 17. For more information, please contact Christine DeLong.


We are here to help. Please contact us:

Christine DeLong
Senior Manager, Communications & PR

Molly Polen
Senior Director, Communications & PR

Explore the Conference Program

2022 AACC offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine, from Plenaries featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate Roundtables.