Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will AACC's Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo held?

  • AACC's Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo are held each year in July.
  • This year we will be at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.
  • The Annual Meeting will be from July 27-31, 2014.
  • The Clinical Lab Expo will be from July 29-31, 2014.
  • Find future dates and locations.

What is the difference between the AACC Annual Meeting Conference and the Clinical Lab Expo?

  • The AACC Annual Meeting includes hundreds of educational sessions on a wide variety of topics.
  • The Clinical Lab Expo is the exhibition tradeshow of the AACC Annual Meeting. The Clinical Lab Expo will host over 600 Exhibitors in all areas of clinical laboratory science.

How much does the Clinical Lab Expo (Expo Only) cost?

  • $10 if your registration is received by June 12, 2014.
  • $30 if your registration is received after June 12, 2014.

How much does the Annual Meeting Conference (Educational Sessions) cost?

What's included with my registration?

=included
with registration type
$ =May Purchase Ticket =May Not Attend/Purchase


Registration Type

 


 

Events

Full Conference Registration
Member 
Non-member
Student
Emeritus

Guest/ Spouse
(limit 1 per
Full Conference  registrant)

Daily Registration
(admission/ tickets
only
for day registered)

Expo Only
(Expo Only, Exhibit Hall)

No Registration

Plenary Sessions
Symposia
Meet the Experts
Chair's Invited
   Sessions   
Opening Mixer

 

 

 

 

 

AACC University
Short Courses
Brown Bags
(ticket required)

$

$

Clinical Lab Expo
(Expo Only,
Exhibit Hall)
(no ticket required)

Lunch
(Wednesday and Thursday only
in Exhibit Hall)
(ticket included with registration)

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Sessions
(Abstracts)
(no ticket required)

Special Events
(ticket required)

$

$

$

$

$

Industry  
   Workshops
OEM Lectures

 

How do I register?

How do I register a group?

  • Registration is individual.
  • When registering on the website, the person logged in must be the person registering.
  • To register a group of people,
    • Fax or mail the registration forms according to the instructions on the form
    • Contact the Customer Service Center or call 1.508.743.8506.

What types of payment may I use?

  • Online registration must be paid by credit card.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express, checks (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. correspondent bank), or wire transfer.
    • Wire Transfers can be made to:

      Wells Fargo
      Account # 80697524199232611
      Routing # 121000248
      Swift Code WFBIUS6S
      (Please fax or mail registration form)

  • Purchase orders are not accepted. 

Can I register at the Convention Center?

  • Yes, you can register onsite. You will need to bring full payment and a government issued photo ID.
  • We strongly encourage pre-registration.  When you pre-register it will help you:
    • Reduce the time you spend in lines
    • Secure a seat in ticketed sessions (conference registration only).  Many sessions sell out in advance.

What are the registration hours at the Convention Center?
Registration hours are:

Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00am – 6:30pm
Monday, July 28, 2014 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:30am – 2:00pm

 

What are the Exhibit Hall Hours?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:30am – 2:00pm

 

Will badges be mailed?

  • Badges will not be mailed in advance.

Where do I pick up my badge?

  • Badges may be picked up in the Registration Area at the Convention Center. There will be signs to direct you to the correct registration area.

What do I need to bring to pick up my badge?

  • All registrants must show a government-issued photo ID to pick up their badges.
  • Each registrant must pick up his/her own badge; representatives of groups cannot pick up all the badges for that group.  
  • It is helpful if you also bring your confirmation letter or have your confirmation email available on your mobile device.  

How do I add sessions to my existing Conference registration?

How do I change/upgrade my existing registration?

  • Most changes and upgrades can be done online.
  • Print a registration form and fax or mail it with your desired changes and any required payment.
  • The following changes must be done with the assistance of our Customer Service Center or call 1.508.743.8506.
    • Combining an Expo Only and a Daily registration
    • Conference transfers on or before June 12, 2014.  (See policy below.)

If I can't attend, can someone take my place at the Conference?

  • If a Conference registrant is unable to attend, the registration may be transferred to another person through June 12, 2014. 
    • Contact the Customer Service Center for details. 
    • No Conference registration transfers are permitted after June 12, 2014.

If I can't attend, can someone take my place at the Expo?  

  • No. There are no cancellations, refunds, or transfers of Expo Only Registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • There will be no cancellations, refunds or transfers of Expo Only registration fees.
  • All Conference cancellations must be received in writing.
    • Written cancellations received by June 12, 2014 will be assessed a $50 processing fee.
    • No refunds will be granted after June 12, 2014.
  • If a Conference registrant is unable to attend, the registration may be transferred to another person through June 12, 2014. 
    • Contact the Customer Service Center for details. 
    • No Conference registration transfers are permitted after June 12, 2014.

Can I bring a guest?

  • Guest registration is available only with the purchase of a full conference registration.
  • Only one guest is allowed per paid registration.
  • Guests are not eligible for Continuing Education Credit.

Can I bring my spouse to the Opening Mixer on Sunday?

  • Yes, as long as your spouse is registered for the full Conference, has a Guest Registration, or has a free Sunday Daily registration.

Are children allowed in the Convention Center?

  • AACC permits individuals age 16 and 17 with a photo ID to register for and attend the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, if accompanied by a registered adult. Children under 16 are not permitted on the exhibit floor or in the educational sessions at any time.

What is the address of the Convention Center?

  • The McCormick Place Convention Center is located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, Illinois.

Is there parking near the Convention Center?

  • Yes, at the McCormick Place Convention Center and at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel.

Is there transportation to the Convention Center from the airport?

  • Yes. Taxi cabs are available.

Is there transportation to the Convention Center from the hotels?

  • Yes. AACC provides shuttle bus service from most of the "official" hotels. Those that do not have shuttle bus service are either within walking distance to the Convention Center (1 to 3 blocks) or are serviced by a shuttle stop at a nearby hotel.

How can I exhibit at the Clinical Lab Expo?

Is there a job fair or career fair at the Annual Meeting?

  • No, there is no job fair or career fair onsite at the Annual Meeting.  Visit the web site of our Online Job Center
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