Registration Policies

General Policies

  • Each person attending must register.
  • AACC permits individuals age 16 and 17 with a valid government issued 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. 



  • Badges will not be mailed. 
  • All registrants must show a valid government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) to pick up their badges at the convention center.
  • Badges must be worn at all times while in the Convention Center and while attending AACC sponsored events.

Registration Types and Events Chart

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

Registration Type




Full Conference Registration

Guest/ Spouse
(limit 1 per
Full Conference  registrant)

Daily Registration
(admission/ tickets
for day registered)

Expo Only
(Expo Only, Exhibit Hall)

No Registration

Plenary Sessions
Meet the Experts
Chair's Invited
Opening Mixer






AACC University
Short Courses
Brown Bags
(ticket required)



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

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






Poster Sessions
(no ticket required)

Special Events
(ticket required)






OEM Lectures


Ticketed Sessions

  • Ticketed sessions and events have limited seating and are sold on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Brown Bags are limited to 10 people per session.  There can be no exceptions.
  • There will be no wait list maintained for sold-out sessions.  
  • Registrants may not purchase more than 1 ticket to a single Short Course or Brown Bag.  Guests cannot be accommodated.


Special Registration Types

  • Poster Presenters: In order to present your poster, you must have either a full conference registration or a daily conference registration for the day of your poster presentation.
  • AACC University: Short Courses on Sunday require only the session fee; Sunday Daily registration is free.
  • Guest /Spouse registration is available only with the purchase of a full conference registration.
    • Guest/Spouse registrants are not eligible for continuing education credit.
  • Students who are not current members of AACC:
    • Discounted Student registration fees are a benefit of AACC membership.
    • Student membership dues are $35 per calendar year and will be added to your registration fee.
    • Must provide proof of student status.


Payment Policy

  • Full payment of all fees are required to register.  AACC does not accept purchase orders.
  • Online registration must be paid by credit card.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
  • To pay by wire transfer or check, you must print a registration form and follow the instructions on the form.
  • Conference registration fees are based on membership status at time of registration.


Confirmations and Receipts


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.
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