What to Know Before You Go

AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2014 - July 28-Aug 1 - Chicago

To all our members, exhibitors and attendees at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, we thank you for coming and making this event as fabulous as we expect it to be. As you prepare to join us in Chicago, we thought these reminders would be helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us at custserv@aacc.org, 1.800.892.1400 or 1.202.857.0717 and select option 2. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
Sunday to Thursday, July 27 to 31


The Expo is open July 29 to 31
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Still need a hotel room?
The reservation deadline has passed for our nine official hotels, but rooms may still be available through our travel partner, JSpargo, at aacchousing@jspargo.com, 1.703.449.6418  or 1.866.871.5083.

Make the most of your time
Download the free AACC Pathfinder App to keep track of educational sessions, plan each day with a built-in calendar, map out a path through the Expo, and even check off visits to exhibitors.

Educational Materials:
In an AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo first, all education materials, including content plenary sessions, symposia, short courses, and brown bags, will be available online in advance of the meeting. Access this trove of information by clicking on the personal link you received with your registration confirmation email, or in the reminder email sent on July 14. One more email going out on July 22 also will contain your personal link to access this content.

Our Meeting Venues:
McCormick Place Convention Center―North and South Buildings
2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Co-Headquarters Hotels:
Fairmont Chicago
200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Getting to and from McCormick Place Convention Center
In Chicago, nearly all the hotels are in downtown while McCormick Place Convention Center is on the south side, so we'll have complimentary shuttle busses running regularly between our official hotels and McCormick Place Convention Center starting July 26 at 12:00 p.m. to the afternoon of July 31.

Register online anytime, and if you do, print and bring your registration confirmation with you to speed onsite processing.

Onsite Registration Hours:
Saturday July 26 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday July 27 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday July 28 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 29 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 30 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday July 31 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Plan ahead to avoid the crush on Tuesday morning, when registration times are lengthy.

Check out our Abstracts
Posters will be displayed in the McCormick Place Convention Center exhibit hall on Tuesday, July 29 (Session A) and Wednesday, July 30 (Session B), from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

Abstract authors will be available for questions and answers on both days.
Session A (Tuesday, July 29) abstracts:
Even-numbered abstracts (e.g., 00, 02, 04) 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Odd-numbered abstracts (e.g., 01, 03, 05) 4:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Session B (Wednesday, July 30) abstracts:
Even-numbered abstracts (e.g., 00, 02, 04) 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Odd-numbered abstracts (e.g., 01, 03, 05) 4:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Celebrate with Clinical Laboratory News
AACC's communications and public relations team is debuting CLN Daily, a daily newspaper produced onsite at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center and featuring extensive coverage of meeting-related programs and events. Look for this official publication of the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo on the shuttle busses that run between our hotels and at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.

CLN also is sponsoring lunch on the Expo floor on Wednesday July 30, a first for the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and for CLN. Complimentary lunch also will be available on Thursday July31.

Visit the AACC Store
Buy a book to take with you or ship home, or pick-up AACC-branded merchandise at the AACC Store, located in the Grand Concourse Lobby of McCormick Place Convention Center.

Store Hours:
July 27 and 28: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July 29 and 30: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
July 31 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Be Social
Catch the buzz about the 2014 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo and help us generate more via social media. We'll have two monitors with continually updated scrolls from across our social media platforms, one at registration, and one at the AACC Booth (1531) in the Exhibit Hall. Use our official hashtag, #AACC2014, to see your photos or messages displayed. We'll also have so-big-you-can't-miss-them AACC cutout letters right outside the front of McCormick Place Convention Center just waiting for you to pose with and post your photos. Stop by the AACC Booth to take your photo with some fun props, add a quote and post it to our social media platforms. The person whose photo receives the most likes on Facebook will win a $200 gift card.

The AACC Booth also is where you can register for two drawings we're holding each day of the Expo.

Have Fun!
Chicago is renowned for its dining, shopping, sports, and entertainment venues, so take some of it in while you're in town!

Chicago resident and Annual Meeting Organizing Committee member Dr. Nikolina Babic has offered some great suggestions for fun and food in the Windy City, and AACC's Discover Chicago planning tool provides a comprehensive view of what to see, do, and experience in the city. 

Questions while you're at the Expo?
See AACC staff at Registration or at the AACC Booth (1531); we'll be delighted to help you!


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