Press Registration Policy

Members of the press are invited and encouraged to attend American Association for Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and other events. They are expected to provide appropriate press credentials and identification, including a sample of their publication if it is not familiar to AACC's staff. AACC reserves the right to deny access to those who, in AACC's sole discretion, cannot present appropriate credentials.

Qualifications for Press Registration
Only salaried editorial staff of recognized newspapers, magazines, newsletters or broadcast or electronic press will be registered as 'Press'. Members of editorial boards, publishers, contributors, and contributing editors are not considered salaried staff. Advertising, sales or marketing representatives will not be registered as press. Freelance writers must be professional journalists and provide a letter of representation from a recognized publication or broadcast organization on letterhead to secure press credentials.

Reporters representing blogs and other types of social press must apply for press registration prior to the Annual Meeting or other conferences. Registration cannot be made on site.

Limitations & Conditions

Press representatives with AACC press credentials may attend all educational events at the Annual Meeting with the following limits:

  • Press will have complimentary access to the exhibits, plenary sessions, symposia and poster sessions.
  • Short Courses and Interactive Workshops are open to press depending upon space availability. If these are sold out, Press cannot attend.
  • Press cannot attend AACC University, Brown Bags, Meet the Expert and the Chair Invited sessions.
  • Interviews with the session faculty can be arranged by submitting a request to staff in the AACC Press Room.

Photography, including video, smart phones, etc., is not permitted at any AACC event without AACC's prior approval. In the case of the Clinical Lab Expo, reporters with AACC's approval to photograph need to be accompanied by AACC staff and must also obtain the approval of the exhibiting company. To inquire about AACC's approval to photograph, consult the staff at the press room.

Any representative with a press badge who sells, markets or represents a company for the purpose of obtaining advertising or subscriptions from any exhibitor or registrant will immediately forfeit press credentials for that and subsequent meetings. No surveys, advertising or other materials may be distributed during a meeting without prior approval from the Director of Meetings.

For more information, contact our press department, by phone: 1-800-892-1400.

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