WHAT: Members of the press are invited to attend and cover the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), which attracts 20,000 physicians, scientists and other professionals interested in laboratory science and medicine. The meeting includes over 200 educational sessions where leading physicians and researchers will present the latest information on a wide range of topics including cancer diagnostics, genetic testing, cardiac care, stem cell research, prenatal screening, drug testing in sports, diabetes/glucose testing, patient safety, nutrition, infectious diseases, and personalized medicine.
Reporters can also visit the Clinical Lab Expo exhibit hall, which houses the largest display of medical testing devices in the world with nearly 650 exhibitors and more than 1,750 booths displaying a wide array of products for the clinical laboratory.
AACC’s members are MDs, PhDs and other lab scientists—the unheralded, behind-the-scenes heroes of medicine who develop and perform many of the tests that lead to successful diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex diseases.
For more information on the conference program go to www.aacc.org/AACC/events/ann_meet/
WHEN: July 15-19, 2007
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. For more information on the meeting go to www.aacc.org. Complimentary passes are available for qualified members of the press. Contact Brian Ruberry, at (619) 525-6227 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the press office in room AB-25 at the San Diego Convention Center during the meeting.
WHO: AACC provides national and worldwide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory medicine and its role in improving health care. AACC’s members develop and perform tests conducted in hospital laboratories, clinics, medical centers and other health care settings. For more information on AACC, visit www.aacc.org