Washington, DC - June 6, 2008 - More than 20,000 clinical laboratorians, physicians, research scientists, and other health care professionals gather July 27-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC for the 2008 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for journalists to bring themselves up-to-date on the latest in laboratory medicine. The 2008 program features more than 200 educational sessions examining the latest information on a wide range of clinical laboratory testing developments, including aging, cancer, chronic disease management, diabetes, global health issues, and infectious diseases. A complete list of topics being covered is available here.
Five Plenary Sessions cover a variety of topics including The Changing Pharmaceutical Industry, Diagnostics for Disease Control in Developing Countries, and Genetics and Race: Biomedical Implications. The Plenary Session on Wednesday, July 30 will consider Appetite, Obesity and the Limit to Human Life Span and, with the recent focus on childhood obesity, there is a symposium Pediatric Obesity - A Continuing Healthcare Challenge on the same day. There are also a number of sessions throughout the five days addressing various aspects of cardio/cardiovascular disease . Journalists will be able to prepare a schedule that meets their story requirements. Access to a specific session is subject to space availability and AACC’s Press Registration Policy.
The Annual Meeting also features AACC’s Clinical Lab Expo. The largest gathering of laboratory industry companies in the world, the 2008 Expo is proving to be larger than ever with over 1,800 booths and 650 exhibitors. The Expo allows journalists to see, and speak to world-leading companies about, the latest developments in laboratory medicine.
AACC’s Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo will particularly interest journalists who cover the medical, health and science beats. For a complimentary press registration, AACC invites journalists to complete and submit the Press Registration Form. For more information, contact Peter Patterson at either of the above telephone numbers or via e-mail.