Washington DC, August 18, 2008 — AACC’s 2008 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, received unprecedented coverage from national and local news outlets. These news stories highlight the value of clinical laboratory science and show how this field is clearly more important than ever in personal healthcare.
A record 51 reporters were on hand for AACC’s 2008 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and dozens more covered the event from their home offices. Some of the national media outlets reporting on the meeting included Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, HealthDay, Science News, Nature and American Medical News. Local coverage in Washington, DC, included WUSA-TV9 (CBS), WJLA-TV7 (ABC), WRC-TV4, (NBC) WTTG-TV5 (Fox) and WAMU-FM (NPR Radio).
AACC “hot topics” generated significant media interest such as:
- New Test Identifies Heavy Drinkers
- Interviews on WUSA-TV9 and WJLA-TV7
- Reuters Health and HealthDay stories generated more than 14,000 online stories
- CHEATING ON DRUG TESTS IS A CLICK AWAY
- Focus of a news conference covered by outlets including Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, WJLA-TV7, WTTG-TV5, WAMU-FM, WebMD, Science News, Psychiatric Times, Nature and American Medical News
- Radio interviews with stations in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh; Seattle; Tampa Bay; Oklahoma City; and San Bernardino, CA.
- Stories by Reuters, WebMD, Science News and HealthDay generated more than 10,000 online stories
- Bleeding Disorders Too Often Misdiagnosed As Child Abuse
- Interviews on WRC-TV4, WTTG-TV5, WJLA-TV7 and WAMU-FM
- Stories on web sites for NewsChannel8, WRC-TV4, WTTG-TV5 and WJLA-TV7
- “Lab Tests Online” Web Site Helps Patients Interpret Results
- Interviews with radio stations in Seattle and Bridgeport, C
- HealthDay story generated more than 72,000 stories on the web, including The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and hundreds of TV stations nationwide.
For more information on these topics and other issues in clinical laboratory testing, please contact Peter Patterson at (202) 835-8718.