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2012 Press Releases

Laboratory Medicine Unplugged: Podcast with Dr. Eric Topol
On December 6, AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal will release a podcast with Dr. Eric Topol on "lab-on-a-chip" technology – technology that will create a paradigm shift in how healthcare is delivered to patients. With lab-on-a-chip technology, smartphones will bring the laboratory to the patient, instead of the patient being brought to the laboratory.

LAB TEST ONLINE LAUNCHES IN ROMANIA
Bucharest, Romanian, November 1, 2012  --  Today the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) welcome Lab Tests Online-RO, the Romanian version of the award-winning website, to the global network of Lab Tests Online sites.

AACC UNVEILS PLENARY LINEUP FOR AACC/CSCC 2013 IN HOUSTON
Washington, DC, July 5, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Houston, Texas, July 28- August 1, 2013. The complete program will be available online in April.

AACC HONORS 2012 AWARD WINNERS
Washington, DC, February 16, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 2012 Award Winners. The awards will be presented at AACC's 2012 Annual Meeting, which takes place July 15 – 19 in Los Angeles, CA.

AACC ANNOUNCES 2012 'MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY: PRINCIPLES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE' CONFERENCE
Washington, DC, February 14, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a two-day conference, Molecular Pathology: Principles in Clinical Practice, being held at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel on May 7-8, 2012.  The conference is presented in conjunction with the Association for Molecular Pathology.

AACC PRESENTS WEBINAR: 'DELTA CHECKS IN ACTION'
Washington, DC, February 2, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Delta Checks in Action: An Essential Quality Improvement Tool which takes place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00pm US Eastern.  The webinar will last 60 minutes.

AACC ANNOUNCES 2012 OAK RIDGE CONFERENCE
Washington, DC, January 11, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 2012 Oak Ridge Conference: Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Clinical Diagnostics to be held April 19 – 20, 2012, at The Fairmont in San José, CA.

AACC ANNOUNCES WEBINAR 'BODY FLUID TESTING IN THE CLINICAL LABORATORY'
Washington, DC, January 9, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) presents a webinar, Body Fluid Testing in the Clinical Laboratory, to be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern and lasting 90 minutes.

AACC WELCOMES GREG MILLER, PHD AS 2012 PRESIDENT
Washington, DC, January 5, 2012  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2012, Greg Miller, PhD assumed the AACC presidency for a 12-month term.


2011 Press Releases


AACC Announces New Webinar: An Update on Clinical Applications for Vitamin D Assays
Washington, DC, December 7, 2011  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, An Update on Clinical Applications for Vitamin D Assays, to be held on January 26, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern. There is growing concern in the US and worldwide about vitamin D deficiency in children and adults.

AACC Announces New Certificate Program: Patient-Focused Quality Competence: The QC Gap
Washington, DC, November 29, 2011  --  The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of its 10th certificate program, Patient-Focused Quality Competence: The QC Gap, designed for laboratory professionals who want to learn about numerical quality control (QC), and evaluate and improve their QC practices to match patient need.

AACC Announces 2012 Webinar Series 'High-Value Tests for High-Impact Diseases'
Washington, DC, November 14, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a major program of 12 webinars for 2012: High-Value Tests for High-Impact Diseases, which wil address four common health conditions, cardiac, diabetes, kidney, and thyroid, in three webinars each.

AACC Announces Webinar 'Current Issues in Hepatitis Testing'
Washington, DC, November 10, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Current Issues in Hepatitis Testing, to take place December 21, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC's 2010 Clinical Lab Expo Placed in Top 100 Trade Shows in US
Washington, DC, October 21, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that its 2010 Clinical Lab Expo which was held in Anaheim, CA, has been honored as one of the United States' top 100 trade shows by the Trade Show Executive (TSE) at its 2011 Gold 100 Awards & Summit.

AACC launches new Certificate Program 'Improving Outcomes through Point of Care Testing'
Washington, DC, October 19, 2011 -- On October 1, 2011, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) launched its ninth certificate program, Improving Outcomes through Point of Care Testing.

AACC Announces Results of 2011 Elections
Washington, DC, October 17, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the results of the 2011 elections for President, Board of Directors, and Nominating Committee.

AACC Announces Plenary Session Speakers for 2012 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, October 14, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo takes place July 15 – 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. The 2012 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee has started work on the program of educational events and has already selected five outstanding speakers for the Plenary Session, the highlight of each day's program.

AACC Announces Two New Webinars for December 2011
Washington, DC, October 13, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces two new webinars for December 2011: A New Era in Down Syndrome Screening on December 7; and Optimizing Clinical Laboratory Test Utilization on December 14.

AACC Announces Webinar 'Regulatory and Reimbursement Update 2012'
Washington, DC, October 3, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Regulatory and Reimbursement Update 2012, to be held on November 15, 2011.

AACC Announces Two New Webinars
Washington, DC, September 27, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces two new webinars: Understanding and Managing Lot-to-Lot Variation in Immunoassays on October 26; and Top Ten Tips for Managing Your POCT Program on November 9.

AACC Announces Attendance Figures for 2011 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
Washington, DC, September 19, 2011 -- With the final count of attendees and exhibitors complete, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that its 2011 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, GA, July 24 – 28, attracted more than 17,500 attendees.

AACC Announces a Conference 'Optimizing Your Lab Automation: Lessons from the Front Line'
Washington, DC, September 15, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a conference, Optimizing Your Lab Automation: Lessons from the Front Line, to be held at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV on December 12 – 13, 2011.

AACC Announces Webinar 'Justifying POCT In The ED: A Group A Strep Testing Case Study'
Washington, DC, September 13, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Justifying POCT in the ED: A Group A Strep Testing Case Study, to be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern.

AACC Announces Webinar 'Making Proficiency Testing Work For you'
Washington, DC, September 2, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Making Proficiency Testing Work for You to be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:00 pm.

AACC Announces Webinar 'A Q&A with the FDA on the RUO/IUO Draft Guidance'
Washington, DC, September 1, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) announce a webinar, A Q&A with the FDA on the RUO/IUO Draft Guidance to be held on October 5 at 2:00 pm Eastern.

AACC Announces Webinar Series Targeted at Emerging Countries
Washington, DC, August 22, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a series of free, online, on demand webinars designed for the global community of Spanish speaking laboratory professionals.

AACC Announces Latest Online Certificate Program: Regulatory Affairs
Washington, DC, August 16, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of its latest Online Certificate Program, Regulatory Affairs.

AACC Announces Webinar 'Making Smart Choices in Sample Handling and Processing: Preparing High-Quality Blood Specimens'
Washington, DC, August 4, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Making Smart Choices in Sample Handling and Processing: Preparing High-Quality Blood Specimens to be held on September 21, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC Southeast Local Section Partners in Atlanta Health Fair
Washington, DC, July 21, 2011 --The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that its Southeast Local Section is partnering with Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services and physician volunteers from Central Presbyterian and North Avenue Presbyterian Churches to hold a free Health Fair on Saturday, July 23 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

AACC Announces Second Webinar in Thought Leadership Series
Washington, DC, July 8, 2011 --The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the second of three complimentary webinars in its Thought Leadership Series: Taking Advantage of Disruptive Innovation: What Role Can it Play in Improving Lab and Healthcare Outcomes?  The expert speaker is Christopher P. Price, PhD, FRCPath, Independent Consultant and Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, England.

Atlanta Speakers Address Top Medical Issues at AACC Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, July 5, 2011--The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), being held July 24 – 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center, features 17 speakers from Atlanta institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Emory University, Emory University Hospital, and The Emory Global Health Institute, addressing medical 'hot topics' such as obesity and cancer.

AACC Announces Further Increase in Clinical Chemistry Journal Impact Factor
Washington, DC, June 30, 2011--The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that the 2010 Thomson Reuters Impact Factor, released on June 28, increased AACC's flagship journal Clinical Chemistry's Impact Factor to 6.886 from 6.263 in 2009.

AACC Announces Webinar on Heparin Monitoring in the Core Lab
Washington, DC, June 29, 2011--TheAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Heparin Monitoring in the Core Lab: The Role of the Anti-Xa Assay to be held on August 31, 2011, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.

AACC to Video Stream University of MN Professor from Annual Meeting in Atlanta 
Washington, DC, June  21, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, on Tuesday, July 26, Doris Taylor, PhD, Medtronic-Bakken Chair in Cardiac Repair, and Director of the Center for Cardiac Repair at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, will speak on Stem Cells, Decellularization and the Future of Building Organs at AACC's 2011 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

AACC to Video Stream Annual Meeting Plenary Session for First Time
Washington, DC, June 21, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, for the first time, it will be broadcasting live from its Annual Meeting. On Tuesday, July 26 at 8:45am Eastern. The session will last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Webinar on Syphilis Testing in the Clinical Lab 
Washington, DC, June 6, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Syphilis Testing in the Clinical Lab: New Recommendations for 'Reverse' Algorithm to be held on September 14, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.

AACC Annual Meeting Goes Green 
Washington, DC, May 27, 2011 -- As announced at its 2010 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, CA, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has launched a major green initiative for its Annual Meeting.

AACC Announces Webinar 'PSA: Optimizing Its Use In Prostate Cancer Screening And Risk Assessment' 
Washington, DC, May 5, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, PSA: Optimizing its Use in Prostate Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment, to be held on June 22, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Webinar: The Changing World Of Genetic Testing - Get The Latest On Regulatory And Payment Changes 
Washington, DC, May 3, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) announce a webinar, The Changing World of Genetic Testing - Get the Latest on Regulatory and Payment Changes, to be held on June 14 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Webinar: What Medicaid Expansion Means For Clinical Laboratories  
Washington, DC, April 28, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar What Medicaid Expansion Means for Clinical Laboratories to be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Webinar: Current Issues In Multiple Myeloma   
Washington DC, April 26, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Current Issues in Multiple Myeloma on May 25, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.

AACC Publishes Program For 2011 Annual Meeting 
Washington, DC, April 22, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has published the program for its 2011 Annual Meeting being held July 23 – 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.  This year the Annual Meeting features almost 300 individual educational events in a variety of formats.  Hot topics for 2011 include cancer, obesity, diabetes, and healthcare reform.

Booth Sales For AACC Clinical Lab Expo Exceeding Budget  
Washington, DC – April 15, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that, with three months to go until the Clinical Lab Expo opens at its 2011 Annual Meeting in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, booth sales have already exceeded the planned budget. 

AACC Announces Webinar 'Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Issues And Answers'  
Washington, DC, April 14, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Issues and Answers being held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern.  The webinar will last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Webinar 'CK-MB: Re-Evaluating Its Role In The Clinical Lab   
Washington, DC - April 12, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar CK-MB: Re-evaluating its Role in the Clinical Lab to be held on May 3, 2011 at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.

AACC Announces Launch of Turkish Version of Lab Tests Online®  
Washington, DC, March 24, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of Lab Tests Online-TR, the Turkish version of Lab Tests Online® which is a global network of sites offering patients easy-to-understand information about clinical lab testing. With this latest expansion, Lab Tests Online is available in 15 countries and 12 languages.

AACC Announces 29th Arnold O. Beckman Conference  
Washington, DC, March 7, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 29th Arnold O. Beckman Conference which is being held on April 12-13, 2011 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The subject for this year's Beckman Conference is Glycemic Control in the Hospital: Evidence, Issues, and Future Directions.

AACC Announces Conference on Contemporary Issues in Clinical TDM/Toxicology  
Washington, DC, March 1, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a 1-day conference on Contemporary Issues in Clinical Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) & Toxicology to be held on April 29, 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Suites O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.

AACC Announces 2011 Major Award Winners  
Washington, DC, February 23, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the 2011 Major Award Winners to be honored at its 2011 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, July 24-28.

AACC's 2011 Oak Ridge Conference to Feature Keynote Address from Dr. Bernard Branson of The CDC 
Washington, DC, February 17, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 43rd Oak Ridge Conference being held April 14 – 15, 2011, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

AACC Announces 'Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry' Course  
Washington, DC, February 16, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) presents its biennial course Professional Practice in Clinical Chemistry: A Review and Update to be held May 1 - 5, 2011, at the Holiday Inn at the Bay, San Diego, CA.

Emory University Doctor to Address AACC Annual Meeting Plenary Session 
Washington, DC, February 4, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is holding its 2011 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo on July 24 – 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. The highlight of each day is the Plenary Session which provides an opportunity to hear from world leaders in the fields of science, medicine and technology.

AACC Announces Two Webinars for March 2011
Washington, DC, February 3, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces two webinars for March 2011: Integrating Mass Spec in the Clinical Lab: What You Need to Know on March 16 and Reinventing Your Lab Outreach Program: Using Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business on March 30. Both webinars will starts at 2:00 pm Eastern and last 90 minutes.

AACC Announces Plenary Session Line Up for 2011 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, January 20, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is holding its 2011 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on July 24 – 28. The highlight of each day is the Plenary Session which provides an opportunity to hear from world leaders in the fields of science, medicine and technology.

AACC Announces Launch of Lab Tests Online in Portugal
Washington, DC, January 19, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of Lab Tests Online (LTO) in Portugal. With Lab Tests Online-PT, the content of the award-winning, patient-centered Lab Tests Online is available in Portuguese and adapted to healthcare policies and practice in Portugal. This latest expansion sees Lab Tests Online available in 14 countries and 11 languages.

AACC Announces Webinar on Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes
Washington, D.C., January 10, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Novel Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes, to be held on February 24, 2011, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.  

AACC Welcomes Dr. Ann Gronowski As 2011 President
Washington, DC, January 4, 2011 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that on January 1, 2011, Ann Gronowski, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, assumed the AACC presidency for a 12-month term.



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