AACC Calls for Uniformity in Lab Test Results
WASHINGTON – November 22, 2013 - AACC has released a position statement on harmonization of—or ensuring uniformity among—clinical laboratory test results to help patients receive appropriate diagnoses and medical treatment. With this statement, the association aims to raise awareness about this essential healthcare issue and urge the medical community to work together to make harmonization a reality.
AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo Named the Fastest Growing Trade Show by Trade Show News Network
WASHINGTON – November 4, 2013 - AACC is pleased to announce that the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo won the 2013 Trade Show News Network (TSNN) award for having the fastest growing attendance of all nonprofit trade shows. The AACC Annual Meeting is also known for being the world's largest diagnostics conference and expo.
AACC Unveils Online Tool to Help Students Prepare for Clinical Board Exams
WASHINGTON – October 14, 2013 - AACC is pleased to announce the launch of the Question Bank, an innovative online tool that will make it significantly easier for laboratory medicine trainees to prepare for U.S. and U.K. board examinations.
AACC Elects New Leaders to Serve in 2014
WASHINGTON – October 7, 2013 - AACC is pleased to announce that four new members have been elected to the association's Board of Directors and will begin serving in January 2014. The AACC membership also elected two new members to the Nominating Committee, which is responsible for choosing future candidates for both the Nominating Committee and the AACC Board.
Unreliable Commercial Lab Kits May Be Hindering the Fight Against Cancer
WASHINGTON – October 4, 2013 - Over the past 30 years, researchers have developed surprisingly few new tests for diagnosing cancer in spite of impressive advances in biomedical technology. A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows for the first time that low quality commercial lab kits may be one factor hampering the progress of cancer diagnostics.
Thousands Come For Cutting Edge Science and Technology at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo
Houston – AACC welcomed more than 17,500 medical professionals to the association's 63rd Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo from July 28–August 1.
AACC Pilot Studies Begin to Measure What Is Normal in Children's Development
Houston—AACC's Pediatric Reference Range Committee (PRRC) is performing two pilot studies to establish crucial pediatric reference intervals as part of the National Children's Study. Researchers speaking at AACC's 2013 Annual Meeting will discuss preliminary findings from these studies and underscore their importance to improving pediatric healthcare.
AACC's New Online Tool Could Revolutionize How Students Prepare for Clinical Board Examinations
Houston – AACC is pleased to announce an exclusive sneak preview of its new Question Bank at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Houston. Created to help laboratory medicine trainees prepare for board examinations in the U.S. and U.K., the Question Bank is the most extensive compilation of board study questions ever collected.
Lab Tests Online Hosts Its 150 Millionth Visitor, Continues to Expand Global Presence
Houston – Lab Tests Online, the world's leading website for patient health literacy on laboratory testing, is pleased to announce that it has reached a major milestone—serving its 150 millionth visitor.
AACC Hires Cunningham Associates as Lead Advertising Agency
WASHINGTON – July 25, 2013 - AACC today announced that it has awarded its advertising business to Cunningham Associates, effective October 1.
AACC Annual Meeting Breaking Science Includes New Tests to Detect Life-Threatening Prostate Cancer, New Cystic Fibrosis Tests That Can Be Measured at the Point of Care, and New Ways to Determine the Safety of Drugs Used to Treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
WASHINGTON – July 18, 2013 - Leaders from the medical diagnostics, laboratory medicine, and health care fields will convene in Houston, Texas, July 28 – August 1 for the world's largest diagnostics conference and expo where experts from research and industry will exchange insights on research and application advancements. More than 17,000 attendees and an exhibit with more than 625 companies are expected. Selected research being presented includes new tests to detect life-threatening prostate cancer, new cystic fibrosis tests that can be measured at the point of care, and new ways to determine the safety of drugs used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
AACC Annual Meeting Late-Breaking Session on Supreme Court Gene Patent Ruling Features ACLU Lead Counsel Sandra Park
WASHINGTON – AACC is pleased to announce the addition of a late-breaking session, The Supreme Court Decision on Human Gene Patents and Its Implications, to its scientific program at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Houston.
New Test for H7N9 Bird Flu in China May Help Slow Outbreak, Prevent Pandemic
WASHINGTON – Breaking research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, demonstrates that a recently developed diagnostic test can detect the new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently causing an outbreak in China.
For Smokers, Low Levels of Vitamin D May Lead to Cancer
WASHINGTON - New research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that decreased levels of vitamin D may predispose smokers to developing tobacco-related cancer. This study illustrates that simple vitamin D blood tests and supplements have the potential to improve smokers' health.
New Study Shows Cannabis Effects on Driving Skills
WASHINGTON - New research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that cannabis can be detected in the blood of daily smokers for a month after last intake. The scientific data in this paper by Bergamaschi et al. can provide real help in the public safety need for a drugged driving policy that reduces the number of drugged driving accidents on the road.
Janet Kreizman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of AACC
WASHINGTON - The Board of Directors of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) today announced that it has appointed Janet B. Kreizman Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2013.
AACC Announces 2013 Award Winners
Washington, DC, February 8 - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards. The 2013 AACC Award winners will be recognized during the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo at the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, July 28, in Houston, Texas. AACC is proud to celebrate noteworthy contributions to the field of laboratory medicine worldwide through this awards program and congratulates this year's winners.
Special Issue of Clinical Chemistry Provides Update on Fight Against Cancer, Shows Promising Trends in Personalized Treatment for Patients
Washington, DC, January 23 - Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, has published a special issue devoted to the subject of cancer. With cancer surpassing cardiovascular disease as the number one killer in the Western world, the issue provides a cutting edge update on the state of cancer research in laboratory medicine today. The issue includes nearly 50 articles covering a wide range of topics, including companion diagnostics, the modeling of cancer initiation and progression, novel cancer therapies such as chemoprevention and targeting the tumor microenvironment, and the potential of genomics and metabolomics to improve personalized cancer management.
Breakthrough Research Could Create Sea Change in Global HIV Diagnosis: New Handheld Mobile Device Performs Laboratory-Quality HIV Testing
Washington, DC, January 18 - New research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that a handheld mobile device can check patients' HIV status with just a finger prick, and synchronize the results in real time with electronic health records. This technology takes a step toward providing remote areas of the world with diagnostic services traditionally available only in centralized healthcare settings.
Breakthrough Research in DNA Mutation Analysis Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and More Tools for Personalized Treatment for Cancer Patients
Washington, DC, January 2 - New research appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows that the analysis of DNA mutations in patients with cancer can be done without surgery. This paper by Chan et al. shows that the plasma of cancer patients also carries tumor-derived DNA. Because the DNA sequencing of plasma is non-invasive, this could lead to cheap and highly informative clinical tools for early cancer diagnosis and personalized therapy selection, granting better health outcomes to all cancer patients.
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.