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AACC’s Directed Donations Program SYCL US Travel Grant

AACC helps SYCL members in the US participate at its Annual Meeting with SYCL Domestic Travel Grant awards. These need-based grants also give preference to applicants who submit oral or written posters for presentation. 

The award consists of a $2,000 cash award. March 1
AACC’s Directed Donations Program Student Travel Grants  AACC encourages student participation in its annual meeting by awarding Student Travel Grants based on the students' accepted abstracts.  AACC awards these grants on the basis of the student abstracts with the highest level of scientific value/content, originality/novelty, and quality of writing. The award consists of a waiver of the meeting registration fee, $250 nominal contribution towards expenses, and complimentary registration for a Morning Brown Bag session of choice.

March 1

AACC’s Directed Donations Program

International Travel Grants

 

International Travel Grants encourage those in underserved areas of the international clinical laboratory community to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and foster relationships between scientists of other countries and those in the United States. The award consists of a $1,000 to $2,500 travel award and free Annual Meeting registration.

December 31

AACC’s Directed Donations Program

Student Research Awards

 

AACC holds a research awards contest at the AACC Annual Meeting for students and post-doctoral fellows who are presenting authors of accepted abstracts.  Prior to the Annual Meeting, the students' abstracts are judged, and the four individuals with the top four ranked abstracts are invited to compete in the Genzyme Student Oral Presentation Contest.  Judges evaluate the oral presentations on scientific quality as well as the organization and quality of the presentation and accompanying slides. 

The remaining students compete in the Genzyme Student Poster Contest in which judges evaluate each poster on scientific quality, clarity of display, and presentation style.
Oral presentation awards consist of the following cash awards:
1st place $1000,
2nd place $300,
two $200 honorable mention awards.

Poster presentation awards consist of the following cash awards:
1st place $1000,
2nd place $300, two $100 honorable mention awards.

March 1

Roche Diagnostics Corp Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator This award recognizes and encourages the professional development of a young investigator who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in his or her career. It is given based on the degree of originality exhibited in the individual's creative process and the significance of the research conducted. It is conferred upon an individual who has the potential to be an outstanding investigator of the future. The award consists of a plaque and a $5,000 cash award. December 31
NACB George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication  All current and past students in undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral clinical chemistry training programs who were enrolled sometime during the three-year period prior to the year of the award will be considered candidates for this award. The student must have published a paper indexed in Index Medicus during this same time period. Names of students from ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by the program director. Names of students from non-ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by their mentors. ComACC will make nominations to the NACB Awards Committee based on a review of published papers. The NACB Awards Committee will select the awardee based on the most outstanding published scientific paper. This award consists of a plaque and a honorarium. December 1
Animal Clinical Division

DACC Travel Award

 

The AACC Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry (DACC) Executive and Award Committees have established a Travel Award in recognition of outstanding research in the area of animal clinical laboratory medicine for an abstract accepted and poster presented at the AACC annual meeting. The DACC Travel Award is for the presenter of the best abstract & poster presented by DACC members, associates or trainees (in academia or industry) in multispecies clinical pathology, in the area of Animal Clinical Laboratory Medicine that has been accepted and presented at the AACC Annual Meeting. Up to two posters & abstracts may be selected each year for this award based on merit and recommendation of the Abstract Review Committee. This award consists of a certificate of merit, $500 cash award and travel reimbursement up to $1000

April 15

Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division Best Annual Meeting Abstract Award Given in recognition of outstanding research in the areas of critical and point of care testing for abstract submitted and poster presented at the AACC annual meeting. Abstracts are selected by the CPOCT Awards Committee from the accepted abstracts submitted to the AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committee. This award consists of a $500 Cash Award Self-nomination during Annual Meeting abstract submission
Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division Best International Symposium Award Givenin recognition of outstanding research in the areas of critical and point ofacre testing for abstract submitted and poster presented at the CPOCT internationalsymposium. Abstracts selected by the CPOCT Awards Committee from those acceptedabstracts submitted to the Scientific Committee of the CPOCT International Symposium.

 

This award consists of a $500 Cash Award

 

Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division AACC Van Slyke Society: Critical and Point-Of Care Testing Research The AACC’s Directed Donations Program (VSF) Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant, supported by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Division, is to study poct outcomes. This grant is targeted to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available. This award consists of a $5,000 Cash grant

March 15

Industry Division Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division This award is given to acknowledge work that makes a significant contribution to the IVD Industry in one of the following areas: management, regulatory or improved patient care through a new or improved medical device (i.e. diagnostic method, reagent system, or other).  The abstract should be of interest to a significant portion of the IVD Industry. This award consists of a $750 Cash Award Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission
Lipoproteins & Vascular Diseases Division Poster Award Recognize high-quality posters on lipids and vascular diseases presented at the AACC Annual Meeting. This award consists of an acknowledgement in Division newsletter. Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission
Molecular Pathology Division Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research in Molecular Pathology or Pharmacogenomics Awarded for best abstract in molecular pathology or pharmacogenomics, presenting author must be 39 years of age or younger. This award consists of a $1500 award Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission
TDM/Toxicology Division The Young Investigator's Award The TDM/T Division of the AACC sponsors an annual award designed to recognize young persons actively engaged in the laboratory practice of therapeutic drug monitoring or toxicology and contributing to the profession through research, publication, or teaching in these fields.   The nominee must be a member of the TDM/T Division and must be 40 years of age or less, OR in the first ten years of their career after training (defined as completion of highest degree attained at time of application or completion of related fellowship). The award will consist of a plaque and a $1,000 cash award. June 1
Chicago Section Lemuel J. Bowie Young Clinical Chemist Award A young investigator making significant contributions to the field.  Must have publications about work. $250 and an engraved plaque Announced via e-mail to Chicago section members 
Chicago Section Annual Meeting Educational Award A travel grant awarded to a Chicago Section AACC member attending the AACC Annual Meeting. $500 Announced via e-mail to Chicago section members
Midwest Section  Richard Marshall Education Award Clinical Chemistry students, including medical technology, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows from Midwest Section states or provinces who are presenting poster abstracts at the annual meeting. May 15
Midwest Section

Travel Award

 

Travel awards are available for any member of the Midwest Section to who is in need of funds to attend the annual meeting

May 15

New York Upstate Section Max E. Chilcote Young Investigator Award Best paper presented at Spring Meeting a Section member under 36 years of age The award will consist of a $250 cash award 2 months prior to Spring Meeting (date varies, check section web page)

SYCL

SYCL Service Award

Recognizes a SYCL member who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field of clinical chemistry through service to the AACC. 

The award recipient will be recognized and given an honorary plaque at the SYCL Reception at the annual AACC meeting.

April 15

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