AACC Launches Emerging Countries InitiativeWallace H. Coulter Foundation Gift Funds New ProgramsBy Bill Malone
AACC’s new emerging countries program funded by a special gift from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation is designed to use the association’s educational expertise to bring high-quality programs to countries with limited resources. The program’s launch will focus on Latin America.
Leadership in Changing TimesManagement Sessions Highlight Communication, Motivational StrategiesBy Genna Rollins
AACC’s Management Science Division recognizes the need to further explore topics such as communications, change management, and improved productivity. This year’s annual meeting brings this type of programming to the forefront and reinforces the importance of management issues and their impact on the clinical lab.
Clinical Lab Expo Opens TodayEsoteric Testing Fueling Industry GrowthBy Genna Rollins
This year’s expo is the AACC’s largest to date with more than 650 exhibitors and 1,900 booths. Exhibitors from 26 countries and every continent except Antarctica have descended on Anaheim to take part in the world’s largest trade show dedicated entirely to the clinical diagnostics industry.
Spotlight on AACC DivisionsOur 14 Communities Offer Ample Opportunities This Week to Network, LearnBy Genna Rollins
AACC’s Divisions offer a variety of specialized programs during the annual meeting and ample opportunities for networking with other attendees. Find out what makes these communities a vital part of AACC.
Government Affairs and the LabAnnual Healthcare Forum Delivers for Labs Under PressureBy Bill Malone
One of the most highly attended sessions every year, the AACC/ASCLS Healthcare Forum offers insight into the efforts of lab advocates who work side-by-side with Congress and regulators. The forum serves as an annual wrap-up of government activities that affect labs and gives attendees the opportunity to ask hard-hitting questions and hear from government officials and lobbyists.
International Travel GrantsBringing Laboratorians Together to Share KnowledgeBy Nancy Sasavage, PhD
With the help of many generous donors, AACC’s Van Skye Foundation (VSF) has help fund travel to Anaheim this week for 23 laboratorians from underserved areas of the world. Several grant winners share their thoughts on what it means to be here.
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