AACC’s Emerging Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostics Conference is the sequel to the association’s long-running Oak Ridge Conference. The first of the meetings that eventually became the Oak Ridge Conference series examined advances in urinalysis and was held November 30, 1967, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
From its beginnings, the primary objective of this annual conference has been to present and discuss new, advanced technologies and concepts with the potential for near-future practical application in the clinical laboratory. Now in its 47th year, and having been renamed the Emerging Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostics Conference in 2014, this event has showcased translational research long before introduction of the modern-day concept by facilitating the movement of basic research findings into the clinical laboratory and to patients worldwide.
Resources from previous meetings: