WASHINGTON – AACC is pleased to announce that Lauren Kramer was named vice president of education and meetings, effective May 4. Prior to joining AACC, Kramer served as director of meetings at the International Council of Ophthalmology, an organization that represents more than 135 professional associations of ophthalmologists worldwide and sponsors the World Opthalmology Congress (WOC). Kramer played an integral role in growing the WOC by increasing the attendance at WOC2014 in Tokyo from 13,500 to 19,000 and introducing new interactive educational delivery methods that will be implemented at the 2016 Congress.

In her role at AACC, Kramer will oversee AACC’s conferences and educational offerings, which are designed to help laboratory medicine professionals adapt to the evolving healthcare landscape and provide vital insight so patients get the care they need. These offerings include the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the world’s largest event for laboratory medicine. This year’s meeting will take place in Atlanta, July 26–30 and is expected to draw 18,000 attendees.

“Ms. Kramer’s many years of healthcare-related association experience in the areas of education and meetings will make her an excellent addition to the AACC team,” said AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman. “We are fortunate to have such a capable leader guiding AACC’s efforts to deliver high-quality programming and to continue the growth and evolution of the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.”

“I am honored to be named AACC’s vice president of education and meetings,” said Ms. Kramer. “And I am excited to work with AACC staff and leadership to provide the resources our members need to stay up-to-date on the latest research, technology, regulations, and management practices so that they can continue to find answers to challenging patient health problems.”

Background on Lauren Kramer

Kramer has 29 years of experience working in non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the International Council of Ophthalmology in 2012, she served as business unit director for meetings at the American Academy of Otolaryngology and as managing director of meeting services at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

Kramer holds a Masters in Tourism Administration from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor of Science in political science and social science from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland. Additionally, she is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association and the American Society of Association Executives.

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, AACC brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.