Conference Program

From plenary sessions featuring world-renowned scientists to intimate brown bag sessions geared for lively discussion on hot topics, the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo offers something for everyone in laboratory medicine.

More than 200 educational sessions in a variety of settings will give you the knowledge you need to advance professionally and develop adaptive solutions for today's complex, challenging healthcare environment.

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Program Overview

Plenary Sessions

The 2017 lineup of plenary speakers is a who's who of scientific discovery and clinical innovation. The five sessions—offered Sunday through Thursday—offer insights not only into the future of healthcare but also current practices that are making a difference in medicine today.

Included in full, daily, or guest registration.

Symposia Sessions

Symposia cover a broad range of subjects at basic, intermediate, or advanced levels of practice. These 1 1/2 or 2 1/2-hour sessions, presented by highly regarded speakers in traditional lecture format, occur throughout the annual scientific meeting.

Included in full, daily, or guest registration.

Short Courses

AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Short Courses are the places for in-depth learning about specific areas of clinical laboratory practice. These sessions, ranging from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, cover the gamut of laboratory medicine topics, from analytical challenges to emerging technologies and testing methods, presented by recognized subject matter authorities.

Included in full, daily, or guest registration.

Brown Bag Sessions

Offered twice daily—early morning and at lunchtime—our Brown Bag sessions are limited to 10 participants, giving attendees the opportunity to pose questions without the pressure of a large audience. Expect lively discussion, active exchange, and even debate. Food, for purchase, will be available near these sessions.

Brown Bag sessions are ticketed events and sell out quickly. For best availability, register early.

Meet the Experts

After their presentations, our plenary speakers and other invited experts join in informal, in-depth conversations in an intimate setting that encourages questions-and-answers and free-form dialogue.

Included in full, daily, or guest registration. Seating is limited to 50 people, first come, first serve.

President's Invited Session

Every year, AACC's President organizes a session that covers a topic of professional interest and relevancy to the clinical laboratory field. This year’s presentation is, “The Microbiome in Health and Diseases.

Included in full, daily, or guest registration.

Chair’s Invited Session

Each year the chair of AACC's Annual Meeting Organizing Committee develops a special session of particular importance to laboratory medicine. This year’s presentation is, “Is Artificial Intelligence in Genomics Ready for Prime Time?

Included in full, daily, or guest registration.

AACC University

AACC University courses are a great option if you don't have the time to attend the full conference. This collection of sessions, held exclusively on Sunday before the official start of the annual scientific meeting, enables participants to catch up on best practices and emerging science without committing to more than one day. As a bonus, AACC University participants are invited to attend the Sunday Plenary Session and the AACC Artery Community Mixer.

AACC University sessions are ticketed events.

Quizzes and Court: Innovative Session Formats

New this year, the annual scientific meeting strives to make learning both informative and fun through several sessions featuring an innovative format. Attendees can step outside the norm of the scientific presentations that are typical of this conference and experience a mock courtroom, a quiz show, and a competitive game show.