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Media Registration and Resources

The 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthroughs in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. The meeting attracts global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, precision medicine, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other major areas of laboratory medicine. It is a can’t miss event for reporters covering vital research and technological advancements in international diagnostics and laboratory medicine.

Please note that marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors, and researchers may not register as media.

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What Do You Get Access to as Registered Press?

As a media registrant, you will have access to scientific sessions, plenary sessions, the exhibit hall, and the poster hall.

Brown bag sessions are closed to the press due to their small attendance size, but we will be happy to schedule interviews with brown bag speakers.

Photography and Videotaping

Registered media are allowed to take photos and video record in the exhibit hall, but only after receiving prior approval from the AACC Communications team and arranging for an AACC staff member to escort the photography or film crew. Registered media must also receive approval from the exhibitors whose booths they are photographing/videotaping.

Registered media may not take photos or videotape any AACC Annual Scientific Meeting sessions.

Requests to take photographs or videotape in other parts of the convention center outside the exhibit hall and sessions will be reviewed and approved by the AACC Communications team on a case-by-case basis.

To submit a photography/videotaping request and/or to arrange for an escort in the exhibit hall, please send the following information to AACC Communications Manager Christine DeLong:

  • Purpose of the photography/video shoot
  • Planned location of the shoot within the convention center
  • Planned date and time of shoot

AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Embargo Policy

The abstracts selected for presentation at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be available online in mid-June. The information contained in the abstracts is embargoed until AACC makes them available online.

The media, companies and institutions issuing press releases, and others are required to abide by this embargo policy.

Onsite Press Room

AACC’s press room at the McCormick Place Chicago convention center will be located in room N427BC.

As a media registrant, you can pick up your badge and other meeting materials in room N427BC when you first arrive at the convention center.

The press room offers WiFi and laptop hookups, and you are welcome to make yourself comfortable here to work on stories. Additionally, free breakfast and lunch will be available for registered press each day of the meeting.

Please note that you must be registered as media to use the press room. Company and public relations representatives may enter the room to drop off press materials, but are not permitted beyond the entryway table.


Registered media may use room N139 at the McCormick Place Chicago convention center to conduct interviews for editorial news coverage. Use of this room for interviews is by appointment only and is subject to availability.

Media interviews may also be conducted in the AACC press room or within the confines of a company’s booth as long as the photography and videotaping policies of the AACC exhibit hall are observed.

To reserve room N139 or to schedule an interview with meeting presenters, please contact Christine DeLong.

Press Conference Schedule

Press conferences will be held at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting on Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 in rooms N427A and N427D of McCormick Place Chicago.

The press conference schedule will be available online in late July.

Registered Media List

An initial list of registered media expected to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will be made available on Friday, July 13. Requests for the media list will be accepted starting June 18. For more information, please contact Christine DeLong.

Register as press for the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Free media registration is now open for the world's largest event for laboratory medicine taking place July 29-August 2 at the McCormick Place Chicago convention center.


We are here to help. Please contact us:

Christine DeLong
Manager, Communications Manager

Molly Polen
Senior Director, Communications & PR