ASCLS Annual Meeting, AMI and Exposition

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Advanced Management Institute
August 1-2
Loews
Philadelphia Hotel
84th Annual Meeting
August 1-4
Loews
Philadelphia Hotel
Clinical Lab Expo
August 2-4
Pennsylvania
Convention Center

RegistrationEducation ProgramAccommodations

TransportationLetter to EmployerSession Handouts

Mobile AppASCLS Provides HOPE  |  Student and NPNMF Travel Grants

Sponsorship & Exhibitor InformationMeeting Sponsors

The ASCLS Annual Meeting, Expo and Advanced Management Institute (AMI) will return to Philadelphia, PA in 2016 after a 13 year hiatus!  Philadelphia and the ASCLS-PA Host Society are eagerly awaiting your return to the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Take advantage of our new meeting format. 
  • Earn 16 hours of continuing education credit in 4 days.
  • Network with hundreds fellow laboratorians and share your challenges and best practices
  • Experience the latest in laboratory science and technology at the Clinical Lab Expo, featuring more than 700 exhibiting companies with over 2,000 booths
  • Take home practical information on methodologies, management and emerging issues

Join us as we celebrate the 84th meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.


Registration

Click here to register online.  Register by Monday, June 16, 2016 to receive the early-bird rate.

Deadline to register online is July 29th.  After that date, registration will only be available onsite.

Registration Form (PDF): Download a copy of the registration form and follow the instructions to register by mail or fax.  

 

Not a member? Save on registration by becoming a member of ASCLS.  Download a Membership Application to return with your Registration Form.

To avoid being charged twice, please submit your registration using only one method.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at ascls@ascls.org


Education Program

Click here to download the 2016 Annual Meeting, Clinical Lab Expo and AMI preliminary program in its entirety.

To view specific sections of the program, click below:


Accommodations

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is the host hotel for the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Click here to reserve your room online.  To make your reservation by phone, call the Loews Reservations Center at (888) 575-6397.  Be sure to mention "ASCLS Annual Meeting" to receive the group rate.  Deadline for securing the discounted room rate is Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Room Rates:

Single/Double Accommodations:  $219.00 per night plus tax and fees
Triple Accommodations:  $239.00 per night plus tax and fees
Quad Accommodations:  $259.00 per night plus tax and fees

Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport
  • Distance from hotel: 12 miles
  • Drive time: 20 minutes
  • Average taxi fare: $35 plus tip (one way)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): $6.50 (one way); Jefferson Station is located 2 blocks from the Loews Hotel.
  • SuperShuttle van service is not available from Philadelphia Airport.
30th Street Station - Amtrak
  • Distance from hotel: 2 miles
  • Drive time: 10 minutes
  • Average taxi fare: $15 plus tip (one way) 


Letter to Employer

Explain the value of the ASCLS Annual Meeting to your employer. Download a template letter explaining the return on investment of your attendance.


Session Handouts

Handouts will be made available online prior to the meeting.  Registrants will be informed of their availability via email.


Mobile App

With the ASCLS Annual Meeting Mobile App, you can view session descriptions and handouts, reference an exhibitor map for the Clinical Lab Expo and get alerts about important meeting news - all from your mobile device.  Watch for more information about how to download the app.

ASCLS provides HOPE

ASCLS Provides HOPE in Philadelphia

ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE – Helping Other People Event. In collaboration with Philabundance, the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and monetary donations at the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting. Philabundance seeks to drive hunger from local communities today and end hunger forever.  Visit www.Philabundance.org or follow Philabundance on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee will have collection boxes near the ASCLS meeting registration area of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. High-priority food items that are needed include the following:

  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned meats
  • canned or jarred proteins like peanut butter and canned stews.

We will also be collecting monetary donations via the ASCLS Online Store. Every dollar raised enables Philabundance to provide 2 meals!

Donation times are listed below and coincide with events at the hotel.

Onsite Donation Schedule:

  • Sunday, July 31st 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, August 1st 9:00 am – 10:00 am & 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 2nd 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3rd 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 4th 7:30 am – 8:30 am


Beckman Coulter Student Travel Grants

ASCLS is seeking active student members to apply for the Beckman Coulter Student Travel Grant which provides funding to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting August 1-4 in Philadelphia, PA!

The grant fund will assist in supporting up to six students to attend the Annual Meeting. Grant winners will receive up to $1000 for travel expenses and meeting registration.

Click Here to download the travel grant application.

To be considered for the grant, applicants must:

  1. be a current ASCLS student member;
  2. not be a state or regional student representative or state delegate to the 2016 Annual Meeting; and
  3. be registered as a full student to attend the Annual Meeting at the time of receipt of the application to the ASCLS office.

The completed application & meeting registration must be received by May 27th to be eligible for consideration.

Student Forum Travel Grant

This award comes from the Student Forum fundraising efforts and the generous support of our ASCLS members.  This award is different from the ASCLS Student Forum Travel Grants.  This award will provide at least one student a stipend to attend the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting.  The award will defer the costs associated with travel and hotel accomodations, not to exceed to $800.

We are so thankful to the ASCLS members for their support of our fundraising efforts!

Click Here to download the travel grant application.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. be an active Student Member of ASCLS (for at least 4 months);
  2. not be receiving any additional funds to attend the Anual Meeting from any other ASCLS source (National, Regional or State)
  3. submit an essay (500 words or less) that describes why you would like to attend the 2015 ASCLS Annual Meeting.  Please include any recent or current involvement in your community or with ASCLS.

The completed application must be received by May 31st for the STUDENT FORUM TRAVELGRANT to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be notified by mid June.

New Professionals and New Members Forum Travel Grant

This award comes from the New Professionals and New Members Forum (NPNMF) fundraising efforts and the generous support of our ASCLS members.  This award is different from the ASCLS Student Forum Travel Grants.  This award will provide at least two NPNMFs a stipend to attend the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting.  The award will defer the costs associated with travel and hotel accomodations, not to exceed to $1000.

We are so thankful to the ASCLS members for their support of our fundraising efforts!

Click Here to download the travel grant application.

To be considered for the grant, applicants must:

  1. be a current ASCLS FYP, PF1, or PF2 member and has been a professional member of 5 years or less membership within ASCLS.
  2. not be the current New Professional and New Members Forum Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary.
  3. Preference is given to those who have not attended an ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo before.

The completed application must be received by May 23rd for the NPNMF TRAVEL GRANT to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be notified by mid June.

 


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the 2016 Clinical Lab Expo, click here for more information.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting, click here for more information.


Meeting Sponsors

ASCLS thanks the following companies for their support of the ASCLS Annual Meeting. Visit our sponsors’ websites by clicking on the logos below.

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