ASCLS Annual Meeting, AMI and Exposition

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

Education Program
 Letter to Employer

Mobile AppASCLS Provides HOPE  |  Student and NPNMF Travel Grants

Presentation of Candidates| Things to Do |  Evaluations

Call for Proposals | Call for Abstracts

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.

Education Program

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

You may also access the entire program in searchable format to plan your experience. This web-based program integrates with the Annual Meeting mobile app.

To view specific sections of the program, click below:

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.

Mobile App

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The ASCLS Annual Meeting mobile app is now available for download.  Access the app at the links above or visit Google play store or the iTunes app store, and search for "ASCLS Events."  After downloading the app, you will need to create an account to access the app.
*NOTE:  Do not download the ASCLS app by Facing1.  This app is not our official event app.

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 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

Student and NPNMF Travel Grants

Beckman Coulter FoundationThanks to the generosity of the Beckman Coulter Foundation, ASCLS student members were provided the opportunity to apply for a grant to assist with travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  Click here to download the flyer featuring each of the recipients. 

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to receive a Beckman Coulter Student Travel Grant:

  • Patricia Ross
  • Nicholas Yu
  • Mattie Kropf
  • Maria Lucia Rodriguez
  • William Jonathan Windsor
  • Jessica Stellingwerf 

The ASCLS Student Forum and New Professional New Members Forum also sponsored travel grants for students, new professionals and new members to attend the Annual Meeting.  Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Student Forum Travel Grant Recipients:
    • Lauren Engel
    • Savannah Drake
    • William Jonathan Windor
  • New Professional New Member Forum Grant Recipient:
    • Kelley Weber

Presentation of Candidates for the 2016-2017 ASCLS National Offices

Click here to learn more about the candiates who are running for ASCLS national offices and committees.  Join us to meet these candidates on Monday, August 1st at 4pm in the Millenium Hall at the Loews Hotel.

Shortly after the Meet the Candidates session at 5:30pm, elections will open and remain open for 24 hours. ASCLS Delegates will be able to use their smart phones, tablets or laptops to cast their vote over the 24 hour period by going to a specific website and entering their delegate number. Delegates may also visit the designated location to cast their vote. Elections will close at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. 

Things to Do in Philly!

The Annual Meeting Steering Committee, along with the ASCLS-PA Host Society, has been actively planning fun activities for attendees while in Philadelphia.  They have created two flyers to help you when planning your trip:

  • Philadelphia Laboratory Tested Restaurant Guide
  • Side Trips at the ASCLS Annual Meeting
  • Walking Tour of Philadelphia - 4pm Satruday, July 30th
    • Sign up for this tour at the Host Table beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, July 30th.  The walk is approximately 2.5 miles.  Contact Bill Hunt for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Be sure to stop by the host society table, which will be located near the Meeting Registration area, to pick up maps, flyers and other information. 

Meeting Evaluations - Daily and Overall

Annual Meeting Evaluation Links:

AMI Evaluation Links:

Overall Annual Meeting Evaluation Link:

Overall AMI Evaluation Link:

All evaluations must be completed by August 26, 2016.

Call for Proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting & AMI

Do you have an idea for an education session at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting and/or Advanced Management Institute?  Click here to submit your proposal online.  The 2017 Annual Meeting, Advanced Management Institute and Clinical Lab Expo will be held in San Diego, CA on July 30 - August 4.  If you are unable to submit your proposal online, download the Call for Proposals form.  Deadline for submissions is August 12, 2016.  Questions?  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Professional Members and Graduate Students:  Submit an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting in San Diego. Click here to download the instructions and submission form.  The submission deadline is April 1, 2017.
Undergraduate Students:  Submit an abstract to be considered for the ASCLS Undergraduate Poster Competition to be held at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting in San Diego.  Click here to download the instructions and submission form.  The submission deadline is April 1, 2017.

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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