ASCLS has four major live conferences each year, the Annual Meeting, CLEC, Legislative Symposium, and the new ELMC2. Live meetings and conferences offer continuing education with the added value of being able to see the speaker live, to ask your questions, and to hear the questions and answers of other participants. The conference format also provides opportunities for networking with your professional colleagues from across the nation.

  • The Joint Annual Meeting is held each year in June or July. The Joint Annual Meeting is a collaboration between ASCLS, Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) and The Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS).
  • The Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) is an important annual event for faculty, administrators, directors, advisors, and others in clinical laboratory science education.
  • The Laboratory Legislative Symposium provides up-to-the-minute information on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the profession. Attendees also learn about the legislative process and how to present their views on Capitol Hill. On the second day the attendees visit their legislators’ offices.
  • The Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2) two-day virtual event is designed specifically for laboratory professionals to help them transition into and thrive in management roles.

Make Plans Now to Attend These Events

2024 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting – July 8-12
Pittsburgh, PA

2024 Laboratory Legislative Symposium – September 30-October 1
Alexandria, VA

2025 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference – March 6-8
Atlanta, GA

2025 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting – June 8-12
Sacramento, CA

2026 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference – February 5-7
Bellevue, WA

Most state societies and some regions also sponsor annual meetings, usually in the late fall or spring. View the ASCLS Event Calendar for information on other events in your area.


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