Join Us for the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting, June 28-July 2, in Louisville, Kentucky

logo jam color louisvilleThe 2019 Annual Meeting featured a whole new experience for attendees.

• Nearly 700 laboratory professionals and colleagues came together to learn from one another and network.
• The educational program included 70 sessions and eligibility for up to 15 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved education.
• Attendees engaged with industry and got a look at the latest in laboratory technology.

Beginning in 2019, ASCLS and the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) started holding their annual meetings jointly. The partnership arose after recent changes with both organizations presented the two like-minded and complimentary membership groups the opportunity to work together. The single meeting integrates their educational programs, abstracts/posters, and industry engagement platforms. The format allows for an expanded and broadened educational program and attendee access to a wider range of industry partners. The groups’ planning committees are focused on adopting innovative, new approaches to learning and industry engagement to continue building a unique, fresh attendee experience.

Click here to view and download the photos from the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting.

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The ASCLS-AGT Joint Annual Meeting mobile app is available for download. Access the app at the links above or visit the Google Play store or the Apple App Store, and search for "ASCLS-AGT Joint Annual Meeting." After downloading the app be sure to login so you can access all the app features, such as creating your personal schedule and making appointments with other attendees.

Charlotte Knights Baseball Game

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm

Join your colleagues and friends for a night out at the ballpark to see the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), take on the Gwinnett Stripers (Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). This is a great chance to wrap up the exciting week of learning and engaging. Purchase your tickets for $12. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 16. Please note: this event is the same time as the Alpha Mu Tau dinner.

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To help with the expense of attending the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting, we are pleased to offer travel grants for our Developing Professional members and Ascending Professional Members.  These grants are made possible with support provided by Beckman Coulter, the ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) and the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum.  They are available on a competitive basis. Congratulations to the 2019 grantees!

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ASCLS once again will give back to the Annual Meeting host city with the ASCLS Provides HOPE – Helping Other People Event. This year’s event, organized by the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee, supports Classroom Central, which equips Charlotte students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers. At the Annual Meeting, stop by the HOPE Project tables near the registration desk to make a donation and assemble kits or flashcards for Charlotte students, including wellness kits, art kits, and STEM kits.

You can also make a donation to the ASCLS HOPE Project, which will fund the kit supplies and any additional proceeds will go directly to Classroom Central. 

Thank you to our generous ASCLS members for helping ASCLS provide HOPE to others!


Save the Dates for Future Annual Meetings

2020 Annual Meeting - June 28-July 2
Omni Louisville Hotel, Louisville, KY
Room Rate: $209 per night (single/double) + taxes and fees

2021 Annual Meeting - June 27-July 1
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, Addison/Dallas, TX (suburban Dallas near the Galleria)
Room Rate: $205 per night (single/double) + taxes and fees