logo jam color louisvilleJoin Us for the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting, June 28 - July 2, in Louisville, Kentucky!

The 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) will feature a whole new experience for attendees.

• Nearly 700 laboratory professionals and colleagues will come together to learn from one another and network.
• The educational program will include over 60 presentations and eligibility for up to 15 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved education.
• Attendees will be able to engage with industry, educational programs and employers, as well as discover the latest in laboratory technology.

Statement on COVID-19

ASCLS and AGT are closely monitoring the developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its impact on the ability of organizations like ours to hold events. Based on current assessments, we are moving ahead with the final planning stages to hold our 2020 Joint Annual Meeting as scheduled, June 28 – July 2, in Louisville, Kentucky.

ASCLS and AGT place a high priority on the well-being of our attendees, speakers, industry partners, and guests. We are in communication with the Omni Louisville Hotel to ensure the environment is safe for our attendees. We will continue to follow the guidance and recommended safety measures of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

If necessary, ASCLS and AGT are prepared to extend registration deadlines to accommodate potential attendee uncertainty. We are also preparing for alternative meeting options that would provide attendees a full Joint Annual Meeting experience, in the event that the meeting cannot be held live and in person June 28-July 2.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this time of uncertainty. And, most importantly, thank you for the vital work you are doing to combat the threat of COVID-19.

Updates will be posted on this page as available.


About the Meeting

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.


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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.

To help with the expense of attending the 2020 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 the ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum and the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum.  They are available on a competitive basis. 

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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. The 2020 HOPE Project will benefit Louisville’s Neighborhood House, which is a 124-year-old community center that serves children and families living in low-income neighborhoods. Stay tuned for more details about how you can contribute to this important cause.

Missed out on the 2019 JAM? 

Most of the educational programming was recorded and it is available to stream online for P.A.C.E.® credit! Check out "JAM On Demand"!