Through an annual awards program, the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine recognizes achievements among our fellows who have made significant contributions to the field of laboratory medicine.

View the 2024 Academy Award winners.

Nominate a colleague for an award.

Distinguished Abstracts

In addition to recognizing major contributions to laboratory medicine through the the Academy awards, the Academy also recognizes exceptional scientific abstracts in the field. Each year, a group of Academy fellows reviews the abstracts submitted to the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo and selects several for distinction.

View the 2024 Distinguished Abstracts Winners.


Academy Coffee Break, July 29th, 2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
McCormick Place, Vista Room Lobby
The Academy encourages members to join the Council in conversations over coffee to learn more about Academy programs, eligibility, and how they can get involved with Academy projects.

Academy Awards Presentation at Plenary Session, July 30th, 8:45AM - 10:00AM CT
McCormick Place

Academy Distinguished Abstracts: Innovations in Bedside-to-Bench and Back Again, July 30th, 10:30AM - 12:00PM CT
McCormick Place, Room S504abc

Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon, July 31st, 12:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Marriott Marquis Chicago, Grand Horizon Ballroom AB

Academy Conversations Between Clinical Laboratorians and Clinicians: Ideal Laboratory Report of Cervical Cancer Detection and Calculation, July 31st, 2:30PM - 4:00PM CT
McCormick Place, Room S502

Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine Designation

Fellows of the Academy use the designation of FADLM. This designation is equivalent to FACB and FAACC, the previous designations used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and AACC Academy. Those groups were rebranded as Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine in 2023.