CLN Daily

Thousands Gather Online for First All-Virtual AACC

More than 4,500 individuals from 91 countries convened across 5 days for the first all-virtual AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in the association’s 72-year history. With more than 200 educational sessions, 2020 AACC presented the latest scientific findings and clinical practice updates across the field of laboratory medicine.

This year, there was a concerted focus on the latest updates on testing for COVID-19, including a talk with current White House Coronavirus Task Force testing czar, Admiral Brett Giroir. Plenary sessions included discussions on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve patient outcomes, new therapies for cancer, creating cross-functional diagnostic management teams, and accelerating health research and medical breakthroughs through the use of precision medicine.

At the virtual AACC Clinical Lab Expo, more than 190 exhibitors filled the digital floor with displays and vital information about the latest diagnostic technology, including but not limited to SARS-CoV-2 testing, mobile health, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, point of care, and automation. The virtual meeting’s networking feature allowed exhibitors and attendees to connect live over video to discuss new product needs and solutions.

The incredible dedication and commitment of AACC’s Annual Meeting Organizing Committee made possible the hallmark quality of the scientific conference so essential to improving patient care through laboratory medicine. The virtual platform—on which all meeting content is accessed—remains open to registered attendees through January 18, 2021.