AACC brings together the world of laboratory medicine to exchange best practices, learn about the latest biomedical science, and network with like-minded professionals from across the globe. This hub of information, resources, and international peers offers incomparable value for your membership dollar. But there are many practical reasons to join, too.

AACC members:

  • Receive discounts on meetings, conferences, virtual conferences, certificate programs, webinars, AACC Press titles and more. The 2016 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia alone will feature more than 200 educational sessions. However, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Three virtual conferences and three face-to-face meetings are on tap for 2016. We also are planning a full year of webinars. The bottom line: Depending on your interests, the cost savings associated with your AACC membership could be substantial.

  • Participate in AACC Artery, our private, secure, and professional online community. This members-only online portal is really catching on—by the end of the year, most of AACC’s 18 divisions and many local sections will be running on it. The Artery Open Forum is available for AACC members to comment or ask questions of their peers on any aspect of lab practice or professional interest. Recent topics ranged from using NTproBNP to monitor Entresto to technology disruption in lab medicine. Become a member and join the conversation.

  • Set themselves on the path for career success by being part of SYCL. AACC members younger than 40 automatically are part of the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians. This dynamic, forward-looking group provides crucial networking, mentorship, programming, and recognition opportunities. SYCL members have their own forum on AACC Artery, and they continually develop career guidance and educational resources. SYCL’s annual workshop and mixer are two of the most anticipated events at AACC’s Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. SYCL members have fun, too: Check out this great video summary of the 2015 Annual Meeting featuring Dr. Joe El-Khoury.

  • Educate themselves through our extensive catalogue of learning resources—in the format and at times that are most convenient. Our webinars, meetings, and virtual conferences take place at specific times, but they’re available on demand as well. AACC also offers 13 certificate programs, all developed by content experts and accessible 24-7, whenever you’re ready to dive in and learn.

  • Pursue their professional passions by joining AACC’s 18 divisions. AACC’s divisions are on the pulse of science and clinical practice. These active and engaged special interest groups facilitate discussions on wide-ranging topics, update members on controversies and emerging practices, and provide great opportunities for professional development. Join and discover.

  • Get all members-only publications. As an AACC member, you’ll receive Clinical Chemistry, AACC’s respected, referenced, and highly rated scientific journal with a 7.9 impact factor. 2016 will see the debut of The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine: An AACC Journal, a peer-reviewed publication intended to help lab professionals discover new adaptive solutions to patient health problems. Join now and you won’t miss an issue of either. You’ll also receive members-only issues of CLN Stat, but that’s not all. Only AACC members have access to Lab Advocate and Lab Advocate Now, featuring updates and insightful commentary by AACC’s health and science policy team and our Government Relations Committee on legislative, policy, and regulatory issues affecting clinical labs.

  • Have first option on hotels at the 2016 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. After a long hiatus, AACC in 2016 will return to Philadelphia for our Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. This walkable, historical, and hip city features world-class restaurants and culture. AACC members get more than a month’s head start on hotel choices for the meeting. Join now and reserve your room.

Practical and progressive. Purposeful and participatory. AACC 2016. Join and thrive.