With more than 700 exhibitors and 2,200 booths spread across the Pennsylvania Convention Center expo hall, the 2016 AACC Clinical Lab Expo will be a bustle of activity. But it also will be a place right on the exhibit hall floor to take in presentations on the latest lab testing technologies, best practices, and more.

At least 15 Industry Workshop Exhibit Hall Theater presentations will be held over the course of three days—August 2 through August 4—in two theaters on the exhibition hall floor.

In addition to the Industry Workshop Exhibit Hall Theater, several original equipment manufacturers (OEM)—companies that make products that are part of another company’s end product—will provide 20-minute presentations during the OEM Lecture Series on August 2 and 3 in the heart of the Convention Center exhibit hall, Theater 2.

At least 16 more presentations will take place off the show floor in Hotel Industry Workshops at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown on August 2 and 3.

In all cases—Industry Workshop Exhibit Hall Theater, OEM Lecture Series, and Hotel Industry Workshops—the in vitro diagnostics industry will shine with highly regarded speakers discussing clinical practice issues and showcasing emerging technologies. These free sessions run the gamut from disruptive innovation in laboratory medicine and individualized quality control plans to new frontiers in lipid testing and the world’s smallest polymerase chain reaction machine.


Industry Workshop Exhibit Hall Theater:

Tuesday, August 2

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

LDT Validation: YES! It Really Can Be Done!

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Low ALP Matters: Alkaline Phosphatase, Why It’s Important, and Its Role in the Diagnosis of Hypophosphatasia

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Get Behind the Scenes of Population Health with AACC and LabLeaders

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Distributor Executive Perspectives: Lab/Diagnostics Market Trends and New Realities

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Innovation for Health: Utilization of Metagenomic Technology to Discover a Novel Human Pegivirus Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Adoption of New Biomarkers and Technologies for Antiphospholipid Syndrome Testing

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lab Automation and New Solutions to Address the Challenges of Hemostasis Testing


Wednesday, August 3

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Current Laboratory Trends in Successful Graves’ Disease Management

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Improving Quality and Turnaround time of Clinical Chemistry Specimens Using Plasma

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Driving Clinical Value Through Lab Testing – Case Studies with Cardiac and Sepsis Biomarkers

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Natriuretic Peptides (NPs): Understanding Your Options

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Clinical Impact of Sample Quality and the Value of Automating Pre-Analytical Quality Assurance in Hemostasis Testing

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Measuring the Unmeasured: Direct Oral Anticoagulants – Views From Beyond the Lab

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Proteins: Not Just for Carnivores – Digesting the Latest in Special Protein Testing


Thursday, August 4

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How a Comprehensive Laboratory Approach to Monitoring Bleeding Events Leads to Better Patient Outcomes and Healthier Hospitals


Original Equipment Manufacturer Lecture Series:

Tuesday, August 2

11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Reduce Your Time to Market With Your Next Liquid Handling Instrument Development Project

11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Mass-Manufacturable Chip Solutions for the Life Sciences and Diagnostics

12 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.

How Disruptive Is Your Diagnostic? And What Does That Mean, By the Way?

12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

An Automated Nontreponemal RPR Test for the Detection of Syphilis

Wednesday, August 3

9:45 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

IDEX Health & Science pressure and flow sensing options for real-time measurement of system performance

10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Overcoming the Pain Points of NGS-Based Clinical Diagnostic Testing


Hotel Industry Workshops:

Tuesday, August 2, 7 a.m.

Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP): What Does It Mean for You?

Recognition of Low Alkaline Phosphatase Activity: The Role of the Laboratory in the Clinical Diagnosis of Hypophosphatasia

State of the Art Cardiac Biomarkers: From the Laboratory to Healthier Hospitals

What’s New in Statistical Quality Control Guidance: CLSI’s C24 Updates

Tuesday, August 2, 6 p.m.

A Novel Approach With the Potential to Detect a Single Bacterium or Molecule

Impact of rapid, high-sensitivity point-of-care test

Introducing the World’s Smallest PCR Machine – The Spartan Cube. Reimagine the Future of On-Demand Molecular Diagnostics.

Monitoring Kinome Adaptations to Therapy Using High Resolution Quantitative Mass Spectrometry

New Aspects of Monitoring Myeloma Patients

Utilization of Sigma Metrics to Innovate Quality, Efficiency and Value in Healthy Laboratories 

Wednesday, August 3, 7 a.m.

Clinician and Laboratory Perspectives in Sepsis Patient Management and CMS Core Measurements

National and Local Interventions to Improve the Utilization of Laboratory Tests in Healthy Hospitals

New instruments for Streamlining Workflow and Inclusion in Multidisciplinary Automation

Troponin Evolution or Revolution? Implications for Patient Care

Achieving Laboratory Excellence: Debating Winning Strategies for Clinical Laboratory in Current Healthcare Environment

Wednesday, August 3, 6 p.m.

New Frontiers in Lipid Testing