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AACC Unveils Plenary Lineup for AACC/CSCC 2013 in Houston

WASHINGTON - The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Houston, Texas, July 28- August 1, 2013. The complete program will be available online in April 2013 at

In the meantime, AACC is pleased to announce that our 2013 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee has selected five Plenary Sessions that will form a unique highlight of each day’s proceedings. They are...

The 2013 AACC Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award Plenary Session
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Deconvoluting the Metabolic Syndrome at a Molecular Level

C. Ronald Kahn, MD, Senior Investigator and Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chairman of the Joslin Board

Monday, July 29, 2013
Challenging the Dogma: A New View of the Genomic Programming of Human Development

John Mattick, PhD, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Conjoint Professor at the St Vincent's Clinical School, and Visiting Professorial Fellow in the University of New South Wales School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Science

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Vitamin D Debate: Is Enthusiasm Outpacing the Evidence?

Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Director of Pediatric Nutritional Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina


JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Co-Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Patient-Based Therapeutics Discovery

Stuart L. Schreiber, PhD, Director of Chemical Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Founding Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Dining in with Trillions of Fascinating Friends

Jeffrey Gordon MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor at Washington University School of Medicine

For more information about the AACC’s Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, contact David Sainato or visit the AACC website. Registration for the Annual Meeting is expected to open in April 2013, and will be complimentary for credentialed journalists when available.

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit

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