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AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo Named the Fastest Growing Trade Show by Trade Show News Network

WASHINGTON – AACC is pleased to announce that the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo won the 2013 Trade Show News Network (TSNN) award for having the fastest growing attendance of all nonprofit trade shows. The AACC Annual Meeting is also known for being the world’s largest diagnostics conference and expo.

This weekend’s 4th Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence in Reno, Nev., recognized four medical trade shows in all for topping the list of the 25 nonprofit shows that experienced the fastest increase in attendance from 2010–2012. In addition to AACC’s annual meeting, other frontrunners in this category included the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) Annual Meeting, the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering – 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Figures for paid attendee growth were used to determine which events made the list. 

“We are thrilled to have won this award from TSNN,” said AACC CEO Janet Kreizman. “Laboratory medicine is vital to patient care, and we strive to make every annual meeting a must-attend event for clinical laboratory professionals to learn about the latest cutting-edge technology and research breakthroughs in the field. We hosted more than 17,500 medical professionals in Houston this year, and hope to see even more growth in 2014.”

Next year, the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago from July 27–31.

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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