ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition

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82nd Annual Meeting
July 29-August 2, 2014
Marriott Hotel Downtown
Chicago, IL

Clinical Lab Expo
July 29-31, 2014
McCormick Place      
Chicago, IL

  Registration | Accommodations | Transportation  | Clinical Lab Expo

Annual Meeting Program | Letter to Employer | Call for Abstracts

Mobile App | ASCLS Provides HOPE

ASCLS Student Forum Travel Grant | Meeting Sponsors


Attend the premier event for clinical laboratory science professionals.

  • Network with hundreds fellow laboratorians and share your challenges and best practices
  • Advance your knowledge and your career with more than 63 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved education
  • Experience the latest in laboratory science and technology at the Clinical Lab Expo, featuring more than 480 exhibiting companies with over 1,700 booths
  • Take home practical information on methodologies, management and emerging issues

 Join us as we celebrate the 82nd meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.



Click here to register online.  Be sure to register by Friday, June 6, 2014 to receive the early-bird rate.

Registration Form (PDF): Download a copy of the registration form and follow the instructions to register by mail or fax.

Not a member? Save on registration by becoming a member of ASCLS. Download a Membership Application to return with your Registration Form.

To avoid being charged twice, please submit your registration using only one method. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



The ASCLS host hotel is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.  Located at 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, this hotel is in the heart of Uptown Chicago and is just a few blocks from The Galleria for shopping, dining and entertainment. This 23-story modern hotel is also located near the Museum and Theater districts.

Hotel Reservations

ASCLS has secured discounted room rates for attendees, available until the room block is filled or until Monday, July 7, 2014. Reservations made after the ASCLS block is full, or after the July 7th deadline, are subject to space and rate availability. To reserve your room:

  • Click here to make reservations online, OR
  • Call the hotel at 1.877.303.0104.  When calling, be sure to mention rate code:  ASCLS Annual Meeting.

Room rate: $245 single/double occupancy, plus tax; $245 triple occupancy, plus tax



 O’Hare International Airport

Distance from hotel: 28 miles

Drive time: 25 to 30 minutes

Average taxi fare: $45 plus tip (one way)

Midway Airport

Distance from hotel: 16 miles

Average taxi fare: $35 plus tip (one way)


Clinical Lab Expo

For information to be an exhibitor, go to the Clin Lab Expo webpage.


Annual Meeting Program

The ASCLS Annual Meeting offers three intense days of learning. There are keynote presentations by nationally renowned speakers, scientific sessions on timely topics, informal luncheon roundtables and more. For complete details, please refer to the Preliminary Program.

You can download the Preliminary Program in segments:


 Letter to Employer

Explain the value of the ASCLS Annual Meeting to your employer. Download a template letter explaining the return on investment of your attendance.


Call for Abstracts and Poster Competition

Poster Competition Guidelines - guidelines for poster competition (practioner, graduate and undergraduate students).  This deadline has passed.  Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Call for Abstracts - guidelines for abstracts for posters and oral research presentations for practioners and graduate students.  This deadline has passed.  Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for the 2014 Annual Meeting.


2013 Awards Photos

Download photos from the Industry and Member Awards Ceremonies.  You must be logged in to the ASCLS website to access the photos.  To log in, enter your ASCLS member username and password in the upper right corner, then return to this webpage.


Mobile App

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With the ASCLS Annual Meeting Mobile App, you can view all session descriptions, create your own schedule, download session handouts (password required), rate sessions you attended and more! 

For iPhone (plus iPad & iPod Touch) and Android phones, to download: visit your App Store or Google Play on your device and search for “ASCLS 2014.”        

For All Other Phone Types (including BlackBerry and other web browser-enabled phones): While on your smartphone, point your mobile browser to

The mobile app is sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories.


ASCLS Provides HOPE - Helping Other People Event


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ASCLS Provides HOPE in Chicago

ASCLS is once again giving back to the Annual Meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE – Helping Other People Event. In collaboration with the Gads Hill Center, the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession committee (PPC) will be holding a donation drive at the ASCLS 2014 Annual Meeting to provide school supplies in support of Gads Hill’s many education programs  Please visit the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession committee website for details, including donation ideas and collection times.


ASCLS Student Forum Travel Grant

ASCLS is seeking active student members to apply for the ASCLS Student Travel Grant which provides funding to attend the 2014 ASCLS Annual Meeting being held July 29-August 2 in Chicago, IL!

Yes, we are fortunate to have received funding from a very generous donor, and now we are recruiting student applicants!

The grant fund will assist in supporting up to six students to attend the Annual Meeting. Grant winners will receive up to $1000 for travel expenses and meeting registration.

Click Here to download the travel grant application.

To be considered for the grant, applicants must:

  1. be a current ASCLS student member;
  2. not be a state or regional student representative or state delegate to the 2014 Annual Meeting; and
  3. be registered as a full student for the Annual Meeting by receipt of the application to the ASCLS office.

The completed application & meeting registration confirmation must be received by May 9th to be eligible for consideration.


Meeting Sponsors

ASCLS thanks the following companies for their support of the ASCLS Annual Meeting. Visit our sponsors’ websites by clicking on the logos below.

Roche-Blue-Hex web The Binding Site
Siemens web Stago logo web
Horiba logo web Sysmex logo 200x50 TerumoBCT web
Advancelogo web ASCP newlogo web