ASCLS Annual Meeting, AMI and Exposition

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Advanced Management Institute
August 1-2
Loews
Philadelphia Hotel
84th Annual Meeting
August 1-4
Loews
Philadelphia Hotel
Clinical Lab Expo
August 2-4
Pennsylvania
Convention Center

RegistrationEducation ProgramAccommodations

TransportationLetter to EmployerSession Handouts

Mobile AppASCLS Provides HOPE  |  Student and NPNMF Travel Grants

Call for Proposals   Call for Abstracts

Sponsorship & Exhibitor InformationMeeting Sponsors

The ASCLS Annual Meeting, Expo and Advanced Management Institute (AMI) will return to Philadelphia, PA in 2016 after a 13 year hiatus!  Philadelphia and the ASCLS-PA Host Society are eagerly awaiting your return to the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Take advantage of our new meeting format. 
  • Earn 16 hours of continuing education credit in 4 days.
  • Network with hundreds fellow laboratorians and share your challenges and best practices
  • Experience the latest in laboratory science and technology at the Clinical Lab Expo, featuring more than 700 exhibiting companies with over 2,000 booths
  • Take home practical information on methodologies, management and emerging issues

Join us as we celebrate the 84th meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.


Registration

Click here to register online.  Register by Thursday, June 16, 2016 to receive the early-bird rate.

Deadline to register online is July 29th.  After that date, registration will only be available onsite.

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 are planning to attend the Clinical Lab Expo ONLY, please download this form and submit to the address listed.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at ascls@ascls.org


Education Program

Click here to download the PDF of the 2016 Annual Meeting, Clinical Lab Expo and AMI preliminary program in its entirety.

You may also access the entire program in searchable format to plan your experience. This web-based program integrates with the Annual Meeting mobile app.

To view specific sections of the program, click below:


Accommodations

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is the host hotel for the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting. Our room block at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel is currently sold out.  We have secured additional accommodations. See below.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
 
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
9000 Bartram Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19153
 
Reserve your room online for Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport.  These rooms are available for $199 per night and include free breakfast for up to two guests per room.  You can also secure your room by calling 800-Embassy or 800-528-6071 (the direct line to the hotel's reservation desk).  Be sure to ask for the group ASCLS. This block is only available until July 8th.  The Embassy Suites Airport operates a complimentary airport shuttle running 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The trip to the airport is 5 minutes (1/2 mile) and operates every half hour and as needed for the guests. At the airport attendees will connect with SEPTA and take a train to the Convention Center/Lowes area, which is a 15-minute to 20-minute ride. All day passes are $12 for the SEPTA system.
 
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
 
Reserved your room online for the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City. Rooms are available for $315 per night (single or double) which include free breakfast for up to two guests per room.  The hotel is located approximately 1/2 mile from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  For reservations, call 1-800-EMBASSY or (215) 561-1776.  Be sure to ask for the group ASCLS in order to receive the discounted rate.

Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport
  • Distance from hotel: 12 miles
  • Drive time: 20 minutes
  • Average taxi fare: $35 plus tip (one way)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA): $6.50 (one way); Jefferson Station is located 2 blocks from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
  • SuperShuttle van service is not available from Philadelphia Airport.
30th Street Station - Amtrak
  • Distance from hotel: 2 miles
  • Drive time: 10 minutes
  • Average taxi fare: $15 plus tip (one way) 


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.


Session Handouts

Handouts will be made available online prior to the meeting.  Registrants will be informed of their availability via email.


Mobile App

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The ASCLS Annual Meeting mobile app is now available for download.  Access the app at the links above or visit Google play store or the iTunes app store, and search for "ASCLS Events."  After downloading the app, you will need to create an account to access the app.
*NOTE:  Do not download the ASCLS app by Facing1.  This app is not our official event app.

ASCLS provides HOPE in Philadelphia

ASCLS is once again giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE – Helping Other People Event. In collaboration with Philabundance, the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee (PPC) will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and monetary donations at the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting. Philabundance seeks to drive hunger from local communities today and end hunger forever.  Visit www.Philabundance.org or follow Philabundance on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee will have collection boxes near the ASCLS meeting registration area of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. High-priority food items that are needed include the following:

  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • canned meats
  • canned or jarred proteins like peanut butter and canned stews.

We will also be collecting monetary donations via the ASCLS Online Store. Every dollar raised enables Philabundance to provide 2 meals!

Donation times are listed below and coincide with events at the hotel.

Onsite Donation Schedule:

  • Sunday, July 31st 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, August 1st 9:00 am – 10:00 am & 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 2nd 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm & 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3rd 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 4th 7:30 am – 8:30 am


Student and NPNMF Travel Grants

Beckman Coulter FoundationThanks to the generosity of the Beckman Coulter Foundation, ASCLS student members were provided the opportunity to apply for a grant to assist with travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  Click here to download the flyer featuring each of the recipients. 

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to receive a Beckman Coulter Student Travel Grant:

  • Patricia Ross
  • Nicholas Yu
  • Mattie Kropf
  • Maria Lucia Rodriguez
  • William Jonathan Windsor
  • Jessica Stellingwerf 

The ASCLS Student Forum and New Professional New Members Forum also sponsored travel grants for students, new professionals and new members to attend the Annual Meeting.  Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Student Forum Travel Grant Recipients:
    • Lauren Engel
    • Savannah Drake
    • William Jonathan Windor
  • New Professional New Member Forum Grant Recipient:
    • Kelley Weber


Call for Proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting & AMI

Do you have an idea for an education session at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting and/or Advanced Management Institute?  Click here to submit your proposal online.  The 2017 Annual Meeting, Advanced Management Institute and Clinical Lab Expo will be held in San Diego, CA on July 30 - August 4.  If you are unable to submit your proposal online, download the Call for Proposals form.  Deadline for submissions is August 12, 2016.  Questions?  Contact us at ascls@ascls.org.


Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Submit an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting in San Diego.  The Call for Abstract document will be posted soon with the submission instructions and form.  The submission deadline is April 1, 2017.


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the 2016 Clinical Lab Expo, click here for more information.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting, click here for more information.


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.

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 ARUP IFL 3cPos Horz  FUSION LOGO  Ortho logo black rgb
 Sysmex Gradient 1 copy  CAH-logo-wTM  ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council

Kelley Weber, Mounds View, MN