ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition


Join us for the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science!

The 2018 Annual Meeting will feature knowledge and learning experiences that encompass all parts of the laboratory profession.

• Network with colleagues and other laboratory professionals.
• Take advantage of more than 15.5 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved education.
• Experience the latest in laboratory technology with access to the Clinical Laboratory Expo.

Leave with practical knowledge on methodologies, management, and emerging issues.You'll find it all at the Annual Meeting.

Check out a message on the Annual Meeting from ASCLS President Debra Rodahl. We hope to see you in Chicago!

Travel Grants


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To help with the expense of attending the 2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting, we are pleased to offer travel grants for our student members and new professionals / new members.  These grants are made possible with support provided by Beckman Coulter, the ASCLS Student Forum, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) and the ASCLS New Professional and New Member Forum (NPNMF).  They are available on a competitive basis.  Click on the links below to view the receipents in each category.

ASCLS Commerical Symposia Sponsored by Quidel Corporation


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Welcome address and Introduction:
George J Kahaly, MD, PhD (5 minutes)

Guideline Recommendations, Clinical Practice, and Indications for Measurement.
Mark Lupo, MD, PA (30 minutes)

Methodology and Assay Comparison
George J Kahaly, MD, PhD (30 minutes)

Implementation of Thyroid-Stimulating Immunoglobulin Testing at DHMC
Robert D. Nerenz, PhD (20 minutes)

Faculty Discussion
(35 min.)

Summary and Conclusions
George J Kahaly, MD, PhD (5 minutes) 

Up to 2.0 hours P.A.C.E.® accreditation for lab professionals.
Up to 2.0 hours CME accreditation for physicians


George J. Kahaly, MD, PhD 
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism 
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center 
Mainz, Germany

Mark A. Lupo, MD, PA
Medical Director
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida 
Sarasota, Florida

Robert D. Nerenz, PhD
Assistant Director, Clinical Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire


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The ASCLS Annual Meeting mobile app is 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.  If you have previously downloaded the app, you will not need to re-download it.  You will only need to select the current event - 2018 Annual Meeting.

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ASCLS once again will be giving back to the annual meeting host city with ASCLS Provides HOPE – Helping Other People Event.  This year’s event, hosted by the ASCLS Promotion of the Profession Committee, will support Rush University Community Programs.  The Rush Community Service Initiatives Program (RCSIP) was established in 1991 to create a network of community service programs that match Rush student interest and initiative with the social and healthcare needs of the Chicago population. 


  • Assess the need for potential services in the Chicago community that could benefit from the voluntary assistance of Rush students.
  • Match these service needs with the students’ desire to be part of an active community service experience.
  • Coordinate these activities to the mutual benefit of all.
  • Evaluate the effects of community service experiences on the personal learning and development of the students.

We will be supporting RCSIP's annual RU Caring Back to School Health Fair.  Volunteers will be collecting school supplies near the ASCLS Registration Desk to collect donations at the following times:

Sunday, July 29  Monday, July 30  Tuesday, July 31 
 7:30 am – 8:30 am  7:00 am – 8:00 am  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm    

Click here for a list of suggested items. 

Monetary donations are also being accepted.  Click here to submit your donation online.

Thank you for helping ASCLS provide HOPE to others!

Need help explaining the value of the ASCLS Annual Meeting to your employer?   Download a template letter highlighting the return on investment of your attendance. 

Click here to view and download the photos from the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting.