Plan to Join Us for an All-New Annual Meeting June 23-27, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina

The 2019 Annual Meeting will feature a whole new experience for attendees.

• More than 700 laboratory professionals and colleagues will come together to learn from one another and network.
• The educational program will include 70 sessions and eligibility for up to 15 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved education.
• Attendees will have a chance to engage with industry and get a look at the latest in laboratory technology.

Beginning in 2019, ASCLS and the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) will hold their annual meetings jointly.The partnership arose after recent changes with both organizations presented the two like-minded and complimentary membership groups the opportunity to work together. Beginning in 2019, ASCLS and AGT will hold a single meeting, integrating their educational programs, abstracts/posters, and industry engagement platforms. The format will allow for an expanded and broadened educational program and attendee access to a wider range of industry partners.The groups’ planning committees are focused on adopting innovative, new approaches to learning and industry engagement to build a unique, new attendee experience.

Save the Dates for Future Annual Meetings

June 23-27, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina

June 28-July 2, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky

June 27-July 1, 2021, in Addison, Texas, (suburban Dallas near the Galleria)




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To help with the expense of attending the 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 Developing Professionals Forum, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC), and the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum. They are available on a competitive basis. Click on the links below to view the 2018 receipents in each category.

Click here to view and download the photos from the 2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting.

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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 gave 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, supported 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.

Thank you to everyone who supported RCSIP's annual RU Caring Back to School Health Fair.  Volunteers collected school supplies and donations. Thank you to our generous ASCLS members for helping ASCLS provide HOPE to others!

2018 Hope Donations

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.