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CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the world's largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care. This year, the meeting will include the latest news about mobile health, big data, and infectious disease testing, among many other major healthcare topics.
From July 27–31, the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is expected to draw more than 17,500 attendees, including prominent leaders in medicine and healthcare, to Chicago's McCormick Place. Six hundred fifty exhibitors will also introduce more than 200 new diagnostic products, making this one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S.
The 2014 AACC annual meeting will include insights on the following:
"This is an exciting time for the field of laboratory medicine," said AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman. "Advances in medical science and information technology hold great promise to tailor treatments to patients' individual needs and to make healthcare more widely accessible. The 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo features a line-up of talks that underscore laboratory medicine's role in driving modern healthcare forward to help patients achieve better health."
About the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
AACC's annual meeting offers 5 days packed with opportunities to learn about exciting science from July 27–31. Plenary sessions feature expert presentations on how mobile technology and the internet are revolutionizing healthcare, the importance of newborn screening, big data, the biologic basis of obesity, and the latest advances that could lead to a cure for HIV.
At the AACC Clinical Lab Expo, 650 exhibitors will fill the show floor of Chicago's convention center, McCormick Place, with displays of the latest diagnostic technology, including but not limited to automation, information systems, point-of-care, and biotech.
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, 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 www.aacc.org.
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