September 3-6 | Chicago, IL

ASCP 2024 Annual Meeting

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ASCP 2024 equips the laboratory team
for maximum impact

Each and every day, the laboratory makes a significant impact on the lives of every patient, situated at the center of critical diagnostic decisions. The contributions, ingenuity, and commitment of every team member ensure the best possible patient outcomes can be achieved.

The ASCP Annual Meeting is built to provide you with the critical knowledge you need to stay at the cutting-edge of your profession and elevate your laboratory’s impact. From innovative techniques and emerging trends to best practices, you’ll build the skills and expertise you need to make an immediate impact in your lab.

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Stay up to date and learn new skills

ASCP continues to provide the world-class learning experience you’ve come to know and expect. You’ll learn the latest techniques, learn about the latest advancements in your field, and expand your knowledge base.

Hone in on your subspecialty area, learn practical skills and gain knowledge through a combination of lecture-based and interactive sessions led by renowned leaders in their respective fields.

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Network and have fun with your peers

ASCP 2024 packs a lot of learning into just a few days. Still, you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of your peers. This is your chance to meet other professionals from across the nation–and from around the world–to share ideas, collaborate, and validate or change your perspectives.

Located in the heart of America, this year’s destination will be Chicago, IL, which offers several attractions, a vibrant city background, and a plethora of activities.

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Continue your learning on-demand

Attendees can choose to include the on-demand package when registering to gain access to all recorded sessions with continued access to the entire virtual meeting platform. Now you can catch all the sessions you missed, and re-visit your favorites whenever needed.

Credits can be claimed for all on-demand sessions viewed, significantly increasing the total number of credits available to claim.

Keynote Speakers


At this year's meeting, our focus on DEI and global health will help shape the future of patient care. From ensuring equitable access to healthcare services to addressing disparities in diagnostic accuracy and treatment outcomes, discussions at ASCP 2024 will be both enlightening and actionable.

As an attendee, you will gain a better understanding of integrating global health perspectives into research and practices and promoting health equity on a global scale. You will gain practical diversity, equity, and inclusion education, and a clearer vision around the issues of access to healthcare that so many of our patients have experienced. All so the laboratory can be a leader in closing those gaps.

This year, hear from two exceptional keynote speakers whose experience in DEI and global health embody the spirit of our meeting. Their presence underscores the significance of our mission and the urgency with which we must address DEI and global health challenges in our field.

Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III

Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, September 4

Martin Luther King Ill is a leading voice for peace, justice, and equity in the U.S. and globally. His work has had a transformative impact, and his keynote address will celebrate unity, equity, and inclusion that will inspire conversations and actions that will bring us a better tomorrow and help shape a more just society for all.

Ambassador  John Nkengasong

Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong

Scientific Keynote Speaker

Thursday, September 5

Global health is local health, and Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong's experience as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy is a testament to his profound impact on both. His leadership in overseeing PEPFAR, which has made historic strides in addressing HIV/AIDS, highlights the power of strategic intervention in global public health, and his tenure as the first director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention further underscores his ability to drive transformative change.

Register early and save up to 30%

Rates increase July 29, 2024

Registration options from:

Laboratory Professionals Pathologists Residents & Fellows in Training
$599 $1,049 $199

Get Credit

Earn up to 28.75 CME/CMLE credits with your registration, with the opportunity to earn many more if you include the on-demand option.

Pre-Meeting Virtual Sessions

Aug 19
Earn up to 10 credits
Included with meeting registration

Deep-Dive Workshops*

Sept 3
Earn up to 4 credits
Included with meeting registration

Education Sessions

Sept 4-6
Earn up to 14.75 credits
Included with meeting registration

On-Demand Recorded Sessions

Earn up to 65+ credits
(Add-on, purchase for an additional fee)

*No additional fee, but separate registration is required to attend a Deep-Dive Workshop, done while registering for the ASCP Annual Meeting. To add a Workshop to your existing registration, visit the registration page and log in to make changes.

Wine Tasting Mixer: On Diagnosing Cabernet Sauvignon...
and Chardonnay

Back by popular demand!

Tuesday, September 3 | 6:00pm
ASCP Headquarters
33 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL

Dr. Bruce Smoller, pathologist and wine connoisseur, will join us in Chicago to host a spectacular wine tasting event. Join Dr. Smoller and fellow attendees Tuesday evening for a guided tasting with discussion on how to evaluate, experience, and select wine. Registration is only $35!

Wine Tasting Mixer can be added to your ASCP 2024 registration.

ASCP Annual Meeting  2023 5k run
Chicago Riverwalk Lakefront

The Petri Dash

2nd Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk

Wednesday, September 4 | 6:15am-8:00am

Dial in to your competitive spirit - or enjoy a refreshing morning stroll - while taking in 3.1 miles of breathtaking views along the Chicago lakefront.

Ready, set, diagnose! This artfully crafted route introduces you to 3.1 magnificent miles of some of Chicago’s finest sights. We’ll start by running or walking along the picturesque Riverwalk, flanked by Chicago’s famous architecture and renowned waterside eateries. Then, experience a picturesque sunrise over Lake Michigan as you follow the uninterrupted Lakefront Trail. The turnaround point will be at none other than the stately Buckingham Fountain, with breathtaking views of Chicago's downtown, the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and more.

Registration is only $30 with proceeds supporting the ASCP Foundation.

Register by August 11th to receive an official race t-shirt!

5k registration can be added to your ASCP 2024 registration.

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Workforce Lounge

The ASCP Workforce Lounge allows attendees to connect with fellow colleagues in an informal space. The Workforce Lounge will feature tools, resources, and practical advice for pathologists and laboratory professionals who are looking to expand their organizational development, recruiting new employees, culture, and retention efforts, and those who are seeking new employment or role.

Whether you want to look at the current job market, chat with ASCP volunteer mentors for professional guidance and support, network, or much more, the Workforce Lounge will offer you the exclusive opportunity!


Come and stay for a while in Chicago!

Chicago is one of America’s shining crown jewels, offering world-class shopping experiences, the finest restaurants, incredible architecture, and breath-taking city views. Whether you want to eat at one of the many award-winning restaurants, enjoy a walk down the Magnificent Mile, or take in the beautiful beaches and vast public parks, Chicago offers you several ways to enjoy your stay.

Meeting Venue

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Official Hotel

Stay on site at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and save big with steep discounts for ASCP 2024 attendees for a limited time only. Book your room via the link below to save.

Hyatt Regency Chicago