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Access Education in More Ways than Ever Before

The ASCP Annual Meeting has always focused on delivering up-to-date, highly practical education to build skills and knowledge that you can apply in the lab immediately.

To build the foundation for this year’s education lineup, subject matter experts were engaged from the very beginning to define the entire program based on professional practice gaps and learner needs.

And to provide more flexibility to meet your demanding schedules, in addition to options for in-person and virtual learning, all registrants will now have access to added sessions beginning nearly 2 months early in an extended series dubbed the Path to Boston.



The Path to Boston

40+ Sessions


Core Meeting

October 27-29

80+ Sessions



3 Months Post-Meeting

Access recorded sessions, with purchase of a Complete Package


The Path to Boston is Underway


Keynote Speakers

  • Wednesday, October 27



    Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

    Surgeon, writer, and public health leader

    Dr. Atul Gawande is a practicing endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    He is founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Lifebox, a non-profit organization making surgery safer globally. Dr. Gawande is also a founder of CIC Health, which is accelerating the scale up of COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution nationally.

    A staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and writer of four New York Times best-selling books, he is winner of two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.

  • Thursday, October 28



    Vivian Pinn, MD

    Physician-scientist and pathologist

    Known worldwide for her advocacy of women's health issues and concerns, particularly for ensuring that federally funded medical studies include female patients, and encouraging women to follow medical and scientific careers, Dr. Pinn served as associate director for research on women's health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), concurrently was the inaugural director of NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health.

    Dr. Pinn previously taught at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Howard University College of Medicine, and is the namesake of Pinn Hall at the University of Virginia.

    Currently a senior scientist at the Fogarty International Center, Dr. Pinn has been honored with dozens of honorary degrees and awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association in 2020.


Extended Pre-Meeting Content: The Path to Boston

New this year, all registered attendees will have added access to a wide range of virtual sessions held in the weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting as part of The Path to Boston, including:

Birds of a Feather where you can meet and collaborate with others in your specific field

Multiple sessions from the Laboratory Professionals’ Track

13 sessions assembled by a diverse group of Companion Societies from around the world

Innovative Session Formats

This year you’ll discover a range of innovative new session types, in addition to returning favorites:

PechaKucha sessions using a rapid-fire, image-based learning format

TED Talk-style sessions featuring short educational stories on hot topics

Meet the Experts small group discussions featuring leading experts in a range of fields (Boston only)

Daily Homerooms provide an informal setting at the end of each day to connect with other attendees in your area (Boston only)

A wide range of case-based sessions, including Virtual Microscopy Tutorials (VMTs)

Roundtable Sessions cover a range of high-interest topic areas (Boston only)



Specialized Tracks


  • Laboratory Professionals’ Track:

    16 live sessions developed and taught by laboratory professionals, starting during the Path to Boston and continuing through the entire meeting. Topics cover 4 core areas including hematology and coagulation; Blood banking and transfusion medicine; microbiology; and chemistry.

  • Pathologists’ Assistants Track:

    New in 2021, discover a core lineup of 8 sessions of high-interest for Pathologists’ Assistants, all taking place in Boston and virtually. Additional sessions of interest will be highlighted for PAs to bookmark and view live or on-demand.

Looking for a fellowship? Attend the 2021 Virtual Fellowship Fair

Virtual attendees will be able to chat and videoconference with program representatives and access materials from each program with continued access to materials online via the virtual meeting platform.

On-Demand Access

More than 100 hours of education and CME/CMLE credits are available with on-demand options. You must register for a Complete Package for access, which gives you three months of access to all recorded sessions as well as continued access to the virtual meeting platform.

You’ll be able to claim CME or CMLE credits for every credit-bearing session you watch live or on-demand.



Renowned Experts in Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine

2021 Presenters Include:

  • AM_Speaker_Sanford


    Kim Sanford


  • AM_Speaker_Rohde


    Rodney Rohde

    PhD, MS, SM(ASCP), SV, MB, FACSc

  • AM_Speaker_Baloch


    Zubair Baloch

    MD, PhD, MASCP

  • AM_Speaker_Wilson


    Tywauna Wilson


  • AM_Speaker_Kroft


    Steven Kroft


  • AM_Speaker_Odegard


    Aaron Odegard


  • AM_Speaker_Hilborne


    Lee Hilborne


  • AM_Speaker_Baker


    Dana Baker


  • AM_Speaker_Goulart




  • AM_Speaker_Tellier-Castellone


    Theresa Tellier-Castellone


  • AM_Speaker_Tormey




  • AM_Speaker_Kremitske