Gain Practical, Personalized Knowledge You Can Apply in Your Lab Today
At the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, you will build advanced skills and discover the latest innovations directly applicable to your practice. Choose from over 250 hours of practical scientific education presented by some of the most respected leaders in the field today.
Understand the Trends and Innovations Shaping the Future of Health Care
The healthcare environment is rapidly changing, with new technologies and practices revolutionizing the diagnostic medicine profession. Prepare for the challenges ahead as globally-recognized change agents and respected experts share their knowledge and skills about the critical issues and emerging trends affecting our profession.
Get the Certification Support You Need All in One Place
Choose from a wealth of educational sessions offering credits toward your CMP or MOC requirements and complete your requirement in just three days.
Pathologists: Get all the SAM credits you need for MOC
Pathologists under MOC can earn up to 19.5 hours of SAM CME credit at the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, completing your entire two-year SAM credit requirement in just three days.
With the majority of our educational sessions offering SAM credits and 100+ sessions offering you up to 22.5 total CME credits, the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting has the education you need to stay current.
Lab Professionals: Discover education to keep you current under CMP
For laboratory professionals, the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting makes earning CE credits toward CMP easy, with up to 22.5 CMLE credits available throughout the meeting. Choose from sessions covering every topic area needed to meet your three-year recertification requirement.
Featured Sessions Led by the Top Minds in your Field
At the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, you’ll find practical content in essential focus areas taught by some of the most respected leaders in the field, gaining knowledge to immediately improve patient care.
Examples of Past Featured Sessions
- NeXtGen Laboratory Staffing: Surviving the Laboratory Professional Tsunami – APF Session
- Using Big Data to Improve Patient Care in the Laboratory: Building the ASCP National Pathology Quality Registry
- The Cost of Quality: What Can Your Institution Afford? – APF Session
- ASCP and PEPFAR: History, Impact, and Lessons Learned
- Laboratory Utilization in the Hospital and Community Setting: Tricks of the Trade – APF Session
Wednesday Featured Speaker
Competing with Cancer
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Featured speaker Shannon Miller is the most decorated Olympic gymnast in American history and a cancer survivor. She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame – twice — first as an individual (2006) and then as part of a team (2008). Shannon has won an astounding 59 International and 49 National competition medals, with over half of these resulting in gold medals. The only U.S. gymnast to win two World All-Around titles, she is also the first American female to medal in the individual all-around of a non-boycotted Olympics, and the most accomplished gymnast, male or female, in U.S. Olympic history.
Shannon has made the transition from Olympic athlete to advocate for improving health care for women and children. With programs, partnerships, and articles, Shannon seeks to empower women to make their health a priority through education and awareness.
Thursday Featured Speaker
Thomas J. Bollyky, J.D.
Shining a Spotlight on Global Health in the Future
Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics and Development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University.
Featured Speaker Thomas J. Bollyky, author of the upcoming book, “Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways,” will explain how historic health achievements are remaking a world that is both worrisome and full of opportunities. At the meeting he’ll discuss in depth whether the peril or promise of that progress prevails depends on what we, as a society, do next.
Bollyky is recognized for his expertise in global health and development. In 2014, he directed the first CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force devoted to that discipline, entitled The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Prior to coming to CFR, Bollyky was a fellow at the Center for Global Development.
2018 Call for Abstracts is Now Closed
Abstract submission is now closed. Corresponding authors will receive notification regarding the status of their submissions in mid-May. Good luck!
The Top Ten Posters
The top posters in their category are selected as best of the best with a “Best Poster” award.
Best Poster Categories:
- Best International Poster
- Best Resident Poster
- Best Education Poster
- Best Lab Practice Poster
- Best Scientific Poster
- Best Case Study Poster (New for 2018)
2018 Call for Abstracts is Now Closed
Abstract submission is now closed. Consider submitting an abstract for ASCP 2019!
"Being recognized as a Best Poster award winner gave me the opportunity to implement process improvements that will save money and staff time in my lab. Winning this award is a catalyst for my colleagues to do more."
-Su-Chieh Pamela Sun, MT(ASCP), MPA, Supervisor, Central Laboratory, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York