Attend the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting

Take advantage of the world-class education at the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting to gain practical, immediately-applicable knowledge. Bring advancement to your lab today with strategies to improve outcomes, become more cost effective, and enhance patient care. Discover how to move appropriate test utilization from principles to practice and convey your expertise to the clinical care team through sessions led by knowledgeable, world-class faculty and respected, premier leaders. Learn from the foremost experts in the field, fulfill your CC and CMP requirements, and form valuable relationships that will last throughout your career and lifetime!

 

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Gain Practical, Personalized Knowledge From Valuable Scientific Education

At the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting, you will build advanced skills and discover the latest innovations directly applicable to your practice. Choose from over a hundred hours of practical scientific education presented by some of the most respected leaders in the field today. 

Identify Strategies to Promote Advancement in Your Lab Today

The healthcare environment is rapidly changing, with new technologies and practices revolutionizing the diagnostic medicine profession. Keep your lab on the forefront of the field, while learning appropriate test utilization techniques to improve outcomes, become more cost effective, and enhance patient care.

Discover Your Leading Role in the Challenges Ahead

Hear globally-recognized change agents and respected experts discuss the critical issues and emerging trends affecting our profession. Learn how to operationalize appropriate test utilization, and identify how to convey your valuable expertise to the clinical care team.

Get the Certification Support You Need All in One Place

Choose from a wealth of educational sessions offering credits toward your CMP or CC (formerly MOC) requirements.

Pathologists: Get SAMs CME credits you need for CC

Pathologists under CC can earn up to 19.5 hours of SAMs CME credit at the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting.

With the majority of our educational sessions offering SAMs CME credits and 100+ sessions offering you up to 22.5 total CME credits, the ASCP 2019 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 2019 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.

Renowned Speakers Covering Crucial Topics

Hear from leaders in the field about critical issues and emerging trends affecting pathology and lab medicine today, and discover your leading role in addressing the challenges ahead.

Grand Opening General Session Featured Speaker

Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

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Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), is one of the world’s most powerful female voices in the global fight against cancer and non-communicable diseases.

The mother of a cancer survivor, HRH Princess Dina has been a trailblazing force behind the King Hussein Cancer Foundation in Jordan, serving as Director General for fifteen years and transforming the non-profit into an internationally-known leader in the global movement for people affected by cancer. She is also a leading figure advocating for early detection and screening of breast cancer for women in Jordan, and served as the Honorary Chairperson of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) from 2006-2016.

In 2011, she was honored to have been chosen to deliver the keynote speech on behalf of civil society at the first ever United Nations High-level Meeting on non-communicable diseases. The meeting focused attention of world leaders on critical concerns about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory illnesses – which are responsible for more global deaths than all other causes combined. Also, in 2018, she was chosen again to speak at the third High level meeting on NCDs as “Eminent Champion of the fight against Non-communicable diseases” on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

Featured Sessions Led by the Top Minds in your Field

At the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting, you’ll find practical scientific education covering the entire landscape of pathology and laboratory medicine taught by some of the most respected leaders in the field.  You’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge to promote advancement in your lab and improve patient care.

Past examples of Featured Sessions and Tracks

  • The Burnout Dilemma: How to Implement a High Stress Resiliency Strategy Among Laboratory Professionals – APF Session
  • Lawsuits, CLIA, Labs, and Public Policy: An Update on How Government Affects the Pathology and Lab Community 
  • Diagnostic Challenges in Breast Biopsy Interpretation: The Value of Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation
  • Data Analytics 101: Fundamental Concepts for the Laboratory Professional to Survive in a Value-Based World – APF Session
  • Continuing Certification Update from the American Board of Pathology (ABP)

2019 Call for Abstracts is Now Open

Presenting your research at the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, September 11-13, will showcase your knowledge and dedication to discovery in front of a prestigious global audience!

The Process Is as Easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  1. Submit Abstract - Summarize your hard work in 300 words or less, and submit online by March 20, 2019.
  2. Get Noticed - Presenting at the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting gives you instant credibility and puts your research up for discussion in front of peers and internationally renowned faculty.
  3. Become a Big Deal - Prizes are just the beginning. Past entries have garnered national media attention, catalyzed significant changes at their institutions, and fast-tracked backing for expanded research. Cue the applause!!!

Present Your Poster in Phoenix!

Beat the rush this year and submit now! Multiple submissions will be accepted. 

Submission deadline is March 20, 2019.

Submit Abstract

"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

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Build Practical Knowledge

Focus in on your subspecialty area, learn practical skills and gain knowledge through a combination of lecture-based and interactive sessions taught by the top leaders in the field. Understand how to operationalize appropriate test utilization, and discover how to convey your critical expertise to the clinical care team.

Get All the CC (formerly MOC) Support You Need in One Place

Benefit from hundreds of hours of education in dozens of topic areas, allowing you to earn up to 22.5 total CME credits. Pathologists under Continuing Certification (CC) can earn up to 19.5 hours of SAMs CME credit at the Annual Meeting.

Meeting Highlights 

  • Cutting-Edge Focus Areas - Choose from several education tracks in the fastest-growing, most challenging areas, exposing you to critical and emerging subjects.
  • Premier Faculty - Hear from knowledgeable, world-class experts and respected leaders.
  • Networking - Gather with and learn from the foremost leaders in the field, while also forming valuable relationships that will last throughout your career and lifetime.

Learn Immediately Applicable Skills

Gain practical knowledge in key areas such as laboratory management and practice, allowing you to build upon existing skills or learn new ones. Stay up-to-date on cutting-edge laboratory knowledge and hone your abilities to advance your career and gain recognition and promotion. Discover how to move from laboratory principles to practice, and understand your leading role in appropriate test utilization.

Meet CMP Requirements

Benefit from hundreds of hours of education in dozens of topic areas, allowing you to earn up to 22.5 CMLE credits.

Meeting Highlights

  • Cutting-Edge Focus Areas - Choose from several education tracks in the fastest-growing, most challenging areas, exposing you to critical and emerging subjects. 
  • Laboratory Management - Learn new and essential concepts in laboratory management with comprehensive laboratory management sessions developed specifically for laboratory professionals.
  • Faculty - Hear from knowledgeable, world-class experts and respected, premier leaders.
  • Networking - Gather with and learn from the foremost leaders in the field, while also forming valuable relationships that will last throughout your career and lifetime.

Prepare for Your Career

Expand your knowledge and skills with focused education and board preparation. Gain insights on the field from expert faculty and leaders through hundreds of hours of education in dozens of topic areas. Understand how to operationalize appropriate test utilization, and discover how to convey your critical expertise to the clinical care team.

Find Content Just for You

Watch for more details coming soon on events and sessions designed specifically for residents!

Meeting Highlights

  • Resident Review Series - Prepare for your board exam with the Resident Review Series, a group of five 1.5 hour sessions covering challenging, high-interest topic areas to get you ready for exam day.
  • Cutting-edge Focus Areas - Choose from education tracks in the fastest-growing, most challenging areas, exposing you to critical and emerging subjects.
  • Faculty - Hear from knowledgeable, world-class experts and respected, premier leaders.
  • Networking - Gather with and learn from the foremost leaders in the field, while also forming valuable relationships that will last throughout your career and lifetime.
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Meeting Hotels

Two Phoenix hotels serve as official headquarters for the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting. Both offer substantial special discounts for meeting attendees.

The main headquarter hotel is the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, a premier destination hotel in downtown Phoenix. Located across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Phoenix places downtown Phoenix at your feet. When not attending sessions, attendees can walk to the Arizona Center Shops and entertainment at CityScape, located two blocks from the hotel, or explore museums, culture, the arts, and the vibrant nightlife of downtown Phoenix just outside the hotel’s doors. 

It is recommended that ASCP pathologist and laboratory professional members book their stay at this hotel. 

For residents and SH/EAHP attendees, the official headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

Both hotels are close to public transportation and the Phoenix Convention Center. Attendees traveling from Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l Airport can use the Phoenix Light Rail or Super Shuttle, with the airport located four miles away.

Booking Information

Make sure to take advantage of ASCP's discounted rate and enjoy large savings over regular rates.

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onPeak is the official hotel partner for the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting. Through our partnership, we are able to bring you the lowest rates and great amenities for your trip to Phoenix. onPeak also provides flexible booking policies, great group tools and a full team of wonderful customer service agents to ensure you have a smooth booking process.

Important Reminder: 

Remember, onPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by ASCP 2019. If you are contacted by other third-party companies claiming to offer hotel assistance, please be aware they are not endorsed by our event. Entering into financial agreements with these companies can have negative and costly consequences and are not protected by event management.

Phoenix Convention Center

Located directly across from the headquarters’ hotel and nestled in the heart of downtown, the Phoenix Convention Center's location is a tourist's dream. Reflecting the unique Arizona landscape, the convention center is one of the country’s most modern meeting venues, with up-to-date-technology, close by, top-notch hotel accommodations, and a location that is easily accessible by plane, train, and automobile.

Location

The Phoenix Convention Center is conveniently located with easy access to public transportation. Attendees traveling from Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l Airport can use the Phoenix Light Rail or Super Shuttle, with the airport located four miles away.

The Phoenix Experience

Phoenix may be the fifth-largest city in the U.S., but ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting attendees can easily connect to the local community through the charming and diverse neighborhoods in and around its urban core. An influx of entrepreneurs, visionaries, students, and artists has the city brimming with youthful energy. Colorful murals dot the streets, new restaurants and bars are popping up, and innovation is thriving. Art spaces, festivals, and live music feed the cultural soul of the city. All of this adds up to an immersive experience for attendees.

Things to Do

Roosevelt Row 
Roosevelt Row, downtown Phoenix’s nationally-recognized walkable arts district, is home to art galleries and studio spaces, local restaurants, bars, and boutiques in a landscape dotted by colorful street art. Popular events in the neighborhood include the monthly First Fridays Art Walk and annual festivities such as the Pie Social, Chile Pepper Festival, and Phoenix Festival of the Arts.
 
Warehouse District  
The Warehouse District comes by its name honestly. Home to warehouses for produce and cotton in the early 1900s, this eclectic, reinvigorated neighborhood now houses music and event venues, galleries, studios, and restaurants. Entrepreneurs were early contributors to this renaissance as evidenced by the tech startups, co-working spaces, and creative ventures that reside here.
 
Heritage Square 
Just one block west of the Phoenix Convention Center’s North Building, Heritage Square offers a glimpse into the city’s Victorian past. Located on Block 14 of the original townsite of Phoenix, this quaint development is home to Rosson House, Arizona Science Center, Pizzeria Bianco and Bar Bianco, Nobuo at Teeter House, and Royal Coffee Bar and Roasting Co. It’s worth noting that both Chef Chris Bianco and Chef Nobuo Fukuda are James Beard Award winners.

Information for International Attendees

ASCP welcomes our international guests to Phoenix, Arizona.
If you're an international guest, count on us to help make your trip to the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting simple and successful. Here is your resource for assistance with travel plans, documentation and all the details of coming to America for three days of learning and networking with colleagues from across the globe. We look forward to seeing you at the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting. 

As you plan your trip to the meeting, please visit this website often for the latest information about educational sessions, social events and breaking news as we continue to plan an outstanding educational and social program for all guests.
Please be aware that a trip to the United States may require additional planning. All visa applicants are advised to apply for their visas as soon as possible for travel to the United States.

General Meeting Information

ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting
September 11-13, 2019
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Visa Application Tips

  • Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer. See below for information about requesting an official letter of invitation for the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting.
  • When possible, provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status, society membership and/or meeting registration.
  • Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they intend to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of binding or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in the visitor's home country.
  • Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
  • All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits under the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Find more information about applying for a visa here.

International Invitation Letter 

ASCP offers an official letter of invitation for ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting attendees. The letter of invitation can be obtained on request from ASCP Customer Service at 800.267.2727. Present this letter of invitation from ASCP to the consular officer during the visa interview. The letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application and by no means guaranteeing admittance into the U.S., can assist as a supporting document and provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider. 

Please note that ASCP cannot intervene with either U.S. embassies abroad or with the U.S. State Department on behalf of any participant. 

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Reach Your Customers

The ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting is the only meeting that connects you with laboratory medicine’s full team of key purchasers—all of the people you need to reach to meet your goals. It is the single best opportunity to interact directly with your target audiences through one-on-one meetings, product education and group presentations during exclusive exhibit hours.

Access Key Decision Makers

The meeting offers you several opportunities to connect with decision makers, thought leaders and early adopters of laboratory and pathology products and services. Attendees are comprised of several groups:

  • 36% Physicians/Pathologists
  • 36% Laboratory Professionals
  • 20% Residents
  • 8% Others

Best of all, these diagnostic leaders represent hospitals and health systems, research hospitals, and independent reference labs—the full spectrum of buyers.

Gain Visibility as an Exhibitor

Experience dedicated face-to-face time for you to interact with your buyers through features that will draw more traffic to you:

  • Dedicated exhibitor hours
  • Coffee and lunch breaks
  • Exhibitor attendee mixer
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening reception
  • "The Diagnosis Is Right" Exhibit Hall Game

Extend Your Reach as a Sponsor

Want your brand to stand out even more? Become a sponsor and support education, conference materials and more. 

Satellite Symposia Breakfast
Present a symposium related to a current or cutting-edge technology during a breakfast session. As a host you will select the topic and speakers (additional fees may be incurred for items such as food, beverage and honoraria). 

Unrestricted Education Grant 
Make a lasting impression on future pathologists and laboratory professionals by sponsoring an unrestricted education grant.

How to Exhibit or Sponsor

Learn more about our packages in our Exhibitor Prospectus.

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Questions?

Interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor? Have another idea? Just let us know. These opportunities are open to exhibitors and sponsors.

Contact Linda Griffin by phone at 773.588.4692 or via email at exhibit@ascp.org.

General Information 

ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting exhibitors— find resources on this page to guide you as you prepare to exhibit at the annual meeting. 

Location: Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Dates: September 11-13, 2019

Housing

Make sure to take advantage of ASCP's discounted rate and enjoy large savings over regular rates.

Book Hotel Stay

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onPeak is the official hotel partner for the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting. Through our partnership, we are able to bring you the lowest rates and great amenities for your trip to Phoenix. onPeak also provides flexible booking policies, great group tools and a full team of wonderful customer service agents to ensure you have a smooth booking process.

*Booth Schedule 

Tuesday, September 10th
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Exhibitor Load-in and Set-up

Wednesday, September 11th
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Exhibits Open
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Dedicated Lunch Break
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM | Exhibit Hall Closed
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Opening Reception

Thursday, September 12th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Exhibits Open
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Dedicated Coffee Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Exhibit Hall Closed
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Dedicated Lunch Break
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Exhibitor Move-Out
All outbound carriers must be checked in by 8 pm

*Events and hours subject to change