Conference Calendar

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Labquality Days, February 8–9, 2018

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine. The inspiring scientific atmosphere of the Congress attracts medical laboratory and quality management professionals to Helsinki to exchange ideas and meet colleagues.


ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators' Conference, February 22–24, 2018
Royal Sonesta, Galleria, Houston, TX, USA

Make plans now to join the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science for CLEC 2018. Attend the most important annual event for faculty, administrators, directors, advisors and others in medical laboratory science education. Whether your goal is to identify trends and strategies, manage change, enhance instructional skills, or develop innovative teaching techniques, CLEC is the place to be.

George Fritsma and the ASCLS Choosing Wisely Task force present "Clinical Educators Choose Wisely," Friday, February 23, 3:30–5.


Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies, February 22–24, 2018
Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA

Hosted by the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

The target audience includes physicians and health professionals interested in therapeutic apheresis, including both established practitioners and those embarking on a new apheresis service. The content is aimed at nephrologists, hematologists, clinical pathologists, blood bankers and nurses.


Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Societies of North America, March 6–7, 2018
Hilton Harbor Island Hotel, San Diego Airport, San Diego CA, USA

This dynamic meeting, taking place prior to the THSNA 2018 Summit, is the first to be offered by two U.S.-based nonprofit professional medical societies working in collaboration: The Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) and the North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH).


Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America, March 8–10, 2018
Mariott Marquis, San Diego Marina, San Diego CA, USA

THSNA will hold its 4th comprehensive scientific meeting dedicated to thrombosis and hemostasis in San Diego, California from March 8–10, 2018. This summit is a collaboration of the sixteen leading non-profit organizations in hemostasis. THSNA 2018 will provide a focused forum for over 1,500 attendees with an interest in bleeding and clotting disorders to network, learn, and share across disciplines and disease states. Pre-summit workshops on March 7.


ASCP Workshops for Laboratory Professionals, May 9–11, 2018
Mariott Orlando Downtown, Orlando, FL, USA
American Society for Clinical Pathology
ASCP offers a variety of educational meetings and conferences for pathologists, medical laboratory professionals and residents. These settings are a perfect opportunity to learn, share ideas with colleagues, gain insights on new research findings, and meet new people. ASCP offers educational programs in various locations across the United States and draws attendees, both nationally and locally.


International Symposium on Technical Innovations in Laboratory Hematology, May 10–12, 2018
Annual meeting of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology, SQUARE Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
On behalf of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH) and the Belgian Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (BSTH), we cordially invite you to attend ISLH 2018, the XXXIst International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Laboratory Hematology. Please join your laboratory hematology colleagues in Brussels, Belgium at the SQUARE Meeting Centre from May 10-12, 2018.


World Federation of Hemophilia World Congress, May 20–24, 2018
Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland

On behalf of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and The Haemophilia Society (THS), we welcome you to the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, for the WFH 2018 World Congress. The XXXIII International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia brings together global attendees from over 134 countries. Building on the success of our previous Congresses, the WFH 2018 World Congress is the perfect forum to foster collaborations, networks, and relationships to transfer knowledge; to learn, share, and problem-solve through discussions amongst delegates from diverse cultural and contextual settings.


25th Biennial International Congress on Thrombosis, May 23–26, 2018
Palazzo Del Casino, Venice Convention Center, Venice Italy
Thrombosis accounted for two of three deaths in 2010 (Lancet 2012; 380:2095-128). Prevention and treatment of thromboembolic events is therefore a main issue in medicine that involves all the components of the health care system. A strong boost in this field came from the introduction of new antithrombotic agents whose use is expanding with the need of more information by real-life studies. Thus, ICT is an important venue to compare clinical experiences and learn new advances in basic and pharmacological sciences.


LABCON, May 25–27, 2018
Caesars Windsor; Windsor, Ontario, Canada

LABCON is the annual conference hosted by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science as a place for laboratory professionals, managers, directors and educators to share knowledge, explore new technology and connect with colleagues from across the country. Be inspired by the energy of like-minded individuals and the knowledge from the conference.


ISTH Scientific Standardization Subcommittee Meetings, July 18–21, 2018
Convention Centre, Dublin; Dublin, Ireland
Both engaging and insightful, ISTH SSC 2018 is unlike any other meeting. It is an excellent and affordable scientific event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis that brings together the world's leading experts. Through the efforts of thousands of specialists, SSC meetings are a vivid platform for scientific and clinical working groups that lay the foundation for future breakthroughs. SSC 2018 will facilitate an exciting discourse about current diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, discussing novel approaches and standards that allow the field to work together toward real-time and patient-centric solutions.


70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, July 29–August 2, 2018
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL , USA

The 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the largest global scientific conference and tradeshow in the field of laboratory medicine. At this dynamic meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine.
  • Learn about cutting edge technology. The AACC Clinical Lab Expo has more than 200 new product introductions each year.
  • Hear vital research and learn about important changes in the field. With more than 200 educational and scientific sessions, you can design an educational experience that meets your need to stay ahead of changes in the field.

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, July 29–August 2, 2018
Concurrent with AACC , McCormick Place, Chicago, IL , USA
Being held from July 29tthrough August 2, this year’s program offers attendees a total of 16 P.A.C.E.® approved CE hours in a variety of disciplines such as administration, clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, microbiology, and safety. Popular programming features that were retained include dedicated exhibit hours at the Clinical Laboratory Expo, and President’s Reception followed by the Afterglow Party. In addition, efforts have been made to enhance informal learning opportunities during downtime where small group conversations can lead to memories that last a lifetime.


European Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, October 24–26, 2018
Palais des Congrès – Marseille Chanot, Parc Chanot, Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille, France
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Marseille in the south of France. This city of knowledge and creativity is a booming destination by the sea. The oldest city in France is nowadays a modern and dynamic capital of the Provence Alpes côte d’Azur region. It is the perfect location to bring together researchers and healthcare professionals from across Europe in the spirit of collaboration, discussion and the translation of science. This second European Congress of Thrombosis and Haemostasis will be an important event for the advancement of Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Europe, and ECTH 2018 will pioneer in the way science will be presented and communicated.


Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Conference, October 31–November 2, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Maritech 2018, November 1–3, 2018
Westin Hotel, Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists
Maritech is the largest medical laboratory science conference in the Atlantic provinces Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Maritech 2018 provides two days of education with opportunities for participants to see and hear leading advances, technologies, and equipment.