Special Events

ADLM 2024 offers a variety of events where attendees can meet up with colleagues from across the globe. ADLM Divisions, the Academy, the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), and other groups will all host special events at the meeting.

Please note that many of these special events require advance registration and registration fees. In some cases, registration is limited. Ticketed events have an asterisk (*). Attendees can register for these events through the online registration link.

Events are listed in chronological order and additional details are forthcoming.

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28

Monday, July 29

Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 31

Thursday, August 1

* Ticketed Event

Saturday, July 27

SYCL Workshop: Crafting Clarity: Integration of Language and Communication Tools in Lab Medicine

Educational Ticketed 

1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom AB, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this year's SYCL Workshop offers essential tools to elevate your communication prowess. Experts will lead interactive sessions, featuring improv exercises, live demos and more, to help participants identify their communication style, explore the nuances of conveying lab medicine, and uncover the capabilities (and limitations) of AI chatbots in delivering laboratory information.

SYCL Mixer

Networking/Social Event

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom C, Marriott Marquis Chicago

SYCL Members are invited to attend the SYCL Mixer to network with colleagues, peers, and ADLM leadership.

Sunday, July 28

CPOCT Division Executive Committee Meeting

Division Committee

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Analysis, Marriott Marquis Chicago

CPOCT Division Officers will be meeting to conduct a business meeting. This meeting is for CPOCT Division Officers only.

PMF, HEA and Informatics Joint Division Mixer

Division  Networking/Social Event

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Glessner House AB, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Please join the Pediatric Maternal-Fetal, the Health Equity and Access, and the Informatics Divisions for a joint Division mixer as each division announces their Awards and celebrates the accomplishments of the past year.

Monday, July 29

Health Equity and Access Division and the Data Analytics in Laboratory Medicine Committee

Educational  Ticketed 

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom A, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join ADLM’s Health Equity & Access Division and Data Analytics Steering Committee for breakfast and a discussion of algorithmic fairness and data visualization! A presentation on the value of algorithmic fairness to health equity and a case study of its application at the Washington University School of Medicine will be followed by a presentation of the winning approach to DASC’s third annual data analytics competition, with time for questions and discussion. The FairLabs data analytics competition challenged participants to develop a dashboard for analyzing and visualizing fairness in laboratory testing using a real, de-identified clinical dataset.

International Market Briefing & Financial Analyst Briefing (invitation only)

Educational  Ticketed  

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grand Horizon Ballroom A-C, Marriott Marquis Chicago

This invitation-only program, now combined with the Financial Analyst Briefing, is intended to benefit international marketing executives, financial analysts, trade specialists, distributors, and others responsible for international marketing and sales. Hear about IVD market sectors and trends, learn the latest developments in world and emerging markets, and network with colleagues.

Subcommittee on Global Affairs Business Meeting


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
S504D, McCormick Place Chicago

Meeting of the Subcommittee on Global Affairs.

TDM/Toxicology Division Annual Membership Meeting

Division Networking/Social Event

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis Chicago

TDM/Toxicology division members or potential members are invited to attend the Division's annual membership meeting.

Latin American Working Group Business Meeting


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
S504D, McCormick Place Chicago

Meeting of the Latin American Working Group. 

Academy Networking Coffee

Networking/Social Event

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Vista Room S406 Lobby, McCormick Place Chicago 

Nutrition Division Symposium

Division Networking/Social Event Educational Ticketed  

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Marina City, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join the Nutrition Division for a members meeting and a discussion on the state of Nutrition science.

ABCC-SYCL Awards and Recognition Reception

Networking/Social Event

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom E-G, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL) for a reception and networking to recognize new ABCC Diplomates and SYCL Award Winners.

Tuesday, July 30

Asia-Pacific Working Group Meeting


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
S504D, McCormick Place Chicago

Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Working Group.

Joint Luncheon with the Molecular Pathology, Tumor Markers & Cancer Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine Divisions

Division Networking/Social Event Ticketed  

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom A, Marriott Marquis Chicago

A joint luncheon with the members of the Molecular Pathology; Personalized Medicine; and Tumor Markers and Cancer Diagnostics Divisions. This event will include networking opportunities, presentation of division poster awards and other division updates/announcements. A guest speaker will present on a topic that will be of interest to the three divisions.

Animal Clinical Chemistry Lunch and Learn

Division Networking/Social EventEducational 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Analysis, Marriott Marquis Chicago

The Animal Clinical Chemistry Division will be holding their annual Lunch and Learn for members and presenters. There will be poster presentations and research presented by this year's Outstanding Contribution Award winner. This event will also provide an opportunity to share laboratory experiences and concerns. 

Africa Working Group Business Meeting


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
S504D, McCormick Place Chicago

Meeting of the Africa Working Group.

Clinical Translational Science Division Lunch & Learn

Division Networking/Social Event EducationalTicketed  

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis Chicago

CTS Division Lunch & Learn at the 2024 ADLM ASM will host scientific presentations including best poster awards and invited presentations highlighting new clinical translational research.

Informatics Division Poster Session and Happy Hour

Division Networking/Social Event  Educational 

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis Chicago

The informatics division will host a poster session and networking mixer featuring posters presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Light refreshments and cold drinks will be provided. This event is sponsored by generous support of industry partners.

Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology Division Mixer and Business Meeting

Division Networking/Social Event 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Glessner House, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Division meet and greet, business meeting, awards ceremony, and abstract presentations.


Division Networking/Social Event 

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom FG, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Critical and Point of Care Testing Division Member Meeting, Awards Ceremony, and AfterGlow.

Mass Spectacular

Division Networking/Social Event  Ticketed  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Ballroom A-C, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join the Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences, the Proteomics and Metabolomics and the TDM and Toxicology Division members and affiliates for an evening of networking.
Hosted by the Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division with support from the Proteomics and Metabolomics and TDM and Toxicology Divisions, this reception will provide an opportunity to mingle with the event's sponsors who will be onsite. Please note that this is a ticketed event.

Wednesday, July 31

Endocrinology Division Luncheon

Division Networking/Social Event 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Glessner House, Marriott Marquis Chicago

The Endocrine Division will meet for an educational lecture and awards ceremony.

Academy Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Networking/Social EventTicketed  

12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Grand Horizon Ballroom AB, Marriott Marquis Chicago

The Academy invites all Academy Fellows to our Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Here we will recognize the achievements of our Fellows throughout the year and hear from our 2024 Academy Award winners.

Artery Happy Hour

Networking/Social Event 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ADLM Booth #1879, Clinical Expo Lab, McCormick Place Chicago

The Artery Happy Hour is an ADLM member only networking event that is held in the ADLM Booth – Member Lounge area.

Joint Dinner with the Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases and the Biomarkers of Acute Cardiovascular Disease Divisions

Division Networking/Social Event Educational  Ticketed 

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Daniel Burnham, Marriott Marquis Chicago

Join the Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases and Biomarkers of Acute Cardiovascular Diseases divisions for presentations from division abstract award recipients and keynote speech on recommendations for cardiovascular disease laboratory testing.

Thursday, August 1 

22nd Annual Point-of-Care Coordinators Forum

Division Educational Ticketed

7:30 – 10 AM.
S406B, McCormick Place Chicago  

The POCC Forum hosted by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division will discuss the role of POC in: 1. Driving big changes in operations, including accreditation compliance. 2. Setting up new locations to improve efficiency in health systems. 3. Generating data utilized for patient care improvement.

Ticketed Event. Tickets can be purchased here.

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