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Prepare for the Upcoming Annual ADLM Meeting

ADLM 2024 Bold Move. Event details: July 28 - August 1, Chicago, IL. Booth #3441. Image shows a cityscape of Chicago with the iconic Chicago Theatre sign in the foreground and tall buildings in the background.

For those flying in from all over the world to attend the fast-approaching Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine annual meeting (ADLM 2024; formerly AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo), we’ll see you there.

Perhaps some of you have attended the event before, or maybe you’re brand new to the ADLM meeting scene – either way, we’re here to help with a quick refresher on what to know about the meeting beforehand, how to prepare, and what to expect while you’re onsite.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

What is ADLM?

For anyone part of the global laboratory and clinical medicine community, this meeting is for you. Each year, global leaders spanning chemistry, molecular diagnostics, spectrometry, translational medicine, laboratory management, and more, come together to discuss the cutting-edge science and technology that can enable us to do our jobs better and help more people/animals around the world. 

This year’s meeting will have more than 900 exhibitors (and counting), featuring over 200 new products that can help scientists and industry leaders do their jobs better and more efficiently. 

Beyond the expo, attendees will have the chance to hear from presenters about the newest field updates and research. The meeting will feature 300+ speakers and more than 250 educational lectures, scientific sessions, roundtable discussions, poster presentations, and more.

Where and When is ADLM 2024?

While we gave a nod to this above, let’s get into specifics. This year’s ADLM will be held from July 28-August 1, 2024 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Do I Need to Register for ADLM Ahead of Time?

While the technical answer to this question is no, as you can register for the event onsite if you need to, we highly recommend registering online ahead of time so you can take advantage of discounts and ensure you’re good to go for your stay in Chicago. You can register online through July 28, 2024 (the first day of the meeting), and the earlier you do so, the better the price. 

Is There a Virtual Conference Offering for Those That Can’t Come In Person?

ADLM is offering post-event on-demand viewing options for sessions if you purchase a ticket. These sessions will be available for viewing between September 3, 2024, and July 31, 2025. Learn more about the virtual viewing options via ADLM’s website

Of note, the 2023 session recordings are still available if you want to check them out.

What is the ADLM Meeting Format?

When you arrive in Chicago on Sunday, July 28, you’ll first be able to attend a mixer at the Lakeside East Terrace where you’ll likely recognize some familiar industry faces and get to know some new people. From there, we’re off to the races for a full four days of presentations, exhibition booth visits, and networking opportunities.

  • Throughout the conference, you’ll have access to several types of presentations ranging from scientific sessions to intimate roundtable discussions. 

As for exhibitors, since there will be nearly 1,000 companies in attendance, map out your networking route to ensure you’re visiting every business you need to during the meeting. If you need a visual representation of where everyone will be within the conference hall, the ADLM website has a handy map of the exhibition floor that you can search and explore within.

For the full conference program, be sure to check out the ADLM website and keep an eye on updates as more poster presentations are announced over the coming weeks. 

If you want updates sent right to your email, they’ve added a feature this year that makes it simple. Sign up for updates today!

Is There a Theme for ADLM?

This year’s theme is called “BOLD MOVE”, encouraging attendees to be bold in their science that will bring about positive change for the future. This is a great mindset to keep in mind as you plan your stay in Chicago, gear up for networking opportunities, and meet with new partners. 

What Should I Do Ahead of the ADLM to Prepare?

Regardless of whether you’re attending the conference to learn from your peers or if you’re exhibiting/presenting, every conference requires some sort of preparation ahead of time to ensure you’re ready to go once you step inside the convention center doors. Since ADLM attracts an international audience, we recommend doing your homework so you can carve out the necessary time to connect with everyone you need to meet with – especially your friends from overseas. 

Here are three tips we have to help you feel as prepared as possible leading into this year’s ADLM meeting. 

3 Tips to Prepare for ADLM 2024

1. Review the Poster Presentation & Exhibitor Lists

Whether you plan to network with companies and find the right products for your business, or attend poster presentation after presentation, knowing who will be there and what they’re offering will allow you to register for the sessions you want to attend and/or set up meetings with the right vendors. 

For those attending the expo, check out this helpful guide on the ADLM website that will help you recognize who will be there, what they’re showcasing, and where to locate them within the convention center. 

For others who plan to have a scientific presentation-heavy week, we recommend doing some research on the poster abstracts. Personally, we’re so excited to hear about the latest and great innovations happening in the diagnostic space. What are you most excited to learn about?

2. Keep an Eye on Social Media for Relevant Updates

As with many conferences these days, organizers do a great job of keeping ADLM channels up to date with information that will help you prior to and during the conference. We recommend keeping a close eye on LinkedIn for any updates or announcements related to the conference. Additionally, the conference organizers offer a sign-up for anyone who wants to receive updates directly to their email. 

3. Make a Networking Plan

The best part about attending a conference is seeing industry partners from around the world that you don’t get the chance to see every day. Be bold: ditch the Zoom meeting and make a networking plan so you can meet with your partners in person, catch up, and discuss everything going on with your businesses. Curious about who is attending? Reach out via email to personally let your friends/partners know you’ll be there ahead of time and search the exhibitor list to see what companies will be present. 

If you want to meet with the Puritan team, we encourage you to reach out ahead of time or come see us at our booth! Which leads us to…

What is Puritan Planning to Share at This Year’s ADLM Meeting?

For anyone wanting to connect with us at ADLM 2024, the Puritan team will be eagerly awaiting your visit at booth #3441. For anyone who stops by, you’ll have a chance to check out the latest goings on at Puritan, as well as grab some fun giveaways. We’ll be sharing information on our products, including:

If you’re interested in chatting with us or have questions prior to your arrival in Chicago, please get in touch. We are happy to answer your questions or set up a meeting with you to discuss your product needs onsite. 

Beyond our booth, we’re also planning to attend relevant poster presentations throughout the conference, including:

  • July 28, 2024: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - 191310 Solving Problems and Resolving Challenges in Point-of-Care Testing
  • July 29, 2024: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - 32106 Is Bad Testing Better Than No Testing?
  • July 29, 2024: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - 52209 Collect It Yourself! Hands-on Overview of Diverse Specimen Collection Devices for Home Use and the Role of the Clinical Laboratory

For the full conference program, visit the ADLM website or search the online presentation guide

Will We See You at the ADLM Meeting This Year?

The Puritan team is so excited to see our partners and colleagues in Chicago this July. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to connect prior to arrival. 

Happy travels!

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