Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)​

The Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) it is held each year late in June or early July. The Joint Annual Meeting is a collaboration between ASCLS, Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) and The Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS).

JAM will continue to offer you a single, integrated educational program, abstracts and poster presentations, and new ways to connect with industry partners. The combined expertise of our three organizations brings together scientific knowledge and deep expertise in leadership.

Continuing Education. All in-person and virtual attendees will have access to all recorded sessions for 30 days after the event, providing you with about 60 hours of P.A.C.E.® approved credit. If there is more than one session that you want to attend in the same time slot, you won’t miss out on any of the learning experiences. You can also be flexible and create a schedule that works best for you.

Social Events. One of the most important experiences at the Joint Annual Meeting is your time to network with colleagues, socialize with longtime friends, and establish new connections. JAM will include the Presidents’ Reception, Afterglow Party, and opportunities for small roundtable discussions and other networking events. Additionally, several virtual networking events will be planned for attendees to have meaningful conversations and meet fellow laboratorians online.

Industry Engagement. The Joint Annual Meeting format allows us to create a unique, personalized experience with our industry partners. Exhibitors will be integrated throughout the conference venue, with exhibit tables among the session rooms and virtual exhibits in the conference app. These vendors can demonstrate their products and services and schedule one-on-one meetings with you for deeper, more meaningful conversations.

Leadership. A significant component of JAM, governance sessions allow members to actively participate in governing our organizations and profession. Because JAM is a hybrid event (held both in-person and virtually), some governance meetings that are traditionally held face-to-face will be held virtually either before or after JAM. Stay tuned for more details with exact days, times, and formats.

JAM is an experience, unlike any other meeting of laboratory professionals. It brings together people from all facets of the laboratory – from higher education to the bench and even the administrative suite. Our scientific sessions have been planned to cover the varied interests of meeting participants and provide information about the latest developments in medical laboratory science. You will learn what others are doing to incorporate the latest technology in their laboratories and other stimulating and timely topics. No single professional meeting can provide you with this unique experience.

More information can be found on the National ASCLS site here.