Industry Partnership Opportunities

Expand your Network at the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting of AGT, ASCLS, and SAFMILS

JOINT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE  AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (ASCLS)  ASSOCIATION OF GENETIC TECHNOLOGISTS (AGT) AND  SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FEDERAL MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS (SAFMLS)   

It’s not going back to the way it was, and that’s a good thing. 

As uncomfortable and disorienting as the pandemic has been, it has forced resilient companies and organizations to be nimble, embrace flexibility, and reconsider traditional models. What hasn’t changed is our need to maintain connections and make new ones.

In this spirit, we hope you will join us this summer to come together—whether that’s face‐to‐face in Louisville or online for the virtual experience—to reunite with our professional community and celebrate the impact we’ve made this past year.

JAM offers a single, integrated educational program, abstracts and poster presentations, for both in person and virtual attendees. We anticipate nearly 1,000 laboratory professionals, thought‐leaders, and students will gather in Louisville and online to learn how practice at the cutting edge in clinical laboratories will be transformed in the foreseeable future and how they can maximize their impact on patient care.

We are using this moment to rethink the traditional meeting, opening up opportunities for companies that embrace innovation to more efficiently and effectively receive a return on their investment.

We are breaking down the walls of the typical medical meeting. The Joint Annual Meeting is building an event that starts with a fundamentally different understanding of the relationship between medical professionals and industry, with our partner societies as a connector. Professionals and industry have mutual interest in advancing medicine for the benefit of patients. Improving care is hard. In partnership laboratory professionals and industry both bring value to an environment of learning, creativity, and innovation. To that end, we have done away with traditional “exhibit halls” in favor of putting partner displays as close as possible to education, integrating elements that would typically be separate. All industry partners are full registrants and encouraged to attend educational sessions that impact their diagnostic area or any area of interest. Partners are welcome to engage in conversations throughout the space (including the virtual space) and participate in social activities.

For industry, one of the highest cost elements (often ignored) for their participation in meetings is the human resources to staff booths and engage attendees. A traditional exhibit hall is inefficient ‐ taking valuable partner time to sift through all the passers‐by to find qualified leads. JAM will take a new approach. There is still a need to demonstrate platforms and analyzers. In addition to space next to the meeting hotel for mobile demonstration units, JAM will feature a Demonstration Pavilion that for most of the meeting will be open to attendees only by appointment via industry partners. This will provide a more effective environment for discussion with qualified leads. There will be unopposed times when the Pavilion is open to all attendees, allowing industry partners to concentrate resources for short bursts of time, rather than all day.

The digital hub for the meeting provides industry partners access to all attendees before, during, and after the meeting. Meeting content, including session recordings, will be available throughout July for continued engagement opportunities.

Industry Partner Engagement Package Comparison
Meeting Schedule
Monday, June 29, 2020

  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Opening Keynote, concurrent programming, commercial symposiums, poster presentations, networking opportunities

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Concurrent programming, commercial symposiums, poster presentations, networking opportunities

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Concurrent programming, commercial symposiums, poster presentations, networking opportunities, Closing Keynote