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About the Annual Meeting


Early Registration Discount Ends: August 9
Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 5

Who attends the Annual Meeting?

With over 5,000 domestic and international attendees, the AABB Annual Meeting attracts CEOs and medical directors, laboratory supervisors and administrators, transfusion specialists, cellular therapy and blood banking professionals, medical technologists, donor recruiters, physicians and nurses.


How do I register?

Registration can be completed via online, phone, fax or mail. Register now.

How do I secure my housing arrangements?

You must register for the Annual Meeting before you can reserve a hotel room. Housing reservations open in summer, prior to the meeting.

This is my first Annual Meeting, is there a specific program I should attend?

AABB offers the New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast specially designed to aid in making your first Annual Meeting experience the best that it can be.

How do I select the sessions I would like to attend?

You may note any sessions that you would like to attend on the registration form.

Does selecting a session when I register guarantee me a seat for that session?

No. Selecting a session does not "register" you for that session. All educational session seating is first-come, first-served. AABB suggests arriving early to the session to secure a seat. You will not receive a ticket confirming your attendance at every session; only educational sessions with meal events require a ticket for entry. Noting which sessions you wish to attend helps AABB to plan for appropriately-sized rooms.

Are there events offered that are not included in my registration fee?

Yes! There are a host of special events and activities available. Some require additional fees, tickets and pre-registration, while others are offered complimentary as part of your AABB Annual Meeting experience. Please check in June for announcements of these events and activities.

Are there any networking events at the Annual Meeting?

Networking is a key element in your professional development and education. AABB continues to create new events that allow you to interact with your colleagues and share your ideas. In 2016 we had over 14 networking events, so stay tuned for more information about 2017!

How will I receive CME/CE credit for the sessions I attend?

In order to receive CME/CE credits at the 2017 AABB Annual Meeting, you must attend and scan your badge at a CME/CE credit session during the Annual Meeting. Instructions for printing your validated CME/CE record and/or downloading a Certificate of Attendance will be available during the meeting at designated kiosks. Learn more about credits.