2020 AAB Educational Conference and CRB Symposium

5/6/2020 - 5/9/2020

Event Overview

We are excited to announce that the 2020 AAB Conference and CRB Symposium will be held May 6-9 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida. The meeting committee is organizing an excellent program, including a variety of interesting and informative educational programs and networking and social events.

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is just over 13 miles from the Rosen Plaza Hotel (20 to 30-minute travel time, depending on traffic) and offers one of the largest flight selections in the country. With service to 100+ cities world-wide and an average of 745 scheduled flight operations per day, travelers should be able to find a convenient arrival/departure time.


Preliminary Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    • 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - CRB Workshop
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - AAB/AMS Educational Program
    • 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - CRB Symposium
    • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
  • Friday, May 8, 2020
    • 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - AAB/AMS Educational Program
    • 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - CRB Symposium
    • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Reception and Poster Session

Details will be available soon.

 

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
Rosen Plaza Hotel

Rosen Plaza Hotel

The Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, is a standout among Orlando’s finest hotels with award-winning hospitality service.

Rosen Plaza Hotel features include:

  • Guestrooms with complimentary basic Wi-Fi Internet access, laptop safe, coffee/tea maker, and a mini-frig for cold beverages and snacks.
  • $8.00 per day self-parking at Rosen Plaza Hotel for AAB/CRB hotel guests who are driving in or renting a car.
  • A variety of food and beverage options, including Café Matisse, Jack’s Place, The Lobby Bar, ’39 Poolside Bar & Grill, Smooth Java & Gift Shop (serves Starbucks® coffee), and Lite Bite Express 24-hour Deli/Shop.
  • Swimming pool and whirlpool spa.
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with Life Fitness equipment and free weights.
  • Babysitting services.
  • Attraction ticket sales and transportation arrangements.
  • And, the Rosen Plaza is surrounded by Orlando’s world-famous attractions – SeaWorld Orlando®, Universal Orlando Resort™, and Walt Disney World Resort®.

Hotel Reservations: The AAB/CRB group rate is $169 per night, single or double occupancy, plus applicable surcharge and tax (currently a 1% taxable Orange County surcharge and 12.5% sales tax). Guestroom rates are good three (3) days pre and post meeting dates. Make your hotel reservations online or by calling (800)627-8258 or locally at (407)996-9700. Be sure to ask for rooms reserved for the American Association of Bioanalysts. April 14, 2020, is the deadline date for guaranteed availability of hotel rooms. We anticipate that the room block will fill up fast, so reserve your space early. Contact Shannon Soos at the AAB office if you have any problems reserving a room: (314)241-1445.

Unauthorized Housing Contact: Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for the Rosen Plaza Hotel or for the AAB Conference/CRB Symposium should be considered a scam. AAB/CRB has not contracted with any outside agency to handle hotel reservations or to offer discounts. Please ONLY make your hotel reservations by contacting the Rosen Plaza Hotel directly by telephone to the numbers listed above.

See what's new in Orlando.

 

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
Educational Program

Details available soon.

Preliminary Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    • 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - CRB Workshop
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    • 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - AAB/AMS Educational Program
    • 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - CRB Symposium
    • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
  • Friday, May 8, 2020
    • 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - AAB/AMS Educational Program
    • 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - CRB Symposium
    • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Reception and Poster Session

 

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
CRB Symposium

Details available soon.

 

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
Sponsors

Sponsoring the AAB Conference/CRB Symposium

Instead of a formal exhibit display, AAB and CRB invite companies to sponsor Conference/Symposium activities at various levels in exchange for a variety of benefits. Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits include a free tabletop display, free banner advertisements in pre-meeting eblasts, an opportunity to present a vendor roundtable, free advertising space in the official conference program book, and complimentary conference registrations.

Sponsorship activities and the benefits of each level of sponsorship.

AAB's Conference will be attended by clinical laboratory directors, owners, managers, supervisors, medical technologists, laboratory technicians and physician office laboratory technicians. Participants in the CRB Symposium are professionals whose expertise is in assisted reproductive technology. Many of these individuals are key decision-makers in the purchase of products and equipment for the clinical laboratory. This conference provides you with an excellent opportunity to communicate with a select group of individuals in a casual setting.

Please call (314)241-1445 or email HamptonL@birenbaum.org for more information.

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
Registration

Details available soon.

 

Thank You to All of the 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor



Cryos International


Gold Sponsors

CooperSurgical Companies
CooperSurgical Companies

Embryo Director

ESCO Medical



Genomic Prediction

IVFQC



Ovation Fertility
 

ZyMōt Fertility, a DxNow, Inc., business unit

Silver Sponsors


AAB Proficiency Testing Service

Birenbaum & Associates

Cook Medical

CRD Associates

Donor Egg Bank USA

Embryotech Laboratories

Fairfax Cryobank

Fertility Technology Resources

Fujifilm Irvine Scientific

Hamilton Thorne

Igenomix

IVF Store

LifeAire Systems


Natera

NextGen LifeLabs
 

O’Connell & Aronowitz 
 

Oosafe

Progenesis
 

ReproTech
  

Safepoint Scientific

SCSA Diagnostics
 
Seattle Sperm Bank
  
  
Spectrum Technologies
    
 
Unilab
    
   
Vitrolife
     
   

Bronze Sponsor

 
Cryogenics Safety Solutions
 
Abstracts

Abstract Guidelines

Fill out the online Abstract Submission Form and attach your abstract(s). The deadline date for submission of abstracts is March 6, 2020. Type your abstract(s) using the guidelines below. Click to view a “Sample Abstract."

Membership in the AAB and the CRB is not a requirement for submitting an abstract. There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may author. However, the first author or person submitting an abstract(s) must register for the Conference/Symposium and present an abstract or be present during the poster session. 

Indicate on the Abstract Submission Form the category your abstract falls under and how you would like to present your paper. If you have more than one abstract, you will have to fill out one Abstract Submission Form for each abstract submitted. 

Guidelines

Abstracts and presentations should be in English. 

Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft® Word files.

Abbreviations used in abstracts must be defined. Abbreviations are permitted in titles if they immediately follow the term being abbreviated and are enclosed in parentheses. If used in the text, they should be defined at first mention if not already defined in the title. 

ACCME guidelines require generic names be used for pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. The trade name of the particular product used in a study may be included in parentheses the first time the product is referenced. The trade name may be used if the product is the only one of its general type and use of the generic name would encumber the reader. 

Margins: Type your paper with 1‑inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides. This will give an image area of 6‑1/2 x 9 inches; do not place any text outside of this image area. If you are using A4 paper (210 x 297 mm), set the margins so that your text (image) area is 6‑1/2 x 9 inches.  

Abstract Organization: Abstracts shall be organized using the headings listed below.  Headings should be typed in bold, followed by a : (colon) and two spaces, then begin typing the text, no bold. 

  • Objective
  • Design
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Disclosures
  • Funding

Text Font and Format: Use one standard serif font throughout your abstract, preferably Times Roman font (e.g., CG Times, Times Roman, Times New Roman) in 11 pt. Line spacing should be single. 

Type the title of the abstract - centered, in bold, 14 pt. and capitalize important words. The title is the only part of the abstract that should be typed in 14 pt. Leave one blank line, then on the second line type the authors' names – centered and no bold. You may have up to six authors. Last name should be typed first followed by the initial of the first name (Smith, M., Jones, A. and F. Wilson). On the next line type the organization name and the location – centered and no bold. If the authors have different affiliations, then list them as shown on the “Sample Abstract.” 

The body of the abstract should be typed full justification and no bold except for the headlines – let the text wrap, no hard returns except when starting a new heading or paragraph. There should be one blank line between headings and paragraphs. 

Length of Abstract: Abstracts are limited to 390 words. This does not include the title, authors, organization or location. 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application

AAB’s Financial Aid Program was established to assist young scientists/technologists to be active in the AAB/CRB. Recipients will receive a financial award that pays some or all of their registration fee associated with attending the 2020 AAB Conference/CRB Symposium. The Financial Aid Program is made available through the generosity of AAB members.

Applicants must complete the online application, attach a current CV, and, if applicable, attach an abstract. Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2020, in order to be eligible for the 2020 AAB Conference/CRB Symposium. Awardees will be notified by April 1, 2020. Awardees who have previously registered for the 2020 Conference/Symposium will receive a refund of their registration fee (not to exceed the full AAB Conference/CRB Symposium early bird registration fee).

If you have any questions, contact the AAB office by email: aab@aab.org or telephone: (314)241-1445.

Please click here to complete the application to apply.

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