AAB's 60th Anniversary Educational Conference / CRB's 20th Symposium

May 12-14, 2016
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

Make plans now to attend AAB’s Annual Meeting and Educational Conference / CRB Symposium.

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CRB Half-Day Workshops (pdf)

NEW Sponsor Roundtables (CRB Topics)

NEW General Roundtables (CRB Topics)

Abstract List

Hotel and Venue Information

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CRB Symposium

CRB Symposium
Cornerstone of Excellence: Building the Best ART Program

The CRB Meeting Committee, led by Carli Chapman, ELD/TS(ABB), has organized an outstanding program for the 20th Annual CRB Symposium, May 12-14, 2016, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

“Topics were chosen with the goal in mind to help participants build the best ART program possible."

Sten Westgard, Westgard QC, will present the Keynote Lecture, “Application of Westgard Rules in the ART Laboratory.” Mr. Westgard will review the Westgard laboratory quality control rules and their contribution to chemistry testing and how they can be used to improve ART laboratories.

For additional details, download the complete schedule of events (pdf).

AAB Educational Conference
Molecular Diagnostics, Westgard Quality Control Rules, Zika and Other Mosquito-borne Viruses, and Handling Infectious Disease Emergencies Highlight AAB Conference

Molecular diagnostics is the most rapidly growing discipline in today’s clinical laboratory industry. To help you stay current with the latest developments, the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) has scheduled a day-long series of educational programs at AAB’s 2016 Educational Conference covering the basics of molecular biology, molecular diagnostic techniques, setting up a molecular laboratory, and molecular biology case studies, led by William Bellamy, Ph.D., HCLD/CC(ABB). Dr. Bellamy is the director of the Molecular Diagnostics Division, Department of Pathology, and Professor of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

See additional details here

For additional details, download the complete schedule of events (pdf).

Venue and Location:

Red Rock Resort

  • Ideally situated at the entrance to Red Rock National Conservation Area
  • Minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip
  • Smoke-free convention area
  • Casino gaming live entertainment, award winning restaurants, a three-acre swimming area, a 72-lane bowling alley, a 16-screen cinema, shopping and more
  • Daily complimentary shuttle service to and from the Las Vegas strip. Click here for details.

Limited Space Available at Red Rock Resort, Optional Space Available at the Element Las Vegas Summerlin Hotel


The room block at the Red Rock Resort has filled. A limited number of rooms are available on May 8 -14, but at higher room rates, varying from $140 to $300 per night for the Deluxe King Room plus a $30 resort fee. These rates change daily. Click here to reserve your room online through the Red Rock Resort website or call: (866)767-7773.


If you have problems reserving a room, please contact Shannon Hood at the AAB office: (314)241-1445.



Red Rock Cancellations


If you have already reserved a room at the Red Rock Resort and need to cancel for any reason, please contact Shannon Hood at the AAB office: (314)241-1445 before contacting the Red Rock Resort. We may be able to re-use your reservation for another person attending the Conference/Symposium.


Element Las Vegas Summerlin Hotel, a Starwood Hotel


Arrangements have been made for additional rooms at the Element Las Vegas Summerlin Hotel. Rates are:


Room Type

Non-cancellable; Non- refundable Rate

Cancellable Rate

Standard Room (386 sq. ft., includes kitchenette)



Studio Room (399 sq. ft, includes fully equipped kitchen and generous sitting area)




Room rates at the Element are subject to a 12% room tax. To make a reservation at the Element, contact the front desk at (702)589-2016 and be sure to mention you are a part of the AAB/CRB group.


The Element is approximately one mile from the Red Rock Resort. There is NO hotel shuttle service between the Element and Red Rock, but taxi service and Uber are available. A taxi ride to Red Rock is $10 one way. The Element does offer complimentary parking.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in the southwest. Enjoy the scenery on horseback, hiking, rock climbing or just sit back and enjoy the majestic view. For more information, visit: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation and Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association.

Downtown Summerlin

The Downtown Summerlin complex, within walking distance of the Red Rock Resort, features 140 restaurants, entertainment venues, department stores and shops. Click here for details


Sponsors of the 2016 Conference

Platinum Level



Gold Level




Silver Level




Birenbaum & Associates 




Hamilton Thorne, Inc. 















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