(Washington, D.C.) – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) announced today that Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, in Washington, DC. Dr. Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. His new book, The Gene: An Intimate History, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
“Dr. Mukherjee is one of the foremost scientists leading revolutionary research in the quest to understand the vast complexities of cancer,” said Julie Khani, president of ACLA. “A riveting speaker and tireless advocate for personalized cancer care, Dr. Mukherjee recognizes the value of diagnostic innovation in the fight against this pervasive disease.”
ACLA’s annual conference is the premier meeting for the clinical lab community that brings together national leaders in the diagnostic sector, payors, patients, congressional lawmakers and administration officials for presentations and discussions on federal legislative and regulatory policy.
Given the shared focus on precision medicine and the cure for cancer in both the scientific and healthcare policy communities, Mukherjee will offer a unique perspective to attendees invested in diagnostic innovation and groundbreaking medical discoveries.
Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School.
For more information, visit the ACLA annual meeting website, click here.
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The ACLA is a not-for-profit association representing the nation’s leading national, regional and esoteric clinical laboratories on key issues of common concern, including federal and state government reimbursement and regulatory policies.