WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today announced that Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, will deliver the keynote address during the association’s Annual Meeting on March 4, 2020. Pelley, a legendary storyteller who recently published a memoir, Truth Worth Telling, will share reflections on his career and provide insight on the most critical challenges facing health care today.
“During his three decades as a correspondent and anchor for CBS News, Scott Pelley has explored every facet of the health system and the very real human experiences that capture our attention and shape our world,” said Julie Khani, president of ACLA. “During a time of unprecedented change, both for our nation and our health system, Scott’s depth of experience makes him an outstanding speaker.”
Scott Pelley is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News (2011-2017). His work has been recognized with three duPont-Columbia Awards, three Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the fifty-two-year history of 60 Minutes.
ACLA’s Annual Meeting convenes key policymakers and leaders from the clinical laboratory diagnostics community for presentations and discussions about changing dynamics and regulatory landscapes that will have significant impact on the next generation of diagnostics and laboratory tests for patients.
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ACLA is a not-for-profit association representing the nation’s leading clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories, including national, regional, specialty, hospital, ESRD and nursing home laboratories. The clinical laboratory industry employs nearly 295,000 people directly, and generates over 117,000 additional jobs in supplier industries. Clinical laboratories are at the forefront of personalized medicine, driving diagnostic innovation and contributing more than $106 billion to the nation’s economy.