ACLA Announces Historian and Author Doris Kearns Goodwin as Keynote Speaker for 2019 Annual Meeting

December 17, 2018 Categories: All News, Featured News, ACLA Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today announced that Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will serve as the keynote speaker for the organization’s annual meeting on March 26, 2019. Goodwin, who published her most recent book Leadership in Turbulent Times, will offer insight and perspective on the historical political landscape and how it continues to shape policy and health care today.

“Doris Kearns Goodwin has dedicated her life’s work to examining the people and policies that have shaped our country’s past and set the stage for the American political landscape today,” said Julie Khani, president of ACLA. “An incredibly compelling speaker, Goodwin will undoubtedly provide fascinating insight, deepening our understanding of current political challenges and inspiring us with stories of innovation and perseverance—values that have defined the field of clinical laboratories.”

ACLA’s annual conference is the premier meeting for the clinical lab community, bringing together national leaders in the diagnostic sector, payors, patients, Congressional lawmakers and officials from the Administration for presentations and discussions on federal legislative and regulatory policy.

Drawing on her unparalleled expertise in American leadership, Goodwin will offer a unique perspective on our current political landscape and provide valuable insights on leadership, gleaned from over five decades of experience as a presidential historian and biographer.

Doris Kearns Goodwin earned a doctorate degree from Harvard, where she was selected as a White House Fellow and went on to work with former President Lyndon B. Johnson. She has published seven critically-acclaimed books, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, has taught courses on Government at Harvard University, and is a frequent guest commentator on major broadcast programs including Meet the Press and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

For more information on ACLA’s annual meeting, visit the website here.

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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 277,000 people directly, and generates over 115,000 additional jobs in supplier industries. Clinical laboratories are at the forefront of personalized medicine, driving diagnostic innovation and contributing more than $100 billion to the nation’s economy.

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