2023 Cleveland, OH

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ASCT 2023 Annual Conference | May 5-6
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

Meeting Location - Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

This Downtown Cleveland Hotel is an easy walk to premier shopping, dining, and top attractions like Public Square, Jack Casino and Rocket FieldHouse, the Rock &  Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field and House of Blues. The hotel is a quick 15 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

Hotel address:
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

image courtesy of Renaissance Hotel

Book Your Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Room
ASCT is pleased to offer a special group room rate of $129.00 per night, plus taxes.  The rate will be also available 3 days pre and post event dates.  The room block cut-off date is April 12 or until room block is full - whichever occurs first.
Book your room online here.

Guided Downtown Art Walking Tour
Thursday, May 4 | 3:30 – 5:30pm

$25.00pp, Register online
Be the first to get the inside scoop on Downtown Cleveland in this unique walking tour showcasing the Artwork of Cleveland.  The tour kicks off and ends in the Public Square right across the street from the hotel! You will learn all about the fun spots and what to see on your first day in Cleveland.  The tour highlights the following: public art in all forms in and around the Civic Center, contemporary sculptures as well as statues of historical figures and a stop inside the Cuyahoga County Courthouse to look at murals and an amazing stained glass window that you may have seen in a couple of movies. The Courthouse will require you to pass through a metal detector.  Wear your walking shoes!

Public Square, Cleveland 
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Conference Agenda
ASCT Annual Conference 2023
(schedule subject to change)

Register Online
First, log in with your user name and password.  Once you are logged in to your ASCT account, register online. 

IAC Exam

The IAC will offer its Comprehensive Cytotechnology Examination at the ASCT annual meeting. The exam is scheduled to be given on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.  To be eligible to sit for this exam, you must have passed the national registry examination and have completed three years of full-time experience in Cytology. The training period may be included in this three year period. You must be pre-approved by the IAC to take this exam. You do not have to register for the ASCT meeting in order to take this exam, but you are invited to register. You need to allow four hours to complete the exam. The exam includes all fields of diagnostic cytology and is given in three parts; multiple choice on photomicrographs, multiple choice on general knowledge, and microscopic slide examination. The deadline for applying for this examination is March 20, 2023. Applications and/or more information can be obtained by contacting The International Academy of Cytology Office; centraloffice@cytology-iac.org

Visit the website:  http://www.cytology-iac.org  Contact:  Donna_russell@urmc.rochester.edu

Traveling to Cleveland

CLE is Ohio’s busiest airport, serving more than 10 million passengers annually. It’s positioned within 500 miles of 43 percent of the U.S. population. And for Northeast Ohio travelers, the airport is close—just 12 miles away from downtown Cleveland. Travelers also have the option to take the rail to CLE, a connection that, when added in 1968, was another first in the country. 

How to get Around
CLE offers a variety of airport ground transportation options including rideshare such as Lyft and Uber, taxi and limo services or car rental. Plus, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) Red Line provides light rail service between the airport and downtown Cleveland via the Tower City Station. The trip takes less than 30 minutes and costs less than $3. Trains depart from CLE every 15 minutes for the majority of the day.

Things to do
Cleveland is the second-largest city in the state – which means it is full of beautiful attractions to see, making it one of the best place in the world to visit. It can be difficult to pick which ones to visit, and it can feel overwhelming when you’re confronted with all the cool options.

You may be familiar with the phrase "Cleveland Rocks" made popular by the Drew Carey Show, and not only are Cleveland natives proud of their busy city, but as the home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland actually does rock. The Greater Cleveland area extends 100 miles along the Lake Erie shoreline, and the Cleveland/Akron metro area consists of nearly 3 million residents.

The waterfront area, about 30 miles from downtown is considered Lakeside Cleveland, and features Ohio's nicest beach, Headlands Beach State Park.

Cleveland has several museums, popular shopping malls, and distinctive cultural options for theater, music and dance. Browns football and Indians baseball have cult followings and draw thousands of travelers each year to see a home game. Some of the city’s best nightlife and entertainment options are found in the historic Warehouse District and on Cleveland’s E. 4th Street. In each area there are numerous bars, pubs, and clubs, and a wide selection of dining options.  

Your choices are endless! Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Little Italy Neighborhood, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Westside Market and the Cleveland Zoo to name a few of the many places to visit. Learn more about things to do.

Food and Nightlife Scene
Learn more about downtown Cleveland's restaurants and nightlife here!   

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