Chicago 2024!

Join our 2024 hosts, USDTL, in the beautiful city of Chicago for the MATT Annual Meeting, April 3rd – 5th!

The United States Drug Testing Laboratories (USDTL) welcomes you to Chicago, the Windy City, for the 29th Annual MATT Meeting

Join us for two days of scientific presentations, networking, continuing education, sponsor booths, and fun. Annual meetings include both oral and poster presentations from students; regional, state, and federal laboratories; university laboratories; private and clinical laboratories; and law enforcement. You’ll also have plenty of time to grow your professional networks, making connections that will last throughout your career. And don’t forget to visit our sponsors!


Register before January 31, 2024 for discounted rates and a chance to win a free registration for the 2025 Conference. Discounted meeting registration is $200 for members and $235 for non-members until March 1, 2024. One-day and student registrations are also available.

Registration includes:

  • 2 days of scientific presentations & posters
  • ACCENT continuing education credits 
  • Wednesday night Ice-breaker
  • Thursday & Friday breakfast, lunch, & breaks
  • Thursday evening social event

Hotel Reservations

The conference hotel for 2024 will be the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’hare Hotel & Conference Center. Event room blocks are available at a rate of $129 a night and will be held until March 11, 2024.

5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018

Call for Presentations

Abstract submission deadline will be announced soon. We welcome presentations and ideas for the future scientific program including topics related to:

  • Historical drugs of abuse
  • Novel psychoactive substances
  • Case reports
  • Development/validation of analytical methods
  • Clinical toxicology and therapeutic drugs
  • Cost-effective laboratory management
  • Leading a scientific team
  • Instrumentation and automation in the 21st century 
  • Other topics and ideas are welcome!

Abstract Submission

MATT welcomes abstract submissions for platform (oral) presentations as well as poster presentations. The abstract selection committee works hard to provide a scientific program with a breadth and depth of topics. The abstract submission deadline will be announced soon. We look forward to your submissions and joining us for MATT 2024! Deadline of February 28th, 2024!

Sunshine-Wong Travel Award

Please encourage your fellow laboratory technologists, technicians, and scientists working in the discipline of toxicology, or students working on a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in a related field, to submit a presentation and apply for the Sunshine-Wong Travel Award. The winner will receive a $1000 award as well as a one-year membership to MATT. Application deadline is February 9th, 2024.

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