Welcome to the Symposium for Clinical Laboratories
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May 30 - June 2, 2018 | Hyatt Regency| Miami, FL
COLA Resources Inc. (CRI®)  is a medical laboratory education and consultative organization that uses a unique approach to guide laboratories of all sizes: interactive education. At CRI’s Symposium for Clinical Laboratories, attendees participate in EDUCATION FOR LABORATORY EXCELLENCE - making a positive impact for quality patient care.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, earn up to 20 CME or P.A.C.E® credits, network with healthcare professionals and visit the exhibit hall featuring the latest laboratory technology, equipment and supplies.

Continuing Education for the Clinical Laboratory Professional
The Symposium is YOUR opportunity to meet personal, professional, and organizational goals at a reasonable cost. We have designed the curriculum for physicians, laboratory directors, technical consultants, laboratory managers, testing personnel, and other healthcare professionals to provide continuing education that’s critical to operating a successful and compliant medical diagnostic laboratory. The educational sessions will offer:
  • CME credits for physicians to qualify as laboratory director for a moderate complexity laboratory, as outlined by CLIA
  • Continuing education for lab staff to enhance competency and maintain state licensure
  • Tools and guidance for:
    • Meeting the requirements of CLIA, COLA, and other accrediting organizations
    • Improving laboratory processes and procedures
    • Preventing laboratory errors
    • Improving efficiency and promoting quality in laboratory operations
Customize Your Learning!
The Symposium for Clinical Laboratories includes Keynote General Sessions of broad interest, and a choice of breakout sessions addressing various needs and interests. Subject content presented includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Clinical testing topics
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Safety and phlebotomy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Laboratory management
  • Business aspects of laboratory operation
Click Here for the Symposium Schedule at a Glance
Announcing the CRI® Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Workshop!
Join us for a LCMS Workshop on Wednesday May 30, 2018.
This full day workshop offers 6 P.A.C.E.® credits and is presented by regulatory, scientific and operational experts in the field.
Workshop Topics:
  • LCMS overview, systems and uses
  • Factors to consider before implementing this technology
  • Method development and validation
  • Writing SOPs
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance
  • COLA criteria for Mass Spec
  • Proficiency Testing for LCMS
Click Here for the LCMS Workshop Agenda 

Select your Symposium registration type first to register for the Symposium and the Workshop, or to register for the Symposium Only.
Select LCMS Workshop Only if you are only attending the workshop and will not be attending the Symposium.

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