Symposium - Participants

May 30 - June 2, 2018 Hyatt Regency Miami

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2018/05/30 08:00:00

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 the CRI Symposium for Clinical Laboratories, attendees participate in EDUCATION FOR LABORATORY EXCELLENCE – making a positive impact for quality patient care.

Participants can attend a wide selection of 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:

  • Continuing education for lab staff to enhance competency and maintain state licensure
  • CME credits for physicians to qualify as laboratory director for a moderate complexity laboratory, as outlined by CLIA
  • 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 operations

Continuing Education Credits

CRI is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by:

  • The ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. P.A.C.E.® continuing education credits are accepted by all states with continuing education requirements for laboratory personnel licensure
  • The Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Division of Medical Quality Assurance at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • The California Division of Laboratory Science, Department of Laboratory Field Services

CME Accreditation Information:

This live activity, CRI’s Symposium for Clinical Laboratories, will be submitted for CME approval by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Miami | Miami, FL

Indulge in the spirit of the city when you stay at this downtown Miami hotel. The Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel puts you in prime location only 15 minutes from South Beach and 2 miles away from the Port of Miami, so you will enjoy the beautiful sunsets of the Miami skyline right from your room. You will be able to overlook the Miami River and beautiful Biscayne Bay as you shop, dine, or attend your business meetings. This property includes an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary newspaper and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Its striking white towers overlooking the Miami River, Hyatt Regency Miami is a landmark hotel offering first rate service, expansive meeting and event space for gatherings, and the most convenient location in the area. You’ll enjoy easy access to popular attractions, like Brickell City Center, Wynwood Art District, Coral Gables, Port of Miami, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana. There’s no better way to enjoy the Florida sunshine than with Hyatt Regency Miami as your home base.

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Symposium Fees:

  • Physician for Lab Director Qualification – COLA Labs $695 Non-COLA Labs $750
  • Any Other Attendee – COLA Labs $625 Non-COLA Labs $700
  • Single Day Program: Thursday or Friday – COLA Labs $350 Non-COLA Labs $375

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