Save the Date! The 2019 Symposium will be held April 3 - 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV!

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 22, 2018

2018/08/22 14:44:28

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.

Who Attends Symposium

  • Physicians
  • Laboratory Directors
  • Laboratory Technical Consultants
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Testing Personnel
  • Other Healthcare professionals

The Symposium is YOUR opportunity to meet personal, professional, and organizational goals at a reasonable cost. We have designed the curriculum for 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 the 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

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 Control
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Safety and Phlebotomy 
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Laboratory management and operations
  • Inspection Preparation

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:

The Lab Director Curriculum of CRI’s Symposium for Clinical Laboratories will be submitted for CME approval by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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