Schedule of Events*


Sunday, May 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session**: DLM Preparatory Course

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session**: Developing an Outward Mindset

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session**: Financial Management 101

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Opening General Session
The Accountable Leader's Guide to Change
Sam Silverstein

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception


Monday, May 7, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast Session
Sponsorship still available

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

General Session
The Science of Success

Catherine Sanderson, PhD

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Short Topic Sessions
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Succession Planning: Weather the Storm of Change
Lorrie Woodward, MBA, MT(ASCP)

No More Nomads: Developing a Strategic Plan to Intentionally Chart Your Organization's Future
Jennifer N. Sanmann, PhD, FACMG

From A to Zika: A How-to Guide for EUA Compliance
Lt. Cedric Walters, Tammy Shaw, MLS(ASCP)

Small Group Mentorship: Easy, Effective, Time Valued
Rebecca Bird, MMOAS, MT (ASCP)

Standardization Across a Large Hospital Lab Network: Path to Peril or Road to Success?
Marty Lampman, MT(ASCP), MS, MSHA

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bite-Sized Learning: General Poster Presentations

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Bite-Sized Learning: Vendor Presentations

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
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The Laboratory's Role in Antibiotic Stewardship: How a Coordinated, Multi-disciplinary Program Improves Patient Safety and Patient Outcomes
Patti J. Walton, MHSA, MT(ASCP)

Creativity, Innovation, and Quality Management: Can They Coexist?
Andrea Park, MLT, CQIA(ASQ)

Staffing the Laboratory for the Future: What Will it Take to Ensure Continued Staffing Adequacy?
Nicole Radford, MS, MT(ASCP)

Ascending the Laboratory Value Pyramid: One Lab’s Successful Climb!
Denise L. Geiger, PhD, DLM(ASCP)

Getting the Most Out of KnowledgeLab 2018: Building Your Leadership Competency
Deborah J. Wells, MPA, MT(ASCP)SH
Deb Hagen-Moe, MEd

Collaborative Leadership
Lucia Ellen More, MT(ASCP), MS

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
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Digging Deep: Approaching Tricky Safety Problems
Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

World Upside Down: Project Management and Change Leadership with Laboratory Automation
Aaron Samson, MBA, MB(ASCP)CM

Stay in Tune with the 2017 CAP Laboratory Accreditation Checklist Update
William W. West, MD

Talk or Walk: Surviving Cost, Reimbursement, and Other Challenges
Rodney W. Forsman

Creating a Strong Lab Team: Everything from Job Descriptions, Behavior-Based Interviewing, Training, Competency Evaluation to Mentoring; How to Build a Culture of Caring and Excellence
Milly Keeler, BSMT(ASCP), CLC(AMT), CCCP

The Millennial Manager: 10 Tips to Success for Young Leaders
Sean Tucker, DLM MLS(ASCP), MBA

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

Sunset Soirée


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast Session
Sponsored by Roche

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
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Coaching: How to Create Profound and Sustainable Positivity in your Team
Patty Eschliman, MHA, MLS(ASCP), DLM

Labs in the Crosshairs: Government Enforcement in the Clinical Lab Space
Scott Grubman, Esq.

Creating a Broad Point of Access for the Patient
Kristine Evans, PBT(ASCP)

The ABCs of Lab Safety: Regulations and More
Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Short Topic Sessions
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Approach to Reducing Specimen Labeling
Krystal Glaze, MLS(ASCP) 

Exploring Simulation: Appropriateness and Need in Medical Laboratory Science Education
Christine M. Nielsen, MBA, BHA, MLT, CAE

The Process of Implementing and Evaluating New Blood Collection Technologies Under Laboratory Medicine
Kelly Doyle, PhD, DABCC

Creating Organizational Culture: Specifically a Culture of Fun
Jenifer Mouser, Capt, USAF, BSC, MLS(ASCP)

When "Fail Safes" Fail... Laboratory Bridging the Gap
Landrus Burress, DrPH, MPH, MS, Tammy Shaw, MLS(ASCP)

Let's Make Metrics FUN!
Ruth Ann Alexander, Maria Langeslay, MT(ASCP), CLS

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bite-Sized Learning: ICE Poster Presentations

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bite-Sized Learning: Vendor Presentations

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Featured Session

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Short Topic Sessions
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Maximizing Laboratory Efficiencies Through Innovation and Design
Tammy Germini, MT(ASCP)
Jeanene Contreras, BSMT

Ebola Virus Diagnostics: From the Research Lab to the Clinical Lab
Jason DeBoer, PhD, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Two Types of Work Performance Problems: Training and Discipline
Julie Ann Pinsinski

8 Leadership Tips That Will Unquestionably Gain the Respect of Your Team Members and Positively Impact Your Life and Your Organization
Jason Reeves, MT(AMT)

Creating a Culture of Safety in the Laboratory
Brenda Ziana Arnett, MT(AMT), MHA
Chewanda Jones

We're Not in Kansas Anymore Dorothy
Joye Lamme, USAF

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
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Laboratory Integration: Outreach and Other Tactics
Jane M. Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP)

Mentoring the Next Generation of Professionals
Johnathan Eric Stanford, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Clinical Analytics: Present and Future
Dennis Winsten, MS, FCLMA, FHIMSS

Creation of a Career Ladder for a Diversified Workforce of Clinical Laboratory Scientists
Peter Simpson, MBA, DLM(ASCP)

Using Workflow Mapping to Identify and Reduce Risk in Your Laboratory Processes
Christina P. Nickel, MHA, MLS(ASCP)cm, CPHQ

Operational Huddles in the Laboratory: Managing in Real Time
Monica Wellner, BS, CHT(ABHI)
Jane Dickerson

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Short Topic Sessions
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A Lab's Shipping Department: How It Sculpted Leaders and Helped to Change a Culture
Quincey Blaire Trentham, MLT(ASCP)
Julie A. Pinsinski, MLS (ASCP)cm

Lincoln's Leadership Secrets: Supercharge Your Laboratory Management Skills
Lindsay Tate, USAF
Eric Crandell, USAF

Implementing Data Standardization, Establishing a Best Practice Database, and Growing Lab Information Systems Experts within the Air Force Medical Service
Manuel Macabunga, MSgt, USAF, BS MIS

Saber Junction 17: Managing Peculiarities of Operating the 212th Combat Support Hospital Laboratory in an Austere Environment
CPT Olga Terekhina, CPT, MS, MLS(ASCP), MB
Chaknaze B. Zachery, SGT, MLT(ASCP)

Project Management in the Laboratory
Nicole Radford, MS, MT(ASCP)

The Anonymous Hotline Works: Complaint-Prompted Inspection & Accreditation Salvation
Tammy Shaw, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Michael Buongiorne

5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

CLMA Business Meeting


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast Session
Sponsorship still available

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
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Successful Change Management for Performance Improvement Under Healthcare Reform: Part 1
E Caroline Satyadi, DBA, FACHE, DLM(ASCP), MBA, MS, SM, SLS, CLS

The Value of Evidence-Based Management Leadership: A Tool for Laboratory Leaders for Better Decision Making
Michael Dacoco, MT(AMT), CLS, MHA, DHA

The Engaged Employee
Johnathan Eric Stanford, MHA, MLS(ASCP)cm

Laboratory Stewardship Case Studies: Proven UM Interventions That Work!
Robert B. Carpenter, MS, MT(ASCP)
Suzanne Carasso, MBA, MT(ASCP)

Advanced Competency Assessment and Coaching: Applying Principles to Esoteric Testing
Deborah J. Wells, MPA, MT(ASCP)SH
Sarah A. Anderson, MSM

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions
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Successful Change Management for Performance Improvement Under Healthcare Reform: Part 2
E Caroline Satyadi, DBA, FACHE, DLM(ASCP), MBA, MS, SM, SLS, CLS

New-Employee Orientation: Perfecting the First Year
Kathy Inglis, MS, MT(ASCP)

Implementing a New Enterprise-Wide Pathology LIS: Challenges and Successes from a Laboratory Supervisor Perspective
Matthew Rueter, BS
Sara Hoheisel, MHA, MS

Volunteer and Grow: Synergistic Opportunities Between SAFMLS and CLMA
Patty Eschliman, MHA, MLS(ASCP), DLM
Kris Calero

Operationalizing the Laboratory Value Proposition: A Structured Approach
Joseph Gerard Keary, Sr, MS, MBA
David Moss

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session 
Trials and Tribulations: Expedited Development of an Invasive Fungal Infection Clinical Practice Guideline
Col. Deb Malone, USAF

*Schedule of Events is subject to change

**Pre-Conference Sessions are not included with the Full-Conference registration. Pre-Conference Session registration must be purchased as an add-on during general conference registration. Attendees may only select one Pre-Conference Session add-on.