KnowledgeLab 2020

KnowledgeLab 2020 Call for Speakers

At KnowledgeLab, attendees join thought-provoking educational sessions focused on hot topics and trends, connect with fellow attendees, and learn about the latest industry solutions from exhibitors to walk away with a renewed energy and spirit for the clinical laboratory management profession.

CLMA is looking for dynamic, engaging and interactive speakers and presentations to enhance attendee engagement. Submit a session proposal for consideration today to present at the premier educational and networking conference for laboratory and healthcare professionals. To apply for a speaking opportunity, please complete the submission form by selecting a track below. Submissions are due by August 26, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

All applying presenters must have an account with CLMA. If you (and/or your fellow presenters) do not have an account with CLMA, please join CLMA as a member or create a guest account in order to submit a session proposal.

Note that invited speakers receive waived conference registration only if they are a CLMA member at the time of submission. Please make sure you are aware of each speaker's membership status upon submission. No exceptions will be made to this policy. You can review all of our presenter policies here.

Presenters are invited to submit to one of four topical tracks and five session types for consideration:

Topical Tracks

  • Leadership and Laboratory Management: This track will feature education covering the essentials needed to be a successful leader: comprehensive education on people management, team building, communication skills, change management, and conflict resolution; as well as critical managerial skills needed to run an efficient and profitable laboratory such as understanding lab finances, budgeting, contract negotiations and strategic planning.
  • New Technology and Trends: This track will feature sessions designed to keep attendees informed on rapid changes in laboratory testing and evolving platforms such as molecular and genetic testing, micro-automation, markers for new medications and innovative approaches to current processes such as improved specimen collection.
  • Quality Improvement: This track will feature sessions that cover the basics on how to complete a risk assessment of your laboratory, develop a solid quality management plan, and utilize project management tips for keeping track of and reporting non-conforming events. Sessions in this track should also help laboratory leaders build a just culture to improve reporting as well as provide a greater understanding of Six Sigma, IQCP and the new regulatory requirements for quality control.
  • Regulatory Changes: This track will feature sessions focused should focus on “the next big thing” in government regulations that either directly or indirectly affect the laboratory, such as changes in billing and coding, reimbursement, CLIA or HIPPA, as well as information on the laboratory workforce shortage, ISO 15189, and compliance issues.

Session Types

  • Breakout Session: 60-minute lecture-style presentation that provides data and foundational material in an organized fashion.
  • Short Topic Session: 30-minute lecture-style presentation that provides education in a condensed format. 
  • Case Study: 30-minute or 60-minute presentation that focuses on relevant real-life experiences and challenges that provide attendees with the processes followed and outcomes reached.
  • Panel Presentation: 60-minute sessions that feature moderator-facilitated discussion about a specific topic with a group of expert panelists who share differing perspectives. The presenters share facts and offer opinions through questions curated by the moderator or taken directly from the audience.
  • Round-table Session: interactive, 60-minute sessions where the presenter(s) delivers content and leads the audience in facilitated small group discussions.

Select a Track or Theme for Your Session Submission

*Invited speakers who are CLMA Members at the time of session submission will receive waived conference registration. Non-Members at the time of session submission are required to pay full-conference or one-day registration fees. You can review all of our presenter policies here.

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