20th Physician Office Laboratory Symposium (description)

"20th Physician Office Laboratory Symposium"

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Category:Allied Health, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Chemistry, Cytotechnology, Education, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Healthcare, Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Management, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical, Medical Education, Medical Sciences, Medical Technology, Medicare/Medicaid, Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Performance Improvement, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care, Quality Assurance
Address:Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America 21202
Event dates:11/2/2005 - 11/5/2005 (This event has already taken place)
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Laboratory accreditation through education


Topics to be Covered:

  • Ronald Lasseig, Phd
  • Verlin Janzen, MD, Cyril Hetsko, MD
  • Donna Sweet, MD
  • Elkin Simson, MD
  • Sheila Dunn, DA
  • Judy Yost, CMS, Director Laboratory Services
  • Julie Taylor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lucia Berte, Quality Systems Consultant
  • Charles Root, PhD
  • Marian Cavagnaro
  • Toni Clinton, PhD(BCLD)
  • Dennis Ernst
  • Carolyn Hartley
  • C Anne Pontius
  • Cathy Kenny
  • Wendy Arneson
  • Judy Gabriel
  • Andy Gill
  • Connie Laubenthal
  • Ronalda Leneau
  • Cornell Prodan
  • Greg Root
  • CLIA
  • Laboratory Director responsibilities
  • quality management systems
  • quality control
  • human resource development
  • laboratory instrumentation and supplies
Organizer phone:800-981-9883
Offering type:Symposium
Event frequency:Every Year
First Meeting:1990
Total events:19
Est. attendance:
Target audience:Physicians
Other target audiences:medical laboratory testing personnel
Host Sponsor:COLA and University of Wisconsin Medical School
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:AMA: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and COLA. The University of Wisconsin Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Wisconsin Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. AAFP: This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.50 Prescribed credits by American Academy of Family Phyisicans. AOA: This program has been approved by the American Osteopathic Association for up to 23 hours of Category A-1 credit. COLA is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.This program has been approved for up to 23.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.


20th Physician’s Office Laboratory (POL)Symposium is specifically designed to meet the education and networking needs of physicians and healthcare professionals involved with the office laboratory. It is: >Approved Event to obtain Medical Laboratory Director Certification > Multiple Education Tracks > Latest in Laboratory Equipment and Supplies


Wednesday, November 2, 2005
1:00 Registration Desk Opens
3:00 Exhibits Open
5:00 Welcome Doug Beigel, CEO, COLA
5:15 Introduction Nancy Dennis, Program Director
5:30 Opening - What Brings Us Together Sheila Dunn, DA, MT(ASCP)
5:45 Training Laboratorians in Developing Nations Marian Cavagnaro, MS, MT(ASCP) DLM
7:00 Exhibits & Break
7:45 CLIA Overview & Background Sheila Dunn, DA, MT(ASCP)
8:30 Compliance Update Jeffrey Boothe, Esq.
9:15 Adjourn: Get a good night’s sleep!

Thursday, November 3, 2005
7:00 Exhibits & Breakfast – Time to rise & shine!
8:00 Current Practices in the POL on HIV Testing Donna Sweet, MD, Professor
8:45 CLIA Update: Findings since January 2003 Judy Yost, MS, MT(ASCP),
Director Lab Services, CMS
9:15 The Laboratory Inspection Process: A Panel
Discussion from the Regulatory Perspective Moderator: Shelia Dunn, DA, MT(ASCP)
Panelists: Cornell Prodan, MT(ASCP) (CMS),
Rebecca Kenner,MT(ASCP) DLM (COLA),
Judy Gabriel, MT(ASCP) (JCAHO)
10:00 Exhibits & Break
10:45 Session A: Workshops and Breakouts See session descriptions
12:45 Lunch – Assigned Seating
1:45 Session B: Workshops and Breakouts See session descriptions
3:45 Exhibits & Break
4:15 Session C: Workshops and Breakouts See session descriptions
6:15 Adjourn to Reception
6:30 Symposium Reception: It’s Party Time with the Faculty and Exhibitors

Friday, November 4, 2005
7:00 Exhibits & Breakfast – Time to rise & shine!
8:00 Session D: Breakouts See session descriptions
9:30 Exhibits & Break
10:00 Session E: Breakouts See session descriptions
11:00 Intellectual Scavenger Hunt
12:00 Lunch – Assigned Seating
1:00 Session F: Breakouts See session descriptions
2:45 Session G: Breakouts See session descriptions
3:45 Exhibits & Break – Make Your Own Sundae!
4:30 General Session: Ask The Technical Consultant: Moderator: Anne Pontius,
Preparing for an Inspection MBA, CMPE, MT(ASCP)
5:00 General Session: Ask The Experts… Moderator: Nancy Dennis,
Anything You Want to Ask! Program Director
5:45 Adjourn
Saturday, November 5, 2005
7:00 Breakfast — Time to rise & shine!
8:00 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Cyril “Kim” Hetsko, MD, FACP, COLA
Committee (CLIAC): Overview of Waiver Standards Medical Director
8:30 And the Answer Is? Fun with PT Slides Ronald H. Laessig, Ph.D. &
Verlin Janzen, MD, FAAFP
9:00 Break
9:30 The Impact of Specimen Collection: Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP)
Minimize Your Risks
10:30 Where is Quality in the Medical Laboratory? Julie Taylor, PhD (CDC)
11:30 Putting It All together - The Journey Forward Ronald H. Laessig, Ph.D.
12:00 Adjourn - Travel Safely…

Registration Fee Details:

Program Fees

Physicians Prior to 10/03/05 $675 After 10/03/05 $725
Non-Physicians Prior to 10/03/05 $600 After 10/03/05 $650

Other items that tuition includes:

Program Fees include: Free on-line course (instructions w/confirmation of registration), a variety of lectures and workshops; equipment exhibits; complete course syllabus and workshop notes; participant names and addresses; exhibitor names and addresses; light refreshments on Wednesday evening; reception on Thursday evening; continental breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 700 Aliceanna Street Baltimore, MD 21202 The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is at the center of Baltimore’s dining, shopping, and sightseeing district. The hotel towers above the world-famous Inner Harbor. With spectacular harbor views, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront offers rooms with individual climate control, two-line telephone, data port, and voice mail. Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor pool, sauna, fully equipped exercise room, business center, and a gift shop. Rates: $189 single/double (rate does not include 12.5% tax) Reservations must be made by October 7, 2005, to receive this discounted rate.You must identify yourself as a POL Symposium participant when making reservations. Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m. on November 5th . For Reservations Please call: 888-511-7809 You must identify yourself as a POL Symposium / COLA participant to receive the discounted rate. 
Contact Person:Tricia Hudson
TitleConference Coordinator
Organizer Address 19881 Broken Land Parkway
Organizer Address 2Suite 200
Organizer CityColumbia
Organizer State: (US)Maryland
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code21046
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone800-981-9883
Organizer Fax410-381-8611
Structural makeupOrganization
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsCOLA and University of Wisconsin Medical School
Event Site/VenueBaltimore Marriott Waterfront
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:Refund Policy • Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made by calling the POL Registrar. • Cancellations received on or prior to October 2, 2005, will be granted, minus a $75 processing fee. • Cancellations received after October 2, 2005, and symposium registrants who fail to attend, are responsible for the full fee. • Attendee substitutions may be made with no penalty at any time prior to the symposium by calling the POL Registrar.
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
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Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?Yes
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?Yes
Details:Following the Symposium, the syllabus materials are available for purchase.
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Details:Payment is due at the time of registration.
Will there be shuttle service available?NA
Are there any particular aspects of your conference that you consider unique to your field?The 20th Physician Office Laboratory Symposium is the only conference that is approved by CMS to provide the minimum Continuing Medical Education credits required in order to meet the education component of the qualifications to be a Laboratory Director of a moderate complexity laboratory under CLIA '88 regulations.
Additional notes:Free Online Course for POL Participants Expand Your Learning Experience with COLA’s LabUniversity and get AdditionalCMEs/CEUs for FREE! COLA’s e-Learning program, LabUniversity, allows you (and your staff) to continue your education on-line at your convenience… no matter the location or the time of the day. In addition to the continuing education credits you will receive for attending the 20th POL Symposium, you can enroll in Introduction to Quality Management Systems at LabUniversity for FREE!

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