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The 3rd Annual Laboratory Enrichment Forum will be held in Fort Walton Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast on May 7-9, 2024. The Forum offers interactive sessions covering topics of Pathology, Laboratory Leadership, Quality and Emerging Trends. The sessions will provide practical tools to use in your laboratory, and continuing education credits are available for physicians and laboratorians.

In addition, professional networking events will foster knowledge-sharing and opportunities to speak with industry thought leaders and subject matter experts. The COLA Laboratory Enrichment Forum provides an ideal environment for laboratory professionals and physicians to share ideas and discuss solutions to common challenges facing the field of Laboratory Medicine.


Attendees Include:

  • Laboratory Directors
  • C-Suite Personnel
  • Quality Managers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Testing Personnel
  • Technical Consultants

Top Reasons to Attend:

  • √  Obtain both CME and CEU credits
  •  Network with industry experts
  •   Explore the future of laboratory medicine
  •   Master the essentials of accreditation

Event Location 

The 2024 Laboratory Enrichment Forum will be held on May 7-9, 2024 at Fort Walton Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

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Click here for the 2024 Laboratory Enrichment Forum Prospectus. 


Highlights From Past Event

The inaugural Laboratory Enrichment Forum organized by COLA took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by the second edition in Fort Worth, Texas. These highly successful events served as a platform to gather some of the industry's brightest minds and facilitate the exchange of cutting-edge advancements in laboratory science. Moreover, participants had the opportunity to delve into the crucial aspects of CLIA compliance and accreditation.


Former Speakers

LEF 2023 speakers


Previous Continuing Education Credits

By attending the Laboratory Enrichment Forum, previous participants had the opportunity to acquire up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 20 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.


Past Session Topics

Latest News from CLIA Population Health
Laboratory Workforce Shortages  Retention and Recruitment
Competency Assessment Laboratory Analytics
Laboratory Director Responsibilities  Personnel Wellbeing
Molecular Diagnostics Frozen Sections
Diversity, equity and inclusion