Laboratory Enrichment Forum 2025 Call for Presenters



COLA Inc. invites you to submit a session or workshop proposal for the Laboratory Enrichment Forum 2025, an in-person event. If your proposal is accepted, you will be expected to travel to Chandler, Arizona to present in person. 

Submission Cycle: May 7 - September 13, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET

At the Laboratory Enrichment Forum, the brightest minds in the industry will share their perspective on the latest developments in laboratory science, along with the essentials of CLIA compliance and accreditation. Proposal submissions are blinded and peer-reviewed for quality, educational content, logical presentation and impact on the clinical laboratory community. 

You will be asked for a completed slide deck and/or other presentation materials at a later date, if accepted. 

COLA Inc. may, at its sole discretion, decline, modify or combine proposals and may not accept all speakers who apply. Decisions on accepted proposals will be made by approximately November 8, 2024.


Suggested Topics

Hematology Organizational Culture
Clinical Chemistry  Leadership
Transfusion Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
Urinalysis Clinical Laboratory Trending Topics
Regulatory  Pathology
Population Health  Laboratory’s Role in Value Based Care
Laboratory Analytics Workforce issues and solutions: retention, recruitment and addressing burnout
Emergency Preparedness  


2025 Learning Formats: 

  • Panel 

  • Presentation 

  • Case Studies

  • Mini-sessions: Mini-sessions submissions are designed to be 20 minutes in length.

  • Campfire Chat Session: Campfire Sessions begin a lot like a traditional presentation, with a speaker (or multiple speakers) presenting an idea at the front of the room. After 15 minutes, the focus shifts from the presenter(s) to the audience. For the remainder of the session, the presenter(s) become facilitators, inviting comments, insights and questions from those around the room. Campfire sessions allow attendees to drive their learning and share experiences with others, assisting with networking.

  • Birds of a Feather: Birds of a Feather (BOF) involves groups of people with a common interest or area of expertise informally working together.

  • Braindates: Braindates help delegates learn from one another through one-on-one or small group sessions (otherwise known as “dates”). Participants make offers and requests for knowledge on topics of interest and are then matched together (this can be done manually or via an app).  

  • Storytelling: Storytelling sessions invite speakers to tell stories that help illustrate or enhance themes in the conference tracks. They should reflect the authentic experience of an individual, a team, or a community, but be told like a traditional story. The narrative should contain a beginning, middle, and end, characters and themes that hold interest, like adversity and triumph. Stories should be about 15 minutes long, with 10 minutes provided for Q&A afterward. 

  • Jigsaw: A jigsaw session is a cooperative learning technique where a larger group is divided into groups of 5 or 6 (jigsaw groups). The learning delivered during the session is also divided into 5-6 segments. Each participant in a group is assigned to learn one segment with the help of an external instructor. All the participants assigned to the same segment form temporary “expert groups” and are given time to discuss their learnings and rehearse the presentations they will make to their jigsaw groups. Once back in their jigsaw groups, each member presents their segment to the others. The instructors can float from group to group to ensure the learning is correctly delivered. 

The purchase or use of COLA Educational Products or Services shall not be considered in any of COLA’s Accreditation decisions.