The Great Plains, Minnesota, and Siouxland Chapters of CLMA present:         


August 14-16, 2016
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Sanford Research Center 
2301 East 60th St. North
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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Cortnee Else, CLMA Great Plains Chapter President 
CLMA, Great Plains, Minnesota, and Siouxland Chapters 


2017 Tri-State CLMA Conference 

Please join us in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for quality keynote speakers and general session speakers, leading industry vendors, networking with colleagues and great food. During each general session, attendees will be able to choose from 2 topics that will help enhance their laboratory leadership knowledge.  These sessions are built for all ranges of professionals in the laboratory industry: phlebotomists, technicians, technologists, scientists, educators, supervisors, managers and vendors.  A wide range of session topics will include:  Payor Strategies, Patient Identification, Next Gen Sequencing, Coaching to Build Problem Solving Skills, Changes to FDA Designations for POC, Proficiency Testing Pitfalls, Evalutaion of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia, and more!



Monday, August 14th:

  • 9:30 - 10:00 am: Registration Check-in
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Leadership Workshop
    • Biosafety & Risk Assessment Workshop by Roxanne Alter
      • This 5 CE workshop, led by the Nebraska State Biosafety Coordinator, Roxanne Alter, will focus on topics such as Risk Assessment, Leadership in Biosafety, Donning and Doffing of Equipment, Transportation and Laboratory Processes for High Consequence Pathogens and more!

Tuesday, August 15th: 

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Registration Check-In
  • 9:00 - 1015 am: Welcome/Opening Keynote: '
    • 'Keeping a Positive Outlook in Healthcare's Changing Times and How CLMA Can Help' by CLMA President Jane Hermansen
  • 10:30 am - 2:00 pm: Vendor Exhibit Hall / Lunch / Prize Giveaway
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Sanford Research Center Tours
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Breakout 1
    • 'Payor Strategies and Lab Relationships: Working Together for Success' by Jane Hermansen
    • 'The Laboratory's Role in the Evaluation of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia' by Charlotte Pesek
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm: Breakout 2
    • 'Changes to FDA Designations for POC' - Nicole Zitterkopf Khoury
    • 'Using Coaching to Build Problem Solving Skills' - Deb Hagen-Moe
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Vendor social (drinks and appetizers) at Holiday Inn City Center
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm: Attendee Dinner and Keynote at Holiday Inn City Center:
    • The Chemistry to Lead - Denise Trunkenmiller

Wednesday, August 16th:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am: Registration Check-In
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am: Breakout 3
    • '1-2-3 Identify Me' by Sherri Huber
    • 'Serum vs. Plasma, Which Specimen Should You Use' by Jean Tenuta
  • 9:15 - 10:15 am: Breakout 4
    • 'Minding the Gaps' by Barbara Snyderman
    • 'Proficiency Testing Pitfalls and Lessons Learned the Hard Way' by Junell Petersen
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am: Breakout 5
    • 'Next Generation Sequencing' by Lindsey Zetzsche
    • 'Lab Developed Tests' by Jenny Nosbisch

Registration Fees and Details:

Get the best value rate for the conference registration fee by having a current or new membership in CLMA (members save up to $75 for conference registration.  If you are NOT a member, join before you register!) . Payments for registration can be made via PayPal or Check.

Register by Aug. 1st to get the best rate. After this date, a late fee will be applied. 

Full Conference Registration will include a minimum of 12 hours of CE, including: Monday Leadership Workshop, including all workshop materials and all sessions and meals on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • CLMA Member             $225
  • Non-Member                $299

Two Day Registration will include a minimum of 7 hours of CE, all meals on Tuesday, and Wednesday.

  • CLMA Member             $125
  • Non-Member                $170

Single Day Registration (does NOT include Tuesday Dinner Social): Choose to attend Tuesday or Wednesday for a minimum of 3 hours of CE

  • CLMA Member             $65
  • Non-Member                $85

Leadership Pre-Conference Workshop only (Monday) will include 5 hours of CE, all materials for the workshop and lunch.
  • CLMA Member           $99
  • Non-Member              $129

Tuesday Night Dinner only (includes a minimum of 1 hour of CE):   $50

Additional Tuesday Lunch Tickets:  $20

Don't miss out on this great education and networking opportunity, we can't wait to see you there!

Become a CLMA Member by Aug. 1st at the CLMA Website, then register for the conference and save up to $75 off registration fees!

Register Now! 

Exhibit Details:

Get information from a number of vendors about the most recent advancements in the laboratory industry.

The exhibit hall will be open from 10:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m on Tuesday, August 15th.  Come network and get the information you need to help make your laboratory the best it can be.  We have great vendor participation and support at this conference. 

Participate in our vendor game and be eligible for the prize raffle (over $800 in prizes to win!)

If you are a vendor and would like to exhibit at our conference, please go to this vendor link: here


Hotel Details:

If you wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved for the conference. These rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis, so register early!

Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Center, 100 W. 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 

To make reservations by phone, dial (605) 339-2000, you must identify yourself as being part of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association Group in order to receive the special group rate of $94 per room/night.