Clinical Laboratory Collaborative 2016



Social Event April 26, 6-9 pm - Jason Paulson Band


See CLC Program Details for full program and daily program grids


Dates:  April 25th thru April 27th, 2016
Location:  Earle Brown Heritage Center - Brooklyn Center


     ASCLS-MN: Rick Panning: 

     AACC, Midwest Section: Ron Haas

     MN AMT: Heather Herring



Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Meeting 2016

It is timely to use the phrase from the David Bowie song “Changes” as we discuss this year’s Clinical Laboratory Collaborative meeting.  This year’s meeting will be on Monday-Wednesday, April 25-27 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn CenterThe center is attached to the Embassy Suites Hotel for which we have a contracted rate for hotel rooms.  Our meeting was held at the Earle Brown Center in the past but we outgrew it as the meeting got larger.  They have made many changes at Earle Brown Center and we are hopeful that this can be used as our regular Twin Cities location for the future.  Parking is ample and FREE for all attendees.


This year we welcome back MnABB to our list of organization partners to join ASCLS-MN, ASCP, MN AMT, CLMA-MN, AACC-Midwest Section. MIMA and AGT.  This diversity of professional organizations helps to assure a diverse and comprehensive program.

The theme for this year’s meeting will be Cultivate your Knowledge in keeping with the farm theme related to our location as a former farm. One of our KEYNOTE sessions will be provided by Joe Schmidt (KSTP, Channel 5).


In addition to the location, we have made other CHANGES in this year’s meeting.


To respond to exhibitor requests, we will hold exhibits for two days, Tuesday and Wednesday.  In addition we have promised to not schedule any conflicting events or meetings opposite the exhibit times.


The first day of the meeting will be devoted to WORKSHOPS.  We will be offering 8 half-day workshops (four in the morning and 4 in the afternoon) across a breadth of topics.


The second two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – will be offered in our standard format of 4 breakout rooms.  There will be one keynote and four groups of breakouts each day for a total of 34 educational sessions.


We are excited about this year’s meeting which will offer a diverse educational program, a vendor exhibit and a number of social and networking opportunities.  Please mark your calendar for April 25-27, 2016 and come prepared to reconnect with your colleagues and to “cultivate your knowledge”.