Here is your personal invitation to join us for the Third Annual Lab Quality Confab, scheduled for September 29-30, 2009 at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel.

Lab Quality Confab is now the lab industry’s biggest international gathering about Lean, Six Sigma, and process improvement. You’ll be glad to learn that this year’s upcoming Lab Quality Confab is bigger, better, and has exceptional learning opportunities for you, including:

  • Learn about the newest player in Medicare accreditation! Hear Patrick Horine of DNV Healthcare discuss “How hospitals and health systems can achieve simultaneous accreditation for Medicare and ISO 9001.
  • Best ways to infuse and sustain Lean in the lab’s working culture”, with Cindy Mand of the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
  • Everything that’s new and useful with ISO 15189”: Medical Laboratories, shared by Joseph Skrisson of Piedmont Medical Laboratories, Caroline Maurer of the College of American Pathologists, and Ralph Doudoun of St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • Easy-to-Use, Easy-to Manage Metrics to Achieve “Best Practice” Performance in Your Lab,” presented by Sandy Hood, the lab industry’s First-Ever Black Belt, from Riverside Memorial Hospital.

We share your commitment to quality and encourage you to bring along other folks from your laboratory. This is a great “one-stop shop” for all the Lean, Six Sigma, and process improvement resources your laboratory needs. We’ve gathered everyone and everything in one place to make it easy for you! There will be experts, other labs sharing case studies, and an exhibition with quality consultants and vendors. Also, your lab can win national awards for Lean Six Sigma poster sessions, along with cash prizes! Consider doing a poster about your lab’s successful improvement project and bring home a big check for your quality team.

Please visit for more information and to register.

Let me know if you have questions! We look forward to seeing you at Lab Quality Confab in Atlanta on September 29-30, 2009!

Register NOW

Yours truly,

Robert Michel

PS: Don’t forget the early bird registration discount. Save $’s when you register by August 1.