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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Lab Quality Confab 2009!!

September 29-30 2009 – Atlanta Hilton Hotel!

See Full Agenda Here

This exciting program, feature presentations by top-performing laboratories, hospitals, and pathology groups on their successes with Lean, Six Sigma, and Rapid Process Improvement techniques. Themes this year include breakthroughs in blending Lean with automation in the high-volume core chemistry/hematology laboratory, using middleware to drive real-time decision-making, innovation in the use of histology automation with Lean methods, along with more success stories of quality systems in blood banking, microbiology, and informatics. Plus a variety of presentations on coming changes in laboratory accreditation and licensure that will incorporate quality systems, including ISO:15189 Medical Laboratories.

Lab Quality Confab quickly became 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 offers you exceptional learning opportunities, 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.

Attend the optional full-day or half-day add-on workshops on “Lean Boot Camp: Achieving Mastery with Concepts, Implementation, and Outcomes” or “Simplified Six Sigma: Three Easy-to-Use Tools for Fast, Impressive Results in Your Lab”. These special optional workshops have exactly the knowledge, insights, and hands-on learning that will help you transform your laboratory’s operational flow and work processes. The full agenda and speaker line-up for this year’s Lab Quality Confab can be viewed by clicking on this link (or paste this URL into your browser: )

Rooms for Lab Quality Confab at the attractive discounted rate of $169 per night per single will be available while they last. To reserve your hotel room, visit Hilton Hotel Atlanta or copy and paste this URL in your browser:

Make your plans to join us at the beautiful Hilton Hotel in Atlanta on September 29-30, 2009! It’s the 3rd Annual Lab Quality Confab, and you’ll want to be there to hear and learn from the industry’s leading innovators and experts.

Early-Bird Discount Registration now available online


Four Easy Ways to Register:
Register ONLINE
2. Call 800-560-6363. Our friendly staff can register you quickly and easily, as well as  answer any questions you may have.
3. Fax this
complete registration form to 512-264-0969
4. Mail the
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21806 Briarcliff Dr.
Spicewood, TX 78669