New Orleans will once again host the 28th annual gathering for clinical laboratory, pathology, and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) leaders
Clinical laboratory leaders keen on gaining a competitive edge amid a difficult business environment will want to attend the 28th Annual Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management, which returns to New Orleans on April 25-26, 2023.
The 2023 conference comes as clinical laboratories, diagnostics companies, and anatomic pathology practices wrestle with budgets that are strained by inflation, supply chain woes, and the faltering financial performance of parent hospitals and health systems. Meanwhile, lab hiring managers continue to face a severe staffing shortage of diagnostics employees.
For example, in “Medical Technologist Demand Exceeds Supply by Large Margin Across the United States as Clinical Laboratories Scramble to Stay Fully Staffed,” Dark Daily reported how medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists are in particularly short supply and that some experts do not see this critical shortage waning anytime soon.
“The current twin trends of hospitals losing money and labs struggling to maintain adequate staffing is without parallel in my 30 years of covering the clinical laboratory, diagnostics, and pathology sectors,” said Robert Michel, Founder of the Executive War College and Editor-in-Chief at Dark Daily. “This is a perfect storm that threatens the ability of labs to sustain high-quality testing services in a financially-sustainable manner. At the 2023 Executive War College, we are going to help participants get through this predicament by giving them innovative insights and best-in-class expertise they can take back and implement in their clinical labs and pathology groups.”
“Super early bird” pricing for the 2023 Executive War College ends on Dec. 31.
“Staffing and supply chain difficulties are not the only burdens facing clinical laboratories,” said Robert Michel (above), Founder of the Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management. “Equally stressful forces are altering how providers, payers, and healthcare consumers access medical laboratory testing and pay for those services.” (Photo copyright: The Dark Intelligence Group.)
Earning New Revenue Will Take Center Stage at 2023 Executive War College
The full agenda for the 2023 Executive War College has not yet been released, but attendees can expect to see keynote presentations and sessions devoted to pressing topics in the diagnostics and laboratory industries. Among them is how to best position the clinical lab as a growing revenue source.
“With financial pressures mounting, we intend to present cutting-edge advice from innovative clinical laboratories, diagnostics companies, and pathology practices about how they earn new revenue—whether that be through creating business opportunities in the community, uncovering new test reimbursements, or using technology to improve existing processes,” Michel explained.
Last spring’s gathering of the Executive War College featured 10 keynotes, 55 sessions, and three post-conference workshops. Participants at the upcoming 2023 Executive War College conference can expect a similar bonanza of educational and professional development options, as well as collaborative networking breaks, luncheons, and receptions.
“The chance to meet innovative peers from across the country, share lab-related challenges with them, and compare effective solutions makes the Executive War College a cost-effective investment for any laboratory administrator, executive, or business-minded pathologist,” Michel added.
Diagnostics Services Will Be Better Reflected at 2023 Conference
For the first time, the conference’s moniker directly reflects the diagnostic work associated with clinical laboratories and pathology groups.
“Long-time attendees will notice that we tweaked the Executive War College’s full title to emphasize ‘diagnostics.’ That term is an important addition,” Michel noted.
“In the recent past, ‘clinical laboratory’ and ‘anatomic pathology’ were terms that sufficiently described the profession of laboratory medicine,” he continued. “However, a subtle but significant change has occurred in recent years. The term ‘diagnostics’ has become a common description for medical testing, along with other diagnostic areas such as radiology and imaging.”
Keep an eye on the conference’s website, ExecutiveWarCollege.com, for updates about the upcoming program and to see the session topics and speakers as they are confirmed and announced.
“The Executive War College is the top gathering for lab leaders to learn from the profession’s best innovators and gain insights they will need to keep their laboratories at the cutting edge of clinical excellence in a financially sustainable manner,” Michel concluded.
Register today to ensure places for you and your management team at the 2023 Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management. Click here for early registration discounts.