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Media Contact: Ron Martin
AUSTIN, Texas (August 23, 2012) — This fall, the clinical lab industry’s leaders in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, ISO 15189, and other process improvement methods will gather November 6-7, 2012 for the annual Lab Quality Confab and Performance Improvement Institute. The event will take place in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the famous Riverwalk.
Now in its sixth year, Lab Quality Confab is the best-attended meeting in the clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry. It attracts attendees from countries all across the globe.
“Since its inception in 2007, the Lab Quality Confab has continually grown in both size and reputation,” said Robert L. Michel, founder of Lab Quality Confab and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “It is the one lab industry meeting where clinical laboratory managers and pathologists come together—not only to share their successful process improvement methods,
insights, and innovations—but to also gather the most accurate and practical information about how to use these
performance improvement techniques in their laboratories.”
Noted Michel, “Lab Quality Confab is an incubator of ideas and inspiration for experienced quality program managers. At the same time, this unique conference is a valuable learning resource for beginners and any manager involved in workflow improvement projects.”
Today, it is a fact that every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group faces sustained financial pressure to reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver more value to physicians and patients. Lab Quality Confab presents the ideal opportunity for senior executives and administrators, managers, and quality team members to attend a range of sessions dedicated to a common goal: raising the quality of services in their laboratories, while also increasing productivity and decreasing costs.
Events slated for Lab Quality Confab 2012 include:
• More than 50 quality management educational and skill-building sessions
• Five special 2-hour workshops on Lean Six Sigma techniques, with certificates of completion for attendees
• Exceptional informational and networking opportunities, including an exhibition of consultants and quality vendors
• Special Session: Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification
For more information about Lab Quality Confab 2012, and to view program details including speakers, topics, and times,
visit www.labqualityconfab.com. You may also contact Ron Martin at 512-264-7103.
For additional information, Contact: Ron Martin, 512-264-7103
About The Dark Report
Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.