News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel

News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel
Sign In

Clinical Laboratory Innovators in Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement to Gather in Atlanta October 15-16, 2019


21806 Briarcliff Dr.
Spicewood, TX 78669
512-264-7103 o
512-264-0969 f


Media Contact: Chris Garcia

AUSTIN, Texas (August 28, 2019) — In just over six weeks, the clinical lab industry’s leading experts in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods will gather for the annual Lab Quality Confab conference. This internationally-recognized event will take place October 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency, in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA.

Now in its thirteenth year, Lab Quality Confab is the most widely-attended quality management meeting in the clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry, attracting participants from countries all across the globe.

“The universal topic at clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups right now is the year 2020,” said Robert L. Michel, founder of Lab Quality Confab and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. Continued Michel, “Next year is bringing yet more sweeping and far-reaching changes to the lab industry. Process improvement and quality management is the laboratory’s best strategy to survive and thrive in this era of shrinking lab budgets, PAMA price cuts, and value-based payment; indeed, the actions laboratories take in the next few months will set the course for their path to clinical success and financial sustainability in 2020, and beyond.”

Lab Quality Confab is the annual gold-standard conference that provides managers working in clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups with access to professional training in the methods of Lean, Six Sigma, process improvement, and quality management systems (QMS), in addition to educational forums on the art and science of increasing labs’ value-based services to physicians, patients, and payers.

Events slated for Lab Quality Confab 2019 include:

  • Dozens of problem-solving, skill-building sessions presented by the leading experts in the laboratory industry
  • Numerous specialized training activities, with certificates of completion for attendees
  • Unparalleled informational and networking opportunities
  • Optional post-conference workshops: Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification, and Laboratory Quality and Compliance:
    Mastering the Tools, Methods, and Secrets of QMS to Prevent Deficiencies, Boost Quality and Become the Inspection-Ready Lab

Lab Quality Confab presents the ideal venue for lab executives and administrators, managers, and team members presenting at all skill levels.

Attendees who complete their registration by midnight, Friday, August 30 can take advantage of early-bird discounts. Team discounts are also available to promote a shared learning experience. To view program details including speakers, sessions and times for  Lab Quality Confab 2019, and to register, visit You may also contact us at 512-264-7103.


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) and 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.