Global Gathering of Clinical Laboratory Leaders Using Lean, Six Sigma, and ISO:15189


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Global Gathering of Clinical Laboratory Leaders Using Lean, Six Sigma, and ISO:15189

AUSTIN, Texas (September 2, 2008) – Later this month, clinical laboratory leaders from across the globe will gather at the second annual Lab Quality Confab to share successes, innovations, and case studies in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, and ISO:15189 in clinical laboratories, pathology laboratories, and hospitals. Lab Quality Confab will take place on September 24-25, 2008, at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta Georgia. Speakers from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Sweden will provide insight and experience about the use of Lean, Six Sigma, and ISO:15189.

This is the world’s largest gathering devoted exclusively to use of quality management methods in clinical laboratories, pathology laboratories, and hospitals. Special events at Lab Quality Confab will include:

• Lean Six Sigma Poster Presentations, with national awards and a total of $6,000 in prize money to winners in the categories of clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology.
• Exhibition of Lean, Six Sigma, quality management systems, services, and other products to help those advancing their skills in continuous improvement and quality management.
• A special contest “Organize Yourself! Organize Your Office! Using Lean in Your Personal Workspace!” By special arrangement, Ascendium

Consulting will provide one day of on-site consulting and education to the lucky winner at his or her laboratory.

The full program, including speakers, topics, and times, can be accessed directly at:
Lab Quality Confab provides a comprehensive range of sessions, topics, and speakers about quality management methods and systems designed to advance the knowledge and skills for senior executives and administrators, managers, and quality team members. There are presentations designed to meet the needs of those experienced in quality management as well as individuals just starting on their quality management journey!

Editors and reporters are invited to attend. For more information and to register, visit or call, toll-free, 800-560-6363.

For additional information, Contact: Ron Martin, 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), 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.