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Impressive list of attendees scheduled to attend Lab Quality Confab in New Orleans October 21-22, 2014


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Media Contact: Ron Martin


AUSTIN, Texas (October 6, 2014) — Now in its eighth year, the annual Lab Quality Confab and Process Improvement Institute is being held October 21-22 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, just steps from the famed French Quarter. This highly regarded event has to date attracted a notable list of registrants from across the country and around the world.

Lab Quality Confab presents the ideal venue for lab executives and administrators, managers, and quality team members to address the issues that so many clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology groups face today—budget cuts which demand the reduction of costs in their laboratories, while at the same time increasing productivity and maintaining, or even elevating, the quality of services in their laboratories.

“Nothing less than financial survival and the ability to remain independent are at stake for local clinical labs and pathology groups,” said Robert L. Michel, founder of the conference and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “That’s why it is smart for labs to have their top management talent at Lab Quality Confab. The things they learn on October 21-22 will help labs to immediately cut costs with no compromise in quality, and help them meet the short-term challenges created by the current budget planning cycle at their parent institutions—as well as keeping their labs on the path to clinical success and financial sustainability.”

Among the attendees who have to date ensured their places at Lab Quality Confab 2014:

  • A2LA – American Association for Laboratory Accreditation • Abbott Laboratories • AccucoreGroup, LLC • Alberta Health Services • Alverno Laboratories • Argent Global Services • ARUP Laboratories • Atherotech Diagnostics Lab • Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories • Atlas Development Corporation • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center • Bako Pathology Services • Banner Hospitals/ Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Sonora Quest Laboratories • Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University • BD Diagnostics Systems • Becton Dickinson • Bioleen Solutions • bioMerieux, Inc. • Bio-Rad • BloodCenter of Wisconsin • Brazosport Regional Health System • Broward Health System • Business Improvement Group, LLC • CDC • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center • Chi Solutions • Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute • Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc. • CMS • College of American Pathologists • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta • Csquared Global Healthcare Consulting • Dako North America • Danaher; Beckman Coulter • D’Angelo Advantage, LLC • Dark Report • DC Wood Consulting, LLC • Department of Laboratory Medicine Mayo Clinic • Department of Veterans Affairs • Dynalife • Emerus • Enzo Clinical Labs, Inc. • Epic • ETSU Clinical Labs, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University • Fayette County Memorial Hospital • Fletcher Allen Health Care • Florida Hospital • Formato Clinico • Genentech • Genial Genetics/ Rainbow Scientific • Genoptix, Inc. • Glendale Adventist Medical Center • Gundersen Health Systems • • HealthPartners • Henry Ford Health System • Hologic • Holy Cross Hospital • IDEXX Reference Laboratories • Illumina • Inova Fairfax Hospital • Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare • Interax Group, Inc. • JANA Partners • Johns Hopkins Hospital • Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory • LabCorp • Laboratories Made Better! P.C. • Laboratorio Clinico Michelsan • Laboratory Corporation of America • Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Banner Health • Leidoshealth • Lexington Medical Center • LifeLabs • Loyola University Medical Center • M. S. Stegall & Associates, LLC • Margaret Mary Health • Mayo Clinic Health System • Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire • Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota • Mayo Medical Laboratories • McLaren Homecare Group • MedComp Sciences, LLC • Memorial Regional Hospital • Methodist Hospital • Miravista Labs • MME Consulting, LLC • Montefiore Medical Center • Mount Sinai Hospital • NeoGenomics Laboratories • Nephropath • New York Presbyterian Hospital • NextGxDx • North Shore-LIJ Health System Laboratories • OhioHealth • Orchard Software Corporation • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics • PAML, LLC • PathGroup • Pathology Group of Louisiana • Penn Medicine • Preferred Anatomic Pathology Services • Providence Holy Family Hospital • QualityStar • Quest Diagnostics/UCLA • Roche Diagnostics Corporation • Rouge Valley Health System • Sentara Healthcare • Sonic Reference Laboratory • Sonora Quest Laboratories • Spectra Laboratories • Sprick Group, LLC • St. John Providence Health System • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital • St. Peters Hospital • Stovall Grainger Modleski, Inc. • Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. • Sunrise Medical Laboratories • Sydney South West Pathology Service (SSWPS) • Sysmex America, Inc. • TELCOR • Texas Health Cleburne • The Blood Center • The Pathology Laboratory • Thomas Health System • Touro Infirmary • TriCore Reference Labs • University of Cincinnati Medical Center • University of Utah / ARUP Laboratories • UPS • US Health Group • Viewics, Inc. • Visiun, Inc. • Warde Medical Laboratory • West Pacific Medical Labs • West Virginia University Hospital

For more information about Lab Quality Confab 2014, view the brochure with full program details including speakers, topics, and times, or visit You may also contact Ron Martin 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), 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.