List of Notable Attendees Grows for Lab Quality Confab in San Antonio November 6-7, 2012



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AUSTIN, Texas (October 22, 2012) — Now in its sixth year, the annual Lab Quality Confab and Performance Improvement Institute is being held Nov. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, on the famous Riverwalk. This highly-regarded event has to date attracted an impressive list of registrants from across the country and around the world.

Lab Quality Confab presents the ideal venue for senior executives and administrators, managers, and quality team members to address the issues  that so many clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology groups face today—raising the quality of services in their laboratories, while also increasing productivity and decreasing costs.

“Lab Quality Confab is now the best-attended meeting in the lab industry,” said Robert L. Michel, founder of the conference and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report ( “Since its inception in 2007, Lab Quality Confab has continually grown in both size and reputation. It is the one 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.”

Attendees slated for Lab Quality Confab 2012 include:

• A2LA – American Association for Laboratory Accreditation • ACL Lab/Advocate Healthcare • Altosoft • Alverno Clinical Laboratories• Appalachian Regional Healthcare System • ARUP Laboratories • Atlantic Health System • Bako Pathology Services • bioMerieux, Inc. • Bio-Rad Labs • Blood Center of Wisconsin • Cardinal Health – Laboratory Products • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center • Center for Disease Control and Prevention • Centro Medicina Laboratorial • Chi Solutions • College of American Pathologists • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta • DynaLIFEdx • Enzo Clinical Labs, Inc. • Florida Hospital • Formato Clinico • Freedom Imaging Systems • Geisinger Wyoming Valley M.C. • Genomic Health • Glendale Adventist Medical Center • Group Health Cooperative of SCW • H&L Clinical Consulting • • Health Network Laboratories • Healthway Medical Ltd. • Hologic • Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare • Instrumentation Laboratory • Iris Sample Processing • Johns Hopkins Hospital/University • Juronghealth, Laboratory Medicine • Kadlec Regional Medical Center • Kaiser Permanente • LabCorp • Laboratory Alliance of Central New York • Legacy Laboratory Services • Life Line Screenings USA/UK • Longhorn Lab Partners • M. S. Stegall & Associates, LLC • Mayo Clinic • Mayo Medical Laboratories • MD Anderson Cancer Center • Mercy Health System • Milestone • Miraca Life Sciences • National Medical Services, Inc. • NeoGenomics Laboratories • Nephropath • New York University Medical Center • Orchard Software Corp. • Oregon Health & Science University • Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Paradigm 3 Software • Parkland Health & Hospital Systems • Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories • PBM Laboratories • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center • PHSA – Laboratory • Physicians Reference Laboratory • ProPath • Roche Diagnostics Corporation • Samaritan Medical Center • Sanford Health • Siemens • Skin Diagnostics Group, PC • Sonora Quest Laboratories • Sprick Group, LLC • St. John Providence Health System • Strand Diagnostics • Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. • Sutter Health • Sysmex America, Inc. • The Pathology Laboratory • ThedaCare Laboratories • Touro Infirmary • TriCore Reference Laboratories • University of Pennsylvania Health System • ValuMetrix Services, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics • Vanderbilt University Medical Center • Viewics • Viracor-IBT Laboratories • Virtua • Warde Medical Laboratory • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital • William Osler Health System

For more information about Lab Quality Confab 2012, 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.