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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Nation’s Largest, Most Respected Gathering on Lab Management & Operations Convenes April 29-30 in New Orleans



21806 Briarcliff Dr.
Spicewood, Texas 78669
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Media Contact: Ron Martin

AUSTIN, Texas (February 4, 2014) — A top-flight roster of lab experts and innovators is set to gather in New Orleans April 29-30, 2014, for the annual Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management. The two-day event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on historic Canal Street, located just steps from New Orleans’ celebrated French Quarter.

Now in its nineteenth year and stronger than ever, Executive War College is the nation’s largest, most respected gathering on lab management and operations— attracting the attendance of senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists from all over the world.

And it’s no surprise why: “Medical laboratories everywhere are caught in a vise that is not of their own making,” said Robert L. Michel, producer of Executive War College and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “As government and market forces have pushed the system toward revised methods of care delivery and reimbursement, clinical labs and pathology groups have become tangled in myriad issues, two of the most pivotal being funding cutbacks, and the lack of recognition of the high value that medical and lab testing delivers to physicians and the healthcare system as a whole.

“Simply stated, this means that 2014 has become yet another critical, high-stakes year for clinical laboratory and pathology groups.” Michel also noted, “Due to these ongoing trends in laboratory and pathology management, and the growing challenge to do even more to meet the restrictions of declining budgets while improving the quality of services, attendance at this year’s Executive War College for the insights and guidance it will offer is indeed crucial. This conference is a truly unique opportunity for lab leaders to get the essentials on the latest trends shaping the industry, and to learn how to survive, and thrive, among the new healthcare realities.”

In addition to more than 60 information-packed sessions and 90 innovative speakers, Executive War College 2014 also features a number of special events, like extended roundtables, intensive post-conference workshops, and more.

Special event topics already confirmed include:

• Anticipating New Clinical and Business Models for Labs and Pathology Groups

• Your Own High-Performance Lab Sales Program: Essential Strategies and Insights for Lab Executives and Sales/Marketing Managers

• Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop

• Lab CFO Roundtable

Attendance numbers for this year are breaking all previous records and space is limited, so early registration is advised. For more information on Executive War College 2014, 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) 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.