Nation’s Largest, Most Respected Gathering on Lab Management & Operations Convenes April 30-May 1 in New Orleans



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AUSTIN, Texas (January 18, 2013) — A top-flight roster of lab experts and innovators will gather in New Orleans April 30-May 1, 2013, for the annual Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management. The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on historic Canal Street, just steps from New Orleans’ renowned French Quarter.

Now in its eighteenth year and going strong, Executive War College is the nation’s largest, most respected gathering on lab management and operations— attracting senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists from all over the world.

“With healthcare reform moving forward and with both government and private payers actively reducing payment for lab testing, 2013 is a particularly important year for lab leaders and their teams to attend Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management,” said Robert L. Michel, producer of Executive War College and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report.  “Not only are Medicare fees shrinking at unprecedented rates, but managed care companies and ACOs are restricting access to patients. In fact, 2013’s single biggest trend may be less money for lab testing, across the board.”

Which makes this year a critical, high-stakes one for clinical laboratory and pathology groups. “Clinical labs and pathology groups are getting hit with a double whammy in 2013,” noted Michel. Executive War College is a unique opportunity for lab leaders to get the essential insight they need to guide their labs through the big changes and turbulent waters ahead.”

In addition to more than 60 information-packed sessions and 90 innovative speakers, Executive War College 2013 also features a number of special events, like extended roundtables for lab CFOs, CIOs, Sales/Marketing Directors, and Academic Pathology chairs.

Special Session topics will include:

• LDT Boot Camp: Achieving Success with Molecular and Genetic Tests

• Powerful Sales Closing Secrets of Top-Performing Lab Sales Reps

• Lean for Lab Leaders: Mastering Concepts in Implementation to Achieve Significant Outcomes

• Laboratory & Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions

Space is limited, so early registration is advised. For more information on Executive War College 2013, 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.