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Executive War College 2024:

The Ultimate Event for Helping Solve Your Diagnostics, Clinical Lab and Pathology Management Challenges

2024 is yet another critically important year for the clinical lab and pathology world and you need to be prepared for what lies ahead. Attend Executive War College 2024 to get access to all the thought leaders, experts, and analysis you need to develop the right strategies for your lab.

Mark your calendars for the 29th annual Executive War College on April 30 – May 1, 2024, in New Orleans. Sign up now to lock in the biggest registration discounts!

One transformative force in healthcare and laboratory medicine will be front and center this year. It is artificial intelligence (AI), soon to be incorporated into every instrument and software offered by vendors to clinical labs and pathology groups! Special sessions will help you learn what’s working with AI today, what’s coming next, and the best AI bets your lab can make to improve clinical services and financial performance.

Related to the swift advances in artificial intelligence is the equally powerful trend of “big data in healthcare.” Advances in information technologies make it possible to assemble ever-larger pools of data, analyze that data, and generate actionable intelligence. In fact, The Dark Report recently predicted that “Soon, the primary objective of a laboratory—and a source of increased reimbursement—will be the lab’s ability to deliver knowledge and clinical intelligence.”

Given that more sophisticated use of lab test data will be a key to unlocking new sources of revenue for clinical labs and pathology groups, the 2024 Executive War College will feature numerous sessions by first-mover and early-adopter labs. They will share their successes at improving patient outcomes and winning new reimbursement arrangements with payers because of the novel ways they pool different data sets and help referring physicians to deliver better patient care.

Swift advances in genetic testing and whole genome sequencing will be another major theme this year. In the march to precision medicine, it is labs that will lead the way because they are producing the genetic, proteomic, and other “omic” data used by physicians to diagnose patients and identify the best treatments. You’ll hear presentations by labs at the leading edge of this trends.

Continuing acute shortages of lab staff and the need to better control costs will get full attention during the 2024 Executive War College. Other sessions will address changes in lab compliance, new opportunities in managed care contracting, innovations in coding/billing/collections, and what’s new with Lean Six Sigma and ISO 15189.

Why the Executive War College is such a valuable event for Lab Leaders - Robert L. Michel, CEO, EWC

Over nearly three decades, Executive War College has become THE essential, must-go-to conference for obtaining information designed to solve the latest challenges in diagnostics, clinical lab and pathology management.

Need testament to that statement? Well, in 2023, a record 954 attendees came to New Orleans for EWC 2023 and left after giving the event a 94% approval rating.

It’s you, our EWC community, that make this event so special, and we are grateful for the insight and energy you bring to it every year. 

Executive War College 2024 will give you access to all the thought leaders, experts, and analysts you need to develop the right strategies for your lab.

Stay tuned to this site for updates as new session topics and speakers are confirmed. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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Everything That’s New & Important for Clinical Laboratories in 2024! Expect the New Year to bring important changes to the diagnostics marketplace. Clinical labs, pathology groups, and genetic testing companies can expect a wild ride as 2024 unfolds.

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Our EWC Headquarters Hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Hyatt Regency New Orleans building

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, is looking forward to welcoming and hosting our conference guests, and providing discounted guest room rates for the conference dates.

Hyatt Regency

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA

What Our Attendees Are Saying

Julie Ramage
Harbor Precision Genomics Consulting

Sanjay Timbadia
Tucson Medical Center

Dustin Suntheimer
GoPath Diagnostics

Stacy Thomas
Ellkay

George Zhao
Dendi

Stefan Macchi
Birdrock Laboratories

Browse Photo Highlights from Executive War College 2023

Why You Can’t Miss Attending EWC 2024

See you in New Orleans,
Robert Michel
Executive War College Speaker Curtis Mcnair speaking in front of a Breakout Session

Success is not an option, it is an Imperative!

Woman Laboratory Expert speaking at podium at EWC general session

70+ leading lab-experts can’t all be right… or can they? 

EWC is a place to gain insights into solutions for your laboratories’ unique challenges through introductions to new practices that can positively impact your bottom line. This is accomplished through relevant lectures and panel discussions including the following themes: 1) Transitioning from precision and genetic medicine 2) The integration of clinical care and/or healthcare big data 3) Navigating narrow and exclusionary payer networks. There is something for everyone with 67 sessions to choose from. 

Executive War College is the largest gathering in one place of lab and pathology leaders

Phrases like: Unique… One of Kind… indispensable … Not to be missed and more have been used to describe the Executive War College’s annual gathering. However, these words are dwarfed by the impact that attending the college can have on you, your career, and your laboratory. With a record crowd in 2023 of 953 attendees, EWC delivered on the promise to give you ample opportunity to effectively network. 

Female EWC Attendee talking with two other attendees in the row behind her.

Change your mindset from Survive to Thrive

With unprecedented access to your peers and industry leaders, you will be exposed to a significant amount of value for your time investment. This collegial environment encourages vulnerability, with transparency into successes & failures and how both results pave the way to an improved future. These conversations will boost your ability to thrive in this current and any future business environment. 

Attendance in the 2024 Executive War College is an exponential mental growth explosion!

Your learning opportunities at EWC are only limited by your personal ideals of possibilities. Everyday, you will add to your personal ability to solve and be involved with real world solutions in the operation of your laboratory. Attendance in EWC is a must do kind of event if you want to keep up with where the industry is going.  EWC will arm you with learning opportunities that include: management master classes, lab executive roundtables, intimate workshops, and exciting post-seminar sessions to rich networking opportunities. Executive War College is the vital investment that prepares your lab to not only survive, but thrive during this time of industry-changing healthcare reforms.

2024 Benefactors

Data Innovations

Who Attends the Executive War College

Health Systems and Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Leadership

Hospital C-Suite Administrators

Laboratory Vice Presidents

Pathology Lab Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Directors

Molecular and Genetic Lab Leaders

Precision Medicine & Genetic Program Directors/Administrators

Laboratory Section Managers/Leaders/Supervisors

Representative Labs:

  • ACL Laboratories/Advocate Health
  • Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Banner Health
  • Intermountain Health Outreach Labs
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Cedars Sinai
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
  • Fabric Genomics
  • Kaiser Permanente

Independent Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Laboratory Owners/C-Suite/Vice Presidents/Directors

Pathology Group Owners/Directors

Pathology Group Practice Administrators

Physician Group Lab Owners/Directors

Public Health/Population Health VP’s/Directors

Life Sciences/Research Labs

Representative Labs:

  • Mayo Clinic Laboratories
  • ARUP (Reference Lab)
  • LabCorp (Reference Lab)
  • TriCore (Reference Lab)
  • GeneDx
  • Sonic Labs (Reference Lab)
  • Michigan Pathology Specialists (Pathologist Group)
  • Pacific Pathology Labs (Pathology Group)
  • NorDX (Animal Reference Lab)
  • Novartis (Research Pharm (Life Sciences)
  • AstraZeneca (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Caris Life Sciences (Pharm/Life Sciences)
  • Sonora Quest (Population Health Division)

Partners and Suppliers to Laboratory and Pathology Groups

In Vitro Diagnostic Manufacturers

LIS/Pathology LIS/LIMS/RCM/IT

Diagnostic Instrument, Product & Technology

Informatics Products and Services

Suppliers of Automation, Analyzers, and Assays

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), Coding, Billing, and Collections

Legal, Regulatory & Compliance

Representative Companies:

  • Abbott (Diagnostics)
  • Epic Corporation (EMR/LIS)
  • Clinisys LIS
  • Cerner LIS
  • Telcor (Technology)
  • XIFIN (Technology/Informatics)
  • LifePoint Informatics
  • Change Health Care (RCM/billing)
  • HC1 (RCM)
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (RCM)
  • COLA (Regulatory)
  • College of American Pathologists (Regulatory)
  • Beckman Diagnostics (Diagnostics)
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories (Diagnostics)
  • Hologic (Diagnostics)
  • Cardinal Health (Product & Technology)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Legal)