Executive War College General Session auditorium

28th Annual Executive War College

April 25-26, 2023
New Orleans, LA - Hyatt Regency

For important reasons, 2023 may be the “year of opportunity” for clinical laboratories, pathology groups, and diagnostics companies. The good news includes important advances in key diagnostic and digital technologies. The bad news includes continuing lab staffing shortages and supply chain issues—all exacerbated by high rates of inflation currently forcing labs to increase salaries and pay more for lab supplies.

That’s why your best bet is to join us on April 25-26, 2023, for the 28th Annual Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management. Mark your calendars now for the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the management of medical laboratories. In 2022, more than 900 lab executives and pathologists attended this high-energy event. Early registrations for 2023 point to another large gathering, which guarantees the best networking in the lab industry.

Every clinical and pathology lab today has two requirements: First is an urgent need to learn and implement effective cost-control strategies. Second is develop and deploy targeted lab services that deliver value and earn your lab superior reimbursements.

To help you seize these opportunities, we’re lining up experts and sessions tailored to your needs at the 2023 Executive War College. You will see and hear from the nation’s most innovative labs as they share with you how to add value that improves patient outcomes and encourages health insurers to pay you for this value!

Executive War College 2023 gives you access to all the thought leaders, experts, and analysts you need to develop the right strategies for your lab. Best of all, the message from these speakers is upbeat and positive. Their successes provide you with a road map your lab can follow.

Our promise to you: Attend the 2023 Executive War College in New Orleans and you will learn tangible and practical solutions for your laboratory, including:

  • How to significantly and swiftly cut costs and waste in your lab while maintaining quality and accuracy in test results and services. 
  • Discover the secrets that savvy labs are using today to attract, hire, and retain staff across all functions in your laboratory.
  • Proven ways to generate immediate increases in your lab’s revenue and market share. 

What Our Attendees Are Saying

“I attended EWC when I worked in the lab space, it was an amazing conference, and it taught me more in three days than my company had in 2 years.”
                     - Jason Bush

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Limited Early Enrollment in the 2023 28th Executive War College

Everything That’s New & Important for Clinical Laboratories in 2023! 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 2023 unfolds.

Sessions are being developed and scheduled that will cover all the essentials you and your lab team need to succeed. For example, expert speakers will reveal unwelcome contracting strategies being introduced by health plans, along with strategies to counter these ploys. There are sessions on best practices in work flow and automation in core labs, microbiology labs, and genetic testing labs.

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What Our Attendees Are Saying

"Thank you for the Executive War College. This year was my first opportunity to attend and I was truly impressed with how well it was run, the quality of the speakers, and the accommodations. It is easy to see why attendance is growing every year."

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Success is not an option, it is an Imperative!

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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 an estimated 2023 attendance of over 900 cohort attendees, EWC delivers 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 2023 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.

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


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)