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Executive War College, The Nation’s Premier Conference on Clinical Lab Management,
Expects Record-Breaking Attendance in 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (January 4, 2023) — This spring, a top-flight roster of lab innovators, lab experts, and lab leaders will gather in New Orleans, to learn, network, and collaborate at the 28th annual Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management. Themes at this year’s conference will address effective solutions to the acute shortage of lab staff, ways for labs to create new streams of profitable revenue, innovative approaches to working with managed care plans to improve payment for lab tests—particularly genetic tests, and more. The event takes place on April 25-26, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, just a few minutes from the historic French Quarter, and early registration activity points to record attendance.

During 2022, the nation’s clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups faced extreme challenges. For important reasons, 2023 may be the “year of opportunity” for forward-thinking clinical laboratory administrators, pathologists, and diagnostics company executives.

“Lab administrators and executives must take advantage of positive developments, including important advances in key diagnostic and digital technologies,” said Robert L. Michel, producer of Executive War College and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “At the same time, innovators also face a ‘perfect storm’ of challenges from 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.”

“The Executive War College is in a unique position to lead the field and showcase the brightest and best in lab management and operations,” Michel noted. “The conference will feature 125 speakers in more than 80 sessions—each packed with actionable intelligence that attendees can take back and use to maximum effect in their own organizations.”

In addition to more than 80 information-packed presentations comprising an enlightening and expansive range of topics, Executive War College 2023 will also feature three different post-conference workshops and exhibits on genetic testing, digital pathology, and Lean fundamentals for lab leaders.

“Our expert content is what differentiates the Executive War College and provides true value to our attendees,” Michel said. “The event is fine-tuned to provide real-world solutions for laboratories and pathology practices to be successful. We will navigate, propose, and present solutions to the urgent issues that continue to challenge the clinical laboratory industry, including staffing, rising costs, tightening margins, regulations, and more.”

In addition to cutting costs, tackling staffing shortages, and generating more revenue, other session topics will include:

  • Technology updates on automation, mass spectrometry, and digital pathology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions for clinical laboratories and pathology groups
  • Regulatory updates with Washington insiders
  • Payer contracting trends
  • Coding, billing, and collections updates with the nation’s experts

A maximum-capacity attendance is expected at this year’s 28th Anniversary Executive War College, so early registration is advised. For more information on Executive War College 2023, visit You may also contact Amanda Curtis 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.


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)