Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions about how you can plan for and benefit from attending the Executive War College.

The Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management is the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the management of medical laboratories and the ecosystem that supports them. Each year more than 900 lab executives, pathologists, and other thought leaders and experts in the field gather for this high energy event where they learn, connect, and collaborate to solve problems, develop strategies, and seize opportunities for their clinical labs.

Please visit the WHY ATTEND page for a list of benefits of attending and specific info to convince your boss.

Please visit the Why Attend page and click on the Who Attends button at the right to see the titles, roles, and companies that attend Executive War College

The event takes place April 25-27, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Please visit the TRAVEL & HOTEL page (link) for all the details and to book your room.

Please visit the REGISTER page, call us at (512) 264-7103, or transmit a PO to

Super Early Bird, through Dec. 31, 2022: $1495
Early Bird, through March 11, 2023: $1595
Full Price Registration: $1695
Onsite Registration: $1795

Group rates are available!
Groups of 3-4 $50 off each
Groups of 5-9 $100 off each
Groups of 10+ $150 off each

Add to your Executive War College Experience!
Select one of these three valuable workshops!

Early Bird, through March 11, 2023: $465
Full Price Registration: $495

Yes! We’re confident you will find the 2023 Executive War College to be time and money very well spent.

With that said, here is our commitment to you and your lab: If by the end of Day One, you are not convinced that the 2023 Executive War College has delivered a value that exceeds the cost of tuition we will gladly issue a refund.

Fine Print: Prior to 6:00 PM New Orleans Time, please see Amanda Curtis at the registration area or ask a staff member to find her for you.

The post-conference workshops deliver an in-depth learning experience focused on key areas that let you and your peers dive much deeper into a topic than is possible during the main conference sessions. These workshops deliver a ton of value to attendees through expert speakers and group collaboration. The Workshops are an additional $495 to attend, and the topics are as follows: 

WORKSHOP 1: Genetic Testing and Genome Sequencing for Community Hospital Labs: Improving Patient Outcomes Using Newest Sequences and Latest Technology

WORKSHOP 2: Lean Fundamentals for Lab Leaders: Proven Ways to Swiftly Slash Lab Costs While Boosting Quality and Improving Staff Retention

WORKSHOP 3: ‘Breaking Pathology’s Glass Slide’: Ways to Build Revenue with Digital Pathology, New Slide Scanning CPT Code, and More


Basically, a lot of learning, idea exchange, connecting with other leaders, collaborating, and some fun. Please visit the ACTIVITES page for more details.

Please see the Agenda-at-a-Glance graphic at the top of the AGENDA page.

Please scroll through the session details on the AGENDA page for specific session topics and speakers.

Please scroll through the session details on the  AGENDA  page for session speakers and then click on their names for specific speaker bios

Please visit our PARTNERS page and scroll down to see a list of our Benefactors and Sponsors

Please visit the PARTNERS page for more information about sponsoring or contact Jim Whitehurst directly at

Do have any other questions?
We have answers and your point person is Amanda Curtis

The 28th Annual Executive War College will be held April 25-26, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans. 

Join our carefully selected line-up of clinical laboratory and pathology leaders, along with your peers, at Executive War College — the premier conference focusing on the best ideas, newest lab technologies, and most innovative management strategies now reshaping the clinical laboratory industry! 

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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)