Executive War College laboratory and pathology management attendees seating and watching in a General Session

Top 12 Reasons Why You'll Benefit from attending the Executive War College!

How many years have you heard about the Executive War College and were not able to attend? This is the year for you to register and be with us in New Orleans for the 28th edition of this important conference! Important changes are underway in healthcare and in the clinical laboratory market. These changes will create new winners and new losers among clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Your participation at the 2023 Executive War College will arm you with the insights and knowledge you need to guide your lab to clinical excellence and financial stability.

Below you will find 12 reasons why you should attend the 2023 Executive War College and consider sending your key lab managers as well.

1) Updates on Key Trends in Laboratory Medicine, Healthcare
Here’s your best opportunity to stay updated with the latest trends reshaping the clinical laboratory industry and the U.S. healthcare system. This includes insights about the latest technologies, tools, and strategies labs need to know to maintain financial stability.

2) Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
During the Executive War College, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and speak with the management leaders at many of the nation’s leading clinical laboratory organizations. Many of these speakers and attendees—because of their senior leadership roles—don’t regularly attend scientific meetings. Instead, they make the Executive War College their must-attend event. That enables you to strike up new business friendships while gleaning insider insights that you can take back and use to advance your laboratory’s success, along with your management career.

3) How You Will Benefit
This conference isn’t just about networking, it’s also about learning and helping you develop your strategic thinking and management skills. You’ll learn about new approaches and ideas for improving your laboratory’s quality and financial performance. Knowledge is power when it comes to not just surviving in the clinical laboratory industry, but succeeding in it.

4) How Your Laboratory and Company Will Benefit
Your participation at the Executive War College helps you in two powerful ways. First, to the benefit of your clinical laboratory and pathology group, you’ll learn about how early- adopter peer labs are using new diagnostic technologies, new management models, and related innovations to deliver state-of-the art diagnostic testing services. Second, in support of your personal management career, you’ll acquire essential management skills and knowledge that can help you advance and attain your personal career goals.

5) Why the Executive War College is Different
The reason you hear about the Executive War College every year is because it is not a scientific colloquium or institute, focused on the science of laboratory medicine. Rather, this is a high-energy gathering devoted to excellence in the management, operations, and financial performance of top-flight laboratory organizations. You’ll acquire managements skills, market insights, and new professional friendships unobtainable anywhere else in the world of laboratory medicine.

6) Build Relationships With Existing Clients
Do the math! More than 900 people attended last year’s Executive War College. That fact alone guarantees that your company’s sales and marketing team will have the opportunity to interact with your major lab clients. Also, if your company is not represented, these attendees notice and wonder why their prime vendors don’t show up.

7) Find New Prospects for your Lab and Company
Once again, do the math! Among those same 900 people are senior lab administrators and executives from lab organizations that should be doing business with your company. Many are looking to educate themselves about the industry before they even choose an IVD manufacturer with whom to work.This simple fact makes your attendance at the 2023 Executive War College probably the single most cost-effective sales development opportunity you’ll have this year.

8) Benefit From the Energy of Like-Minded Individuals 
You know there is nothing more energizing than being in a room of like-minded people. Like you, they are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. When you sit in sessions or have lunch at a table with new friends at this year’s Executive War College, you’ll discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your office or organization. They readily share their enthusiasm and lessons learned so you can take the best ideas back to your laboratory.

9) Learn New Approaches and Ideas in Lab Management
Just as there are sessions about the trends in the clinical laboratory industry and healthcare that advance your strategic thing, there are even more sessions devoted to almost every aspect of lab operations, work flow, billing/coding/collections, managed care contracting, lab automation, and more. The goal is to provide you with direct access to how and why first-mover and early adopter laboratories are successfully deploying new diagnostic technologies, automation, information technology solutions, and more.

10) Invest In Yourself!
Perhaps this one is self-evident. Leaving your lab “sharpening the saw” is investing in yourself. It’s admitting that you are worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better. It’s an investment in yourself, your career, and even your laboratory. When you purchase your registration to the Executive War College and when you walk up to the registration desk, you’re saying that you’re investing in your own growth.

11) Have Fun!
This may not be the most important of all these 12 reasons, but it shouldn’t be left off the list. The Executive War College is fun! Live events with other people are fun! People get better by attending conferences. By sitting at lunch tables with people you don’t (yet) know, you’ll make amazing connections and even more amazing friends from going to live events. Plus, the host city is New Orleans, world-famous for great cooking and good times. Join us to advance your laboratory’s success, along with your management career.

12) Speak about Your Own Lab or Business
Like other conferences, the Executive War College gives you the chance to speak publicly about your clinical laboratory or related business. This can help to generate interest in what you’re doing, thereby building your brand name and reputation. However, it also provides you with practice pitching your organization and its services. Refining this skill will come in handy whenever you’re speaking with prospects in the future.

These 12 reasons validate your interest in attending the 2023 Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory & Pathology Management. Bring your team members and guarantee your place by registering today!

How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to
Executive War College 2023

Are you interested in attending the clinical lab industry’s premier event for lab industry trends, tactics, networking, and more? You’ve come to the right place!

The cost to attend a conference includes more than just registration. You will have to factor in other costs, like transportation, lodging, and time away from work (especially if the event is in- person). All things considered, your manager will want to hear thoughtful justifications for your attendance. Convincing any manager to let you attend a conference is about being persuasive and communicating how the conference will help you do your job better and solve a company problem.

To help you obtain your boss’ permission and the necessary funding, we’ve crafted a letter that includes all the information noted above. You might also want to peruse this website with your supervisor to give him/her a better idea of what the Executive War College conference is all about.

Hit this link for the sample letter/email, “Boss, please send me to Executive War College 2023!”

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"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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"I was impressed by the quality of the speakers and was happy with the exceptional educational opportunities the conference afforded me. I was also able to make some great connections."