Lab Quality Confab Archive:

2009 Event Information- Sep 29-30 in Atlanta, GA:

Main Ballroom poster session contest judging

It's everything about quality and management in diagnostic medicine!

Lab Quality Confab is an annual gathering dedicated to advancing the knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of quality management practitioners in diagnostic medicine. Programs, information, and training are designed for every level of manager and all levels of knowledge and experience. Diagnostic medicine, particularly the services of clinical laboratory, pathology, imaging, and radiology, make up the primary emphasis of the Lab Quality Confab.

THE CORNERSTONE OF LAB MANAGEMENT for first mover and early adopter laboratories, pathology groups, and hospitals in this nation. Now the secret is out! It’s time to share the knowledge and teach the lessons learned.

That is why, in Atlanta, on last September, we gathered leaders and experts in Lean and Six Sigma. These are prime movers in the mission to advance the contribution of laboratory medicine.

Often first to deploy Lean/Six Sigma techniques in their own laboratories in recent years, they have blazed a path that the rest of us can follow. It is an unprecedented opportunity for you, your laboratory, and your parent hospital/health system!

We’ve done the hard work to assemble laboratory medicine’s brightest minds and most skilled practitioners of Lean/Six Sigma. Join us next fall!

Lab Quality Confab is part of The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc. and is dedicated to bringing useful business and management intelligence to managers and administrators of clinical diagnostic services, pathologists, radiologists, and industry executives. Our recognized expertise in the strategic direction of diagnostic medicine and the management of clinical diagnostics is available through DARK Daily, THE DARK REPORT, the Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management, timely White Papers, and strategic consulting services.


Photos of the 2009 Lab Quality Confab in Atlanta

The Dark Report staff was happy to help!

General Session room at Lab Quality Confab

Wide array of food for daily lunches.

Atlanta Hilton

Breakout Session Speaker

Lunch is served at Lab Quality Confab


Poster session winner, Sara Sandleback
Anatomic Pathology 1st Place!

Mayo Clinic

Implementing an Improved Tracking Management and Oversight System For Clinically Generated Tissue, Blocks, and Slides
Sara Sandleback, Quality Specialist, Division of Anatomic Pathology

Poster winner Crystal Glass
Anatomic Pathology 2nd Place!
OU Medical Center
Improving productivity, quality and turnaround times in the H&E workcell through implementation of LEAN process changes and the Ventana Symphony
Crystal Glass, Administrative Director of Anatomic Pathology

Tina Stover wins 1st palce
Clinical Pathology 1st Place!

York Hospital, WellSpan Health
Sticking to the Basics – Providing Cost-effective Venipuncture without Compromising Patient Care
Tina Stover, MT(ASCP)

Clincal Pathology 2nd Place!
Marquette General Hospital
Hospital Laboratory Redesigns Space, Standardizes Staff Roles and Collection / Processing, Leading to Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity
Cathy Bammert, Manager of Anatomic Pathology