Preparing Your Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Group for Post-Pandemic Success

An Executive War College Event

2021 Agenda

Please see below for this year's sessions and speakers. Full agenda to be announced soon. Check back for more info as we finalize session dates and times. We encourage you to sign up here to receive periodic updates as we confirm more sessions, speakers, and other important event news. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often!

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Private Pathology Practice Redux: How the New Generation of Pathologists Builds National Subspecialty Referrals, Enjoys More Revenue, and Does It All Without Private Equity

Adam Cole, MD                              Stephanie Evans

Founder & CSO                                           Chief Operations Officer

TruCore Pathology Group                         Path Net Lab

How Demonstrating Our Lab's Value During the COVID Pandemic Evolved into Tight, Ongoing Collaborations with Most Clinical Service Lines in Our Health System

Gary Catarella

Assistant Vice President, Hospital Operations

Atrium Health Laboratory Network

Today's Opportunities with Hospital Laboratory Outreach Programs: Best Strategies for Winning New Clients, Boosting Revenue, and Delivering More Clinical Value to Physicians, Payers, and Patients

Jane Hermansen

Manager, Outreach and Network Development

Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Biomarkers and Big Data in Cancer Care: What Clinical Labs and Genetic Testing Companies Need to Know and How They Can Contribute More Value in Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Patient Monitoring Decisions

Julie Ramage

Director of Precision Medicine Quality Initiatives and Partnerships

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Patient Engagement as a Lab Opportunity: How Focusing on Care Gaps Improves Patient Outcomes, Lowers Cost of Care, and Generates New Revenue for Labs

Monique Dodd, PharmD, PhC., MLS(ASCP)CM

Manager, Enterprise Clinical Solutions

TriCore Reference Laboratories

Evolving Best Practices in Blood Collection, Transport, and Processing: What's New, How COVID-19 Is Reshaping Collection Practices, and Effective Ways to Reduce Hemolysis

Michael O'Bryan, MD, MHA

Medical Affairs Officer

Greiner Bio-One

Understanding the Changing Priorities and Care Programs of Self-Insured Employers and Health Insurers: Specific Ways Clinical Labs Can Align with these Payer Initiatives to Add Value

Kristine Bordenave, MD, FACP

Strategic Consultant Precision Medicine

KKBordenave Consulting Group and The Outcomes Team LLC

State of the Genetic Testing Market: Insights, Trends, and Pathways to Consistent, Accurate Claims Payment

Rob Metcalf

Chief Executive Officer

Concert Genetics

Using Data Integration and Analysis with AI and Other Digital Tools to Automate Processes and Streamline Workflow from Patient to Lab to Clean Lab Test Claim

Michael Tarwater

VP Information Technology & CIO

Gravity Diagnostics

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Three Dimensions: Daily Lab Operations and Patient Services, Integration and Interpretation of Data, and the Coming AI Revolution in Digital Pathology

Stan Letovsky, PhD

Associate Vice-President for Clinical Bioinformatics


Breaking News On Trends and Denials involving Lab Test Claims: New Insights on Changing Behavior of Payers and Cunning Ways They Shift Claims Processing Protocols

Diana Richard                                                      Heather Agostinelli

Director of Anatomic Pathology Program                      Associate Vice President, Strategic Revenue Operations

XIFIN, Inc.                                                                             XIFIN, Inc.

Moving the Clinical Laboratory toward Precision Health: Why Real-Time Data Feeds Allow Our Scientific Team to Identify Trends within Client Practices and Interact with Caregivers in Ways that Directly Improve Patient Care

Gina Cooper, MSN, RN                                       Scott LaNeve

Director of Quality Assurance                                           General Manager

DrugScan                                                                              DrugScan

New Technology Preview: Meet the COVID Hunter, a Non-Invasive, Touchless, Immediate, and Portable Detection Device that Identifies the SARS-Cov-2 Virus

Adeeb Al-Zoubi, Ph.D.                                        Don Redman

Co-Founder/Chief Scientific Officer                                  Co-Founder/ C.E.O.

Advanced Medical Solutions International                      Advanced Medical Solutions International

Internet of Things (IoT) Comes Clinical Laboratories: Using a Smart Lockbox to Improve the Integrity of Specimens from Client to Lab, while Documenting Time, Temperature, and Other Factors

Brad Ruffkess


BoxLock, Inc.

Roundtable Discussion on Current Activity involving Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard Cooper, Esq.

Co-chair, National Healthcare Practice

McDonald Hopkins LLC

Ransomware and Encryption Attacks as Threats to Hospitals, Labs, and Pathology Groups: Best Practices in Protecting against Such Attacks and Practical Ways to Respond to Attacks

Paul Caron

Senior Director, Incident Response


Automating Real-Time Data Collection, Data Interoperability, and Data Analysis: Effective Ways to Get the Right Data Upfront to Help Lower Lab Costs and Collect More Revenue

John “JD” Donnelly

President & CEO


Making the Transition from a Reactive PCR Testing Workflow to a Lab Workflow That Serves Healthcare's Evolving Needs

Steve Stone

Managing Director

Argent Global Services

Effective Steps to Capture More Molecular Testing and Bring it In-House: Using the Purpose-Built LIMS to Cut Send-Out Costs, Improve Lab Workflow, and Increase Revenue

Varun Mehandru

Vice President, Implementations

Sunquest Information Systems

Innovative ideas exchange = post-pandemic opportunities your lab and pathology group can seize

Preparing Your Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Group for Post-Pandemic Success, presented by the Executive War College, will be held two full days November 2-3, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas, with pre-registration and welcome reception on Monday evening, November 1.

This conference will provide leaders of the nation’s most innovative clinical labs and pathology groups their first look at the significant changes to the U.S. healthcare system triggered by the pandemic. Sessions will focus on how conference attendees can provide state-of-the-art diagnostic services, expand market share, and tap new sources of much-needed revenue as a head-start for 2022. 

By attending this event, you and your team will get the inside scoop on how to add value with lab testing services, expand market share, and tap new sources of much-needed revenue as a head-start for 2022. To meet safety and current CDC directives, this will be a smaller gathering than our full-scale Executive War College conferences that happen every spring (we are planning for 2022 now). But it will feature top-flight sessions and speakers, complemented by the lab profession’s best networking and marketplace of ideas and inspiration.

Stay up-to-date on conference details and news

You can count on us to schedule sessions and speakers from those labs that have identified the new needs of physicians, patients, and hospitals and are now delivering relevant lab testing services while generating new sources of revenue. We are gathering the best and brightest in our profession so that you get as much value from networking opportunities as you do from the top-flight sessions and speakers.

We will reveal more information about Executive War College Presents: Preparing Your Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Group for Post-Pandemic Success as the agenda builds and speakers come aboard. Sign up here to receive periodic updates as we confirm session topics and speakers and have important event news to share.



"Robert Michel and his team do a fantastic job organizing a conference that provides a great mix of thought-leadership sessions on market trends and in-depth master classes with exceptional speaker lineups. It is a great event and highly recommended for learning, networking, and meeting new people from Lab Industry."

"If you want to attend a meeting and go home with new ideas, a fresh perspective, and an understanding of new solutions on the market to meet common challenges you face in the laboratory, this is a meeting for you."

"There is no other conference in the medical laboratory industry that provides such quality educational and networking opportunities like Executive War College. The exceptional speakers range from senior leaders providing strategic market analysis to individual contributors who share their best practices in project execution."