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G2 Intelligence

October 26, 2011 12:52 ET

G2 Intelligence and Laboratory Economics to Host the First Annual Pathology Institute in Fort Lauderdale This February

Inaugural Conference to Identify New Growth Opportunities and Strategies, and Help Pathology Organizations Fend Off Attack in a Revamped Health Care System

PETERBOROUGH, NH--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - G2 Intelligence and Laboratory Economics are joining forces February 9-10 at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa Fort Lauderdale to host Pathology Institute 2012: Pathology Under Attack! Practice Models and Business Strategies for a New Era. The primary objective of the two-day event is to help private practice pathology organizations identify new and innovative practice models and strategies to grow and strengthen their market position -- all in a revamped health care system where patient care is integrated and value is rewarded more than volume.

"Despite critical challenges, the U.S. anatomic pathology market will continue to grow faster than clinical laboratory testing for the foreseeable future," according to Dennis Weissman, event Co-chair and Executive Editor, G2 Intelligence. "And, with approximately 13,000 board-certified pathologists nationwide, the market remains highly fragmented -- given that the top 12 national companies hold about 24% market share, while the overwhelming share are composed of community-based pathologists, independent labs and hospital-based groups."

"What's more," says Jondavid Klipp, event Co-chair and President of Laboratory Economics, "as key trends ranging from the continuing growth of corporate pathology to in-sourcing of AP services, private practice pathologists are now faced with an array of daunting obstacles -- but also some exciting opportunities that will shape their future success in remaining independent. This conference aims to identify these new opportunities and provide practical solutions for pathology organizations."

Attendees will learn from physicians, lab executives, and other pathology leaders, through an exploration of key topics, including:

  • Staying Independent in the Age of Corporate Pathology: Views from the Nation's Largest Private Pathology Groups
  • It's A New World for Pathology Organizations: Is Your Practice Advising Treating Physicians on Laboratory Test Selection and Result Interpretation?
  • How Pathologists Should Deal with In-Office Labs
  • Business Issues for Pathologist-Hospital Relationships
  • How to Negotiate Better Managed Care Contracts
  • Developing a Professional Sales & Marketing Staff
  • Making Money from Digital Pathology: Tips for Financial Success
  • Expanding Your Practice with Molecular Diagnostics
  • Top Policy Issues Affecting Pathologists in 2012: Understanding the Financial Impact

Just announced! Pathology Institute's keynote speakers:

  • Cory Roberts, M.D., Chairman and President, ProPath
  • Ben Davis, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive, PathGroup
  • Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D., Pathologist-in Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital

Distinguished faculty in attendance to include:

  • Richard Cooper, Esq., McDonald Hopkins
  • Bruce Dziura, M.D., Chief of Pathology and Robert Goulart, Director of Surgical Pathology, New England Pathology Associates, P.C.
  • Robert Goulart, Director of Surgical Pathology, New England Pathology Associates, P.C.
  • Tim Johnson, Managing Director, England & Company
  • Amanda Lowe, President, Digital Pathology Consultants
  • Al Parker, Administrator, KWB Pathology Associates
  • Deborah "Debs" Payne, Ph.D., Vice President of Molecular Diagnostics, UniPath and Director of Lab Medicine & Clinical Labs
  • Joe Plandowski, Principal, In-Office Pathology LLC
  • Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology
  • James Richard, DO, Pathologist at CAP-Lab
  • Jared Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Aperio Technologies and Consulting Professor of Pathology, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Stapleton, Esq., McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Christian Stevens, Marketing Director, SkinPath Solutions
  • Jane Pine Wood, Esq., McDonald Hopkins LLC

To find out more, or to register for Pathology Institute 2012, go to or call 1.800.401.5937. Group discounts are available for three or more people from the same organization. For group registrations, please call Jeff Watkins at 973.718.4709 to facilitate your registration, or email

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G2 Intelligence provides timely, accurate and trusted analysis of industry and market trends, legal and regulatory developments, and technology and innovation that directly affect the operations, financial performance and competitive position of diagnostic testing laboratories and related medical services providers.

Formerly known as Washington G-2 Reports, the company has covered and reported on the diagnostic industry for over 30 years. G2 Intelligence delivers topical and analytical periodicals, proprietary research studies, and custom advisory services, and through live and virtual events, facilitates industry meetings and information exchanges.

Our mission is to deliver relevant, meaningful and actionable findings on diagnostic industry markets, related regulatory changes, and lab operations. The organization strives to exceed client expectations and develop mutually beneficial relationships with industry leaders and influencers.

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About Laboratory Economics

Financial News and Analysis for Laboratory Management Decision Makers

Laboratory Economics is the monthly business newsletter that gets behind the headlines to provide subscribers with the independent research and analysis they need to compete and win in the laboratory services industry.

Our editors talk directly to the people making the news, providing you with a first-hand view on lab marketplace developments. Every issue of Laboratory Economics is packed with hard data, clear analysis and valuable business strategies that will help your lab become more successful.

Laboratory Economics is the brainchild of Jondavid Klipp, a nationally recognized expert on the business of laboratory medicine. His research has appeared in numerous business and trade publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Medical Laboratory Observer.

Laboratory Economics is also the publisher of The U.S. Anatomic Pathology Market: Forecast & Trends 2011, Independent Labs List, National Database of Histopathology Labs, and CLIA Database of Independent Labs.

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