SOURCE: IOMA

July 27, 2006 13:35 ET

Washington G-2 Reports' 24th Annual Lab Institute Approved for CME and CEU Credits

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2006 -- Washington G-2 Reports, publisher of the widely respected "Lab Industry Report," announced today that the 24th Annual Lab Institute has been approved for CME and CEU credits.

According to the Inova Office of Continuing Medical Education, attendees of Lab Institute can claim a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)T and physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the event.

Physicians may also claim up to 22.5 Type 1 CME credits on the Virginia Board of Medicine Continued Competency and Assessment Form required for renewal of an active medical license in Virginia.

Lab Institute is also approved by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) for ACCENT Category l credit. ACCENT credits are recognized by the states of California and Florida licensees for continuing education in clinical laboratory science.

Washington G-2 Reports is approved as a provider of PACE contact hour credit for clinical laboratory professionals, including Florida or California licensees, by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).

Lab Institute is expected to be approved for up to 19 continuing education credit hours, the Pre-Conference Symposium for 5 credit hours and the Pre-Conference Workshop for 3 credit hours.

About Lab Institute

For more than two decades, thousands of professional and business colleagues have benefited from the Lab Institute experience. That's because the Institute is the premier learning and networking event for leaders in the laboratory and pathology sectors.

Each year, participants find mission-critical information, actionable strategies and practical cost-saving solutions, and build valuable professional contacts that can help their organizations operate more effectively and generate future growth.

At the 24th Annual Lab Institute, participants will:

--  Understand today's lab business environment and identify top industry
    issues, threats and opportunities
--  Anticipate key market developments driving the future demand for
    molecular testing
--  Predict where lab medicine is heading in the future
--  Identify which national trends are most helpful and harmful for lab
    and pathology interests
--  Assess the political outlook for mid-term elections and its
    implications for national healthcare policy
--  Learn about the latest regulatory guidance for in-lab developed tests
    and changes ahead in Medicare policy
--  Analyze how consumer-driven health care will change your relationship
    with physicians and patients
--  Find out how technology is transforming telepathology and what it
    means for patient care and pathologists
--  Position your lab for the era of electronic medical records by
    assessing the role ELINCS and RHIOs
--  Discover how the future of lab automation is being acted out today in
    hospital emergency departments
--  Get up-to-date news about the avian flu and why labs must prepare for
    both natural and man made disasters
--  Get a unique take on today's critical issues and future challenges
    with the views of top women executives
    
Featured Speakers Include:
--  Thomas Mac Mahon, Chairman and CEO, LabCorp
--  Evan Jones, Chairman and CEO, Digene Corporation
--  Kerry Hicks, Chairman & CEO, Health Grades, Inc.
--  Charlie Cook, "Cook Political Report"
--  Dale Dauten, Author and Syndicated Columnist
--  Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CA), Ranking Member, House Ways & Means,
    Health Sub-Committee
--  Alan Mertz, President, American Clinical Laboratory Association
--  Don Lavanty, Esq., President, J T Rutherford & Associates
--  Scott Gottlieb, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific
    Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
--  Colin Roskey, Esq., Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
--  Ronald Weinstein, MD, Chairman, UltaClinics and Chairman, Department
    of Pathology, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
--  Kenneth Blick, PhD, Professor and Director of Chemistry, Point of Care
    Testing Endocrine/Immunoassay, Automation, Department of Pathology,
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and OU Medical Center
    
Plus, over 60 informative perspectives from other leading authorities in this year's fully updated conference program for 2006.

Registration:

To register online, or to find detailed conference information, visit www.ioma.com/labinstitute06. To register by phone, contact IOMA Customer Service at 1-800-402-5937. For sponsorship or exhibit information, contact Randy Cochran at 212-576-8740 or e-mail at rcochran@ioma.com.

About Washington G-2 Reports:

Washington G-2 Reports is a leading independent news and information company specializing in policy & business newsletters, financial & regulatory guides and conferences for diagnostic testing sectors and related medical and healthcare professionals. Covering the healthcare industry from the Nation's Capital since 1979, the company offers timely, accurate reporting and analysis of business and policy issues directly influencing the professional and economic interests of healthcare clients in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and overseas.

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