Lab InfoTech Summit
Summit Conference Introduction

Bruce A. Friedman, M.D.    
Conference Director
Ulysses J. Balis, M.D.
Conference Co-Director


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the sixth annual Lab InfoTech Summit, a three-day conference focusing on information technology for the clinical laboratories that will take place in Las Vegas on March 16-18, 2009. One optional workshop is offered on the first morning of the conference followed by the plenary conference. We anticipate having approximately 35 exhibitors participating in the conference including many of the major in-vitro diagnostic and pathology imaging companies. The goal of the conference is to provide registrants with the latest information about how information technology can increase the efficiency, productivity, and quality of every clinical laboratory.

Lab InfoTech Summit is sponsored by the Pathology Education Consortium (PEC), a non-profit company specializing in pathology educational activities. One of the conference co-sponsors, the Center for Pathology Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, sponsors a companion meeting to Lab InfoTech Summit called APIII that will take place on September 20-24, 2009, in Pittsburgh.

You may want to point your browser throughout the year to Lab Soft News (, the companion blog to Lab InfoTech Summit. It provides daily coverage not only of lab software issues but also of the clinical lab industry and broader healthcare issues as well. New blog notes will periodically be posted that provide a preview of topics to be addressed at this conference.

We feel confident that you will find our faculty, topics, and broad range of exhibitors of great interest and that you will come away from the conference with ideas and solutions that you can use in your own labs.