Keynote presenters will offer their unique perspectives on leadership and quality at ASCP’s annual Leadership Exchange, Feb. 29-March 1, 2008, in San Francisco.
On Friday, Feb. 29, Colonel Paul T. Barnicott, BSC, MT(ASCP), a laboratory leader in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service, will discuss the challenges faced by today’s young Air Force laboratory leaders. He will impart the motivational thinking and practices that have distinguished his own career and provide insights about handling critical situations that demand a "ready-for-anything" brand of laboratory leadership.
Saturday’s keynote speaker is James O. Westgard, PhD, a world renowned expert on laboratory quality and developer of the Westgard Rules for laboratory quality control. He will share humorous stories and lessons he learned on the long road to quality. Westgard will demonstrate how the truth about quality is obtainable when the right metrics are used, how good quality and bad quality are defined, and how to recognize defective results that could lead to medically significant errors.
Visit the website for complete descriptions of sessions, keynotes, roundtables, and the networking reception. Early registration deadline has been extended to Jan. 31.