LPA Spring Meeting to be Held May 2-3 in Philadelphia

March 30, 2011 (Fairfax, VA) - The Laboratory Products Association (LPA) will hold its 2011 Spring Meeting May 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The program will feature Adam Fein, PhD who is one of the country’s foremost experts on pharmaceutical economics and channel strategy. In his presentation, The Future of Pharma and its Impact on the Lab Products Industry, Fein will give a unique perspective on the latest trends in this end-user segment, which represents nearly 28% of lab product market revenues, and help attendees anticipate how the changes will affect the laboratory products industry.

Industry veteran Brad Mahood, COO of Bel-Art Products and a long-time LPA member, will give a presentation entitled Product Management – Defining It, Hiring for the Position, and the Objectives. Mahood will shed insight into the various definitions, responsibilities, and skill sets of what it means to be a "Product Manager" and get attendees thinking about the positions they have or need, who they are hiring, and being better positioned to align their personnel resources with their organization.

Following a networking lunch, Jeff Tobe, CSP encourages attendees to Get Engaged! The rules of engagement are changing, and in his usual high-energy, high-humor, and high-content style, Jeff discusses commitment and how to get contacts, colleagues, and customers engaged every day. He'll walk attendees through four "Pillars of Engagement": Curiosity, Trust, Accountability, & Participation. By the end of the session, attendees will have a brand new outlook on the power of engagement and motivation that will help them build a competitive advantage over the competition.

The day concludes with a networking reception and dinner.

On Tuesday morning Jeffrey C. Bauer, PhD, a nationally recognized healthcare futurist and medical economist will discuss The Future of Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities. Bauer will begin with a "big picture" view and then focus on implications for the lab products industry highlighting unique challenges and opportunities.

This promises to be an exciting and valuable meeting and the Hyatt is easy to get to. It is just minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport and right off Interstate 95. Reserve your room at the Hyatt today by calling (215-928-1234 or 800-233-1234) reserving a room in the LPA block. Room rates are just $179 single or double.

For more details on the program and to register go to www.lpanet.org/spring.

Contact: Lauren Hefner
703-836-1360 ext. 302, [email protected]