Making YOUR Words Matter

The Secret to a Successful Lab Stewardship Program

Tuesday, August 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Theater 2
Supported by Roche Diagnostics


When selected carefully, words can motivate and strengthen the impact your laboratory can have within your organization and benefit patient care. However, in a vacuum, words are meaningless – they need data and facts to support them. Join Jane A. Dickerson, PhD, and Elise A. Occhipinti, MD, as they share how you can marry lab data with communication strategies to create and inspire lab stewardship initiatives in your organization.


By the end of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Outline the four elements required to create and maintain a successful lab stewardship program.
  • List three critical data elements which drive stewardship interventions outside of the laboratory.
  • Describe key lab stewardship stakeholders and be able to influence action among them.


Jane A. Dickerson, PhD
Co-Director Clinical Chemistry;
Director Reference Lab Services
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Elise A. Occhipinti, MD
Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, LA