Lab Manager Boot Camp presented by Lab Manager Magazine® announces that LabAct™ will be included in the slate of offerings at the 2009 Pittcon conference. LabAct is an educational management program using Improv Theater to explore problems and solutions to common laboratory situations.

Course instructor John C. Galland, Ph.D. is Director of the UC Davis Laboratory Management Institute. LMI creates educational programs that help researchers acquire managerial skills using a pedagogy that includes assistance by theatre professionals. Dr. Galland also teaches a graduate course in Philosophy and Ethics for the Biological Scientist. Previously, as Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, he taught public health and conducted research on food borne pathogens.

Lab Manger Boot Camp Details
Location: Pittcon 2009, Room N427D, McCormick Place, Chicago IL
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 1PM to 5PM
Cost: Free to registered Pittcon attendees
Who Should Attend: Scientists at any point in their career

More information on the sessions and online registration is available at

The 2009 Boot Camp is sponsored by SPEXCertiPrep, Inc. who develop Laboratory equipment and supplies for sample processing that includes grinders, presses, fusion equipment and liquid sample handling supplies for X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis. Also, standards for organic and inorganic spectroscopy & chromatography.