2017 Annual Meeting

Association for Pathology Informatics

March 4 2017, 7:00pm to 10:00pm


Association for Pathology Informatics

The March Towards Precision Medicine: Value of Pathology Informatics in Creation of Pixel and Genome Pipelines to Enhance the Diagnostic Process

Saturday, March 4, 2017
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
CC 221 D


Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs


Moderator: Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Course Description:
Digital pathology, image-based and genomic analytics is being increasingly appreciated as a critical area of pathology practice. The goal of the symposium is to present several aspects of digital pathology, next generation sequencing and image based analytics, and to apply these approaches too current and future pathology practice. As digital pathology and next generation sequencing becomes more mainstream, pathologists and pathologists in training need to not only understand the applications of these new technologies in routine practice, but how these technologies will change the pathology practice. Topics will focus on creating pipelines of image and genomic data through advanced techniques such as digital imaging and next generation sequencing. Focus will also be on leveraging data analytics utilizing both genomic and digital image pipelines. Very little exposure to these concepts is available in most pathology practices. In summary, this symposium will provide useful insights into the creation of pipelines of information from images and genomic sequencing and how these pipelines require an understanding of pathology informatics in providing solution, robust infrastructure and analytical tools.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Have a greater familiarity with the most recent advancement in the growing field of Digital Pathology and image analysis
  • Understand the requirements for next generation sequencing of pathology specimens and system implementation
  • Understand the opportunities afforded by the availability of digital pathology for computational analysis and creation of decision support analytical tools
  • Apply concepts of digital image analysis to clinical practice and research such as multiplex analysis of pathology samples
  • Present practical examples of next generation sequencing applications and the support of clinical diagnosis and precision medicine



7:00 PM

Introduction and Symposium Overview: Emerging Trends in Pathology Informatics
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7:15 PM

Re-imagining the Microscope to Facilitate Collaboration and Integration of Big Data in Medicine.
Bruce Levy, MD, CPE, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

8:00 PM

Creation of a Pixel Pipeline and the Need for Image Analysis to Improve Workflow and Increase Adoption of Digital Pathology for Clinical Use
Andrew J. Evans, MD, PhD, PRCPC, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

8:45 PM

Informatics Challenges in the Creation of a Genomic Pipeline Using Next Generation Sequencing: Current State and Future Directions
Somak Roy, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

9:15 PM

Compelling Use-Cases for Immediate Deployment of Image-Based Analytics in Digital Whole Slide Imaging Pathology Workflow
Ulysses Balis, MD, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI


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