2017 Annual Meeting

American Society for Clinical Pathology

March 5 2017, 1:30pm to 5:00pm


American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Innovations in Pathology Service for Low-Middle Income Countries

Sunday, March 5, 2017
1:30 PM 5:00 PM
CC 303 C

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Moderator: Danny A. Milner, Jr., MD, MSc, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL

Course Description:
Non-communicable diseases, NCDs, have been established as a clear threat not only to human health, but also to development and economic growth. This session will feature five global innovators working on the front lines to solve the NCD crisis in low-middle income countries. Topics to be covered include: telepathology, connecting patients to laboratories, rapid diagnostics for cancer, social media, and pathology capacity building models. Each speaker will provide a deep-dive into how technology or systematic approaches to healthcare create real world, impactful change for patients in low and middle-income countries. The session will also highlight the importance of assessment, collaboration, and sustainability in an effort to eliminate inequities in pathology service access around the world.


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

  • Understand the lack of access and need for immediate solutions to non-communicable diseases in LMICs, especially Cancer
  • Become familiar with existing novel programs using technology and/or approaches in which session attendants may be able to participate
  • Engage in open discussion with attendants and panelists which inspires and perpetuates the conversation within the attendants’ own institutions going forward


1:30 PM

Introduction and Overview
Danny A. Milner, Jr, MD, MSc, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL

1:40 PM

Telepathology for Rapid Turnaround Time and Meeting Personnel Needs
E. Blair Holladay, PhD, SCT(ASCP)CM, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL

2:20 PM

Unmanned Drones for Connecting Community Health Workers to Central Labs
Daniel Pepper, CEO at Vayu, LLC, Ypsilanti, MI

3:00 PM


3:10 PM

Rapid Assessment of Breast Cancer for Treatment Decisions
Jane E. Brock, MBBS, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

3:50 PM

Social Media in Teaching, Connecting, and Facilitating Pathology Services
Jerad M. Gardner, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

4:20 PM

Models for Pathology Laboratory Capacitation
Danny A. Milner, Jr, MD, MSc, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Chicago, IL

4:50 PM

Panel Wrap-Up Discussion


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