Companion Society Meetings

Association for Pathology Informatics

Emerging Trends and Hot Topics in Pathology Informatics

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs


Anil V. Parwani, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Course Description:

Digital pathology, image-based, and data analytics is being increasingly appreciated as a critical area of pathology informatics. The goal of the symposium is to present several aspects of digital pathology, image based analytics, and to apply these approaches to current and future pathology practice. As digital pathology and data analytics 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 structured data through advanced techniques such as digital imaging and data analytics. In summary, this symposium will provide useful insights into emerging and hot trends in pathology informatics and provide insights into providing solutions, robust infrastructure, and analytical tools.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Have a greater familiarity with the most recent advancement in the growing field of Pathology Imaging and image analysis
  • Understand the opportunities afforded by the availability of digital pathology for computational analysis and creation of decision support analytical tools
  • Understand the value of structured pathology data for the support of clinical diagnosis and precision medicine and the potential commercial value of such data


7:00 PM Emerging trends in Pathology Informatics
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
7:10 PM Apocalypse Now: Perils of Adoption in Digital Imaging
Eric Glassy, MD, Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
7:40 PM The Vancouver Experience in Analytical Digital Pathology and Tissue Imaging for Early Cancer Detection
Soufiane El Hallani, MD, PhD, British Columbia Cancer Agency and Cancer Research Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada
8:10 PM Beyond WSI: New Frontiers in Pathology Imaging
Jeffrey Fine, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
8:40 PM Path(ology)ways to Victory: The Gross Room, the Server Room, and the Boardroom
Seung Park, M.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, IL
9:10 PM Value of Structured Data and Synoptic Reporting for Cancer Diagnostics and Research
Veronica Klepeis, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
9:35 PM The Data Gold Rush: Value of Pathology WSI Repositories for Machine Learning, Biomarker Discovery and Commercial Use
Liron Pantanowitz, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and Association of Pathology Informatics. The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this live activity for a maximum of
3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The USCAP is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to offer Self-Assessment credits (SAMs) for the purpose of meeting the ABP requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Physicians must take and pass the post-test in order to claim SAMs credit.

Physicians can earn a maximum of 3 SAM credit hours.


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