Pathology Informatics 2010 will take place on September 19-22, 2010, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. This conference has been formed from a merger of APIII, held primarily in Pittsburgh for the past 14 years, and Lab InfoTech Summit/AIMCL that were presented in Las Vegas/Ann Arbor for the past 27 years.
AIMCL has always included scientific sessions and e-posters in its programming. The former are 15-minute oral presentations selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. E-posters, as the name implies, are lecture-demo's using PCs as a substitute for the standard physical posters presented at many medical conferences.
A new record has been established for scientific abstract and e-poster submissions for this year's conference with 60 of the former and 24 of the latter. In order to accommodate these 60 abstract presentations, the conference organizers have expanded the number of available conference rooms to five. The sessions will run in parallel on Monday and Tuesday mornings, September 20 and 21, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.This new record for abstract submissions bodes well, I think, for pathology informatics, reflecting broad interest and ferment in the field with a large group of researchers exploring new technical and scientific directions.