It's not too late to register for the 2018 Pathology Informatics Summit that will be held in Pittsburgh on May 21-24, 2018. Early bird pricing has been extended. The PI Summit can boast of a 35-year history as the only national conference devoted solely to the field of pathology informatics. It's sponsored by the Association for Pathology Informatics. Browse the conference schedule and you will discover a wide variety of lectures devoted to both applied and research topics. Also pay attention to the workshops on the first day, May 21, that are included in the registration fee of the conference including the HIMA Imaging Science and International Imaging Workshop. On the evening of May 21, there is also a Digital Pathology Association companion meeting from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
As one might expect, the 39 faculty members of the PI Summit constitute a well respected group of pathology informatics experts. No other conference attracts such a group under one roof. A total of 20 vendors will also participate in the conference. They cover a wide range of products including LISs, digital pathology including quantitative analysis, lab analytics, speech recognition, specimen labeling, and workflow automation. It is commonly understood that the two largest challenges facing pathology and lab medicine in this era of value-based care and hospital consolidation are pathology informatics and molecular/genomic diagnostics. Take advantage of the opportunity to register now for PI Summit 2018 and get up-to-speed in the latest developments in lab automation and analytics.