On December 8-9, 2017, the Association for Pathology Informatics offered for the first time a workshop on digital pathology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. This conference was somewhat unusual in that it was located in a hospital rather than a hotel or conference center. A tour of the automated lines in the pathology department of Henry Ford was included. Navigate to the above link to review the faculty and lectures that were offered at that time. It was very well received and highly successful with all seats filled.
The second workshop in this series is now being offered on December 7-8. 2018, but with inclusion of AI as it applies to surgical pathology (see: Digital Pathology and AI Workshop II). The location for this second workshop in the series will be Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. You can register for the workshop here. The capacity for the workshop has been doubled, now with a maximum of 80 people. Please consider registering early to secure a spot. Available on the API web site are the schedule and the sponsoring vendors to date for the workshop. Here is a quote from the workshop summary page on the API web site describing the workshop in more detail:
This workshop will focus on the practical issues surrounding the deployment of digital pathology and AI in a hospital setting. Ten lectures by national experts will be punctuated by Q and A sessions including industry representatives and a guided tour of the Ohio State University's Department of Pathology. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of digital pathology, the integration of the technology with LISs, the enhancement of AP workflow, the development of an RFP for purchasing digital pathology equipment, and current perspectives about AI within pathology.
This workshop has been planned with busy surgical pathologists and departmental leadership in mind. It lasts 1.5 days and takes place on a Friday and Saturday morning. Ten lectures by national experts are packed into this time frame as well as a tour of the digital pathology unit in the James Cancer Hosital. The pathology department at OSU is the first department providing primary surgical pathology diagnoses using digital pathology in the U.S. so a tour of the imaging facility will be highly educational. A dinner on Friday night for networking and relaxation is included in the registration fee.