The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and Sunquest Information Systems will present a free webinar entitled “Digital Pathology Meets Surgical Pathology” on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 AM PDT by Stephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute. This is the last presentation in the API/Sunquest webinar series for the 2014-2015 season.
The nature of diagnostic histopathology has been a deliberate process of advancement in technology to ensure continuity of diagnostic accuracy and information. The converse is true of digital imaging in pathology -- it's a disruptive technology that changes how a pathologist views and interacts with a tissue specimen. Despite the predictions, digital pathology has not changed daily sign-out practice yet. A key question at this juncture, then, is how will whole slide imaging change surgical pathology in the future? Replacing microscopes with computers and screens offers little, if any, economic incentive. However, adoption of the additional technologic opportunities of digital pathology could change surgical pathology substantially.
This presentation will offer focus on the following three points:
- Digital pathology is currently being used for mainly for surgical pathology consultation and also offers substantial benefits in research applications.
- The future success of digital pathology requires additional applications to enable and to improve the efficiency of the pathologist.
- Adoption of digital pathology for primary case sign-out will be driven by economic factors that will be defined and discussed during the presentation.
In order the register for this presentation, click on in this link. Only minimal information is required. This webinar will undoubtedly be one of the most successful of this series with more than 142 people/sites having already registered. Take the time to participate -- Dr. Hewitt is one of leading experts in the field of digital pathology.