Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 is rapidly approaching. The conference will be held on May 13-16, 2014, at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh. This is the only conference of the year devoted exclusively to a broad swath of pathology informatics. There will be a separate track devoted to the practice of informatics in both clinical and anatomic pathology. New this year is a third track for long presentations of the best research abstracts submitted to the conference organizers. The entire conference schedule is available at the its web site for review. A total of 26 exhibitors will participate and will be located in a single large ballroom. For any vendors who are considering participation in PI Summit, there are still a couple of tables available.
Of importance is that the early-bird registration ends tomorrow, April 30, 2014. Register now to get the reduced registration price on $875, including all workshops. You will also need to book your room by Friday, May 2, 2014, to receive the special conference room rate at the Wyndham. A block of rooms will be held at the rate of $184, plus taxes of 14%, under the name Pathology Informatics 2014 until this time. The availability of rooms cannot be guaranteed at this rate after Friday.
In a previous note, I mentioned that the digital pathology footprint for the conference will be particularly strong this year (see: Digital Pathology Well Represented at Pathology Informatics Summit 2014). This is encouraging because this industry segment seems to have been in the doldrums for a while. I am anxious to see much greater deployment of these systems so that digital pathology can start to catch up with the success of digital radiology. This might also be an opportune time to consider joining the Association for Pathology Informatics (API), the only medical society totally focused on this speciality area within pathology.