It's time for all of the readers of Lab Soft News to register for the 2018 Pathology Informatics Summit that will be held in Pittsburgh on May 21-24, 2018. The lineage of this conference dates back to 1983 with an Ann Arbor conference referred to as AIMCL. The PI Summit can thus boast of a 35-year continuous 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. Here are details about only two of the keynote lectures to be offered. Scan the whole schedule to find more like these.
- Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA: “Houston: We Have Liftoff— The Initial Experiences with US-based WSI Primary Diagnosis”
- Jeroen Van Der Laak, PhD: "Tackling the Challenges that Still Exist in Computational Pathology"
As one might expect, the 39 faculty members of the PI Summit constitute renown set of pathology informatics experts. No other conference places such a group such as this under one roof. A total of 18 vendors will also participate in the conference with some last minute additions expected. The 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.