Monday, May 4, 2015


Pre-conference Meetings

  • Monday, May 4: 1 PM to 3PM (Brigade):
    • Fellowship Retreat (OPEN MEETING)
    • Moderator: Bruce Levy
  • Monday, May 4: 3PM to 7PM (Brigade):
    • University of Pathology Informatics (UPI) (OPEN MEETING)
    • Moderators: Mike Riben and Eric Parks
  • Monday, May 4: 4PM to 6:30PM (King's Garden 2)
    • WSI Working Group Meeting - Scientific Discussion (OPEN MEETING)
    • Moderator: Stephen Hewitt

Pre-conference Meeting Opportunity

  • Rooms are available by arrangement on Monday afternoon and evening for work by standards groups or other initiatives desiring hosting by conference participants.  
  • Since many key informaticists are present at the meeting this is a great opportunity for groups to avail themselves of free space and collocation at the Summit

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I. Pathology Informatics: Shaping the Future of Clinical Informatics
Workshop Coordinator: API Training and Education Chairs
Grand Ballroom 1
Time Topic Presenter

8:00 – 8:30

Overview/Perspective                   PDF|VIDEO

Mike Riben

8:30 – 9:15

Digital Pathology: Imaging Systems, Practice & Guidelines                                      PDF|VIDEO

Liron Pantanowitz

9:15 – 10:00

Clinical Decision Support               PDF|VIDEO

Jason Baron

10:00 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:15

Data Analytics                                 PDF|VIDEO

Brian Jackson

11:15 – 11:30

Panel Discussion                                     VIDEO

All presenters

11:30 – 12:00

Wrap-up and call to arms               PDF|VIDEO

Bruce Levy

Monica de Baca, M.D., Workshop Coordinator 
 Grand Ballroom 1

1:00 – 1:55

Molecular Pathology Informatics              PDF

Mark Routbort

1:55 - 2:50

Leveraging Pathology information systems and infrastructure for genomic medicine  PDF

Lynn Bry

2:50 - 3:10

Refreshment Break


3:10 - 4:05

Using Informatics to Drive Molecular Pathology                                            VIDEO

Monica de Baca

4:05 – 5:00

Panel Discussion Q and A

Tuesday May 5 All Day 
 Metin Gurcan, Workshop Coordinator, HIMA, International
King's Garden 2

8:00 - 8:05 am

Introduction                                         PDF

Metin Gurcan, PhD

8:05 - 8:55 am

Will Digital Pathology Bring Computer Assisted Pathological Diagnostics into Routine Medical Care?                       PDF

Ewert Bengtsson, PhD                     

8:55 - 9:50 am The Open Microscopy Environment: Open Source Image Informatics for the Biological Sciences                                          VIDEOJason Swedlow, PhD                    

9:50 - 10:10 am

Refreshment Break


10:10 - 11:05 am

Ontologies and Pathology Informatics

Barry Smith, PhD

11:05 - 12:00 Noon

The Need for an Ontological Framework in Histopathology                       PDF|VIDEO

John Tomaszewski, MD      

12:00 - 1pm

Luncheon Break


1:00 - 1:55 pm

Translating Developments from medical Imaging to Digital Pathology            VIDEO 

Martin Yaffe, PhD                        

1:55 - 2:50 pm

CaltechHow to Build a Gigapixel Microscope using a LED Array PDF|VIDEO

Guoan Zheng, PhD                   

2:50 - 3:10 pm



3:10 - 4:05 pm

The Potential of Image Analysis  Algorithms from the Perspective of Pathologists Who Have Already Adopted WSI for Routine Diagnostic Work. PDF|VIDEO                                        
Andrew Evans, MD, PhD               

4:05 - 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion                    VIDEO

All Speakers
Moderated by Metin Gurcan
Tuesday Night Meetings (Brigade)
5:00 pm

Agile Pioneers a Culture of Change


7:00 pm

Technical Performance of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices

Ad Hoc Committee on WSI & Discussion of FDA's Draft Guidance (Open Meeting)

 Tuesday Night Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, May 6 2015
Morning Short Abstract Presentations
King's Garden 1, King's Garden 2/3, Ballrooom 1, Brigade Room; running concurrently

8:00 - 9:00

Short Abstract Lectures
1, 2, 3,4
Short Abstract Lectures
5, 6, 7, 8

Short Abstract Lectures
9, 10, 11, 12
Short Abstract Lectures
13, 14, 15, 16

Morning Track Presentations


Clinical Pathology
King's Garden 2/3
Anatomic Pathology
Grand Ballroom 1
Selected Platform Lectures 
King's Garden 1
Moderator: Stephen Hewitt

9:00 - 9:35

ONC’s Laboratory Results Interface (LRI) and Laboratory Orders Interface (LOI) Implementation Guides and selected challenges in LIS-EHR information exchange         PDF|VIDEO

Walter Henricks          
Tools to Analyze Morphology and Spatially Mapped Molecular Data
Joel Saltz                

Implementation of the EPIC 2014 Beaker Clinical Pathology Module at Standford Health Care

Brent Tan                 

 9:35 - 9:45

Ten Minute Break to Switch Lectures

9:45 - 10:20

Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guidelines  PDF|VIDEO
Douglas J. Hartman    
Pathologists' Computer Assisted Diagnosis (pCAD); A 21st Century Workflow Proposal

Jeffrey L. Fine

Re-imaging pathology consultations using the Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment: A live demonstration
Bruce Levy              

10:20 - 11:20

Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions

11:20 -  Noon

Informatics and Connectivity Solutions to Enhance Point of CareTesting PDF|VIDEO
David McClintock        
Pathology Informatics Guiding System Quality Improvement and Change Management   PDF|VIDEO
Dmitrios Divaris     
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging of Pathology specimens: Freedom from the tyranny of glass slides

Jeffrey L. Fine

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch Break

 Wednesday Plenary Presentations
World Congress of Pathology Informatics Plenary Lecture

The Role of Pathology Informatics in Proactive Healthcare


Moderator: Michael Legg
Grand Ballroom 1
1:00 - 1:05
Opening Welcome, Introduction to World Congress
Michael Legg                                                                                                                  PDF  
1:05 - 1:35
Empowering Pathology Informatics for a Better Tomorrow,                     
ASCP President, William Finn                                                                                PDF|VIDEO
1:35 - 2:05
Therapy Decision Making in Tumour Boards with Predictive IT Methods and Tools
Heinz Lemke                                                                                                          PDF|VIDEO
2:05 - 2:35
Towards Ultimate Personalisation and Precision: Implementation of Genomic medicine in Routine Healthcare
Marcel Dinger                                                                                                                VIDEO
2:35 - 3:05
Histology-centric Image-based Analytics as a Fundamental Enabler of Precision Medicine       
Horst Hahn                                                                                                                    VIDEO
3:05 - 3:35
Laboratory Medicine and its Informaticians in Proactive Healthcare,
Michael Legg                                                                                                          PDF|VIDEO
3:35 - 4:00
Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions
 Wednesday, May 6  
Afternoon Track Presentations
Moderator: Mark Tuthill
Focus on Pathology  and Clinical Informatics Education and Training

 Selected Platform Lectures

King's Garden 1

4:00 - 5:20

1.  Short Introductory remarks: by an eminent chair on the future of informatics education and its role in the pathology department John Tomaszewski      PDF|VIDEO

2.  Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER): a novel resource for educating pathology residents: Wally Henricks and Liron Pantanowitz        PDF|VIDEO

3.  Presentation on setting up a clinical informatics fellowship: Bruce Levy                                  PDF|VIDEO

4.  Short Presentation on board eligibility, credentialing process: Ul Balis and/or Mark Tuthill             PDF|VIDEO

5.  Q and A

4:00 - 4:35  

Abstract Title: IT-Tools to Overcome Integration Problems in Digital Microscopy within Collaborative Research Networks

Lika Svanadze              PDF

4:45 - 5:20  

Abstract Title: The Diagnostic Accuracy of Digital Microscopy: A Systematic Review

Edward Goacher           PDF

5:30 - 7:00
Wine and Cheese Reception
Exhibitor Ballroom
Heavy hors d’oeuvres/Dinner
Informal Recognition and Awards


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Morning Short Abstract Sessions
King's Garden 1, King's Garden 2/3, Ballroom 1, Brigade Room; running concurrently
8:00 - 9:00
Short Abstract Lectures
17, 18, 19, 20
Short Abstract
21, 22, 23, 24
Short Abstract Lectures
25, 26, 27, 28
Short Abstract Lectures
29, 30, 31, 32
Morning Track Presentations
Clinical Pathology
King's Garden 2/3
Anatomic  Pathology
Grand Ballroom 1
Selected Platform Lectures
King's Garden 1
Moderator: Stephen Hewitt
9:00 - 9:35

Implementing information technology to support laboratory services in a large hospital in India   PDF|VIDEO

Joy Mammen          

Structured reporting:
Successes and needed solutions            PDF|VIDEO
Rodney Schmidt          
Clinical Reporting of Tumor DNA: Sequencing results in Pathology                 VIDEO
Peter Gershkovich       
 9:35 - 9:45
Ten Minute Break to Switch Lectures
9:45 - 10:20
Mobile Web Apps for Pathology            PDF|VIDEO
David Booker
Automating Anatomic Pathology           PDF|VIDEO
Mark Tuthill                 

Implementation and Optimization of Electronic Synoptic Reporting at a Large Academic Hospital

Veronica Klepeis           

10:20 - 11:20
Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions
11:20 - Noon
Telediagnosis in the Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern - The DPDx Perspective  PDF|VIDEO
Blaine Mathison         
The Role of Micro CT in Surgical Pathology
James Michaelson      
Telepathology Network for the New York - New Jersey VA Integrated Health System
Charles Ladoulis         
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch Break
 Thursday Afternoon
 Plenary Presentations
Business Analytics and the Laboratory
Moderator: Bruce Friedman
Grand Ballroom 1
1:30 - 2:10
How to Evaluate and Implement Business Analytics for Your Laboratory            PDF|VIDEO
Hal Weiner                                                                                              
2:10 - 2:50
Practical Use of Business Analytics: Justifying Lab Services to the C suite    PDF|VIDEO
Gaurav Sharma
2:50 - 3:30
Town Hall: Discussion of Controversial Issues with Audience
Moderated by Robert McGonagle                                                                              VIDEO
3:30 - 4:30
Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions
4:30 - 5:30
API Block. Presidential Address, Membership Solicitation, and Discussion about Journal of Pathology Informatics by Liron Pantanowitz and Anil Parwani                      PDF
API Presidential Address                                                                                    PDF|VIDEO
 Conference Adjournment for Thursday
 Dinner on Your Own


Friday, May 8, 2015
Morning Short Abstract Sessions
King's Garden 1, King's Garden 2/3, Ballroom 1, Brigade Room; running concurrently
8:00 - 9:00
Short Abstract Lectures
33, 34, 35, 36
Short Abstract
37, 38, 39, 40
Short Abstract Lectures
41, 42, 43, 44
Short Abstract Lectures
45, 46, 47, 48
Putting it all Together: A new vision for tight integration of
laboratory diagnostics and intra and inter institutional clinical care
Moderator: Ul Balis 
Grand Ballroom 1
9:00 - 9:40
Computational Pathology and the Role of Pathology Informatics       PDF|VIDEO
9:40 - 10:20
Utilization Management: Key Strategies, the Role of Informatics and the MGH Approach                               PDF|VIDEO
10:20 - 11:00
Developing a Laboratory Formulary to Control Test Utilization           PDF|VIDEO
Peter Perrotta
11:00 - 11:05
Stand up break
11:05 - 11:45
Integrated Diagnostics and the Integrated Diagnostics Server                PDF|VIDEO
11:45 - 12:15
Wrap-up Discussion and Summary
Faculty Panel


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