Pathology Informatics Summit 2017 Schedule

May 21, 2017, 8 AM – 5 PM, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
May 22 - 25, 2017:  Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA


Sunday, May 21

 4th WSI Working Group Meeting (OPEN MEETING) 

King's Garden 3

1:30 - 5:00 pm

Feature studies comparing digital and microscope viewing modes: a WSI working group project


 Chair: Brandon D Gallas


Monday, May 22

Grand Ballroom 1

Workship Coordinators: Victor Brodsky, MD and Chris Garcia, MD
Time Topic Presenter
8:00 - 8:10 am  Introduction Chris Garcia, MD
8:10 - 8:50 am
 Interfaces/Standards and Data Quality Veronica Klepeis, MD, PhD
8:50 - 9:30 am  LIS Design and Operations Mehrvash Haghighi, MD
9:30 - 10:10 am  Borrow, Buy, Build and Project Management Victor Brodsky, MD
10:10 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 11:10 am
 CPOE and Clinical Decision Support David McClintock, MD
11:10 - 11:50 pmImaging Informatics and TelepathologyChris Garcia, MD
11:50 - 12:00 pm Wrap upVictor Brodsky, MD
12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break  

Grand Ballroom 1
Alexis Carter and Monica de Baca, Workshop Coordinators
Time Topic Presenter
1:00 - 1:50 pm
Bioinformatics for a Next Generation Sequencing Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory  Eric Klee, PhD
1:50 - 2:40 pm
A Model Information Flow for Molecular Pathology Data Using Standards: from Sequencer to the EHR  W. Scott Campbell, PhD, MBA
2:40 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 3:50 pm
Informatics Enabled Opportunities for Genomic Precision Medicine  Laura Wiley, PhD
3:50 - 4:40 pmPrecision Cancer Prevention

 Diana Mandelker, MD, PhD
4:40 - 5:00 pm  Wrap Up  

Monday, May 22,  All Day
Workshop C
Kings Garden 2/3

Workshop Coordinator:  Metin Gurcan, PhD
TimeTopic Presenter
8:00 - 8:05 amIntroduction and Welcome  Metin Gurcan, PhD
8:05 - 8:55 amTissueMark:  Measuring tumour cell content in breast cancer for molecular diagnostics  Peter Hamilton, PhD
8:55 - 9:50 am How Do Pathology  Informatics, Imaging, and Machine Learning Benefit One Another?  Ilya Goldberg, PhD
9:50 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:05 am
Computational Histopatholomics for Deep Interrogation of Hyperplexed Heterogeneous Tumor Data Chakra Chennubhotla, PhD
11:05 - 12:00 pm DICOM WSI -  Acquire, Archive, View, Annotate,, Download and Transmit David Clunie, MBBS
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break  
1:00 - 1:55 pm Mobile Imaging, Sensing and Diagnostics through Computational Photonics Aydogan Ozcan, PhD
1:55 - 2:50 pm Digital Pathology: the Dutch Perspective Paul J. van Diest, MD, PhD
2:50 - 3:10 pm Break  
3:10 - 4:05 pm Implementing High throughput Whole Slide Imaging: Value Proposition and Lessons Learnt Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
4:05 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion Metin Gurcan, PhD

DPA Companion Session
 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kings Garden 2/3

Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
Time Topic Presenter
5:00 - 5:30 pm

Advancing computational Pathology: the CAMELYON challenges

Jeroen van der Laak, PhD
5:30 - 6:00 pmA Detailed Critique of a Whole Slide Imaging Solution, Hardware and Software used in a Network Environment  J. Mark Tuthill, MD
6:00 - 6:30 pm Quantitative Image Analysis for HER2 Immunohistochemistry for Breast Cancer: Guideline Update and Review of Draft Recommendations Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD
6:30 - 7:00 pmPrimary Diagnosis and Regulatory/DICOM Landscape and How it will Impact the use of Digital Images in Pathology  Liron Pantanowitz, MD


Tuesday, May 23

Morning Short Abstract Presentations

8:00 - 9:00 am Short Abstract Lectures Short Abstract Lectures Short Abstract Lectures Short Abstract Lectures

Morning Track Presentations

Research Informatics

Kings Garden 2/3

Applied Informatics

Grand Ballroom 1

Selected Platform Lectures

Kings Garden 1

9:00 - 9:35 am

Brian Jackson, MD

The Explosion of Big Data and Machine Learning: Lessons Learned from Uses and Misuses of Big Data in Non-Medical Industries 

Brandon Gallas, PhD

Feature studies comparing digital and microscope viewing modes: a WSI working group project 


 W. Scott Campbell

Towards Computable Cancer Synoptic Reports


9:35 - 9:45 am 10 Minute Break to Switch Lectures
9:45 - 10:20 am

Partha Mitra, PhD

A High-throughput Neurohistology Pipeline for Mapping Brainwide Connectivity in Mouse and Marmoset

 Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Preparing an RFP for a Digital Pathology System 

 Michael Zomnir

Next Generation Decision Support Tool for Variant Reporting

10:20 - 11:20 am Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions
11:20 - 12:00 pm

 Anant Madabhushi, PhD

Pathomics: Predicting Disease Presence, Diagnosis, and Prognosis via Computational Pathology

 J. Mark Tuthill, MD

EMR Orders Interface for Anatomic Pathology 

 Gregory Buffone

Web-Based Facilitation of Communication and Coordination of Clinical Laboratory Services


12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

Opening Session Plenary Lectures
Session 1: Contemporary Issues in Pathology Informatics
Grand Ballroom 1
1:00 - 1:05 pmOpening Welcome to PI Summit 2017 Ulysses J. Balis, MD
1:05 - 1:35 pmThe Well-Hidden Foundation of Medicine: Pathology and InformaticsRichard C. Friedberg, MD,  PhD,  FCAP
1:35 - 2:05 pmFollow-through from a Banbury Conference: Evolution and Revolution in Anatomic PathologyJames Crawford, MD, PhD
2:05 - 2:35 pmWhat's New in 2017: CAP Cancer Reporting Update Veronica Klepeis, MD, PhD
2:35 - 3:05 pmConfessions of an IT Groupie Eric Glassy, MD
3:05 - 3:35 pmRecent Insights on Whole Slide Imaging Non-Inferiority Diagnostic Performance Michael Feldman, MD, PhD
3:35 - 4:00 pm BREAK/Browse Exhibits and Poster Sessions 


   Session 2 - The Promise of Computational Imaging Use for Whole Slide Imaging
Grand Ballroom 1 
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Gearing up for a Slideless Lab

Anil Parwani, MD, PhD

4:45 - 5:30 pm


The Emerging Democratization of High-Performance Computing in the Cloud in Support of Whole Slide Imagaing

Ulysses J. Balis, MD and Christopher Williams, MD
5:30 - 7:00 pmOpening Night Reception
Exhibitor Ballroom


Wednesday, May 24

Morning Short Abstract Sessions


8:00 - 9:00

 Short Abstract Lectures

 Short Abstract Lectures  Short Abstract Lectures

Morning Track Presentations



Research Informatics

    Kings Garden 2/3 

Applied Informatics

       Grand Ballroom

Selected Platform Lectures

Kings Garden 1

9:00 - 9:35

Mark William Perlin, PhD

Transforming DNA Evidence into Reliable Information: Computers, Science and Society

Raymond D. Aller, MD

 Update on Laboratory Information Systems in Low Income Countries- Part 1 Clinical Laboratory            

Emily Clarke, MBBS PGCert(HR)


Development of a novel quality assessment tool for digital microscopy

9:35 - 9:45

Ten Minute Break to Switch Lectures

9:45 - 10:20

Richard Levenson, MD, PhD

Path, Present and Future: Novel Microscopies

Mary Edgerton, MD, PhD

Update on Laboratory Information Systems in Low Income Countries - Part 2 Anatomic Pathology

 Maciej Pacula, BSc

A Machine-Learning Model for Personalized Trial Data Exploration

10:20 - 11:20

Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions

11:20 - Noon

Richard Moldwin, MD, PhD

Structured Data Capture for Pathology and Beyond

Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Mobile Trends and Novel Applications in Digital Pathology

Alexis Carter, MD

Bringing the Blood Bank to the Bedside: Multi-Institutional Evaluation of Gaps in Positive Patient ID Systems for Blood Administration

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Break

Wednesday Plenary Presentations

Contemporary Topics in Whole Slide Imaging

Grand Ballroom 1 


1:30 - 2:10

Interfacing Whole Slide Imaging

J. Mark Tuthill, MD

2:10 - 2:50

The Remarkable Potential of Deep Learning for Breast Cancer Histopathology

Jeroen van der Laak, PhD

2:50 - 3:30

Town Hall

Bob McGonnagle

3:30 - 4:30

Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Sessions

4:30 - 5:30

API Block - Presidential Address, Membership and Journal of Pathology Informatics and Clinical Informatics Fellowship Training

John Gilbertson and API Officers, Liron Pantanowitz and Anil Parwani

Conference Adjournment for Wednesday

 Dinner on Your Own



 Thursday, May 25

Orchestrating Data, Data Analytics and the Flow of Work Itself in the Clinical Lab: Bridging the Gap Between Transactional and Orchestrated IT - Closing Session

Grand Ballroom 1
Time Topic Presenter
9:00 - 9:40 am Laboratory Automation:  The Critical Role of Pathology Informatics  John Waugh
9:40 - 10:20 am Value of Unstructured Data for Research: Innovations and Strategies for Optimizing Data Mining  Rebecca Jacobson, MD, MS
10:20 - 11:00 am Computational Pathology in AP: Importance, Structure and Operations  John Gilbertson, MD
11:00 - 11:05 am Stand up break
11:05 - 11:45 am Enabling Computational Pathology via an Imaging Data Commons  Michael Becich, MD, PhD
11:45 - 12:15 pm Wrap up Discussion and Summary  Faculty Panel



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