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To Join or renew your membership: Use the online application form located here if paying by credit card or if paying by check use the PDF application forms found in the box on the left side of this page.

API-Sunquest Webinar Series January 2017 to May 2017

The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and Sunquest Information Systems are pleased to announce the new API-Sunquest webinar series for January 2017 to May 2017.  We invite you to register for the first webinar in our joint series. The webinar titled, “The Shifting Value Equation Between Hospital Labs and Reference Labs”, will be held on Thursday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. ET, and will be presented by presented by Brian Jackson, VP and CMIO, at ARUP Laboratories.

Description: Which tests are performed in which settings: point of care, hospital lab, or reference lab? The answer in many cases is likely to change as healthcare moves to value-based payment models. This presentation will describe the value stream of testing and draw analogies to the computer hardware sector in order to suggest likely trends.
Register with a work email by clicking HERE
Future webinars in the series are listed here.
New API Governing Council Members - 2017

Congratulations and Welcome to the new 2017 Governing Council Members!

New Self-Paced Online Certificate Program - UPI

Introducing the NEW self-paced online certificate program, University of Pathology Informatics (UPI), leveraging case-based learning to develop critical knowledge of informatics concepts!  UPI is a joint effort between the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) focusing on the four laboratory informatics competencies: Information Fundamentals, Information Systems, Workflow Process, and Governance & Management.  For more information visit

API Technical Staff Membership

In July 2011 the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) added a new membership category for lab, IT, and research personnel.   The Technical Staff membership was created to promote the participation of lab, IT, and research staff in API’s mission which is to promote the field of pathology informatics as an academic and a clinical subspecialty of pathology.   Technical staff provide invaluable support to the pathologists, physicians, researchers, hospitals, universities, and organizations dedicated to expanding the field of pathology informatics.  The cost of an annual Technical Staff membership is $50.  The membership term is from July 1 to June 30.    Read more

New CAP Clinical Informatics Resource Guide Available
The new CAP Clinical Informatics Resource Guide is available here or by
clicking on the image.   In order to get the full guide,you will need to be logged
in.  If starting from the CAP homepage:

    Go to “Resources and Publications”

        Go to Pathology Resource Guides

           Go to Members Only Benefits for complimentary access to the online
API - Sunquest Information Systems Webinar Recordings
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(2) Click "Webinars" in the API Member Services Menu Bar


Using Pathology Informatics to Optimize Lab Efficiency and Quality in an Era of Healthcare Reform

  • Date: September 9, 2014
  • Presenter: Bruce A. Friedman, MD, Active Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School and President, Pathology Education Consortium

Computational Pathology: IT Support for Basic Research in Pathology

  • Date: October 15, 2014
  • Presenter:  Michael J. Becich, MD PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Utilizing Informatics to Improve Laboratory Test Selection

  • Date: November 12, 2014
  • Presenter: Jason Baron, MD, Medical Director, Core Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Presenter: Anand Dighe, MD, PhD, Director, Core Laboratory, Department of Pathology, MGH

Crossing Omic Chasm - Why Is It So Hard?

  • Date:  December 12, 2015
  • Presenter: Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI,  Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Deploying Analytic Software in Your Lab for Management Support

  • Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT
  • Presenter:  Dennis Winsten, MS, FHMIMSS, FCLMA, President, Dennis Winsten & Associated, Inc.
  • Presenter:  Hal Weiner, MBA, President, Weiner Consulting Services, LLC

Significance and Practical Applications of ATA Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology

  • Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
  • Presenter: Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics, Director of Cytology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside, Director Pathology Informatics Fellowship, Department of Pathology, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC
  • Presenter: Andrew Evans, MD, PhD, Staff Pathologist and Associate Professor, Director of Telepathology, University Health Network, Laboratory Medicine Program Toronto General Hospital

10 Years of Direct Access Genetics: What Have We Learned?

  • Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT
  • Presenter: Jill Hagenkord, MD, FCAP, Chief Medical Officer of 23andMe

Digital Pathology Meets Surgical Pathology

  • Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT
  • Presenter:  Stephen M. Hewitt, MD, PhD, FCAP, FASCP, Clinical Investigator in the Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

How Digital Pathology Will Change the Workflow of Surgical Pathology

  • Date: September 22, 2015, at 1PM EST
  • Presenter: Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics, Director of Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology, UPMC Shadyside
2015 Conference Presentations are Now Available

All of the available PDFs and recordings of the talks from the Pathology Informatics Summit 2015 and 2nd World Congress on Pathology Informatics are now live on the conference web site at   To view or download the presentations click on the 2015 Schedule menu item, then click on either PDF or VIDEO for the appropriate talk or go to the main archive page and select 2015.

New Membership Levels for Teaching Institutions

API is excited to offer new tiers of membership for our Teaching Institutions!  Teaching Institutional Membership levels are as follows:

a. Basic Membership for $1,500 - includes 1 chair member, 2 mentor-educator members, and 4 resident/fellow members  original membership level)

b. Expanded Membership for $1,750 – includes 1 chair member, 5 mentor-educator members, and 8 resident/fellow members

c. Premium Membership for $2,000 – includes 1 chair member, 8 mentor-educator members, and 12 resident/fellow members

Learn more or download an application here:

LIS Functionality Assessment Toolkit

As announced by Drs. Bruce Friedman, Mark Tuthill, and Ul Balis at their Plenary Session on 09/20/2013 at ASCP 2013:  API is proud to release the LIS Functionality Toolkit and related perspectives.

Link to the Toolkit

Clinical Informatics Certification

The American Board of Pathology is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics. The link to the application is posted on our website home page at Because this is a new ABMS/Am Board of Pathology subspecialty, there is a five year period of qualification by practice/experience. It is anticipated that in 2018 and thereafter, pathologists will only qualify for certification if they complete an ACGME accredited fellowship program in clinical informatics.

Journal of Pathology Informatics (JPI)

API members are encouraged to submit pathology informatics-related manuscripts via the JPI Web site for consideration for publication in API's open access, peer-reviewed journal.   JPI Web Site

Call For Papers