New API Website

The Association for Pathology Informatics Governing Council and staff are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a new combined web site that merges the currently separate Web sites for the Association for Pathology Informatics = PathologyInformatics.ORG and the Pathology Informatics Summit = PathologyInformatics.COM. Both URLs will remain active.

The Members-Only area of the new Web site will include exclusive access to past PI Summit recordings, the API member directory, and access to other member-only content. 

New Listserv: The new Web site will have an integrated member Listserv as well as a member directory, job boards, member forums and much more. We will make an announcement via the current listserv ( when the site goes live.

Membership Renewal: In the coming weeks members can expect the following communications:

  1. Renewed Members: Members whose membership is current through June 30, 2018 will receive a “Welcome” message that will include their new username and password to access the new site
  2. Members Due to Renew Membership: Members whose membership was active for the periods between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017, will be sent a renewal notice with an attached invoice inviting them to renew their membership through the new portal
  3. “Lapsed” Memberships: Members whose membership has lapsed prior to June 30, 2015 were added as contacts and are considered dropped and will be contacted via a broadcast message through the new system providing them with the option to rejoin API

The current API listserv will close permanently on October 31, 2017. Anyone who has not renewed or rejoined API at that time will no longer have access to participate on the API listserv nor will they have access to the members’ area of the new API web site.

If you have questions regarding the status of your membership, please feel free to contact Beth Gibson at or Nova Smith at

Register Now for API’s Digital Pathology Workshop Dec 8-9, 2017

Leaders + Inspiration + Education

Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

Designed for pathologists and lab professionals who need to understand the fundamentals of digital pathology technology NOW.

This workshop will focus on the practical issues surrounding the deployment of digital pathology in a hospital setting. Eight lectures by national experts will be punctuated by roundtable discussions including industry representatives and a guided tour of the Henry Ford Health System anatomic pathology labs. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of digital pathology, the integration of the technology with LISs, the enhancement of AP workflow using LEAN principles, and the development of an RFP for purchasing digital pathology equipment.


2018 Membership Renewal is Open Now

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 fourth webinar in our joint series.   You are invited to join Sunquest and the Association for Pathology Informatics for a webinar, An End-to-end Solution for Diagnostic Informatics, presented by Manish Muzumdar, Senior Vice President, Product Development, at Sunquest Information Systems on Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. ET

Register with a work email by clicking HERE
Other 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
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