Sponsors 
The Association for Pathology Informatics gratefully acknowledges the financial support given by Corporate and Institutional Sponsors.

Corporate
General Data is an industry-leading provider of innovative labeling, bar coding, RFID, automated data collection and mobility products and solutions which enable organizations to streamline workflow, error-proof processes, better manage critical data, and improve business process accuracy, productivity and performance.

iSpecimen is a supplier of human biospecimens to the life science industry, including pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and academic researchers. Our mission is to make it easy for medical researchers to access high quality human biospecimens along with associated data to fuel their studies. We supply researchers with biofluids, solid tissue, and cells, including but not limited to blood, plasma, serum, urine, FFPE blocks and slides, fresh and frozen tissue, bone marrow cells, and PBMCs.

Every day, we help physicians to increase efficiencies in their medical practices while improving both treatment and business outcomes. We broke away from the crowd in the development of electronic medical record (EMR) systems so that we could stand out with dramatically different technology –
the intelligent EMR technology that thinks like a physician.

Designed for medical specialties, EMA intuitively adapts to each individual doctor’s unique style of practice and remembers preferences. No writing. Typing only when you choose and with drawing capabilities at your fingertip, you’ll have rapid touch-and-swipe technology that works like you do.

gMed, a Preferred Olympus Partner, is now a Modernizing Medicine company. Learn more at www.gmed.com.

The worldwide headquarters for the pathology business is located in Torrance, California, highlighting Sakura as an integral part of the clinical and research community. Sakura has built its success and solidified its reputation by providing timely, ingenious solutions to the real challenges laboratories face on a day-to-day basis.
 
Reliability, quality, value. The cornerstones of an unbeatable combination of traditions that span over a century of innovation at Sakura. Few companies can make those claims and back them up with a corporate commitment to every product and service they deliver. Sakura has a passion for the highest quality and reliability possible at a reasonable cost.

 

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market-leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today's healthcare leaders. Sunquest’s vision is encompassed by a commitment to patient safety, workflow excellence, predictive medicine, and physician & patient affinity. Utilizing this dedication, Sunquest offers global diagnostic IT solutions to more than 1,400 organizations and 380,000 users worldwide.

Sunquest CoPathPlus™ is the latest in innovative, industry-leading anatomic pathology solutions. Designed to support the unique workflow requirements of the anatomic pathology lab, the solution features sophisticated specimen management, extensive billing capabilities, and key reporting tools designed to streamline workflows and digitally automate processes.

Digital pathology plays a significant role in the movement to automate the practice of pathology, and Sunquest has developed strategic partnerships with the Digital Pathology Association (Founding Gold Sponsor) and Massachusetts General Hospital to develop next-generation automation of the anatomic pathology LIS.

Serving the global marketplace with reliable laboratory technology required for mission critical applications, Sunquest solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience by delivering technology that eliminates errors and optimizes clinical and business processes. These solutions deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India.

For more information, visit www.sunquestinfo.com or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

Teaching Institution

The Department of Pathology is integrally involved with the diagnosis of cancer and other major medical conditions through the gross and microscopic examination of tissue samples obtained from surgical procedures and endoscopy (Anatomic Pathology).
Our department also provides clinical laboratory services to the hospital as well as consult services in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematopathology, microbiology, and transfusion medicine (Clinical Pathology).

Cleveland Clinic's Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute is the largest volume hospital laboratory in the state of Ohio and the 15th largest in the United States, with approximately 1,300 dedicated employees and performing more than 12 million tests annually. The Institute provides crucial pathology and laboratory testing services to patients at Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic family health centers and externally through Cleveland Clinic Laboratories.

The clinical programs of the Department offer advanced services in all subspecialties of anatomic, clinical, surgical, and molecular pathology. Our faculty members have authored numerous textbooks and scientific papers. The Department has had distinguished residency and fellowship programs since 1892 and teaching residents, medical students, and Ph.D students remains an important commitment.

The research programs of the Department span basic, translational, and clinical areas. The Department is home to more than 60 research faculty members, 100 postdoctoral fellows and 50 Ph.D. candidates. In 2012 we ranked 5th among Pathology Departments in the United States in our NIH research support and our graduate program in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine is one of the most active in the country.

While there is a range of research interests, there are concentrations in neurodegenerative diseases, stem cell biology, and cancer biology (See Associated Research Centers). Our basic science faculty members concentrate on cell biology and have made major contributions to basic mechanisms of cell division, cell migration, axonal transport, renal development and other areas.

The Department of Pathology is a critical core service in the nationally-recognized Duke Health Systems and School of Medicine, serving three hospitals, community practices, and the Durham VA Hospital.

Encompassing surgical pathology, clinical laboratories, autopsy services, research, and bio-banking, as well as educational programs, Duke Pathology is an essential and integral part of the patient care team.

One of the founding departments when Duke Hospital opened in 1930, Pathology has a rich history and has grown to 1000 faculty, staff, and students, including 750 in the Clinical Labs. As a part of the Number One Hospital in North Carolina, we receive large volumes of case materials, many of which are uncommon. This exposure, which creates experience and depth in our diverse faculty, serves our patients with the highest quality.

The mission of the East Carolina University Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, in conjunction with Vidant Medical Center, is to improve the health and well being of the citizens of eastern North Carolina and beyond by (1) delivering the highest quality pathology services, (2) providing exemplary education for medical students, residents,  and other health care professionals, and (3) creating new knowledge through research.

Pathology at Emory is a vibrant, multifaceted department with nearly 120 faculty, more than 50 residents and clinical fellows, scores of postdocs and graduate students, and over 150 staff, all dedicated to our three core missions of patient care, teaching, and research on human disease.

Mission: To improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease by clinical service, education and research.

Research: Advance basic science, translational and clinical research in pathology and related fields;

Patient Care: Provide pathology diagnostic services and blood products of the highest quality;

Education: Teach medical and graduate students, residents and fellows, and foster the development of leaders in pathology and related fields;

Citizenship: Contribute to the success of Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford University, and to the well being of all those people and communities we serve.

Our mission is to advance health and wellness across the life span for the people of New York and the world through the education of tomorrow’s leaders in health care and biomedical sciences, innovative research and outstanding clinical care.

Our goals:

• Attract the most promising individuals and support their development
• Enhance our intellectual and technological environment to foster exceptionally creative science and education
• Develop and maintain excellent clinical programs to provide outstanding care
• Cultivate excellence, collegiality, and diversity
• Observe the highest standards of ethics, integrity, professionalism, and humanism
• Apply advances in science, medicine, and education to the betterment of humanity

The UAB Department of Pathology provides extensive clinical services and teaching while maintaining large and productive research programs. Currently, the Department has over $25 million per year in extramural research funding and our clinical services, including inpatient, outpatient and outreach, completes over 6 million procedures per year. The Division of Informatics is its 6th and newest unit, with the goal of assisting in developing a Precision Medicine component contributing to training, research and service programs that have achieved national and international recognition.

The Department of Pathology  has a broad mission within The University of Arizona. The faculty provides professional expertise in many areas of pathology and laboratory medicine. In addition, the professional staff provides the medical center with expertise in quality control and quality assurance and interfaces with a variety of state and national laboratory accrediting agencies on behalf of The University of Arizona and University Medical Center. The faculty is also responsible for the education of medical students, residents, graduate students, and post-graduate physicians as well as conducting research.

The Department of Pathology is a “hybrid” basic science and clinical department based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, a northeastern suburb of Denver, Colorado.

The Department seeks to establish more active partnerships within the community, our region, and our profession as we grow to provide value-based medicine, focused on the origins of human disease.

The Department is dedicated to training the next generation of practicing and experimental pathologists. To capitalize on the unique position of the Pathology Department's relationships with clinical and basic research departments, our research effort has a strong translational focus, and is home to federally funded investigator-initiated clinical trials – a true manifestation of a bench to bedside approach of medical investigations. The major theme of our Research Section is a unique fusion of molecular epidemiology and pathology. A novel Section of Transdisciplinary Pathology helps integrate research throughout the College of Medicine and the other Health Science Colleges. The Department hosts Core Laboratories in advanced tissue imaging techniques and research histology including immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, tissue microarrays and laser capture micro-dissection. Together with Cancer Center, we house a Tissue Biorepository and will be developing shared virtual tissue banks with other academic centers.

The goals of the Department of Pathology are inseparable from the goals of the Health System: leadership in education, research, and service. In addition, by virtue of its position, the Department is dedicated to serve in a unifying role within the university medical community.

Education. Research. Service. Unifying role.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine at Penn, is considered both a basic science as well as clinical department and its 100+ faculty members are integrated into both areas. Clinically oriented faculty members have their primary base at four institutions: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Presbyterian Medical Center (PMC), Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Research faculty are located on the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine campus.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) brings together a diverse group of faculty committed to improving biomedical research and clinical care through the application of innovative technologies. Currently funded projects explore areas such as genomic and proteomic data mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and biosurveillance.

A dynamic and rapidly evolving field, Pathology plays a pivotal role in diagnosis, research, and monitoring treatment. The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine exemplifies the field's complex nature and incorporates Pathology's dramatic new developments in molecular biology and diagnostic biotechnology.

With 91 full-time primary faculty, 31 dual-appointment faculty, 92 voluntary faculty and 41 residents and fellows in training, the Keck USC Department of Pathology is one of the largest pathology departments in the United States.  The Department provides diagnostic laboratory services for the LAC+USC Medical Center, the USC University and Norris Cancer Hospitals, the Doheny Eye Institute, and through its reference laboratories, the USC Clinical Laboratory Group.

Non-teaching Institution

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.