About PI Summit

Planning for Pathology Informatics Summit 2020 is the product of more than 40 cumulative years of experience in providing continuing medical education in pathology informatics. Its predecessor conferences were: (1) AIMCL, held in Ann Arbor from 1983 to 2003; (2) APIII held in Pittsburgh from 1996 to 2009; and (3) Lab InfoTech Summit, held in Las Vegas from 2004 to 2009. A decision was made in 2010 to merge these events into a single, larger event, bringing together their directors and staff under the auspices of The Association for Pathology Informatics (API).  
The dates for Pathology Informatics Summit 2020 are May 18-21 in Pittsburgh.

Who Should Attend? 

Pathology Informatics is a rapidly growing subspecialty of pathology and laboratory medicine. Pathology Informatics Summit 2020 is an annual educational conference designed for world-wide collaboration, technology and learning to come together in one meeting place. The conference offers direct interaction with physicians, researchers, residents and graduate students, Industry-related developers, engineers, imaging informatics professionals, vendor representatives and many others interested in how informatics and imaging are transforming pathology.

We view the role of the exhibitors at PI Summit 2020 as essential to the learning mission because they serve as partners in the deployment of new technology to support the mission pathology and laboratory medicine.

Because the training of pathology residents and fellows in pathology informatics is essential to our mission, we have also taken special efforts to award travel grants to them in programs across the country and encourage pathology program directors to view the PI Summit 2020 experience as an away rotation for such trainees. Special discounts on the registration fees are offered to them as well as to API members. 

Conference Highlights

  • Comprehensive and focused view of pathology informatics: no comparable meetings in the country.
  • Workshops including a Comprehensive Informatics Review, HIMA Imaging Science, Introduction to R for statistical analysis
  • Wide variety of IT exhibitors in a single large ballroom.
  • Short abstracts with podium presentations selected from competing abstracts.
  • Mixture of learning formats: lectures, panel discussions, "town hall" sessions.
  • Travel fellowships: available to pathology residents and fellows.
  • Elegant conference space and room accommodations at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh.
  • Hotel accommodations at one of the finest hotels in the center of downtown Pittsburgh: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.

Conference Objectives

  • Excellent networking and social interactions with a wide variety of attendees from varying backgrounds.
  • Present practical and emerging solutions for automated information and image management in anatomic and the clinical pathology laboratories.
  • Describe how workflow in the clinical laboratories and pathology can be supported and enhanced by new software and hardware solutions.
  • Understand the various software and hardware products available in the anatomic and clinical laboratory market by interacting with a large number of exhibitors.
  • Present new research in pathology informatics on the basis of submitted competitive scientific abstracts.
  • Provide a forum for basic pathology informatics instruction for house officers and fellows in pathology training programs.