Digital Pathology & AI Workshop

The Association for Pathology Informatics (API)


VIRTUAL Digital Pathology and AI Workshop 5.0

November 3 - 5, 2021

This 3-day virtual workshop will take place over three consecutive days. Each daily session is 5 hours and will emphasize the practical considerations for digital pathology and AI relevant to registrants' home practices. There are a total of twelve 30-minute lectures by national and international experts punctuated by 15 minutes of audience engagement with Q and A sessions. Included is a virtual tour of the digital pathology labs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Engaged registrants will have a keen interest in deploying digital pathology systems in their home practices. By the completion of the workshop, they will understand a broad range of practical ideas on how to accomplish this goal rapidly. 

Learning objectives for all registrants include:

  • Understanding the directions for digital pathology and AI from a domestic U.S. and international perspective, given the advances in technology advances, market shifts, regulatory changes, and transformation in pathology culture
  • Understanding deployment of digital pathology for registrants' home practices, including operational considerations for remote sign-out, optimization of surgical pathology workflows, and information system integration
  • Understanding the AI basics, touchpoints of digital pathology and AI, and future possibilities for AI

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to assess their own laboratory and/or pathology practice’s readiness to implement artificial intelligence, including evaluating and implementing the different digital pathology and AI solutions on the market.They will be able to create the proper business case for digital pathology and AI for their own laboratory/practice, with the ultimate goal of applying this knowledge in order to stand up a digital pathology enabled laboratory at their own sites.

Each of the three sessions will include a separate Zoom meeting link to provide registrants the opportunity to interact with industry representatives to learn more about their respective industry products and solutions

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  10:00 AM ET - 3:30 PM ET

Overview of Digital Pathology

10:00 am Greetings from the University of Michigan hosts David McClintock, MD Ulysses Balis, MD
10:10 am - 10:45 am  Defining the Future of Digital And Computational Pathology S. Joseph Sirintrapun, MD
10:45 am - 11:00 am   Q & A  
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Slide Scanners Aren’t Enough: Setting the Stage for Digital Pathology and AI in Your Practice

David McClintock, MD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm  Q & A  
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch and bio-break  
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 

 Platinum Vendor Presentation - Paige AI

FDA Approves First AI-Powered Digital Pathology Solution: What Does this Mean for the Industry?

 Dr. Thomas Fuchs, Founder & Chief Scientist
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    

Integration of DP into EHR with Emphasis on Beaker

Anil Parwani, MD

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Q & A  
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm DP Image-Based Tools That Will Transform Pathology Signout Workflow Ulysses Balis, MD
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Q & A  
3:00 pm Adjournment  


Thursday, November 4, 2021  10:00 AM ET - 3:30 PM ET

Deployment of DP Lecture plus AI plus lab tour video

10:00 am - 10:45 am  Hype into Hope: Practical Advice for Deployment of DP/AI Systems Matthew Hanna.  MD
10:45 am - 11:00 am   Q & A  
11:00 am - 11:45 am The Nuts And Bolts of Quantitative Image Analysis in Practice Liron Pantanowitz, MD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm  Q & A  
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch and bio-break  
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 

 Platinum Vendor Presentation - IBEX

Clinical Deployment of AI-supported Pathology:
Lessons learned about the value proposition.

Douglas P. Clark, MD
Chief Medical Officer (Americas), Ibex Medical Analytics
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm     Deployment of Fully Digital Pathology in Community Pathology Practices - Setting the Stage for AI Andrew Evans, MD, PhD, FCAP, FRCPC
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Q & A  
2:00 pm Digital Pathology Operations and New Research  
2:00 - 2:20 pm
Memorial Sloan Kettering Digital Pathology Operations Video  
2:20 - 2:35 pm
Commentary on the Video Orly Ardon,  PhD, MBA
Lorraine Corsale, BFA
2:35 - 2:50 pm

HistoQC: presenting pathologists with tissue images free of artifacts like banding, knife chatter, and bubbles

Ulysses Balis, MD
2:50 - 3:05 pm
DP instrument validation: using instruments not yet approved by the FDA  Liron Pantanowitz, MD
3:05 - 3:20 pm
Imaging analytics and AI: software to decrease "dwell time" and support directed review  Matthew Hanna, MD
3:20 - 3:30 pm
Wrap up Faculty
3:30 pm Adjournment  


Friday, November 5, 2021  10:00 AM ET - 3:30 PM ET

AI and Machine Learning with Emphasis on Practical Issues

10:00 am - 10:45 am  Pathology meets Machine and Deep Learning: A Preview of the Future Mike Feldman, MD, PhD
10:45 am - 11:00 am   Q & A  
11:00 am - 11:45 am The Pursuit of Fully-Automated AI in Pathology Jeroen von der Laak, PhD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm  Q & A  
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch and bio-break  
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 

Platinum Vendor Presentation

All Paths Lead Back to the LIS – Planning for DP
Adopting digital pathology is just one of your strategic initiatives while you simultaneously tackle the pressures of rising demand, decreasing reimbursement, labor shortages and need for improved outcomes. That’s why the LIS you use going forward needs to deliver on even more than the promises of digital pathology. Join John Boyer of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. to understand why your top user requirements for a digital pathology system should start with the AP LIS for tighter control and integration of your data with digital pathology, the enterprise EHR and the support of diagnostic workflows.
John Boyer, Senior Account Executive
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    

Digital Pathology In Veterinary Pathology And Pharmaceutical Research

*Dr. Christiane Loehr is unable to attend and selected Dr. Daniel Rudmann to present in her place.

Daniel Rudmann, DVM, PhD*
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Q & A  
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm  Deployment of AI in Pediatric Pathology Jennifer Picarsic, MD
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Q & A  
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Moderated panel discussion with all participating vendors  
3:30 pm Adjournment