API Virtual Classroom Series

Series Overview


The Association of Pathology Informatics (API) is pleased to announce our new API Virtual Classroom Series.  To meet members in these times, API will be offering virtual education courses. These will be comprised of short webinars (1 to 2 hours) and workshops (4 to 8 hours over multiple days) that cover a wide array of topics in the field of pathology informatics. These offerings will provide pathologists, pathologists-in-training, researchers, and laboratory technical staff with virtual learning options to support the education and training they need to be most effective at their work. 

The series will include topics such as:

  • Digital Pathology
  • Clinical Laboratory Informatics
  • Anatomic Pathology Informatics,
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,
  • Imaging Analytics
  • Whole Slide Imaging Technology and Workflow Solutions
  • R Programming (a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics), and
  • Advanced topics in imaging science
  • Foundational topics in Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Informatics

API members in good standing can register for each webinar at a discount API member rate, which will also include access to recordings of the webinars in the APIs member educational content archive.  Non-member rates for the virtual streaming content will also be offered at competitive prices.

Upcoming 2021 Webinars


Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 5 PM ET and
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 5 PM ET: 

Past 2021 Webinars


Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 12:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET

HIMA Workshop

Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 5 PM ET and
Friday, July 16, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 5 PM ET: 

Our Vendors


The API Virtual Classroom Series desires to be inclusive of our vendor, technical partners. API has always fostered the notion that you are truly our partners, and that you have always been a critical part of our in person meetings as exhibitors and sponsor. It is our intention to continue that partnership in this new virtual environment. The opportunity will include both sole sponsorship, as well as multi-vendor sponsorship.

While we have some functional constraints due to our need to offer CME for attendees, we believe we have an elegant solution to allow you to make contact with customers, and to continue to network with thought leaders.  Following each webinar, we will offer a 30-60 minute opportunity for companies to provide product demonstrations, education, or networking using our Zoom platform. This will be done as completely separate session, but will follow the webinar in time. Zoom provides the ability to setup individual breakout rooms that can be used for the purposes of one on one or small group conversations. Attendees will be given the opportunity to register for the Virtual Exhibition along with the webinar. The will be no charge to participants for the Virtual Exhibition, nor is there a requirement that an individual must attend the webinar.

If you are interested in being considered for one the upcoming webinars, please let us know ASAP. We definitely have a lot to learn about how to do this effectively. To that end, we ask that you please share your thoughts, insights, and reactions to this idea by contacting us.

We remain grateful to all our exhibitors for all your help and support over the years, and look forward to seeing you in person.

CME Credits


The number of CME Credits will vary based on the length of each webinar.  Attendees will receive an email with instructions about how to claim CME credits at the close of each session.  Please note that CME credits will only be available for attending the live session.  CME credits will not be offered for viewing recorded sessions at a later date.

CME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and Association for Pathology Informatics. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this Live Activity for a maximum of (TBD)* AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Please note that the number of CME credits offered will vary with each webinar.  Please see individual webinar for specific number of credits being offered

Instructions for claiming CMEs for the API Virtual Classroom Series


Series Directors




J. Mark Tuthill, M.D.
Division Head, Pathology Informatics
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
mtuthil1@hfhs.org
Ulysses J. Balis, M.D.
Director, Division of Pathology Informatics
Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program
Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
ulysses@umich.edu


Bruce A. Friedman M.D.
Active Emeritus Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School
President, Pathology Education Consortium
Ann Arbor, MI
friedman@labinfotech.com

Thomas J.S. Durant, M.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine

Kinjal Shah, MD.
Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director, Transfusion Medicine & Blood Banking,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Amrom Obstfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Staff and Technical Support



Nova Marie Smith
Senior Conference Manager
Pathology Informatics Summit
Executive Director
Association for Pathology Informatics
Pittsburgh, PA
nova.smith@pathologyinformatics.org
Beth Gibson
Conference Manager
Pathology Informatics Summit
Membership Coordinator
Association for Pathology Informatics
Ann Arbor, MI
beth.gibson@pathologyinformatics.org
Becky Boes
Website Design
Pathology Informatics Summit
Pittsburgh, PA
webmaster@pathologyinformatics.org