Pathology Informatics Summit 2021

2022 Summit Details Coming Soon!


What happens when two of the most successful Pathology Informatics meetings join forces to become one unified venue?  The answer is simple: The Pathology Informatics Summit, as made possible by the Association for Pathology Informatics.  With over 40 years of combined experience in the running of both the APIII and Lab Infotech Summit meetings, the current conference organizing committee deeply understands the field of Pathology Informatics, and the contemporary issues in our specialty that demand coverage.  Without question, the PI Summit 2021 promises to be outstanding, and should be on the calendar for anyone interested in staying current in this very fast-paced and important subspecialty of pathology. The Association for Pathology Informatics will provide trainee awards to the meeting for pathologists in training and other graduate students working in the pathology informatics spaces. Please see the Trainee Award section through the link to apply.  In addition, the API membership itself allows for substantial discounts in meeting registration. Register early to assure your seat.

The Pathology Informatics Summit 2021 Meeting will be the best assemblage to date of the top thought leaders in clinical laboratory informatics and anatomic pathology informatics, with in-depth coverage of machine learning and artificial intelligence, imaging analytics and whole slide imaging workflow solutions. The agenda will continue to address cutting-edge topics of interest to all informaticists.

After completing this activity participants will be able to 1) understand new opportunities for data management and collaboration within the healthcare enterprise, 2) improve and grow their clinical informatics skills, 3) initiate machine learning and AI tool development, 4) meet colleagues and actively discuss informatics topics with subject matter experts, 5)find mentoring opportunities in informatics, and 6) develop new research collaborations and stimulate new research opportunities.

Past Summits

The new "Pathology Informatics" annual meeting represents a merger of two long-running informatics meetings into a single, cohesive conference:

  • Lab InfoTechSummit (LITS, formerly AIMCL): 1983 - 2009
  • Advancing Practice, Instruction & Innovation through Informatics (APIII): 1996 - 2009

This API-sponsored conference is designed to meet the needs of physicians including residents and fellows, researchers, and graduate students. The conference is aimed at all informatics knowledge levels with introductory courses offered on the first day of the conference for individuals new to the field. API members receive discount registration to this conference.

The first Pathology Informatics conference was held in Boston, September 19 - 22, 2010. The dates for the 2019 conference are now set and details are being worked out. The 2014 and subsequent conferences will be held earlier in the year to avoid conflicts with other pathology and medical informatics conferences.

Pathology Informatics 2010 - Boston
  • September 19  - September 22, 2010
  • Westin, Copley Place
Pathology Informatics 2011 - Pittsburgh
Pathology Informatics 2012 - Chicago
  • October 9 - October 12, 2012

Pathology Informatics 2014 - Pittsburgh
Pathology Informatics 2015 - Pittsburgh
  • May 5 - May 8, 2015
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Pathology Informatics 2016 - Pittsburgh
  • May 22 - May 27, 2016
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Pathology Informatics 2017 - Pittsburgh
  • May 21 - May 25, 2017
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
Pathology Informatics 2018 - Pittsburgh
  • May 21 - May 24, 2018
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

Pathology Informatics 2019 - Pittsburgh
  • May 6 - May 9, 2019
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

Pathology Informatics 2021 - Virtual
  • May 5  - May 7, 2021
  • cvent Virtual Conference









The Pathology Informatics Conferences will mirror and expand upon the themes of the LITS and APIII conferences, following three general tracks (1) Clinical Informatics; (2) Anatomic Informatics; and (3) Digital Imaging.

Planning for the 2022 meeting is currently underway. The Pathology Informatics Summit Planning Committee includes Co-Conference Directors Dr. Ul Balis, Dr. Mark Tuthill, along with Dr. Bruce Friedman, Dr. Thomas Durant, the Chair and Co-Chair of the API Program Committee, and API staff Nova Marie Smith, Senior Conference Manager and Beth Gibson, Conference Manager.