Workshop 2018

Leaders + Inspiration + Education

API Digital Pathology and AI Workshop II


Designed for pathologists and lab professionals who need to understand the fundamentals of digital pathology technology

Workshop Summary 
This workshop will focus on the practical issues surrounding the deployment of digital pathology and AI in a hospital setting. Ten lectures by national experts will be punctuated by Q and A sessions including industry representatives and a guided tour of the Ohio State University's Department of Pathology. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of digital pathology, the integration of the technology with LISs, the enhancement of AP workflow, the development of an RFP for purchasing digital pathology equipment, and current perspectives about AI within pathology.
The workshop will begin at 7:30 am, Friday, December 7, with coffee and a light breakfast. Friday presentations will consist of lectures and faculty Q and A. During the latter part of Friday afternoon, registrants will separate into three groups and tour the OSU digital pathology center located in the nearby James Cancer Hospital. Saturday morning, December 8, will consist of the the continuing faculty lectures and a summary at the end of the morning of “lessons learned” during the workshop. The conference will adjourn at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The tempo of this digital pathology workshop is rapid by design with ten faculty lectures, each for about 40 minutes. A congenial dinner with a featured after-dinner speaker on the evening of Friday, December 7, is included in the conference registration price and will enable peer-to-peer interactions.
It is anticipated that all registrants will have a keen interest in deploying a digital pathology system in their home practices and will leave Columbus with a broad range of practical ideas about how to rapidly achieve this goal. Because of the limited size of the conference room, registrations will be limited to 90 on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year's inaugural workshop with about half the room capacity was over subscribed and it is anticipated that this year's event will track a similar course. Book your hotel room and register ASAP with the group hotel rate of $125/night plus taxes at the The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center. The early bird registration fee for the workshop will be $795 until the cut-off date of 10/31/18. Following this, the regular fee of $895 will apply from 11/1-11/30 with online registration completed on 11/30.

Hotel Reservations
Book your hotel room at the group rate of $129/night plus taxes at the The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center.   
The conference hotel is the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center. 2110 Tuttle Park Place Columbus, Ohio 43210. Tel; +1-614-247-4000. A block of rooms has been set aside with the special nightly rate of $129/night plus tax no later than November 10, 2018.  All registrants are required to make their own hotel reservations.  Make your hotel reservations HERE or go to go to BOOK NOW enter enter the dates of the group block, December 6-8, 2018 and when prompted, enter group code PATH1206.
Workshop Schedule
Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM    Coffee and light breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Welcome and workshop goals
Wendy Frankel, MD, Kurtz Chair of Pathology, OSU Medical School
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice Chair of Pathology,
OSU Medical School and Workshop Director 
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
WSI for Primary Diagnosis in the US: The Initial Experience
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA 
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Q and A
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA 
9:05 AM - 9:45 AM
Effective Digital-Enabled AP Workflow: The Henry Ford Experience
J. Mark Tuthill, MD, Division Head, Pathology Informatics, Henry Ford Health System
9:45 AM - 9:50 AM
Q and A
J. Mark Tuthill, MD
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Preparing an RFP for a Digital Pathology System
Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Vice Chair Pathology Informatics, UPMC
10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
Q and A
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM Refreshment break
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Configuring Your Digital Pathology System Based on Strategic
Departmental Goals

Ulysses Balis, MD, Director of Pathology Informatics, University of Michigan
Health System
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
Q and A
Ulysses Balis, MD
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM

Digital Pathology, Enabling the Pathologist Beyond the Current
Review Paradigm

Stephen Hewitt, MD, Head, Experimental Pathology Laboratory
National Institute of Health, Center for Cancer Research
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
Q and A
Stephen Hewitt, MD
12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Morning Faculty Panel
12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Buffet Luncheon
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

Integrating Digital Pathology with your AP-LIS
S. Joseph Sirintrapun, MD, FASCP, FCAP
Director of Pathology Informatics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
Q and A
S. Joseph Sirintrapun, MD, FASCP, FCAP
2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

Strategies for Integrating Digital Pathology into your Business
Plans and Workflow

Chris Garcia, MD, Medical Director, Clinical Informatics, LabCorp
2:45 PM - 2:50 PM
Q and A
Chris Garcia, MD
2:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Tour of Imaging Center
James Cancer Hospital
5:30 PM Adjournment
7:00 PM                           Dinner at the Blackwell Hotel with after-dinner speaker
Robert McGonnagle, Publisher, CAP Today
8:30 PM Concert by Lost in Processing

Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:40 AM - 8:10 AM
Working breakfast with coffee and light refreshments.  Faculty will attend
and respond to questions from registrants
8:10 AM - 8:50 AM

Computational Pathology: Opportunities as a Companion Diagnostic
for Precision Medicine

Anant Madabhushi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology,
Case Western Reserve University
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
Q and A
Anant Madabhushi, PhD
8:55 AM - 9:35 AM

WSI Meets Deep Learning: A Preview of the Future
Michael Feldman, MD, PhD, Director, Pathology Informatics, Perelman School
of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 
9:35 AM - 9:40 AM
Q and A
Michael Feldman, MD, PhD
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
What Does AI Mean for the Community Pathologist?
Keith Kaplan, MD, Pathologist and CMO, Publisher,
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
Q and A
Keith Kaplan, MD
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Corporate introductions from Diamond Vendors - 15 minutes each
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Faculty and industry panel with day's speakers plus vendor representatives
12:30 PM Adjournment