Pathology Informatics Summit 2017

Richard C. Friedberg,  MD, PhD,  FCAP

34th President of the College of American Pathologists


2017 Powerpoint Presentations Available


designed for beginners to advanced practitioners

With pathology’s explosive growth of interest in big data, machine learning and the use of Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) for primary diagnosis, to name just a few areas, there is greater need than ever before for a pathology informatics-centered meeting that addresses these areas with contemporary, high-quality educational sessions, designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners within the pathology informatics space.
This year’s program has a trove of what should be considered as “mandatory informatics learning” for anyone in a pathology leadership position, as there have been several recent developments that will be both disruptive and highly transformative in nature.  The meeting is very excited by the participation of Dr. Richard Friedberg, CAP President, who will be giving the opening presentation, with an eye towards the future of pathology and pathology informatics.
Similarly, the recent FDA announcement concerning the new availability of a cleared scanning solution for primary diagnosis by WSI represents no less than a sea change for the field, and accordingly, this year’s agenda has been expanded to cover this field in detail, allowing for departments to quickly ramp up in their deployment of this new technology.  The timing of this year’s summit is indeed serendipitous, as it arrives on the heels of the FDA’s recent announcement, providing interested members of pathology related fields with the soonest possible educational sessions concerning the deployment of this new workflow and technology layer.
Complementing this thematic focus is the close partnership that the meeting organizers have maintained with the FDA, enabling FDA scientists to actively participate within multiple sections of the meeting. Tuesday morning, FDA’s Dr. Brandon Gallas will be presenting an overview of a whole slide imaging working group (WSIWG) project investigating important aspects of WSI Technology.  In addition, the FDA is once again conducting a WSI workshop, as a companion meeting to the overall summit, with this event being held during the Sunday afternoon preceding the meeting.
The combined topics of big data and machine learning are also extensively covered in this year’s multi-track program, with the goal of enabling practicing pathologists and laboratorians to effectively use these new powerful tools as quickly as possible.  All in all, this year’s Pathology Informatics Summit is a meeting that anyone in a leadership executive or scientific position cannot afford to miss. 
The full schedule for the PI Summit including the pre-conference meetings and workshops can be found HERE.
2018 Membership Renewal is Open Now

To Join or renew your membership: Use the online application form located here if paying by credit card or if paying by check use the PDF application forms found in the box on the left side of this page.

API-Sunquest Webinar Series January 2017 to May 2017

The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and Sunquest Information Systems are pleased to announce the new API-Sunquest webinar series for January 2017 to May 2017.  We invite you to register for the fourth webinar in our joint series.   You are invited to join Sunquest and the Association for Pathology Informatics for a webinar, An End-to-end Solution for Diagnostic Informatics, presented by Manish Muzumdar, Senior Vice President, Product Development, at Sunquest Information Systems on Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. ET

Register with a work email by clicking HERE
Other webinars in the series are listed here.
New API Governing Council Members - 2017

Congratulations and Welcome to the new 2017 Governing Council Members!

New Self-Paced Online Certificate Program - UPI

Introducing the NEW self-paced online certificate program, University of Pathology Informatics (UPI), leveraging case-based learning to develop critical knowledge of informatics concepts!  UPI is a joint effort between the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) focusing on the four laboratory informatics competencies: Information Fundamentals, Information Systems, Workflow Process, and Governance & Management.  For more information visit

API Technical Staff Membership

In July 2011 the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) added a new membership category for lab, IT, and research personnel.   The Technical Staff membership was created to promote the participation of lab, IT, and research staff in API’s mission which is to promote the field of pathology informatics as an academic and a clinical subspecialty of pathology.   Technical staff provide invaluable support to the pathologists, physicians, researchers, hospitals, universities, and organizations dedicated to expanding the field of pathology informatics.  The cost of an annual Technical Staff membership is $50.  The membership term is from July 1 to June 30.    Read more

New CAP Clinical Informatics Resource Guide Available
The new CAP Clinical Informatics Resource Guide is available here or by
clicking on the image.   In order to get the full guide,you will need to be logged
in.  If starting from the CAP homepage:

    Go to “Resources and Publications”

        Go to Pathology Resource Guides

           Go to Members Only Benefits for complimentary access to the online
API - Sunquest Information Systems Webinar Recordings
2015 Conference Presentations are Now Available

All of the available PDFs and recordings of the talks from the Pathology Informatics Summit 2015 and 2nd World Congress on Pathology Informatics are now live on the conference web site at   To view or download the presentations click on the 2015 Schedule menu item, then click on either PDF or VIDEO for the appropriate talk or go to the main archive page and select 2015.

New Membership Levels for Teaching Institutions

API is excited to offer new tiers of membership for our Teaching Institutions!  Teaching Institutional Membership levels are as follows:

a. Basic Membership for $1,500 - includes 1 chair member, 2 mentor-educator members, and 4 resident/fellow members  original membership level)

b. Expanded Membership for $1,750 – includes 1 chair member, 5 mentor-educator members, and 8 resident/fellow members

c. Premium Membership for $2,000 – includes 1 chair member, 8 mentor-educator members, and 12 resident/fellow members

Learn more or download an application here:

LIS Functionality Assessment Toolkit

As announced by Drs. Bruce Friedman, Mark Tuthill, and Ul Balis at their Plenary Session on 09/20/2013 at ASCP 2013:  API is proud to release the LIS Functionality Toolkit and related perspectives.

Link to the Toolkit

Clinical Informatics Certification

The American Board of Pathology is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics. The link to the application is posted on our website home page at Because this is a new ABMS/Am Board of Pathology subspecialty, there is a five year period of qualification by practice/experience. It is anticipated that in 2018 and thereafter, pathologists will only qualify for certification if they complete an ACGME accredited fellowship program in clinical informatics.

Journal of Pathology Informatics (JPI)

API members are encouraged to submit pathology informatics-related manuscripts via the JPI Web site for consideration for publication in API's open access, peer-reviewed journal.   JPI Web Site

Call For Papers