Pathology Informatics Summit 2019

The 2019 Pathology Informatics (PI Summit) Summit Program benefits from the 40+ years of meeting development expertise,  as provided by the organizing committee, in assuring that the most timely and important developments in the collective fields of Pathology Informatics are appropriately covered. Related predecessor conferences were: (1) AIMCL, held in Ann Arbor from 1983 to 2003; (2) APIII held in Pittsburgh from 1996 to 2009; and (3) Lab InfoTech Summit, held in Las Vegas from 2004 to 2009. Since 2010, the newly refactored unified meeting has been held as a unified single event, with it being jointly sponsored by the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan, the Informatics Unit of the Henry Ford Health System and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.
The dates for Pathology Informatics Summit 2019 are May 6-9, in Pittsburgh.
Pathology Informatics, a subdiscipline of pathology and clinical laboratory medicine, is growing rapidly. In recognition of this fact, we offer registrants to PI Summit 2019 three workshops on the first day and two tracks on the subsequent two and one-half days. The two tracks are the following: (1) Research Informatics and (2) Applied Pathology Informatics, including Digital Pathology. These two tracks are punctuated by plenary lectures to the whole group by noted pathologists and scientists.
We view the role of the exhibitors at PI Summit 2019 as essential to the learning mission because they serve as partners in the deployment of new technology to support the mission of pathology and the clinical labs. Because the training of pathology residents and fellows in pathology informatics is essential to our mission, we have also taken special efforts to award travel grants to them in programs across the country and encourage pathology program directors to view the PI Summit 2019 experience as an “away rotation” for such trainees. Special discounts on the registration fees are offered to them as well as to API and HIMA members. 
Who Should Attend?
Pathology Informatics Summit 2019 is an annual educational conference designed for world-wide collaboration, technology and learning to come together in one meeting place.
PI Summit 2019 offers direct interaction with physicians, researchers, residents and graduate students, Industry-related developers, engineers, imaging informatics professionals, vendor representatives and many others interested in how informatics and imaging are transforming pathology.
Conference Highlights
  • Pathology Informatics 2019 is the most comprehensive meeting of its kind - worldwide
  • Separate parallel tracks allow for coverage of all timely AP and CP Informatics Developments
  • Special Plenary sessions covering the latest developments in:
    • clinical deployment of Whole Slide Imaging
    • new AP and CP capabilities with machine learning
    • emerging and clinically important optical microscopy techniques (Sheet Microscopy, Expansion Microscopy, Raman Microscopy)
  • Travel fellowships: available to pathology residents and fellows
  • Three Pre-meeting workshops:
    • Pathology Informatics Boot Camp
    • HIMA Imaging Science
    • Digital Pathology Connectathon
  • Wide variety of IT Exhibitors: All tables and booths in a single large ballroom
  • Short abstracts with podium presentations selected from competing abstracts
  • Mixture of learning formats: lectures, panel discussions, “town hall” sessions
Overall Conference Objectives
  • Present practical and emerging solutions for automated information and image management in pathology and the clinical laboratories
  • Describe how workflow in the clinical laboratories and pathology can be supported and enhanced by new software and hardware solutions
  • Understand the various software and hardware products available in the clinical laboratory and pathology market by interacting with a large number of exhibitors
  • Present new research in pathology informatics on the basis of submitted competitive scientific abstracts
  • Provide a forum for basic pathology informatics instruction for house officers and fellows in pathology training programs
  • Provide fundamental knowledge in the emerging areas of machine learning, deep learning, and machine vision
  • Provide updated best practices in the rapidly evolving area of digital pathology primary diagnosis