Virtual Classroom Webinar: Informatics Impact

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 11:30 AM ET to 1:30 PM ET: Informatics Impact on the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory and the Healthcare Enterprise

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For nearly five years, laboratory leaders have consistently broken new ground in exploring ways in which the clinical laboratory can extend its value proposition to the greater healthcare delivery system.  This is commonly referred by moniker of Lab 2.0.

Now, in the setting of unprecedented demands on laboratory medicine resources, as created by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Lab 2.0 is now more germane than ever.  The API is pleased to offer a mini-symposium on Lab 2.0, as presented by key laboratory leaders driving this movement.  This two-hour national teleconference will present targeted material outlining the numerous ways in which clinical laboratories can significantly impact the local delivery of healthcare in directly impact the quality and efficacy of clinical care.  This virtual educational session will consist of several lecture segment by the presenters interspersed with audience engaging Q&A breaks.

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 TWO (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Maximizing the Value of an Integrated Laboratory Network: What has COVID-19 taught us?

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services

James Crawford, MD, PhD, oversees the integrated laboratory network for Northwell Health, which includes 23 hospital-based clinical laboratories, the health systems integrated pathology practice and the centralized Core Laboratory that serves Northwell and, through the CLNY Alliance, the 15 hospitals of Health + Hospitals of New York City.

Prior to joining Northwell in January 2009, Dr. Crawford served at Brigham and Womens Hospital, a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Yale University School of Medicine, and as chair of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine at the University of Floridas College of Medicine.

Dr. Crawford is a leading proponent of the role of pathology and the clinical laboratory industry in patient-centered care and value-based care. He is providing national leadership in developing the value statements for laboratory diagnostic services, which includes the role of founding member of Project Santa Fe and the concept of Clinical Laboratory 2.0. The latters goal is for clinical laboratories to support a proactive, integrative paradigm of health care, taking particular advantage of the vast store of latent information in the data routinely generated through clinical laboratories. This is then coupled with opportunities in precision medicine, as through genomics, biobanking and informatics.

Author of more than 260 publications, Dr. Crawford is editor-in-chief of Academic Pathology, the official journal of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). He received his MD and PhD from Duke University School of Medicine, and he completed post-graduate training in anatomic pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hepatic pathology at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

The Digital Assistant in 21st Century Diagnostics 

  • SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, PhD Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
  • Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

John Tomaszewski, MD, is professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. Internationally renowned for his scholarship, teaching and service, Dr. Tomaszewski is a leader in clinical and digital pathology, computational modeling in histopathology, and the informatics revolution in pathology, where he contributes to international diagnostic guidelines. He is widely praised by his colleagues for his innovative approach to applying engineering and quantitative techniques to biopsy visualization and analysis for cancer and kidney disaese. Dr. Tomaszewski holds four patents and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and 35 book chapters, including 10 chapters dealing with his special interests in renal pathology, renal transplant and immunopathology. Among his numerous leadership roles, Dr. Tomaszewski served as president of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the worlds largest organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. In recognition of his exceptional leadership and research contributions, he was awarded Mastership by ASCP in 2014, the organizations highest honor.

Practical Applications of Informatics in Pathology and Lab Medicine

  • Duckworth Family Chair of Molecular Pathology
  • Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northshore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Il
  • Clinical Professor of Pathology University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Il

Dr. Karen Kaul is Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NorthShore and is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.   Dr. Kaul is board-certified in Anatomic and Molecular Genetic Pathology, and established one of the earliest Molecular Diagnostics laboratories in the US. She has been deeply involved in the development of DNA-based laboratory tests for a variety of conditions and has been significantly involved in education, quality, and standardization of the practice of molecular pathology, the lab basis for personalized medicine.  She served as president of the Association for Molecular Pathology, and past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, and is the 2008 Association for Molecular Pathology Leadership Award.  She is also a Trustee of the American Board of Pathology and has served in numerous roles related to pathology training and certification. As departmental Chair, she has led efforts to improve laboratory efficiency and utilization, and maximize the impact of the laboratory on clinical care.  She continues to practice and advocate for Molecular Pathology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in general, and is a board member of Laboratory 2.0 an organization focusing on leveraging the laboratory to improve healthcare.