Virtual Classroom Webinar: Foundational Topics

Wednesday, September 23, 2020   1:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET and
Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET:

Foundational Topics in Pathology Informatics

API is pleased to offer a mini symposium on carefully curated Foundational Topics in Pathology Informatics of importance to the modern practice of Clinical Pathology Informatics, covering External Lab Results, Patient Portals, Reference Ranges and Clinical Decision Support.

There is a movement towards providing better, more inclusive care for transgender patients. Is your laboratory moving in the right direction to support this? Join us with Dr. Dina Greene for an interactive discussion on transgender patients and reference ranges.  With the 2014 changes to CLIA regulations and the HIPAA Privacy Rule allowing patients to directly request access to their laboratory results, you will hear a fresh perspective on patient portals and the transition to this new normal from Drs. Victor Brodsky and Ronald Jackups. Dr. Ji Yeon Kim will explore innovative Clinical Decision Support systems in Pathology that have enhanced workflows to deliver value-based care. As more and more patients are choosing to receive care at multiple hospital systems, Drs. David McClintock and Thomas Durant will delve into the challenges and opportunities in incorporating and making available External Lab Results in LIS/EMR.  

This 2-day virtual education session will consist of 2 hours per day block with each speaker presentation lasting 50 minutes followed by 10 minutes of audience engagement with question and answers.

September 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmClinical Decision SupportJi Yeon Kim, MD, MPH
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTransgender Patients and Lab Reference RangesDina Greene, PhD
ModeratorKinjal S. Shah, MD
September 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmThe State of Interoperability and External Lab Results
David McClintock, MD, PhD
Thomas Durant, MD, PhD
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPatient Portals and Patient Access to Laboratory Results
Victor Brodsky, MD, PhD
Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD
ModeratorJi Yeon Kim, MD, MPH
Registration open until Tuesday, September 22, 2020
All Sessions:  API members: $159 | Non-members: $259
Individual Sessions: API members: $79 | Non-members: $99
Trainees can register for the webinar at a discounted rate
Klatt Scholarships are available for API Member Resident/Fellows for both days*
Both Days: API resident/fellow members: $59 | Non-member residents/fellows: $79
Individual Days: API resident/fellow members: $39 | Non-member residents/fellows: $59
Please contact to verify your API membership/status as a resident or fellow to receive your discounted registration. 
*Scholarships (80) for this webinar are available for API member trainees through a generous grant provided by Dr. Edward Klatt from Mercer University - please contact to verify your membership and register.

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 FOUR (4) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Victor Brodsky, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
Medical Director of Information Systems
Cell Phone: 1 (646) 322-4648
St. Louis, MO

Victor Brodsky, MD is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Associate Medical Director of Information Systems at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prior to this position, Dr. Brodsky served as a Medical Director of Information Systems at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Previously, Dr. Brodsky was the Medical Director of Informatics and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as the Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Prior to that, Dr. Brodsky was the first pathology informatics fellow in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after completing his Anatomic Pathology residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City following his graduation from the combined seven-year BA/MD program at Boston University in 2005.
Dr. Brodsky was recently the co-chair of the Education Committee of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and has served as the co-Chair of Health Level 7 (HL7) Anatomic Pathology Working Group while acting as a liaison to HL7 from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for over 7 years. He has been involved in the creation of the upcoming AUTO14 laboratory barcoding standard by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and has also served on Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Laboratory Reporting Workgroup, advising for US government's Meaningful Use program.
Dr. Brodsky is among the authors of the Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER) curriculum ( ) and is the architect of the open source "Order" laboratory management web platform ( ), which includes the pathology resident call log book, translational research review, residency and fellowship candidate evaluation, critical result notification, and other software systems.

Thomas Durant, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Chemical Pathology, Laboratory Medicine; Medical Director, Laboratory IT Services, Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, ACGME Chemical Pathology Fellowship, Laboratory Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Dr. Durant is an Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and informatics researcher at the Yale School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Connecticut and completed a clinical pathology residency and clinical microbiology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is the medical Director of Chemical Pathology, Medical Director of Laboratory Information Technology (IT), and the Associate Director for the ACGME Chemical Pathology Fellowship. His primary research focus is in clinical informatics, using novel data management technology and machine learning to enhance quality improvement and business intelligence for laboratories and patient care. Ongoing projects involve the investigation of stream processing of interface data, adapted to the study of moving averages and automated curation of antibiogram data. Machine learning related projects include the use of 'very deep' convolutional neural networks for automated classification of digital images acquired in the clinical laboratory.

Dina Greene, PhD, DABCC
R&D Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional Laboratory

Dr Dina Greene began her scientific career in Gainesville, Florida by obtaining a degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida.  From there, she headed a bit north to Georgia, obtaining her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Emory University.  ARUP Laboratories subsequently convinced her to migrate west, trading in her southern roots for snow-filled mountains to complete the Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at the University of Utah.  In 2011 Dr Greene joined the staff at Northern California Kaiser Permanente, where she served as Scientific Director for several years.  Since, she spent 4 years as the Associate Director of Chemistry at the University of Washington before recently returning to Kaiser Permanente Washington as Technical Director of laboratories.  She has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, and has a specific interest in health disparities and how gender influences medicine.

Ronald  Jackups, Jr., MD, PhD
Associate CMIO, Laboratory Informatics, BJC Medical
Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
Co-Medical Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Hematology Lab
Director, St. Louis Children‘s Hospital Blood Bank
Co-Medical Director, St. Louis Children‘s Hospital Core Laboratory
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD is the medical director of laboratory information systems at Washington University School of Medicine and the chief medical information officer for laboratories at BJC Healthcare in St. Louis, MO. His clinical and research interests include the use of clinical decision support to improve the utilization of laboratory testing and blood transfusion in healthcare systems.

Ji Yeon Kim, MD, MPH
Physician Director, Esoteric Chem & Immunology, Special Coagulation, Lab Informatics
Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Reference Laboratories
Los Angeles, CA

JiYeon Kim, M.D., M.P.H., graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology from Boston University. She attended Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and completed her residency and fellowship programs in clinical pathology, pathology informatics, and clinical microbiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kim works as a clinical pathologist at Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Reference Laboratories. She is the physician director for the esoteric testing departments, and provides strategy and oversight for the region's laboratory information systems that support testing for over 4.4 million members in Southern California. 

David McClintock, MD, PhD
Associate CMIO, Michigan Medicine
Director, Digital Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology Informatics
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology

Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Kinjal S. Shah, MD
Assistant Professor and
Associate Residency Program Director

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Edward C. Klatt, MD
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Savannah, GA