Virtual Schedule 2021


Virtual Pathology Informatics Summit

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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10:00 am - 10:05 amOpening Welcome to Virtual PI Summit
J. Mark Tuthill, MD and
Ulysses G. J. Balis, MD
10:05 am - 10:35 am

Steady Progress with Realizing Clinical-Grade AI for Histopathological Diagnosis:  The European Experience

Jeroen van der Laak, PhD
10:35 am - 10:40 amBreak
10:40 am - 11:10 am

One Step at a Time: The Leeds Experience of Digital Pathology from Research to National Implementation

Darren Treanor, MB, BSc (Computing), PhD, FRCPath

11:10 am -11:15 amBreak
11:15 am -11:45 amHealth Equity and Justice- What Does Data Have to Do with It?

Melissa Upton, MD

11:45 am -12:00 pmPanel Discussion, Q and A
12:00 pm - 1:25 pmBrowse virtual Exhibits and ePosters
12:30 pm - 1:25 pmMentoring Round Table with Breakout Rooms

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Afternoon Track Lectures

Track 1: Digital Pathology
Track 2: Applied Informatics

Track 3: Selected Abstract Presentations

1:30 pm - 2:05 pmBethany Williams, MBBS, PhD
A Practical Guide to Digital Pathology Training, Validation and Primary Diagnostics
Kalyani Patel, MD
Migration and Display of Legacy Anatomic Pathology (AP) Reports in the Beaker AP module.

Abubakr Shafique
Multi-Biomarker Analysis for Hodgkin Lymphoma using Automatic Registration

2:05 pm - 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 pm - 2:50 pm
Andrew Evans, MD, PhD, BSc
Update of The College of American Pathologists Whole Slide Imaging Validation Guideline: What's The Same? What's New?          
Samuel Barasch, MD
LIS Data Extraction, Analytics, and Automation via Third Party Vendor
Mehrvash Haghighi, MD
Robotic Process Automation: A Novel Method in Streamlining Digital Pathology Validation 

2:50 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm - 3:35 pmLisa-Jean Clifford
The Impact of Digital Pathology, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis on Lab Operations and Workflow
J. Mark Tuthill, MD
Deployment of an LIS Driven Courier and Sample Tracking Program: "LabTracks"
Fahime Sheikhzadeh, PhD
Federated Learning for Digital Pathology: Training Algorithms without Accessing Patient Data to Protect  Patient Privacy
3:35 pm - 3:50 pmBreak
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmAPI President's address with afternoon Award Webinar Reception with Breakout Rooms - Social Networking

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Morning Track Lectures

Track 1: Digital Pathology and Research Applications

Track 2: Clinical Laboratory and Artificial Intelligence

Track 3: Selected Abstract Presentations

10:00 am - 10:35 am
Luke Geneslaw
Whole Slide ImageDe-Identification at Scale
Jansen Seheult, MB BCh BAO, MSc, MS, MD
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in the Clinical Laboratory: Moving Towards a Virtual Laboratory Consultant
Areej Alsaafin
Histopathology Image Search for Lymphoma Diagnosis Directly from Hematoxylin and Eosin Slides
10:35 am - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 11:20 am
Hamid Tizhoosh, PhD
Linguistic Rules for Learning Subjective Tissue Similarity Assessment
Drew Pratt, MBBS
Unsupervised Analysis of Genome-Wide Copy Number Data in Brain Tumors Using R
Cole Pavelcheck
Efficacy of PanopticNets for 3-Dimensional Segmentation of Confocal Microscopy Imaging Data
11:20 am - 11:30 amBreak
11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD
A Digital Pathology Repository of COVID-19 Pathology

Anand Dighe, MD, PhD
Combining Analytics, Machine Learning, and Decision Support to Improve the Value of the Clinical Laboratory

Brandon Gallas, PhD
High Throughput Truthing (HTT): Pathologist Agreement from a Pilot Study
12:05 pm - 1:25 pmLunch Break - Browse virtual Exhibitor Space - View ePosters
12:30 pm - 1:25 pmTrainee Awards Networking Luncheon Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Afternoon Track Lectures and Town Hall

Track 1: Digital Pathology and Quality Operations

Track 2: Informatics and Management

Track 3: Informatics Training and Education

1:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Bethany Williams, MBBS, PhD
Maintaining Quality Diagnosis with Digital Pathology: A Practical Guide to ISO 15189 Accreditation  
Edward Klatt, MD
Laboratory Testing from the Patient Perspective
Michael Esposito, MD
Update on Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER) Curriculum
2:05 pm - 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 pm - 2:50 pm
Leonard Medieros da Silva
Oncoclinicas Transformation to Digital
Dennis Winsten, MS, FHIMSS, FCLMA
Why Lab R.O.I. is Rarely Obtained Information...and How to Get It.
Bruce Levy, MD, CPE
Informatics Education in Medicine
2:50 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm - 3:35 pmOrly Ardon, PhD, MBA
Digital Pathology Operations at MSKCC and COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Kalyani Patel, MD
Development of a Web-Based Tool for Anatomic Pathology Quality Assurance Activity.     
Jocelyn Clarke
The Inside Scoop – Developing Your Career at Any Stage 
3:35 pm - 3:45 pmBreak
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Diamond Vendor Presentation:


Amanda Coble, Product Manager, Sunquest information Systems

Dr. Mark Tuthill, MD Division of Pathology Informatics, Henry Ford Health System

Driving Efficient, High Quality, Personalized Care Via Integrated Reporting

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Keynote Lecture:
Health Equity and Justice- What Does Data Have to Do with It?

ePoster awards and API Town Hall

Melissa Upton, MD

Friday, May 7, 2021

Morning Track Lectures

Track 1: Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence
Track 2: Clinical Informatics
Track 3: Selected Abstract Presentations

   9:15 am - 10:00 am

Diamond Vendor Presentation:


David Boissonault

Business Development Lead – Digital Pathology

Integrated diagnostics is here to stay – how Hospital for Special Surgery‘s single platform implementation succeeded.

10:00 am - 10:35 amBrian Jackson, MD
Ensuring Ethical Accountability with AI
William Lane, MD, PhD
A Website for Curating Blood Group Antigen Phenotypic and Genetic Data         
Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD
Custom Web Applications for Continual Improvements to Laboratory Workflows
10:35 am - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 11:20 am
Richard Levenson, MD, FCAP
FIBI: Novel Slide-Free Microscopy for Direct Tissue-To-Digital Histology
Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
Automated Construction of EHR-Based Computable Phenotypes for Identification of Specific Patients
Chady Meroueh, MD
Mycobacterial Detection and Localization on WSI Using Machine Learning
11:20 am - 11:30 amBreak
11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Ulysses Balis, MD
Exploring the Dark Matter of Histopathology with High-Dimensional Machine Learning Approaches
Peter Gershkovich, MD, MHA
Full-text Search, Information Visualization, Intelligent Alerts, and Interoperability 
Juan C. Santa Rosario, MD
An AI-Based Solution for Cancer Detection: First Deployment in Clinical Routine in a US Pathology Lab
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmVendor Round table
12:05 pm - 12:30 pmMeeting Adjournment and Summation