Event Registration - Association for Pathology Informatics

API Digital Pathology Workshop - Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
12/8/17 - 12/9/17

Workshop Summary

This workshop is the first in a planned continuing series of hospital-based, practical workshops focused on digital pathology. Short, didactic lectures by national experts will be punctuated by round-table discussions including vendor representatives. Topics covered will include the development of RFPs for the digital pathology equipment, improving surgical pathology workflow on the basis of LEAN principles, and integration of the new technology with current LISs and automated equipment. Included in the registration price will be a conference dinner starting at 7:00 p.m. to provide more time for interaction with faculty and registrants.
The workshop will begin at 9:00 am, Friday, December 8, with coffee and a light breakfast. Friday morning and afternoon sessions will consist of lectures, faculty Q and A, and faculty/industry discussion panels. Saturday morning, December 9, will feature a tour of the clinical laboratories at Henry Ford Health System, faculty/industry panels, and a summary of “lessons learned” during the entire workshop. The conference will adjourn at 12:00 noon.

It is anticipated that registrants will have a keen interest in deploying a digital pathology system in their practices and will come away from the experience will a broad range of practical ideas about how to rapidly pursue this goal. Because of the limited size of the conference room, registrations will be limited to 40 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book your hotel room at the group rate of $129/night plus taxes at the Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel HERE
Workshop Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00:  Coffee and light breakfast.
10:00: Welcome and workshop goals; Mark Tuthill, M.D., and Richard Zarbo, M.D.
10:10: A Detailed Critique of a Whole Slide Imaging Solution; Mark Tuthill, M.D.
11:00: Implementing High-Throughput, Whole Slide Imaging: Value Proposition and Lessons Learned; Anil Parwani, M.D.
11:50: Q and A; morning speakers.
12:15: Luncheon.
1:00: Deploying a Digital Pathology Solution in Dermatopathology Reference Lab; Michael Kent, M.D.
1:50: Use of LEAN to Plan and Optimize AP Automation and Digital Pathology; Richard Zarbo, M.D.
2:40: Recent Insights on Whole Slide Imaging Non-Inferiority Diagnostic Performance; Michael Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
3:20; Coffee and afternoon break.
3:40: Survey of the Commercial Digital Pathology Market: Prices, Features, and Solutions; Ulysses Balis, M.D.
4:30: Q and A and summary of day’s proceedings; all speakers.
5:00: Adjournment.
7:00; Workshop dinner with after-dinner speaker; Pathology Informatics Musings Over the Decades; Bruce Friedman, M.D.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:00: Coffee and light breakfast.
8:20: Preparing an RFP for a Digital Pathology System; Liron Pantanowitz, M.D.
9:10: Introduction to the laboratory tour; Mark Tuthill, M.D.
9:20: Laboratory tour, Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Health System.
10:20: Corporate introductions from Roche and Philips.
11:00: Faculty and industry panel; Robert McGonnagle, moderator
11:45: Summary of lessons learned and next steps; workshop speakers.
12:00: Adjournment.

Location: Henry Ford Health System, Department of Pathology, Detroit, MI 48202

Registration ends on November 30, 2017
There are currently 21 spots remaining out of 40

Information for Registrants 1. Registration for the Workshop Navigate to the API Digital Pathology web site and registration page. Complete the registration form and submit payment. Registration will be confirmed. Registration will be limited to the first 40 due to limited size of the conference room. 2. Hotel Reservations The conference hotel is the Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel. 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan 48124. Tel; +1-313-271-2700. A block of rooms has been set aside with the special nightly rate of $129/night plus tax no later than November 10, 2017. All registrants are required to make their own hotel reservations. Make your hotel reservations here https://tinyurl.com/DigPathHotel 3. Friday Night Dinner; December 8, 2017 A workshop dinner on Friday night dinner, December 8 at 7:00 pm is included in the workshop reservation fee. It will be held in a private dining room at the Dearborn Inn. 4. Bus Transportation Transportation between the Dearborn Inn to the Henry Ford Hospital will be provided all day long on Friday, December 8, and Saturday morning, December 9. Bus transportation from Henry Ford Hospital to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport will also be available free of charge after the close of the workshop on the afternoon of Saturday, December 9.