Pathology Informatics Summit 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel | King’s Garden 2/3
Pittsburgh, PA

Moderator: Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA


Future of Computational Pathology: Driving Innovation in Pathology Diagnostics by Thomas J. Fuchs, PhD

The nuts and bolts of computational pathology: considering costs, resources, infrastructure needs, and barriers to adoption by David McClintock, MD

This presentation will cover the following topics:  1) What resources does one need to start doing computational pathology? 2) What infrastructure elements are needed to begin doing computational pathology within your pathology practice/department? 3) What costs should you consider prior to implementing computational pathology, and 4) What are some of the expected barriers to adoption by pathologists and clinicians?

Platform for Quantitative Evaluation of Spatial Intratumor Heterogeneity in Multiplexed Fluorescence Images by Chakra Chennubhotla, PhD

Computational Cytopathology: Past & Prospective Apps by Liron Pantanowitz, MD


David McClintock, MD
David McClintock, MD, is an Associate CMIO of Michigan Medicine (Pathology Informatics), Director of Digital Pathology, and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. His primary clinical interests comprise operational pathology and clinical laboratory informatics including workflow analysis, laboratory information system optimization, and improved integration of pathology and clinical laboratory data within the EHR and clinical research data warehouses. His research interests include understanding the role and effects of whole slide imaging and digital pathology within the clinical laboratories, the effects of computational pathology and machine learning on diagnostics testing and patient outcomes, and how to enable laboratory data analytics in order to provide both pathologists and clinicians opportunities to better optimize patient care and clinical decision-making. He is also currently serving as President of the Association of Pathology Informatics for 2018.

Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is a Professor of Pathology and of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA. He is the Director of the Pathology Informatics Division and Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is also the Director of the Cytopathology Division at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is a member of the board of directors for the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), executive board of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), serves as a council member for the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Digital Pathology committee. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics including digital imaging and its application to pathology.