INDIANAPOLIS – International medical nonprofit the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) today announced it has created an online whole slide image (WSI) educational resource for its members, the Digital Anatomic Pathology Academy (DAPA). The online resource was created to aid the international medical community in becoming adept with digital slides through practice and education even if they have no current access to a scanner.
The WSI educational resource is a cloud-based platform supported by PathPresenter. The content provides annotated digital slides with diagnosis and relevant information of morphology and ancillary testing. It is developed by pathologists for pathologists and is accessible from anywhere, on any device, without downloading any software.
"One aim of this whole slide imaging (WSI) educational resource is to better familiarize pathologists with digital sign-out and practice in the digital health environment, which will improve patient care around the world", said Dr. Marilyn M. Bui, DPA Immediate Past President. "Anyone interested in the field of pathology can gain valuable education, from anywhere in the world, thanks to the DPA’s network of experienced professionals and their work on this advanced platform.”
The slides and information are continuously being updated. This resource is available to all DPA members; however, the DPA hopes to attract new learners including pathology residents, fellows and medical students. The DAPA will help them to gain experience not only in digital slides so that they can be prepared to practice pathology in a digital health environment but also gain access to faculty and educational materials beyond their own training programs. As the future of pathology, DPA is invested in trainees by offering free membership to pathology residents, fellows, PhD students and medical students.
The faculty of the DAPA, lead by Drs. Raj Singh and Marilyn Bui, consists of luminaries of pathology from academic centers around the world. DAPA also provides access to the Chinese American Pathology Association (CAPA) Online Education Program which is composed of high- quality didactic lectures on various pathology topics.
About the Digital Pathology Association
Founded in 2009, the DPA is a nonprofit organization comprised of pathologists, scientists, technologists and industry representatives dedicated to advancing the field of digital pathology. The organization’s mission is to facilitate awareness, education and adoption of digital pathology and AI applications in healthcare and life sciences. Click here to learn more about the DPA.