2021 DPA Webinar Series | Session 5

Validation of Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools in Digital & Computational Pathology


Thursday, September 30 | 11 AM - 12 PM Eastern


The speakers will discuss the challenges associated with the development and deployment of AI-based tools in digital and computational pathology. In addition, they will discuss differences between calibration and analytical and clinical validation and address the benefits of validating AI algorithm in clinical use. The speakers will present business and academic use cases for deploying safe and sustainable AI.


Key Learning Objectives - After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify critical factors to consider when evaluating AI tools
  2. Address the benefits of validating an AI algorithm for clinical use
  3. Distinguish between calibration and analytical and clinical validation
  4. Challenges associated with the development and deployment of AI-based tools
  5. Understand business and academic use cases for deploying AI


Recommended Reading:

  1. Challenges in the Development, Deployment, and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Anatomic Pathology
  2. The practical implementation of artificial intelligence technologies in medicine
  3. Digital pathology and artificial intelligence





Chhavi Chauhan, PhD, ELS
Director for Scientific Outreach

American Society for Investigative Pathology


Dr. Chhavi Chauhan is the Director for Scientific Outreach at the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Director of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program at the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. She is one of the leaders of the Women in AI Ethics Collective and an expert at the AI Policy Exchange. She is a biomedical researcher, expert scholarly communicator, and a sought after mentor in the fields of scientific research, scholarly publishing, and AI Ethics, especially for women and minorities. She is a thought leader, a renowned international speaker, and a strong advocate for equitable and accessible healthcare. She sits at the intersection of scientific research, scholarly communications, and AI Ethics in Healthcare. Her vision is to provide equitable personalized healthcare to all, beyond geographies, and despite socioeconomic disparities.





Mariano de Socarraz


CorePlus Servicios Clinicos y Patologicos, LLC


Mr. de Socarraz is the Chief Executive Officer of CorePlus Servicos Clinicos y Patologicos, LLC an anatomic and clinical laboratory and leads Syndeo, LLC a healthcare IT software development enterprise. Both entities are focused on development and implementation of digital pathology and AI solutions.



Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology

University of Michigan



Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and the Director of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He completed his anatomical and clinical pathology residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard in Boston. He subsequently completed a hematopathology fellowship at Harvard and Cytopathology fellowship at Tufts. He is also board certified by the American Board of Pathology in clinical informatics and completed his MHA at Ohio University. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is a past president and current council member of the Association of Pathology Informatics, president-elect of the American Society of Cytopathology, and a member of the Digital Pathology Association board of directors. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics and cytopathology. His research interests include digital pathology and artificial intelligence.


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Judith Sandbank, MD

Head of the Pathology Institute

Maccabi Healthcare Services


Dr. Sandbank is the Head of the Pathology Institute at Maccabi Healthcare Services, Israel’s second largest health system, serving 2.5 million members. Under Dr. Sandbank’s leadership, the Institute has become the largest pathology lab in Israel and is currently becoming fully digitized, implementing a network of high throughput digital pathology scanners. Dr. Sandbank also serves as Chief Medical Officer at Ibex Medical Analytics, a company developing AI-powered solutions for cancer diagnostics. Dr. Sandbank’s career spans over 40 years of experience in pathology with sub specializations in hematopathology and in pathology of the breast and lungs. She was previously the head of the pathology department of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center as well as pathologist at Rabin Medical Center. Between 2011 and 2015, she was Chair of the Israeli Association of Pathologists.  




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