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Keynote Address
Computational Pathology: Where Are We Now? 
Jeroen van der Laak, PhD 

An Interoperability Vision for Digital Pathology 
Rajesh Dash, MD 

Use Case for Digital Pathology with Tutor 
Douglas Hartman, MD

Complete Digital Pathology for Primary Diagnosis: Thirty Months’ Experience at Granada University Hospitals, Spain 
Juan Antonio Retamero, MD 

Predicting Cancer Outcomes from Histology and Genomics Using Deep Learning 
Lee Cooper, PhD 

The Impact of NGS on WSI
Jason Hipp, MD, PhD & Liron Pantanowitz, MD 

A Comprehensive Study of Robotic Digital Microscope and Whole Slide Imaging for Adequacy and Preliminary Diagnosis in FNA Cytology
Zaibo Li, MD, PhD, MBA 

Image Analysis Validation and Execution for Clinical Trial Biomarker Endpoints
Haydee Lara, PhD & Dylan Steiner, BA 

End-to-end Learning Using Convolutional Neural Networks to Predict Survival in Patients with Gastric Cancer
Armin Meier & Katharina Nekolla 

Preparing Digital Pathology Data for Machine Learning Experiments 
Dmytro Lituiev, PhD 

The Role of the LIS in Digital Pathology: Driver, Passenger or Bystander? 
Toby Cornish, MD, PhD; Jennifer Greenman; Mike Isaacs
; Lisa Manning; Mark Tuthill, MD; Zoya Volynskaya, PhD | Moderator: Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD

Image Tools that Facilitate Collaboration 
Alex Baras, MD, PhD; Gillian Beamer, VMD, PhD, DACVP; Coleman Stavish; Yves Sucaet, PhD; Yannick Waumans, PhD; Thomas Westerling-Bui, PhD | Moderators: Liron Pantanowitz, MD & Christopher Ung

Plenary Presenter
Evolution of Digital Pathology = Revolution of Medicine 
Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer-Assisted Diagnosis for Pathologists (pCAD)
Jeffrey Fine, MD

Opportunities for Discovering Novel Prognostic Biomarkers with Computational Pathology 
Mark Sherman, MD

Counting vs Measuring and Segmentation vs Molecular Colocalization 
David Rimm, MD, PhD 

Development and Validation of Multiplexed Immunohistochemistry for the Quantitative Phenotyping of Immune Cell populations in Patient Tumor Samples
Yuan Sun, PhD

The Resources and Guides in Digital Pathology for Practicing Pathologists 
Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD

Searching for Similar Scans in Digital Pathology - A First Comprehensive Report 
Hamid Tizhoosh, PhD

Case Studies in Interoperability in Digital Pathology Workflow: Real World Examples of LIS-Integration with Digital Pathology Systems 
Liron Pantanowitz, MD; Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA; Dean Wallace, MD

Lessons Learned from Radiology’s Workflow and AI Spaces 
Ulysses Balis, MD; Jeroen van der Laak, PhD; David Clunie, MBBS; David McClintock, MD

Have Regulations & Standards Impact on Interoperability and Algorithms?
Esther Abels, MSc

Connectathon Panel Discussion 
David Clunie, MBBS; Raj C. Dash, MD; Jochen Lennerz, MD, PhD; Mikael Wintell, MSc | Moderator: Dan Hosseinzadeh, M.A.Sc.


Keynote Address
Towards A Digital Pathology Commons
Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD 

Poised for Disruption? The Door Opens for Digital Pathology and Whole Slide Imaging
Robert Michel 

Light‐sheet Microscopy for Slide‐free 3D Digital Pathology
Nick Reder, MD, MPH

Digital Breast Pathology in the NHS - Experience from an Innovative Validation and Training Pilot in the United Kingdom
Bethany Williams, MB, BS, BSc 

Digital Pathology Using Deep Learning
Lin Yang, PhD

Workflow Improvements and Challenges in a Pathology Laboratory after Digitalization
Alexi Baidoshvili, MD

Twenty Years of Whole Slide Imaging - the Coming Phase Change
Joel Saltz, MD, PhD

Hot Topic Discussion: Joint NSH/DPA On-line Digital Pathology Certificate of Completion and Current Certification Environment
Elizabeth Chlipala, BS, HLT(ASCP)QIHC; Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Bringing Digital Pathology to the CLIA Laboratory: the Moffitt Cancer Center Experience
Anthony Magliocco, MD

Applications of Digital Pathology in Pathology Education at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level
Zev Leifer, PhD

Whole Slide Imaging: Quantitative Interpretation in the Clinical Setting
Zoya Volynskaya, PhD

A Web-based, Open-source Data Management Platform Supporting Visualization and Analysis Plugins for Deep Learning in Diagnostic Pathology
Charles Law, PhD

Implementation of WSI for Primary Diagnosis
Moderator: Anil Parwani, MD, PhD
Presenters: Andrew Evans, MD, PhD & Paul van Diest, MD, PhD 

Image Analysis Vendor Challenge
Moderators: Liron Pantanowitz, MD & Jeroen van der Laak, PhD 
Vendors: Indica Labs, Leica Biosystems & Visiopharm

Pleanary Presenter
From Diagnostics to Quality Control: The Amazing Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Pathology Setting
Keith Miller 

Introduction of NAGASAKI‐NET. ‐ Diagnostic and Communication Network to Develop Pathologists Among 3 Large Institutes
Junya Fukuoka, MD, PhD

DICOM Impact on WSI in Pathology
David Clunie, MBBS, FRANZCR (Ret), FSIIM

Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy and Histology of Neurosurgical Specimens
Daniel Orringer, MD

Cloud-Based GPU Computing in Support of Real-time Differential Diagnosis Generation from WSI Data Using Deep Learning
Ulysses G. J. Balis, MD

In Vivo Microscopy and its Role in the Future of Pathology
Lida Hariri, MD, PhD

Digital Pathology and Image Analysis in Translational Medicine and Immuno-oncology
Michael Montalto, PhD

CAP Guideline of Quantitative Image Analysis for HER2 Immunohistochemistry for Breast Cancer
Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD

Are we there yet? Quantitative Multiplexed Tissue Assay Development for Clinical Trial Support
Jennifer Giltnane, MD, PhD

Quantitative Image Analysis of Immununohistochemical Biomarker of Breast Cancer-Practical Issues and a Case-Based Approach following CAP Guidelines
Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD; Liron Pantanowitz, MD & Yan Peng, MD, PhD
Vendors: Roche & Visiopharm

Computational Pathology 101
Francesco Ciompi, PhD & Geert Litjens, PhD

DICOM Digital Pathology Connect-a-thon: Panel Discussion
Moderators: Liron Pantanowitz, MD & Anil Parwani, MD, PhD

Interoperability and Component Testing in Whole-Slide Imaging Systems
Esther Abels, DPA Regulatory & Standards Task Force Chair & Aldo Badano, FDA
Panel: Eric Glassy, MD, FCAP, DPA President | Moderator: Liron Pantanowitz, MD


Keynote Address | Making Good on 30 Years of Hype. Digital Pathology Finally Comes of Age. 
Ulysses G. J. Balis, MD, FCAP, FASCP, FAIMBE

Practical Implementation of Digital Pathology in Dermatopathology Practice
Michael Kent, PhD 

Towards Better Digital Pathology Workflows: Quality Assessment of Whole Slide Image, 20 Trillion Pixels Later 
David Ameisen, PhD

Computer Aided Assessment of Sentinel Lymph Node Status Ready for Routine Validation 
Maschenka Balkenhol, MD

Laboratory Workflow Considerations When Implementing Digital Pathology
Doug Hartman, MD

The Role of the Pathologist in the Coming Era of High Throughput Quantitative Technologies
Navid Farahani, MD

Digital Pathology: Drivers for Full Adoption
Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD; Zoya Volynskaya, PhD

Exploring the Effects of Innovations in Pathology on Cancer Outcomes Through Discrete Event Simulation Modeling
Asmaa El-Banna, MSc

Getting Ready for CAP Inspection in Digital Pathology 
Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, MD; Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD

Use Cases for Digital Pathology: How to Save on Expenses and Build Your Portfolio 
Renee J. Slaw, MBA, FACHE

Virginia Burns, PhD; Lidija Pestic-Dragovich, PhD*; David Rimm, MD, PhD*; 
Carine El-Sissy, MD; Mike Montalto, PhD; Abhi Gholap; Joe Krueger, PhD; Amanda Lowe

Deep Learning Based Cancer Metastases Detection
Dayong Wang, PhD

High-throughput Analysis of Biomarkers Using Machine Learning*
Niels Grabe, PhD

Implementation and Validation of WSI
Doug Hartman, MD; Mike Kent, PhD; Anil Parwani, MD, PhD

Highly Multiplexed Immunofluorescence Using Spectral Imaging
Meyke Hermsen, BSc; Jeroen van der Laak, PhD

Opening Presenter | WUPax: Valuing Diversity
John Pfeifer, MD, PhD

Doctor, We Shrunk the Cost (and the Tissue)! How Digitizing Control Slides Led to Cost Savings & Tissue Size Reduction
Renee J. Slaw, MBA, FACHELisa Stephens, BA, HTL(ASCP)

Task-Related Visual Patterns on Digital Pathology Media
Sharon Fox, MD, PhD

Connecting the Dots: Image Analysis Solutions for RNA in Situ Hybridization
Stefan Hamann, PhD

Validation Study of WSI Based Primary Diagnosis by 12 Japanese Academic Institutes
Kazuhiro Tabata, MD, PhD

Fluorescent and Brightfield Imaging in Biomarker Development
Tyna Hope, PhD

Image Analysis of Tumor Microenvironment: A Customized Application Measuring Intratumoral and Extratumoral pH
Tingan Chen, MD, PhDMarilyn Bui, MD, PhD

Implementing and Integrating Digital Pathology and Whole Slide Imaging Accross the Enterprise
J. Mark Tuthill, MD

The Benefits of Digital Integration of Radiology and Pathology 
Chris Garcia, MD

Insights from Neuroscience: Formulating Digital Pathology Solutions Based on Vision and Decision Theory
Mark Zarella, PhD

Telepathology Network in Ile de France: A 18-month Experiment Project for Frozen Sections (Telediagnosis) and Second Opinion Diagnosis (Teleexpertise). 
Catherine Guettier, MD

Multimodal Microscopy Improves Precision of Pathological Digital Image Analysis and Interpretation
Mayandi Sivaguru, PhD

MUSE: Novel, Fast, Simple Microscopy Method for Slide-Free Histology
Richard Levenson, MD

Usage of WSI in Routine Clinic to Educate Junior Pathologists
Junya Fukuoka, MD, PhD

Experiences with International Digital Consultations at a Single Institute: What Works and What Does Not?
Doug Hartman, MD

Successful Robotic Telecytology without On-Site Cytopathology Staffing
Joseph Sirintrapun, MD

Regulatory Update
Esther Abels, MSc; Nick Anderson, PhD

Industry Panel
Moderator: Eric Glassy, MD
Panelists: Scott Blakely, Hamamatsu; Kevin Whiteley, Leica; Jasper Peeters, Philips; Michael Rivers, Roche


Keynote Address | Digital Pathology – Getting from Here to There
Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP

Can Digital Pathology Result in Cost Savings?  A Financial Projection for Digital Pathology Implementation at a Large Integrated Health Care Organization
Jonhan Ho, MD, MS

Virtual Pathology Labs, Digital Slides, Tumor Boards and Stories with Alternative Endings
Zev Leifer, PhD

Applications of 3D Photogrammetry in Surgical Pathology
Shane Battye, MBBS, BMedSc, FRCPA

Validation of Automated Hematopathology FISH Digital Image Capture and Analysis to Improve Laboratory Workflow Efficiency
Michael Liew, PhD

Slide-free Pathology via MUSE:  UV Surface Excitation Microscopy for Imaging Unsectioned Tissue
Richard Levenson, MD

Integrated WSI-Based Image Analysis for Breast Cancer Marker
Jeffrey L. Fine, MD

A Practical Vision of Telepathology
Gerald Minkowitz, MD

Utilization of a Wiki as an Educational Resource in Pathology Training
Lauren Stuart, MD, MBA

Improved Predictive Power of Biomakers When Combined with Automated Architectural Grading Features in Multi-Spectral Fluorescent Images
Gerardo Fernandez, MD

Digital Pathology….Managing the Transformation of Technology
Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
William DeSalvo, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Christine Hugenroth

Standardization od Histology and Instrumentation in Digital Pathology
Yakako Yagi, PhD

Computer Aided Diagnosis:  The "Tipping Point" for Digital Pathology
Jeroen van der Laak, PhD

Image Analysis for Structure Characterization and Predicition in Pathlogy Imaging
Mark Zarella, PhD

Optimizing Her 2 IHC for Gastric and Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinomas Using Membrane Connectivity Analysis
Stephen Finn, MB, PhD, FRCPath

WSI Validation Workshop:  Pathologist and Vendor Perspectives
Michael Montalto, PhD
Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Digital Pathology Consultation Contexts, Systems, and Workflows
Nicholas C. Jones

From Pixels to Diagnosis:  Introduction to Digital Pathology and Image Analysis
Metin Gurcan, PhD
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA

Plenary Presentation | 15 Years of Digital Pathology:  What's Worked, What Hasn't and What's Coming*
Keith J. Kaplan, MD

Preparing for Primary Digital Diagnosis:  What is Involved?
Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Electronic Atlas of Epithelioid Soft Tissue Tumors:  A Framework for Pathology Atlas App Development*
Robert Seifert, MD

Biomarker Discovery for Chronically Acidic Niche of the Tumor and its Microenvironment
Mehdi Damaghi, PhD

Digital Pathology Laboratory Practice:  Scanning Quality Control and Quality Assurance Methods & Interfaces between Digital Pathology Image Management Systems and Atomic Pathology Laboratory Information Systems
Nicholas C. Jones

The Impact of Digital Pathology on Biobanking and Clinical Trials
Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD

Tissue Phenomics:  A Novel Approach to Discover New Prognostic Patterns in Histological Sections of Prostrate Cancer
Nathalie Harder, PhD

The Eastern Quebec Telepathology Network:  A Four-Year Experience of Clinical Diagnostic Services
Bernard Tetu, MD

Educational Value of Digital Whole Slides Accompanying Published Online Pathology Journal Articles:  A Multi-Institutional Study
Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD
Feng Yin, MD, PhD

Computational Pathology to Integrate Large and Heterogeneous Data-sets for Data-driven Predictive Diagnostics* 
Andrew H. Beck, MD, PhD

Insourcing:  Selection and Implementation of a Digital Pathology Consulation Platform
Keith J. Kaplan, MD
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA

Ex Vivo Applications of IVM
Jeffrey Fine, MD
Savitri Krishnamurthy, MD

Taking the Scary out of Standardization - A Nuts and Bolts Approach from Histology to Image Analysis
Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Renee Gentzel
Stefan Hamann, PhD

FDA Regulation for WSI - An Update by the DPA Regulatory Taskforce
Michael Montalto, PhD

Closing Presentation | The Past, Present and Future of Whole Slide Imaging:  An Industry Perspective
Michael Montalto, PhD


Keynote Address | #SelfieSunday #TransformationTuesday #ThrowbackThursday
Jennifer L. Hunt, MD, MEd

Towards Better Digital Pathology Workflows: Programming Libraries for High-Speed Quality Assessment of Whole Slide Images
David Ameisen, PhD

Automated Multispectral Image Analysis of Tissue Microarrays in a University-based Core Facility
Peter Gann, MD, ScD

Injecting Digital Pathology into Diagnostic Laboratory - Is It Possible to Integrate Pain(Less)ly?
Chee Leong Cheng, MBBS, FCPath, FRCPA

Automated Creation of Aligned 3D Data from Whole Slide Images of Serial Sections
Nathan O'Connor, PhD

CAP Digital Pathology Committee Update
Toby Cornish, MD, PhD

DP 101 Workshop
Liz Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Bill DeSalvo, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Lewis A. Hassell, MD

Image Analysis: Fundamentals and Advanced Applications
Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD (Chair)
Ulysses J. Balis, MD
Jeffrey L. Fine, MD
Mark Lloyd, PhD (expected May 2015), MS

Whole Slide Imaging Validation Guidelines, Quality Improvement and Regulatory Issues for Clinical Implementation
Kim Dickinson, MD, MBA, MPH
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD

Opening Presentation | Imaging and Digital Tools in Pathology
Richard Levenson, MD

In Vivo Microscopy Applications in Pathology
Maria Shevchuk, MD, FCAP

Predictive Morphometric Subtypes in Glioblastoma Multiforme
Bahram Parvin, PhD

Utility of Google Glass in Pathology Practice
Vamsi Parini, MBBS, MPH

Use of Hard Drive Based Digital Slides in Residency Training and Evaluation
Kar-Ming Fung, MD, PhD

Update in Image Search Technology for Digital Whole Slide Imaging
Ulysses G. J. Balis, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Ex Vivo Microscopy of Breast and Gynecologic Specimens by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Jeffrey Fine, MD

Creating Collaborative Quality: Implementing Digital Pathology and Improving Histotechnology Process
Liz Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Bill DeSalvo, BS, HTL(ASCP)

Is In-Sourcing for Me? - Selection and Implementation of a Digital Pathology Consultation Platform
Lewis A. Hassell, MD (Chair)
Thomas W. Bauer, MD, PhD
Toby Cornish, MD, PhD
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD

The Surgical Pathology Lab of the Future Aided by Digital Pathology
Thomas Grogan, MD

Regulatory Panel
FDA Regulation of Digital Pathology: LDTs and Other Developments
Jeffrey N. Gibbs

Implementation of WSI: Regulatory Considerations
Kathleen M. Sayles, MS


Keynote Address | The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Pathology
Eric F. Glassy, MD, FCAP

What Will Academic Pathology Departments Look Like in the Future?
Michael J. Donovan, MD, PhD

A Cloud Atlas of Digital Pathology
Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD

Digital Pathology in Egypt, Applications of WSI in Cairo University for E-education & Telepathology
Essam Ayad, MD

Validation of Digital Diagnostics
Paul J. van Diest, MD, PhD

Quality Control of Histochemical Stains: Repeatable and Objective Quantification Using Virtual Slides
Darren Treanor, MB, BSc (Computing), MRCPath, PhD

Transitioning to Primary Diagnosis by Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) Telepathology: Time to Go Live at University Health Network (UHN)
Andrew Evans, MD, PhD

Quality Improvement & Control & Role of Digital Pathology
Mark Priebe, MT(ASCP) SBB

Anticipating the Second Wave of Disruptive Technologies in Whole Slide Imaging
Ulysses J. Balis, MD

Digital Pathology 101
Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP) QIHC
Lewis A. Hassell, MD
Dirk Soenksen, MS, MBA
Curtis Stratman, MBA

Selection, Implementation & Applications of WSI in Clinical Practice: The Pathologist’s Perspective
John L. Blau, MD
Andrew Evans, MD, PhD
Anil V. Parwani, MD, PhD

Implementation of Digital Pathology in a Clinical Environment
Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD
William DeSalvo, BS, HTL (ASCP)
Kim Dickinson, MD, MBA, MPH
Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD

Image Analysis in Research
Charles W. Frevert, DVM, ScD
Ryan Hutchinson
Adam Smith, BS

Closing Presenter | Digital Pathology - A Bright Future
Dirk Soenksen, MS, MBA

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