Schedule of Events

Subject to change (all times Eastern) 
Name badges required for entry to all conference programs, including the pre-conference workshops. 



Sunday, October 29

8:00 AM–4:00 PM



Exhibitor Registration + Installation (Windermere Foyer)  


10:00 AM–7:00 PM



Attendee Registration (Windermere Foyer)  


2:00–7:00 PM



DPA Foundation Headshot Studio (sponsored by Roche)


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM




Global Task Force for Digital Pathology | Junya Fukuoka, MD, PhD, JSDP President; Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, DPA President; Norman Zerbe, PhD, ESDIP President (Windermere Z)  


12:15–1:15 PM




TRACK 1 (Windermere Y)


TRACK 2 (Windermere Z)

Roche Workshop
Challenges and Progress in Digital Pathology and Precision Oncology: An interactive Forum
  Epredia Workshop
Sliding Into a Digital Cytology Workflow


1:30–2:30 PM



Paige Workshop
The Transformative Potential of AI and Cloud Computing within Digital Pathology

Google Workshop

Accelerating adoption of Digital Pathology Globally



2:45–3:45 PM



Visiopharm Workshop
Qualitopix: An AI-Driven Solution for Standardizing Tissue Staining in Pathology
  PathPresenter Workshop
Choosing the Right Digital Pathology Workflow Partner


4:00–5:00 PM



Indica Labs Workshop
Collaborative Working: Development of Pathology-based AI Tools in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
  Owkin Workshop
How AI-powered pathology will usher in the new frontier of precision medicine


5:00–7:00 PM


Opening Reception (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  

7:00–8:00 PM



Leveraging the Aiforia platform for translational research for improved diagnostics in pathology


Monday, October 30


7:00 AM–7:00 PM





Conference Registration (Windermere Foyer)  


11:00 AM–7:00 PM 




DPA Foundation Headshot Studio (sponsored by Roche)


7:30–8:30 AM





Uniting biopharma and diagnostics companies with laboratories for Digital Pathology algorithm development to create medical value solutions


8:30–9:00 AM




Refreshment Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  


9:00–9:30 AM




Welcome & Opening Remarks | Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, UPMC; DPA President (Windermere Y) 


9:30–9:45 AM



DPA Foundation Remarks | Michael Rivers, Roche; DPAF President (Windermere Y)  

9:45–10:45 AM






KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Windermere Y)  

Reflections of a Clinician-Data Scientist: Successes, Disappointments, and Future Directions of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare | Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS; CHOC, AIMed


10:45–11:15 AM




Large Language Models in Diagnostic Pathology – Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations | Rama Gullapalli, MD, PhD; University of New Mexico and Ehsan Ullah, MBBS, MPhil, PhD; Health New Zealand, Auckland

11:15–11:45 AM




The Cost of Digital Pathology: A Dynamic Customizable Cost Calculator for Informed Decision-making | Orly Ardon, PhD, MBA; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

11:45 AM–12:45 PM




Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  


12:45–1:05 PM



TRACK 1 (Windermere Y)


TRACK 2 (Windermere Z)

Digital Primary Diagnosis at a mid-sized Pathology Department- Report from the University of Texas Medical Branch, two years after going liveHarshwardhan Thaker, MBBS PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch  

A scalable, standardized, and responsible framework for the translation and deployment of clinical AI modelsDavid McClintock, MD and Chris Garcia, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic


1:10–1:30 PM






How the Historical Radiology Digital Transformation can be Leveraged for Digital Pathology Conversion. Lessons Learned and Training OpportunitiesThomas Crawford, University of NC School of Medicine and Ally Donabella Brown, Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine   Mayo Atlas - Indexing Tissue, Reports and Molecular Data to Search in Pathology ArchivesHamid Tizhoosh, PhD; Mayo Clinic

1:35–1:55 PM





National pathology imaging cooperative: at the forefront of digital pathology and artificial intelligenceDaljeet Bansal, PhD, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS    Bridging the Gap: Building Accessible Datasets for Cancer ResearchShaoli Sun, MD, The Ohio State University

2:00–2:20 PM




Considerations for digital pathology displaysDavid Brettle, PhD, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS   Tissue contamination challenges the credibility of machine learning models in real world digital pathology | Jeffery Goldstein, MD, PhD, Northwestern University

2:25–2:45 PM






Identifying Missing Ingredients: Baking Your Business Case for Digital Pathology Investments | Sunil Singhal, MEE, Baylor College of Medicine    Weakly-supervised learning is an effective method for assisting diagnosis/prognosis on gigapixel histopathological images | Wenchao Han, PhD, Mayo Clinic


2:45–3:30 PM



Refreshment Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  


3:30–3:50 PM



TRACK 1 (Windermere Y)


TRACK 2 (Windermere Z)

Patterns and challenges of digital pathology implementation in Asia and continental EuropeAndrey Bychkov, MD, PhD, FRCPath, Kameda Medical Center   Predicting breast cancer metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes with artificial intelligenceNghia Nguyen, MD, University of Texas-Houston Medical School


3:55 – 4:15 PM




KI-67 Image Analysis: A Comparative Analysis of an Organ-based Approach | Rand Abou Shaar, MD, Cleveland Clinic   Predicting metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) events with machine learning: model development and cross-validation | Mohammad Alexanderani, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

4:20 – 4:40 PM




The impact of stain variation on automated cell count | Catriona Dunn, BSc, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS   Domain-General vs. Domain-Specific Pre-trained Models: Binary Patch Grouping for Improved WSI Representation | Clinton Campbell, MD, PhD, William Osler Health System 

4:45 – 5:05 PM






Assessing quality in the modern histology laboratory: using image analysis and AI to develop next generation quality assurance programs | J. Mark Tuthill, MD, Henry Ford Health    


5:10 – 5:30 PM






The fruits of Digital Pathology in education | Kristina Doytcheva, MD, University of Chicago   Status Update On Digital Pathology And AI Algorithm Usage In An Academic Anatomical Pathology Practice: A 6-Year Report Card | Zaibo Li, MD, PhD, MBA, The Ohio State University

5:30–7:00 PM



Networking Reception (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  

7:00–8:00 PM



Decoding Success: Unmasking Strategies for Digital Pathology Integration in Major Medical Centers


Tuesday, October 31


6:00–6:30 AM






7:00 AM–3:30 PM



Conference Registration (Windermere Foyer)  


7:30–8:30 AM



Transform Pathology Collaboration & Clinical Efficiency


8:30–9:00 AM


Refreshment Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  

9:00–9:45 AM




Twenty Years of Digital Pathology: Lessons LearnedSylvia Asa, MD, PhD, University Hospitals Cleveland (Windermere Y)


9:45–10:45 AM








Interoperability is a must for clinical and economic utility | Esther Abels, SolarisRTC LLC; John Groth, MD, NorthShore Edward Elmhurst Health; Heather King, The Center For Genomic Interpretation; Eric Merchant, NorthShore Edward Elmhurst Health; Alexander Sicular, Google Cloud (Windermere Y)


DICOM Connectathons for testing interoperability between AI and digital pathology systemsKenneth Philbrick, Google; Heather Jalisi, Leica; John Groth, MD, NorthShore Edward Elmhurst Health


10:45–11:30 AM




FDA and DPA collaborative insights: with guest speaker Shyam Kalavar | Heather Jalisi, Leica; Esther Abels, SolarisRTC LLC; Shyam Kalavar, FDA (Windermere Y)


11:30–12:30 PM



Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  

12:30–12:50 PM





TRACK 1 (Windermere Y)


TRACK 2 (Windermere Z)

Current uses of AI in the Pathologist's Digital Daily Workflow, and What the Future Holds | Giovanni Lujan, MD, OSU   Clinical validation of primary diagnosis and feature detection by Hamamatsu NanoZoomer S360MD Digital Slide scanner system: Key Findings and Study Insights | Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, OSU and Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, MHA, UPMC


12:55–1:15 PM





AI-Empowered Digital Workflow for Prostate Pathology in Clinical Routine: A Reader Study for Prostate Biopsies | Piotr Borkowski, MD, Quest Diagnostics/Ameripath   Immediate image-based molecular profiling to empower optimized diagnosis process | Addie Dvir, MSc, Imagene


1:20–1:40 PM





AI-supported Primary Diagnosis of Gastric Biopsies: Multi-Site and Multi-Reader Study | Adam Booth, MD, Northwestern University   Improved statistical benchmarking of digital pathology models predicting cell and tissue types using nested pairwise frames evaluation | Ylaine Gerardin, PhD, PathAI


1:45–2:05 PM



DeepHeme: A generalizable, bone marrow classifier with hematopathologist-level performance | Harry (Shenghuan) Sun, UCSF   An update on the European Bigpicture project | Jeroen van der Laak, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center


2:10–2:30 PM



Comparison between Glass Slides Versus Digital Slides for Thyroid Cytology: A Step Towards Digital Cytology Workflow | Himani Kumar, MD, OSU   Cloud based digital pathology repositories for sharing WSI to build and validate AI models | Rajendra Singh, MD, Summit Health and Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA, OSU

2:30–3:15 PM



Refreshment Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Windermere W - Expo Hall)  

3:15–3:30 PM



Poster Awards (Windermere Y)  

3:30–4:15 PM



Moving Toward DP Reimbursement | Michael Rivers, Roche; Giovanni Lujan, MD, OSU; Paul Gerrard, Artera (Windermere Y)  

4:15 PM



Closing Session | Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, UPMC; 2023 DPA President (Windermere Y)