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Pathology Informatics Summit 2024

Sunday, May 19, 2024
API Young Physicians Spring Retreat
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Room D

Monday, May 20, 2024 Pre-Conference Workshops

PI Bootcamp Workshop
Room: Auditorium 2

9:00 am - 4:45 pm 

Breakfast will be served from 8 AM to 9 AM in the Atrium (outside of Auditoriums 1/2)
9:00 - 9:10 AM Introduction 
9:10 - 9:55 AM Evaluating and Implementing Operational AI Tools - Chris Garcia, MD
9:55 - 10:40 AM Cybersecurity Preparedness - David McClintock, MD
10:40 - 10:55 AM Refreshment Break
10:55 - 11:40 AM Genomics Informatics Competencies That Every Pathology Informaticist Needs - Srikar Chamala, PhD
11:40 - 12:25 PM Beyond the LIS: The Technical and Leadership Skills Needed to Manage Modern Laboratory Informatics Teams - Noah Hoffman, MD, PhD
12:25 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 PM Large Language Models: Application And Implications for Pathology Practice - Steven Hart, PhD
2:00 - 2:45 PM AP and CP: Blurred Lines for Pathology Informatics Practice and The Evolution of Patient Care - Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD
2:45 - 3:05 PM Refreshment Break
3:05 - 3:50 PM Laboratory Stewardship: Essential Dependency on Informatics - Khalda Ibrahim, MD
3:50 - 4:35 PM You Want a Job: How To Demonstrate The Value Of Pathology Informaticists - Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, MD
4:35 - 4:45 PM Conclusion
5:15 - 6:00 PM "Mentoring Monday" with Orly Ardon, PhD, MBA, Emceed by Kareem Hosny, MD, MPH
Conference Room D (2nd Floor) Refreshments provided

Pathology/Clinical Informatics Fellowships Fair
6:00 - 7:00 PM EST
Room:  Conference D

HIMA Imaging Science
Room: Auditorium 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 - 9:05 AM Introduction - Metin Gurcan, PhD
9:05 - 9:55 AM Learning Representations of Cellular Morphology Images - Juan C. Caicedo, PhD
9:55 - 10:45 AM Navigating The 2D And 3D Microenvironment of Colorectal Cancer in The Era of
Digital Pathology & Personalized Medicine - Inti Zlobec, PhD
10:45 - 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 - 11:50 AM Nondestructive 3D Pathology and Analysis for Precision Medicine - Jonathan T.C. Liu, PhD
11:50 - 12:40 PM The Role of Evaluation In AI-Driven Computational Pathology Pipelines - Weijie Chen, PhD
12:40 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:05 PM HIMA/API Best Dissertation Award Winner: A Population-Level Digital Histologic Biomarker
Exceeds Pathologist Performance for Invasive Breast Cancer Prognosis - Mohamed Amgad Tageldin, MD, PhD
2:05 - 2:55 PM Bringing Digital Pathology into The Radiology Domain and The Power of AI Methods - To Bridge The Radiology-Pathology Gap
Mirabela Rusu, PhD
2:55 - 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 - 4:05 PM Image Search in Histopathology - The Past, Present, and the Path Forward - Hamid R. Tizhoosh, PhD
4:05 - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion


R-Language Workshop
Room: Elizabeth Ann

1:15 - 4:45 pm 

12:25 - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 PM Database Concepts Demystified - Joe Rudolf, MD
2:00 - 2:45 PM Databases with R: A Marriage Made in the Tidyverse - Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD
2:45 - 3:05 PM Refreshment Break
3:05 - 3:50 PM Joining Forces: Data Merging Techniques in R - Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD
3:50 - 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM Getting Your Feet Wet with Clinical Research Data with REDCap and R - Stephan Kadauke, MD, PhD


 Pathology/Clinical Informatics Fellowships Fair
6:00 - 7:00 PM EST
Room:  Conference D

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Morning Session

Short Abstract Presentations
*Running concurrently

Breakfast will be served from 7 AM to 8 AM in the Atrium (outside of Auditoriums 1/2)
8:00 - 9:00 AM Moderator: Ronald Jackups
Rooms: Auditorium 1
Moderator: Myra Wilkerson
Room: Auditorium 2
Moderator: Mustafa Yousif
Room: Elizabeth Ann

Morning Track Lectures

  Track 1: Dig Path Deployment and Workflow
Rooms: Auditorium 1
Moderator: Dave McClintock

Track 2: CP Operations
Room: Auditorium 2

Moderator: Ji Yeon Kim

Track 3: PI Topics in Public and Global Health
Room: Elizabeth Ann

Moderator: Ronald Jackups

9:00 - 9:35 AM

Digital Scanning Operations: Moving Past Clinical Adoption
Orly Ardon, PhD, MBA

Digital Pathology and Machine Learning in the Molecular Pathology Workflow
Jacob Abel, MD

Missing Not at Random: The Implications of American History for Present-Day Clinical Model Development
Khalda Ibraham, MD

9:35 - 9:45 AM Ten-minute break to switch lectures
9:45 - 10:20 AM Implementing Digital Pathology: A Strategic Plan for Transitioning to an Advanced Digital Pathology Workflow 
Mustafa Yousif, MD

Informatics Challenges and Opportunities in Histocompatibility and Organ Transplantation
Nicholas Brown, PhD

Geospatial Analysis in Laboratory Medicine to Identify Equity Gaps in Testing
Vahid Azimi, MD, MS

10:20 - 11:20 AM Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Session
11:20 - 12:00 PM What is the Best Scanner for Supporting Digital Initiatives?
Lisa-Jean Clifford

Taking Laboratory Analytics to the Next Level with Purpose-Built Infrastructure
Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD
Decision Support Opportunities for Population Health Management in Primary Care
Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch  
Room: Pre-Function B

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Afternoon Session

Plenary Sessions
Moderator: Ulysses Balis

Room: Auditorium 1

1:00 - 1:05 PM Opening Welcome to PI Summit 2024
Ulysses G. J. Balis
1:05 - 1:40 PM Development and Explainability of AI Biomarkers in Histopathology Images
Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD
1:40 - 2:15 PM Foundation Models and Information Retrieval in Digital Pathology
Hamid Tizhoosh, PhD

2:15- 2:50 PM Applications of Large Language Mode Chatbots in The Clinical Practice of Pathology: A User Group Study
Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, MD 
2:50 - 3:30 PM Break/Browse Exhibits and Poster Sessions
3:30 - 4:05 PM Charting the Path: Navigating Patient Journeys through Digital Transformation
John Groth, MD
4:05 - 4:40 PM Adding Value with Pathology Informatics: Serving Healthcare’s New Consumers, New Care Models, New Payment Models, and More!
Robert Michel
4:40 - 4:45 PM Stand up Break
4:45 - 5:15 PM DIAMOND Exhibitor Presentation by Roche
5:15 - 7:30 PM Opening Reception with Team Trivia Game with Dr. Ronald Jackups, API President-Elect, as MC
Exhibitor Ballroom 
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Women's Networking Nightcap -  Conference Room D


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Short Abstract Presentations
*Running concurrently

Breakfast served in Exhibitor Ballroom

8:00 - 9:00 AM Moderator: Mustafa Yousif
Rooms: Auditorium 1
Moderator: J. Mark Tuthill
Room: Auditorium 2
Moderator: Ulysses Balis
Rooms: Elizabeth Ann

Morning Track Lectures

  Track 1: AI, Machine Learning, and NLP in Molecular Pathology
Rooms: Auditorium 1
Moderator: Ulysses Balis

Track 2: Terminology, Standards, and Interoperability 
Room: Auditorium 2

Moderator: Myra Wilkerson

Track 3: Contemporary PI Topics
Rooms: Elizabeth Ann

Moderator: Michelle Stoffel

9:00 - 9:35 AM Empowering Precision Medicine: Multimodal Fusion of Clinicopathological and Genomic Features with Machine Learning
Mohammad Alexanderani, MD, MBA
How Systemic Harmonization and Interoperability Enhancement for Laboratory Data (SHIELD) will Affect the Laboratorian
Hung Luu, PharmD, MD
A Comprehensive Guide to PACS Acquisition, Vendor Evaluation, and Contracting a Request for Proposal Framework
Mustafa Yousif, MD
9:35 - 9:45 AM Ten-minute break to switch lectures
9:45 - 10:20 AM Combining Intelligent Document Processing with Natural Language Processing to Extract Elements from Genetic Test Reports
Shannon Haymond, PhD
Reporting Discrete Non-Gynecologic Cytology Diagnoses in Epic Beaker AP Based on Standardized Terminologies
Mohiedean Ghofrani, MD, MBA
Taking The Plunge: Safe Implementation of Generative AI in a Clinical Organization
Niklas Krumm, MD, PhD
10:20 - 11:20 AM Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Session
11:20 - 12:00 PM Advancing Molecular Pathology and Precision Medicine by Integrating Technology and Developing Advanced Workflow Process
J. Mark Tuthill, MD
Seventh Heaven! An International Standardized, Humanly Readable and Computable Pathology Cancer Report
W. Scott Campbell, PhD, MBA
Bridging Gaps: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AI and Pathology Informatics
Kareem Hosny, MD, MPH
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Exhibitor Hall
12:00 - 1:00 PM Travel Awardee Luncheon Conference Room D


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Afternoon Track Lectures

  Track 1: Generative AI Including LLMs, in Anatomic Pathology
Rooms: Auditorium 1
Moderator: J. Mark Tuthill

Track 2: AI, Including LLMs in Lab Medicine
Room: Auditorium 2

Moderator: Amrom Obstfeld

Rooms: Elizabeth Ann

Moderator: Lisa-Jean Clifford

1:00 - 1:35 PM Establishing a Computational Pathology & AI Center
Liron Pantanowitz, MD, PhD, MHA
Hooman Rashidi, MD
Development and Validation of Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Flow Cytometry for Diagnosing Hematological Disorders
Zhengchun Lu, MD, PhD

Using Large Language Models to Assign ICD-O Codes to Pathology Reports
Samer Albahra, MD

1:35 - 1:45 PM Ten-minute break to switch lectures
1:45 - 2:20 PM Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Grading: Challenges and Future Directions
Anil Parwani, MD, PhD, MBA
Come On In, The Model’s Fine: Strategies and Use Cases for Bringing Large Language Models into the Laboratory Right Now
Noah Hoffman, MD, PhD
Explorations in Digital Pathology: Preliminary Validation of Apple Vision Pro and Workflow Enhancements by Tagging Slides
Dibson Gondim, MD
2:20 - 2:30 PM Ten-minute break to switch lectures  
2:30 - 3:05 PM Using Large Language and Vision Models to Bring Efficiencies and Improve Workflows in Digital Pathology
Rajendra Singh, MD
Generating Reference Intervals from Secondary Data: The Case of Serum-Free Light Chains
Lee Schroeder, MD, PhD

Compliance to Hard Stop Electronic Alerts for Inappropriate C. difficile Testing Vary by Indication
Patricia Hernandez, MD

3:05 - 3:45 PM Break, Browse Exhibits, and Poster Session 
3:45 - 4:15 PM TOWN HALL
Auditorium 1
4:15 - 5:30 PM API President's Address
Auditorium 1
5:30 - 7:00 PM API President’s reception in the Garden Marquee
7:00 - 9:30 PM Live Music with "Lost in Processing" in the Garden Marquee

Thursday, May 23, 2024

API Focus Session: The Imminent Impact of Machine Learning and AI on LAB 2.0
Room: Auditorium 1

Moderator: Ulysses Balis

The Lab 2.0 movement already heralds the beginning of a new era for how clinical labs provide services and define value. This transformation will be accelerated by the increasing availability of clinically validated Machine Learning and AI technologies and techniques directed at both diagnostic and logistical challenges. This panel discussion, assembled with luminaries from both clinical labs and industry, will explore this timely topic, with each discussant introducing a thematic thrust, with a panel discussion to follow.

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast in Atrium
9:00 - 9:20 AM

Emerging Trends in LIS Architecture Design and Implementation to Enhance the Capture and Documentation of Value-Added Lab Services - Lisa-Jean Clifford

9:20 - 9:40 AM

Navigating the Transition to Value-Added Provisioning of Diagnostic Services: A Management Grimoire - J. Mark Tuthill, MD

9:40 - 10:00 AM

Envisioning Lab 2.0 Across and Between Health Enterprises  - Myra Wilkerson, MD, FCAP

10:00 - 10:20 AM

Macroeconomic Trends in the Lab 2.0 Space  - Robert Michel

10:20 - 10:30 AM STANDING BREAK
10:30 - 10:50 AM

 What Now with Molecular Testing Following the FDA's Final Rule - Annette Kim, MD, PhD

10:50 - 11:50 AM

 Panel Discussion

11:50 - 12:00 PM Closing remarks and adjournment
Ulysses Balis and J. Mark Tuthill