Submit a Topic Proposal

We are excited to announce the opening of our request for proposal process by which you can submit a topic you might like to present for the PI Summit 2023 in Pittsburgh, May 22 - 25. The summit will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA , 15222 US.  Please contact Nova Marie Smith for more information as needed at:  

[email protected]

To submit a topic proposal click here and complete the required information by October 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm EDT:

Proposals should designed be for:

  • 35-40 minute sessions allowing for presenting original work or informatics education
  • Typically done as PowerPoint lectures
  • Other formats and/or educational modalities are acceptable and encouraged
  • The learning approach should be described in the proposal
  • Topics will only be accepted for those with paid, current API memberships

A list of topics of interest to the conference planning committee and the API membership at large is below. This is provided to stimulate your ideas, and is not meant to be exclusive.

General Timeline:

9/19/22 - Request for Proposals sent out to API membership through listserv
10/31/22 - Submission due date 
11/10/22 - Review process for proposal requests by RFP review team
Week of December 19th - Notification to submitters


Topic Themes interest (Random order)

Digital pathology/WSI

Computer vision

Clinical pathology informatics

Laboratory automation

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

Laboratory Information Systems (LIS)

Lab operations and workflow

Wearable devices; nano technology

Home health

Molecular pathology

Future of lab med and informatics

Precision medicine/theranostics

Business analytics / Business intelligence solutions

Consumerism and the diagnostic lab 

Lab outreach

Value based care/lab 2.0

Public health informatics

International informatics and lab medicine

Regulatory issues/government oversight

Finance and reimbursement

Standards and informatics

Research informatics

Informatics training and education

Healthcare data interoperability

Big data

Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Lab on chip

Low Middle Income Countries Informatics

Data warehousing

Data lakes



API is committed to diversity and inclusion and the API Council and the PI Summit Planning Committee invite individuals across all races, genders, ages, religions, ethnicities, and identity groups to submit their topic proposals for consideration for inclusion in the 2023 Pathology Informatics meeting program. We also highly encourage trainees and junior faculty at the beginning of their careers to submit proposals for both the main plenaries for which we are currently accepting submissions and also for the poster and abstract submissions, which will open later this year. Inclusion and diversity will remain a top priority for the PI Summit Planning Committee and the PI Summit Topic Proposal Committee as they assess all submitted proposals for the 2023 and future meetings.