Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourth Annual

Digital Pathology

Transforming Medicine in a Digital World

March 7 – 9, 2016 | Moscone North Convention Center | San Francisco, CA
Part of the 23rd International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference


The Fourth Annual Digital Pathology conference will cover the full spectrum of topics currently making an impact on the digital pathology practice. Whole slide imaging has the potential to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while providing access to high quality care in areas that are currently under-served. Many nations are leading the way with the use of whole slides images for primary diagnosis, while the United States is trailing behind. This year we will evaluate progress being made and the advantages of taking strides to digitize information to share images and data across institutions as well as encourage adoption by medical institutions and thereby lending expertise across geographic areas. Technical prowess in new technology, data analysis, machine learning and IT infrastructure in addition to standardization of practice will be highlighted. This conference will bring together leaders in the field that are truly committed to shape the future of medicine.

Preliminary Agenda


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Implementation of Full Digital Workflow

Paul J. (Paulus Joannes) van Diest, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Head, Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht

International Telepathology Makes a Difference

Liron Pantanowitz, M.D., Associate Professor, Pathology & Biomedical Informatics; Director, Pathology Informatics and UPMC Shadyside Cytology Divisions; Director, the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Digital Microbiology – The New Frontier

Susan Novak-Weekley, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Microbiology, Molecular Infectious Disease & Serology Testing, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Modern Tools for Characterizing Cell Morphology in Cancer

Gustavo Kunde Rohde, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University

WSI – Reduction to Clinical Utility

Stephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Investigator; Head, Experimental Pathology and Lab of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, FDA


Potential Roles for ex vivo Optical Imaging for Tissue Evaluation in Surgical Pathology Practice

Savitri Krishnamurthy. M.D., Professor, Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Multiphoton Microscopy: A Valuable Tool to Rapidly Evaluate and Triage ex vivo Tissues - From a Genito-Urinary Prospective

Manu Jain, M.D., Assistant Attendee Optical Imaging Specialist, Dermatology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC)

Spectral Biopsy: A Noninvasive Assessment of Tissue Pathology

James W. Tunnell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin


Tissue-Based Assessment of PD-L1 and Other Tumor Microenvironmental Factors in Melanoma Specimens

Janis M. Taube, M.D., MSc, Director, Dermatopathology; Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins

Tissue-Based Analyses to Guide Immunotherapy for Lymphoma

Scott Rodig, M.D., Ph.D., Hematopathologist, Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Immune Profiling of Lung Cancer Tissue Specimens

Ignasio I. Wistuba, M.D., Department Chair, Translational Molecular Pathology, Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Anderson Clinical Faculty Chair, Cancer Treatment and Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Beyond PD-L1: Other Potential Companion Diagnostic Tests for Immune Checkpoint Therapy

David L. Rimm, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology, Yale University


Digital Cytology Education

Stanley Radio, Director, Cytopathology Lab & Cytotechnology, University of Nebraska

Issues with Cytology and Special Aspects that are Unique to Digital Imaging

David C. Wilbur, M.D., Professor, Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Cytology Digital Consultation

Liron Pantanowitz, M.D., Associate Professor, Pathology & Biomedical Informatics; Director, Pathology Informatics and UPMC Shadyside Cytology Divisions; Director, the Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Utilizing High-Resolution Tiled Displays to Enhance Collaboration for Patient Care, Medical Research and Education

Bruce Levy, M.D., CPE, Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Illinois, Chicago; Associate Chief Health Information Officer, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System

Digital Imaging Tools for Hematopathology

Mohamed Salama, M.D., Professor, Pathology, University of Utah; Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program; Directory, Immunohistochemistry and Digital Imaging, ARUP Reference Lab

The Need for an Ontology Framework in Computational Histopathology

John E. Tomaszewski, M.D., MASCP, Professor and Chair, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

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