Anatomic Pathology Gamechangers: How Digital Pathology, Precision Medicine & More Can Generate New Revenue Streams and Grow Pathologist Income

Thursday, April 30th, 20207:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Continental Breakfast & Registration
7:00 AM–8:00 AM


General Session:
8:00 AM–8:10 AM Overview and Introduction
CHAIR AND MODERATOR: Steve Barbee, President, JAV Advisors Corp, Wichita, KS
8:10 AM–8:45 AM ProPath’s Strategies to Protect and Enhance Partner Revenue as Hospitals Integrate, Payers Cut Prices, and Digital Pathology Becomes Essential in Oncology and Precision Medicine
Cory Roberts, MD, President and CEO, ProPath, Dallas TX
8:45 AM–9:20 AM New Opportunities for Technology to Boost Pathology: What’s Unfolding with Artificial Intelligence, Digital Image Analysis, Automation, and Big Data in Diagnostics
Speaker to be announced
9:20 AM–9:45 AM Improving Patient Care by Using Digital Pathology in Support of Microscopy-based Diagnostic Procedures
Orly Arden, PhD, MBA, Scientific Manager, Pathology Digital Diagnostics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Pathology, New York, NY
9:45 AM–10:05 AM Break and Exhibition


Breakout Session One:
10:05 –10:50 AM
Option A: AP–Valuable Lessons Learned after Implementing Digital Pathology within Our Hospital, across Our Urban Health Network, and Throughout the Province
Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD, Consultant in Endocrine Pathology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and University Health Network, Cleveland, OH and Toronto, ON
Option B: Histology–The Challenges of Implementing and Supporting Digital Image Analysis in the Clinical Histology Laboratory
William N. DeSalvo, III, System Production Manager–Anatomic Pathology, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Tempe, AZ


Breakout Session Two:
10:50 –11:35 AM
Option A: AP–Creating the National Digital Pathology Network in the United Kingdom: Current Progress, Ultimate Goals, and Early Lessons Learned along the Way
Bethany Williams, PhD, Digital Pathology Leadership Fellow, Leeds Pathology, Leeds, UK
Option B: Histology–Important Changes in Histology Best Practices involving Specimen Transport, Specimen Prep, and Capturing the Image in Support of Digital Image Analysis
Casey Laris, PhD, Founder and CTO, Reveal Biosciences, San Diego, CA
11:35 AM–1:00 PM Buffet Lunch and Exhibition


Breakout Session Three:
1:00 –1:40 PM
Option A: Anatomic pathology and digital pathology Vendor Showcase: Participating vendors will each get 5 to 8 minutes to present latest advances with their systems, products, and services.
Companies to be announced
Option B: Histology Vendor Showcase: Participating vendors will each get 5 to 8 minutes to present latest advances with their systems, products, and services.
Companies to be announced


General Session:
1:40 PM–2:20 PM Why Our Biggest Health System Wants a Pathology Triple Play with a Single Pathology Contract, Centralized Grossing, and Integrated Digital Pathology Across the System
Ron Sconyers, COO, Apex Pathology PC, Denver, CO
2:20 PM–3:00 PM Telepathology as an Overlooked Gamechanger in Anatomic Pathology, Plus Insights into the FOA and Regulatory Developments
Roger Klein, MD, JD
3:00 PM–3:30 PM Essential Strategies for Using Advances in Histology, Digital Pathology, and Whole Slide Imaging to Add More Value to Physicians, Patients, and Providers
Steve Barbee, President, Collaborative Advantage Consulting, Phoenix, AZ


3:30 PM
End of Anatomic Pathology Gamechangers Workshop


Casey Laris

Founder and CTOReveal BiosciencesSan Diego, CA
Cory Roberts

Cory A. Roberts

President, CEO, and Chairman of the BoardProPathDallas, TX
Orly Ardon

Orly Ardon

Scientific Manager, Pathology Digital DiagnosticsMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of PathologyNew York, NY