Meet the pace of new scientific applications and technological advances with inside knowledge from CAP18 industry partners. Gain a unique perspective to avoid the pitfalls and boost success when applying these emerging sciences to practical reality from some of those on the front lines. A complimentary meal will be provided during these events.

The CAP does not endorse the content of the industry workshops, individual presenters, or sponsoring companies.

Tuesday, October 23
7:30–8:45 AM
CWTB840 CAP Breakfast Workshop — Establishing Best Practices for Digital Pathology System Interoperability
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Recent advancements in digital imaging technologies serve to significantly alter traditional workflows within anatomic pathology laboratories. In Europe and Canada with implementations evolving and advancing rapidly, whole slide digital technologies have been leveraged in the past few years to compensate for the shortage of expert pathologists. In the US, the advent of Food and Drug Administration approval of the first whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis has reignited focus on use cases and value propositions for various vended solutions. However, minimal literature has been published that speaks to optimal interactions amongst current and future vended solutions. The presentation will discuss ongoing efforts underway to address this gap, describe likely scenarios for product development over the next few years, and provide anatomic pathology practices with a better understanding of how and when they might best take advantage of these technologies.

Presenter
Raj C. Dash, MD, FCAP
Duke Health System
Professor and Vice-Chair for IT, Department of Pathology
Director, Laboratory Informatics Strategy & Medical Director, Laboratory Information Systems

Tuesday, October 23
7:30–8:45 AM
CWTB841 CAP Breakfast Workshop — Light-Sheet Microscopy for Slide-Free 3D Digital Pathology
CME/CE NOT APPLICABLE

Light-sheet microscopy (LSM) is a fluorescence microscopy technique that produces high-resolution, 3D images. However, commercially available LSM systems are ill-suited for clinical applications. Our engineering-pathology group at the University of Washington created an open-top LSM specifically designed for imaging clinical specimens in 3D (ie, biopsies and surgical resections). We will describe their engineering-pathology collaboration, give a brief overview of the technology, show example use-cases, and explain how this emerging technology could impact the practice of pathology.

Presenter
Lawrence D. True, MD, FCAP
University of Washington Medical Center

Nicholas Reder, MD, MPH
University of Washington Medical Center