Digital Pathology Association Updates

| February 18, 2013
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Are You Ready to Implement Digital Pathology in Your Laboratory?
An Educational Seminar Hosted by
the DPA at USCAP’s Annual MeetingSunday, March 3, 2013
5:30-7:30 PM | Room CC327
Baltimore Convention CenterThe DPA invites you to an information-
filled evening seminar intended for
anyone considering implementing
digital pathology in their laboratory.This seminar will feature three
pathologists who will share their views
on adoption barriers, and discuss the applications and uses of digital
pathology for pathologists practicing
in community hospitals and
commercial laboratories. Light beverages will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Can’t make it to the Educational Seminar?
Visit the DPA’s exhibit booth #803 at USCAP.

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Pathology Visions 2013
September 29-October 1, 2013
San Antonio, TX

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

LoweAmanda Lowe
Director of Marketing,
The Americas
Visiopharm, Inc

Amanda’s Take:Pathology cannot continue to function
the way it has for the last 150 years,
we need this digital revolution.

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HOT TOPICS

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The DPA’s White Paper titled“Validation of Digital Pathology Systems in the Regulated
Nonclinical Environment”
 was
published in the latest issue ofToxicologic Pathology (Volume 41, Number 1). Click below to read
the full white paper.

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LETTER FROM THE 2013 DPA PRESIDENT

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Kim Dickinson, MD, MBA, MPH
Senior Medical Director
Integrated Oncology
US Labs

On behalf of the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) Board of Directors and staff, we thank you for your continued support and interest in the DPA throughout the years. It is with renewed excitement that we enter our fourth year as the only organization focused on facilitating education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. As a self-funded organization, members are encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of digital pathology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness and its ultimate benefits to patient care.

One of the major initiatives for the DPA in this year, will be continuation and expansion of the Regulatory Task Force aimed at clarifying the regulatory hurdles associated with obtaining FDA approval for the utilization of digital pathology for primary diagnosis. The task force is in the early stages of formation, with the goal to include representatives from the pathology community and industry working together possibly in conjunction with third-party advisors. If you are interested in participating in the task force please contact the DPA Staff.

The DPA will host the annual Pathology Visions conference in San Antonio from September 29 – October 1, 2013. The meeting structure and format will focus on user participation and education. The DPA will also conduct a four part webinar series throughout the year. For more information about any of these programs, please visit the DPA website.

The DPA is introducing a new Industry membership level in 2013. This new membership level is designated for corporations or other business organizations that manufacture, sell, or service digital pathology systems. Industry members can also have a business-related activity involved with digital pathology.

By becoming a member of the DPA at any level, you will be provided with access to the latest information about upcoming programs and the best professional talent and expertise in the industry. Networking opportunities are available at all DPA events and through committee involvement. The DPA fosters an exchange of ideas that helps our members understand, navigate, and influence the future of digital pathology. For additional information about the new Industry Membership, other membership levels and member benefits, please click here.

We also encourage your full participation in the DPA, which may include participation on task forces and committees. For a full list of committees, please see the call for committee members below.

Thank you for your time and continued support of the DPA.

Sincerely,

Kim Dickinson, MD, MBA, MPH
2013 DPA President

LATEST DPA NEWS

Pathology 2012 Recordings Now Available

All registered attendees of Pathology Visions 2012 have already been given access to the presentation recordings. To access these recordings, please click here and log into your profile or access the presentation recordings under ‘Pathology Visions 2012’.

Having trouble logging in? Please contact the DPA Staff atinfo@digitalpathologyassociation.org

If you are a DPA member who did not attend Pathology Visions 2012, you can still gain access to the presentation recordings at a discounted rate.

Not a member? Simply join the DPA and purchase the recordings or purchase the recordings at the non-member rate and automatically become an individual DPA member.

Pathology Visions 2012 Recording Rates
Member Rate: $200
Non-Member Rate: $300

Click here to learn more.

Interested in Joing a DPA Committee?

The DPA currently has four active member committees. Read a brief description of each of the committees below and emailinfo@digitalpathologyassociation.org if you’d like to get involved.

Program Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the 2013 Pathology Visions Conference, including speaker and abstract selection and program development for the conference. More>

Membership Committee recommends policies, procedures, and strategies for enhancing the membership of the DPA. The Committee recommends initiatives to assure a growing and vital membership organization. More>

White Paper Committee is responsible for identifying white paper topics to be developed and presented on behalf of DPA membership at the annual conference, Pathology Visions.More>

Webinar Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the four part webinar series. More>


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