Archive for December, 2016

Cytopathology Loses a Giant

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last December I wrote a post called “Notice of Death”. I spoke about finding out about people who had passed on my Facebook stream. This week there were more notices of people younger than I who had passed from metastatic cancer. Their walls were full of updates of the last weeks and days. Then a […]

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See How In Vivo Microscopy Can Make Pathology Better, Faster & Cheaper

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifth Annual Digital Pathology Transforming Medicine in a Digital Age February 20-22, 2017   |   Moscone North Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Part of the 24th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Special Session on In Vivo Microscopy at Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Join 3,500 Informatics, Diagnostics, Clinical, and Oncology Researchers at CHI’s Flagship Molecular […]

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To Sign Out or Not to Sign Out? Part 1

| December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

That is the question. Every year. Around the holidays or three-day weekends. Normally biopsies or surgical specimens collected the day before are reviewed the next day. In a majority of cases, the case can be “signed out” meaning your opinion goes into a surgical pathology report and becomes part of the medical record. New malignancies, […]

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Will Cancer Still Be a Surgical Disease in 2027?

| December 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to flip the calendars over to 2017, a year that seems almost made up from the time I was about 10 in 1980 thinking wasn’t even a real number. By now we were supposed to be flying around in our transport pods with flux capacitors, without roads, carrying light sabers perhaps […]

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Whole Slide Imaging Analytics Hands-on Workshop

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

An interactive workshop will be hosted as part of this year’s Digital Pathology conference, February 20-22, 2017 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco. A survey of web-based tools to analyze digital whole slide imagery will cover both theory as well as practical implementation. Learn valuable tips from experts about the latest tools […]

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Christopher

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris, as he preferred to be called was from a wealthy suburb of Detroit. He went to one of the well-known private schools and excelled at basketball and baseball. His room was 2 doors down from mine and we had little in common but became quick friends. At 6’4” with an athletic build he was […]

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Swedish Healthcare Provider Adopts Digital Pathology

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Linköping, Sweden, December 19, 2016 – International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that the Swedish regional healthcare provider, Västerbotten County Council, will digitize the storage, viewing, and sharing of its pathology images. Sectra’s digital pathology solution allows for a greater percentage of studies to be reviewed digitally at any of the […]

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#SagerStrong

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

RIP Craig Sager – fellow Northwestern alum and once “Willie the Wildcat”. Will miss the questions, comments and the jackets!    

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Inspirata Seeks Vice President and Chief Data Officer

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF DATA OFFICER Position Description The Vice President and Chief Data Officer provides the vision and strategy for data curation and management strategies and initiatives including: the development and infrastructure planning for Inspirata’s Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT). The CIDT is a data portal providing access to high-quality patient data and advancing […]

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Whose Image Is It?

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Simon Häger, Product Manager, Sectra Digital Pathology Solution wrote a nice reflection/opinion piece on Sectra’s website entitled “Who Can Claim Ownership of a Pathology Image?” Simon reflects on “single vendor” or “end-to-end” versus “best of breed” approach. I find the arguments to be compelling for looking at one approach compared to the other […]

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Prepare Submissions Now for the CAP17 Abstract Program

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Abstract and case study submissions to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2017 Abstract Program will be accepted beginning on Monday, January 9 through 5 p.m. Central time Friday, March 10, 2017. Accepted submissions will appear on the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Web site as a Web-only supplement to the September 2017 issue. Awards will be presented to the winners […]

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DPA Announces New President & Board Representatives

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Eric, Junya, Michael and Kevin for their recent appointments to the DPA Board! The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) is pleased to acknowledge Dr. Eric Glassy of Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group (APMG) as the Association’s President in 2017. Dr. Glassy was elected to the DPA Board in December, 2010 and has since served as […]

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Inspirata Receives 2016 Award for Best Practices in Technology Innovation in the Digital Pathology and Cancer Diagnostics Industry from Frost & Sullivan

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Global research organization, Frost & Sullivan, names Inspirata the leader in innovation in the digital pathology and cancer diagnostics arena for its end-to-end pathology workflow solution. Tampa, FL, December 13, 2016 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the innovation leader in the digital pathology […]

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Patients Protest at Medical Conference

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been said there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. Actually, there are a few more. The annual ASCO meeting always takes place during the first week of June, the annual RSNA meeting happens the week after Thanksgiving. The annual ASH meeting and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) […]

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