ASCP and API Alliance Brings New Resources and Education
to ASCP 2013 Chicago
Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP, Division Head of Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Health System and Liron Pantanowitz, MD, FASCP, 2013 - 2014 President of API discuss pathology informatics and its future usage in patient diagnosis and care.
API will hold its Annual Meeting in conjunction with ASCP 2013, Sept. 18—21, in Chicago. ASCP and API, this year, agreed to collaborate on education, advocacy, and membership strategies to the mutual benefit of members from both organizations. API will continue to hold its regular “Pathology Informatics” conference May 13—16 in Pittsburgh.
Participants from both organizations can select 19 hours of education in informatics delivered by API faculty experts.
Informatics has become an increasingly relevant component for the future of pathology and laboratory medicine. “The alliance with ASCP comes at the right time for us and brings us different expertise and additional resources that will help us reach the next level,” says Liron Pantanowitz, MD, FASCP, API President and member of ASCP.
“Pathology informatics shows us how to practice pathology in the modern age,” says Dr. E. Blair Holladay, ASCP Executive Vice President. ASCP pathology residents will have access to API members who attend and teach at the ASCP Annual Meetings and can learn firsthand about how informatics will affect their futures and the future of the profession.
Residents interested in informatics research who lack opportunities at their own institution can now take advantage of the API’s Research Matching Program, which pairs interested residents with mentors, with research conducted remotely.
To learn more about API, go to http://www.pathologyinformatics.org. To visit ASCP’s website, go to http://www.ascp.org.