The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) in partnership with the Association of Pathology Informatics and CAP Today will host a series of four, one-hour webinars in 2012 focusing on the barriers to adoption of digital pathology. The topics to be addressed during the webinars include: a cultural and strategic perspective, regulatory issues, financial aspects of deployment, and technical considerations.

Each session will be moderated by Robert McGonnagle, publisher of CAP Today. Each of the four webinar sessions will include several experts in the field who will deliver short & focused presentations, and then will interact with McGonnagle and attendees about the major points presented.

These webinars will serve as a bridge between the recent, comprehensive article about regulatory aspects of digital pathology that appeared in CAP Today (see: Regulators Scanning the Digital Scanners) and the two most important, national conferences focusing on digital pathology, Pathology Visions 2012, the annual conference of the DPA, to be held October 28-31, 2012 and Pathology Informatics 2012 to be held October 9 – 12, 2012 in Chicago.

Mark your calendar from 11 AM EST to 12 Noon EST for the following dates:

May 9 | Cultural and Strategic Barriers to the adoption of Digital Pathology
Featuring: Dr. Sylvia Asa, Dr. Keith Kaplan, & Dirk Soenksen of Aperio

July 25 | Financial Barriers to the Adoption of Digital Pathology

September 19 | Technical Barriers to the Adoption of Digital Pathology

November 14 | Regulatory Barriers to the Adoption of Digital Pathology

There will be no charge for participating in these webinars, however advance registration is required. Click HERE to register. The archived version of the webinars will be made available to DPA Members only. More details about these events will be published as they become available including the names of the participating faculty members.


About the DPA
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 2009.  Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care.

For more information about the webinar series and how to register for the Digital Pathology Association’s Pathology Visions Conference visit: and, respectively.