The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology Informatics and UPMC Information Services Division invite participation in the eighth annual conference on Advancing Pathology Informatics, Imaging, and the Internet (APIII 2003). The conference will be held at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 8-10, 2003. Abstracts for presentations and e-posters are accepted as electronic submissions until August 15. Read on for more information.
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APIII 2003 will feature three main areas of concentration:
trials informatics, consumer-health informatics)
and gene array analysis)
Abstracts may be submitted for Scientific Sessions or E-poster presentations.
Scientific Sessions will be presented as 10-12 minute talks, followed by questions from the audience and
members of a scientific panel. There is particular interest in submissions that focus on three main areas of sub-specialization: pathology informatics, oncology
informatics, and bioinformatics. Topics include but are not
limited to: controlled vocabulary, digital microscopy, computer-assisted
decision support, pattern recognition, tissue and gene array analysis,
data-mining, education, and outcomes research. The work may be motivated by
problems encountered in pathology and/or oncology and reflect research on
algorithms, systems software or databases, or describe novel laboratory
applications and any new technologies or systems impacting informatics.
Presenters may employ PowerPoint, multimedia, and/or Internet-based
E-poster presentations are similar to traditional poster presentations, but
are presented from provided computers using data accessed locally or via the Internet. E-posters may take
several forms, including a PC-driven PowerPoint presentation, a live
demonstration of your Web site, or other Web-based media.
The meeting provides Pentium-based PCs, software
(Netscape and Microsoft Explorer) and connections to the Internet. Macintosh or Linux
computers are not provided for presentations but special arrangements can be made in advance if necessary.
Abstracts for Scientific Sessions and E-posters must be submitted electronically. Abstract forms for both types of presentations are
available online at http://apiii.upmc.edu/. Deadline for all abstract
submissions is 5 p.m., August 15, 2003.
Presentations are eligible for awards in:
- Advancing the Fields of Pathology, Biology, and Oncology through Informatics Technologies (Scientific Session and e-poster)
- Best Departmental Web site (e-poster only)
All accepted abstracts will be published in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.