Call for abstracts — APIII meeting, Oct 2003

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.

Complete information about this conference is available at

APIII 2003 will feature three main areas of concentration:

  • Pathology Informatics (such as controlled vocabulary, decision support, digital microscopy, distance learning)
  • Oncology Informatics (such as oncology outcomes research, clinical
    trials informatics, consumer-health informatics)

  • Bioinformatics (such as computational biology, data-mining, tissue
    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 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.

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