Department of Biomedical Informatics’ University of Pittsburgh Special Seminar

You are invited to a Special Seminar on Monday, December 18th at 11:00 AM given by John R. Gilbertson, MD, Associate Chief of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. 


The seminar is titled “Informatics, computational power and understanding disease in tissue: the enterprise, the laboratory and the future of surgical pathology” and will be held at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (address below).



We will discuss the growth and evolution of bio-medical informatics/pathology informatics over the past 20 years from two, complementary, perspectives:


At the enterprise level - at the perspective of an Associate Chief of Pathology and Director of Pathology Informatics – we will discuss how information, information systems, informatics trained personnel (and training programs), analytics, data sciences and artificial intelligence – has become not only a operational and strategic asset, but also part of the medicine’s vision of itself.


At the level of the research lab – at the perspective of an informatics researcher – how whole slide imaging, the ability to digitize slides rapidly, automatically and at high fidelity, has been approved by the FDA and is poised to become the foundation on which developments in software, microscopy, staining and robotics will open multiple windows to the understanding of disease in tissue.


Attendees will learn:

  • Ways in which Departments and Healthcare systems are investing in informatics, informatics trained personnel and artificial intelligence
  • The studies and data behind the FDA approval of WSI for primary diagnosis
  • Evolving techniques, based on enterprise informatics and whole slide images, that will allow us to look at disease in tissue.


Department of Biomedical Informatics

5607 Baum Blvd., Fourth Floor, Conference Room 407 A/B

Pittsburgh, PA 15206



Linda Mignogna 412-648-9254 or


Date of Event: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:00
Post Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017