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Digital Pathology Certificate of Completion Program

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This is a self-paced certificate program to increase knowledge and improve competency in digital pathology/whole slide imaging. The program consists of seven learning modules with the end goal of the student being awarded a Certificate of Completion to recognize this achievement.

Learning Module Format: The course contains several hours of lectures. To ensure this large amount of material is digestible the course modules have been designed in sections.

Additional Materials: Included with this course is a resource library containing module glossaries, sample SOP's, checklists, published articles and white papers and PDF handouts for each lecture. 

Knowledge Checks: At the conclusion of each section you will be asked to complete a Knowledge Check. Knowledge Checks consist of several questions – asked in a variety of formats - about the section you just completed.

Final Exam: The course completes with a Final Exam consisting of 20 questions.  You must receive a 70% or better to receive your certificate of completion for the course.  Learners have three attempts to pass the exam.

Sylvia L. Asa, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCAP, FRCPath (Hon)

Dr. Sylvia Asa is an Endocrine Pathologist at University Health Network and Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. As head of the largest academic pathology department in Canada from 2000 through 2015, Dr. Asa made innovative changes to the practice of the discipline, with emphasis on subspecialization, automation, biobanking, electronic initiatives and digital pathology. To ensure public knowledge of the role of Pathology and maintain a direct connection with patients, Dr. Asa is also a consultant to several patient groups.

Tim Baradet, PhD, HTLcm/QIHCcm (ASCP)

Tim Baradet serves as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he teaches in the Masters of Histotechnology Program. He has spent over 15 years in running histology and advanced microscope imaging core laboratories. He has a Doctorate in Molecular Pathobiology as well as being an ASCP certified HTL with a QIHC qualification.

For the last 6 years Tim has been involved on the new field of Digital Pathology. He has extensive experience in multiplexed IHC, whole-slide imaging, multi-spectral microscopy, image analysis & algorithm development. He co-presented the first ever hands-on Digital Pathology workshop at the 2015 NSH Meeting. He currently works as a Senior Research Investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb where he plans, conducts, and directs digital pathology projects in support of the Immuno-Oncology portfolio.

Elizabeth Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC

 Elizabeth Chlipala is partner and founder of Premier Laboratory, LLC.   Premier Laboratory is a GLP compliant contract research organization with the experience and expertise to process both standardized and specialized histology samples from the most demanding studies.  It offers customized  histology, immunohistochemistry, and is an industry leader and innovator in digital pathology offering high through put whole slide scanning services and customized image analysis solutions to its clients. Premier’s focus on strict process control ensures the delivery of relevant, consistent, and reproducible histopathology data.
 

Douglas J. Hartman MD

Dr. Hartman is a member of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also the Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division. Dr. Hartman is an Academic Surgical Pathologist with a subspecialty interest and focus in Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic pathology. He also consults on surgical pathology cases involving the luminal GI tract and pancreas. Dr. Hartman's current primary research interests are in the field of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease: underlying mechanisms, molecular pathogenesis of dysplasia development; associated disorders; and post-surgical complications. Other areas of research include peritoneal mesothelioma, molecular abnormalities in colon cancer, and the application of pathology informatics. Dr. Hartman is a co-investigator on institutional grants. He is a member of USCAP, CAP and ASCP.

Stephen M. Hewitt, MD, PhD, FCAP

Dr. Hewitt earned his MD at University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and PhD at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, completing my thesis in genetics at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed my residency in Anatomic Pathlogy in the Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, and is board certified in Anatomic Pathology. Dr Hewitt led the The Tissue Array Research Program (TARP Lab) from 2000-2014 and the Applied Molecular Pathology Laboratory (AMPL), a dual division (CCR and DCEG) effort from 2009 till 2014. In 2014, Dr Hewitt initiated the Experimental Pathology Laboratory, within the Laboratory of Pathology.

Dr. Hewitt is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Immunology & Ligand Assay Consensus Committee, and serves as co-chair of the Subcommittee on Immunohistochemical Assays and a consultant to the Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration. Dr Hewitt has co-authored more than 225 articles and servers on the editorial board of four peer-reviewed journals.

Michael Isaacs

Director of Clinical Informatics & Business Development, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Olga Kochar, MS, CSSGB

Olga Kochar, M.S., CSSGB, is a veteran laboratory professional with diverse background, extensive experience and great leadership skills. In almost 20 years in the healthcare industry, Mrs. Kochar had held a number of management positions with commercial, pharmaceutical and hospital-based laboratories. As a result Olga managed numerous laboratory engagements, including regulatory assessments, implementations and integrations, outreach assistance, laboratory information system design and analysis, development of comprehensive policies and procedures, as well as coordination and implementation of the effective compliance and safety programs. Olga is a proven leader with vast technical expertise in the Healthcare industry, broad experience in Quality Management, as well as Six Sigma belt certification, and in addition Olga is a charismatic educator and presenter.

Scott Mackie

Mr. Mackie has been with the Cleveland Clinic for 18+ years. He currently implements and supports multiple whole slide digital imaging systems (Leica/Aperio, Olympus) for clinical and educational use in anatomic pathology. He was previously a system administrator/system analyst supporting AP and CP clinical applications.

Taofic Mounajjed MD

Dr. Mounajjed is a consultant with the Mayo Clinic and specializes in GI/Live pathology, surgical pathology, and digital pathology. Dr. Mounajjed's research aims at studying the pathology and identifying specific subtypes of hepatocellular and cholangiocellular neoplasms, based on morphology, phenotype and genotype. Understanding different subtypes of these tumors can allow better risk stratification for patients and offer better treatment plans. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is the proud father to a 22 month old daughter.

Liron Pantanowitz, MD

Dr Liron Pantanowitz is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Pantanowitz is the Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship, Associate Director of the Pathology Informatics Division, and Director of the FNA Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He is well known in the field of Pathology Informatics. Dr Pantanowitz is one of the current Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics and president of the Association for Pathology Informatics. He also serves on several key committees for the CAP, ASCP, ASC, API and ATA and is a member of several journal editorial boards.

Anil V Parwani, MD., PhD., MBA

Dr. Anil Parwani is a Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University. He serves as the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomical Pathology. Dr. Parwani is also the Director of Pathology Informatics and Director of the Digital Pathology Shared Resource at The James Cancer Hospital. His research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic markers in bladder and prostate cancer, and molecular classification of renal cell carcinoma. Dr. Parwani has expertise in the area of Anatomical Pathology Informatics including designing quality assurance tools, bio banking informatics, clinical and research data integration, applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis and lab automation. Dr. Parwani has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals and several books and book chapters. Dr. Parwani is the Editor-in-chief of Diagnostic Pathology and one of the Editors of the Journal of Pathology Informatics.

Mohamed Salama, MD

Dr. Salama received his MD from Cairo University and completed a hematopathology fellowship at the University of New Mexico and a surgical pathology fellowship at Stanford University. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and hematopathology. His areas of interest span all aspects of hematopathology, including morphology and specialized studies of bone marrow and lymph node.

Renee J. Slaw, MBA, FACHE

Renee Slaw has been a healthcare professional for nearly 30 years as a cytogenetic technologist, quality and performance improvement coordinator and digital pathology manager. She is the coauthor on multiple publications and a speaker for the Digital Pathology Association for conventions and webinars. She recently moved to New York City, and enjoys time with her family, running, cooking and baking.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith specializes in digital pathology and image analysis workflows. He received is bachelor’s in Biology from Ursinus College, and honed his skills in histology and digital pathology at Merck & Co., Inc. Adam currently works for Indica Labs, Inc. where he is passionate about using creative problem solving to provide image analysis solutions to his customers.

Bethany Williams MBBS BSc

Dr. Williams is the lead for digital pathology training and validation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where she also delivers one day educational workshops on real world digital pathology deployment to international delegates. Her research interests include the pragmatic clinical adoption of digital pathology, the diagnostic accuracy of whole slide imaging systems, training and validation of digital pathologists, and patient safety aspects of the technology. Dr. William's work on digital discordances, validation and the case for digital pathology adoption has been published in a number of journals, and she regularly speaks at national and international conferences and seminars.

Yukako Yagi, PhD

Dr. Yagi is a digital pathology engineer who has a broad interest in various aspects of medical science, with a primary focus on the development and validation of technologies in digital imaging. In particular, She has conducted research to help standardize many aspects of pathology imaging, such as color and image quality calibration, evaluation and optimization, digital staining, 3D imaging, multimodality imaging, and decision support systems for pathology diagnosis, research, and education.

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Module 1: An Introduction to Digital Pathology
Module 1.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources include: *Module 1 Glossary **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of the course.
Module 1.2 History of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 1.2 Objectives: *Define Digital Pathology *Define Background/History and Evolution of the Technology, list general Advantage and Disadvantages *Define Static, Video, Dynamic and Robotic Image Capture *Define Telepathology *Define Whole Slide Imaging *The Future of Digital Pathology
Knowledge Check for Module 1.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 1.2 The History of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 2.1.
Module 2: Basics of Technology
Module 2.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources Include: *Module 2 Glossary *Sample Aperio Scanner Use Log *Sample Aperio ScanScope XT SOP *Understanding Image File Formats Article from TechSmith.com *Digital Pathology Association White Paper: Interoperability between Anatomic Pathology Laboratory *Information Systems and Digital Pathology Systems **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of the Course.
Module 2.2: Whole Slide Imaging Systems
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Open to view video. Module 2.2 Objectives: *Provide an overview of whole slide imaging *Discuss the hardware and software components *Process of image capture, viewing, storage and data management
Knowledge Check for Module 2.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 2.2 Whole Slide Imaging Systems. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 2.3.
Module 2.3: Scanners
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Open to view video. Module 2.3 Objectives: *Review and discuss scanner components *Review and discuss scanner characteristics and types - brightfield, fluorescent, spectral and hybrid *Matching scanner characteristics with use cases
Knowledge Check for Module 2.3
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer six questions about Module 2.3 Scanners. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 2.4.
Module 2.4: Image Viewers & Computer Monitors
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Open to view video. Module 2.4 Objectives: *Explain the roles of monitors and viewers *Select an appropriate monitor and viewer based on their application of WSI *Describe the key features for the monitor and viewer function *Name the available monitor types and viewers *Discuss the effects of reviewing WSI and/or diagnosis by WSI *Suggest additional key features for monitor and viewer selection
Knowledge Check for Module 2.4
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 2.4 Image Viewers & Computer Monitors. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 2.5.
Module 2.5: IT Infrastructure
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Open to view video. Module 2.5 Topics to be Covered: *Components of IT infrastructure – band width – latency - # users on the system, video cards, etc. *Review Image life cycle and storage needs *Interoperability
Knowledge Check for Module 2.5
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer three questions about Module 2.5 IT Infrastructure. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 3.1.
Module 3: Uses Cases for Digital Pathology
Module 3.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources Include: *Module 3 Glossary *The American Association of Anatomists Virtual Microscopy Database *Journal of Pathology Informatics article Whole slide imaging for educational purposes *Journal of Clinical Pathology Article Future-proofing: the case for clinical adoption of digital pathology **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of this course.
Module 3.2: Current Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 3.2 Objectives: *Provide an overview of the current clinical use cases of digital pathology including whole slide imaging *Discuss the benefits and challenges and barriers surrounding the use of digital pathology in these various applications
Knowledge Check for Module 3.2
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 3.2 Current Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 3.3.
Module 3.3: Research Uses of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 3.3 Objectives: *Discuss how this technology is used in research settings (life science research, drug discovery, biomarker development, pre-clinical toxicology, clinical trial analysis) *Review and discussion of different image analysis applications
Knowledge Check for Module 3.3
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer four questions about Module 3.3 Research Uses of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 3.4.
Module 3.4: Education Uses of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 3.4 Objectives: *Explain the advantages of using whole slide images for education *Describe how and why to create an in-house database of images *Discuss the importance of naming conventions and the end product *Give examples of educational opportunities using whole slide images *Suggest the security to implement when sharing / hosting images for education purposes
Knowledge Check for Module 3.4
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/6 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 3.4 Education Uses of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 3.5.
Module 3.5: Histology Use Cases of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 3.5 Objectives: *Discuss how this technology can aide the Histology Laboratory – make our job easier and more efficient. *How to use this technology to document and improve the quality of routine, special and immunohistochemical stains. *How to use this technology to document process precision and accuracy.
Knowledge Check for Module 3.5
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 3.5 Histology Use Cases of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 3.6.
Module 3.6: Future and Emerging Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 3.6 Course Outline: *Enterprise Imaging *3D Imaging & Printing *Advanced Imaging Techniques *Mobile Devices & mHealth *Augmented & Virtual Reality *Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Check for Module 3.6
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 3.6 Future and Emerging Clinical Uses of Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 4.
Module 4: Selecting & Implementing a Digital Pathology Section
Module 4.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources: *Module 4 Glossary *Selecting and Implementing a Digital Pathology Solution *Sample Instrument service and maintenance records *Sample Equipment Manual SOP *Sample Training SOP (for Tracing AxoGen Avance Nerve Grafts) *Sample Validation Document: Laboratory Equipment Qualification Report *Scientific Posters (Utilizing Image Analysis for Quantification & Comparison of IHC Staining Variance and Reproducibility, Utilizing Image Analysis to Evaluate Hematoxylin & Eosin Staining Precision, Instrument Verification of the Dako Omnis: A Comparison of Sea Level to High Altitude, Quantification & Comparison of IHC Staining Variance & Reproducibility on an Automated Platform, Robotic & Semi Automated Microtomy Can Decrease Variability in HER2 Staining Intensity) **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of the course.
Module 4.2: Establish Your Requirements
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Open to view video. Module 4.2 Course Objectives: *Understand what “intended use” questions to ask when selecting &/or implementing a DPS *Explain various hardware, software and workflow requirements *Determine some of the IT & non-IT resources that may be required
Knowledge Check for Module 4.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 4.2 Establishing Your Requirements. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 4.3.
Module 4.3: Assessing & Selecting Digital Pathology System
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Open to view video. Module 4.3 Course Objectives: *Define a request for proposal (RFP) and how it can be used to evaluate digital pathology vendors *Explain various components of a RFP used to select a new digital pathology system *Describe how playscripts influence the RFP process
Knowledge Check for Module 4.3
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 4.3 Assessing & Selecting a Digital Pathology System. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 4.4.
Module 4.4: Installing & Supporting a WSI System
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Open to view video. Module 4.4 Course Objectives: *Explain why the relationship between IT and your digital pathology team is critical to success *Identify technologies needed for implementation *Ensure the right questions are asked before purchasing a WSI system
Knowledge Check for Module 4.4
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 4.4 Installing & Supporting a WSI System. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 4.5.
Module 4.5: Implementation & Training
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Open to view video. Module 4.5 Objectives: *Review what needs to be considered prior to implementation. *Discuss what changes need to be made within the histology process that will improve the success of implementation. *Discuss what changes need to be made and the impact to pathology and report generation process. *Discuss SOP’s, training, education and competency.
Knowledge Check for Module 4.5
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer questions about Module 4.5 Implementation and Training. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.
Module 5: Workflow Considerations & Best Practice Standards
Module 5.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources: *Module 5 Glossary *Digital Pathology Workflow Document *Sample Whole Slide Scanning SOPs *Sample SOP for Utilizing Whole Slide Images for Consults, Tumor Boards & Education Purposes *Sample SOPs for Change Control for GLP Systems **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of this course.
Module 5.2: Defining a Workflow - Clinical Focus
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Open to view video. Module 5.2 Course Objectives: *Explain what is involved in a workflow specific to digital pathology and how it is different from conventional workflow *Discuss the required infrastructure to support the use of digital (storage requirements and integration with lab management and hospital information systems)
Knowledge Check Module 5.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/11 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/11 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 5.2 Defining a Workflow - Clinical Focus. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.3.
Module 5.3: Defining a Workflow - Research Focus
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Open to view video. Module 5.3 Objectives: *Understand the required infrastructure and software to support the use of whole slide imaging *Understand what is involved in a workflow specific to whole slide imaging (WSI) within a research setting and how it is different than a conventional workflow *Discuss how different research environments and use cases (basic life science research, GLP toxicology, safety studies) may utilize the technology differently
Knowledge Check Module 5.3
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 5.3 Defining a Workflow - Research Focus. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.4.
Module 5.4: Defining a Workflow - Education Focus
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Open to view video. Module 5.4 Course Objectives: *Discuss the workflow specific to digital pathology *Explain how the workflow for digital pathology differs from the conventional workflow *Describe the required infrastructure to support the use of digital pathology (storage requirements and integration with lab management and hospital information systems)
Knowledge Check for Module 5.4
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 5.4 Defining a Workflow - Education Focus. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.5.
Module 5.5 - Definition of Best Practices
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Open to view video. Module 5.5 Objectives: *Understanding what the current best practices are (image acquisition, file and compression, storage and archive, privacy) *Current difficulties with defining best practices *Histology best practices through implementation - understand that successful implementation requires changes to the histology process
Knowledge Check for Module 5.5
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer six questions about Module 5.5 Definition of Best Practices. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.6.
Module 5.6: Intro to Quality & Compliance
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Open to view video. Module 5.6 Objectives: *Review what is required for verification/validation *Defining the current regulations *Privacy-what is involved - HIPAA *Discuss facility (hospital/lab) responsibilities *Establishing a quality management program *Review of available guidelines (CAP, ATA, DPA) *Review of imaging standards (DICOM, HL7, IHE)
Knowledge Check for Module 5.6
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer the questions about Module 5.6 Introduction to Quality & Compliance. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 5.7.
Module 5.7: Training & Competency for Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 5.7 Objectives: *Discuss the need for training and validation in digital diagnosis, with reference to the evidence base *Describe a protocol for training and validation of pathologists converting to digital slide reporting *Suggest strategies to promote professional engagement with digital pathology within their department
Knowledge Check for Module 5.7
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 5.7 Training and Competency for Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 6.
Module 6: Image Analysis
Module 6.1 Overview
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Open to view video. Module Resources: *Module 6 Glossary *Sample SOPs for Performing Quantitative Image Analysis **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of this course.
Module 6.2: Background & Basic Concepts in Image Analysis
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Open to view video. Module 6.2 Course Outline: *IA is designed to support clinical diagnostic work or research / investigative pathology *Ultimately IA will increase the amount and quality of data that are derived from a pathologic specimen
Knowledge Check for Module 6.2
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 6.2 Background and Basic Concepts in Image Analysis. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 6.3.
Module 6.3: Image Analysis Applications in Digital Pathology
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Open to view video. Module 6.3 Objectives: *Explain how Image Analysis solutions can be implemented in and add value to research *Identify considerations before applying Image Analysis to a project *Identify ways that histology can impact Image Analysis
Knowledge Check for Module 6.3
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer six questions about Module 6.3 Image Analysis Applications in Digital Pathology. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 6.4.
Module 6.4: Implementing Image Analysis in Your Lab
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Open to view video. Module 6.4 Objectives: *Identify different platforms for Image Analysis: Software and Hardware *Practice a basic method of Image Analysis applied in evaluation of tissues *Discuss Image Analysis advanced methods *Recognize operational issues
Knowledge Check for Module 6.4
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  11/11 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  11/11 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 6.4 Implementing Image Analysis in Your Lab. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 7.1.
Module 7: Regulatory Requirements and Validations
Module 7.1 Overview
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Module Resources: *Module 7 Glossary *CAP Guideline for Validating Whole Slide Imaging for Diagnostic Purposes *CAP/ASCO Her2 Test Guideline Recommendations *Quality and Compliance Primer **These documents can be found in the Handout Section of this course.
Module 7.2: Regulatory Overview
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Open to view video. Module 7.2 Objectives: *Review FDA Clearance in the US *Learn about some Non-US Regulations *Understand CAP/Other Regulations
Knowledge Check for Module 7.2
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 7.2 Regulatory Overview. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 7.3.
Module 7.3: Verification & Validation of Clinical Specimens
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Open to view video. Module 7.3 Objectives: *Discuss overall approach to the best practices for validations of digital systems in clinical setting *Approaches to validation and verification of different digital system components, as well as verification and/or validation of the overall system *College of American Pathologists (and beyond) regulatory requirements for validation of digital systems in clinical setting *Recommendation and best approaches on how to initiate and set up for validation of the digital imaging system
Knowledge Check for Module 7.3
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass
6 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  6/6 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer six questions about Module 7.3 Verification and Validations of Clinical Specimens. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 7.4.
Module 7.4: Validation for Research
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Open to view video. Module 7.4 Objectives: *Discuss different approaches to validation and how WSI impacts these approaches *Understand the impact of hardware and software on valdiation in the research environment *Discuss the importance of documentation in WSI
Knowledge Check for Module 7.4
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer four questions about Module 7.4 Validations for Research. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 7.5.
Module 7.5: Validation for Education & Training
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Open to view video. Module 7.5 Objectives: *State the pertinent regulations for validation/verification of digital pathology solutions *Discuss a plan to perform validation and verification *Explain the documentation of validation and verification studies
Knowledge Check for Module 7.5
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer three questions about Module 7.5 Validation for Education and Training. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the next Module 7.6.
Module 7.6: Validation of Image Analysis in a Clinical Setting
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Open to view video. Module 7.6 Objectives: *Review current DIA applications in the clinical environment. *Overview of most common biomarkers currently being evaluated by IHC-DIA. *Discuss validation of DIA applications in the clinical laboratory (Validation outline and plan, Regulatory requirements, Ongoing QA)
Knowledge Check for Module 7.6
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass It's time for a knowledge check! Please answer five questions about Module 7.6 Validation of Image Analysis in a Clinical Setting. Questions will be asked in a variety of formats. Your answers (correct or incorrect) do not prevent you from moving on to the next module section however these questions may appear again in the final course exam so we recommend you take a minute to review your answers before proceeding to the final course exam.
Final Exam
Final Exam
20 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  14/20 points to pass
20 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  14/20 points to pass This is the exam for the Certificate of Completion On the following pages, you will find an exam based on the material contained within this course. Please answer each question. Your progress through the exam will be bookmarked, so you can continue from the last question you answered at a later date. To pass you must receive a 70% or greater. You have a maximum of 3 attempts. Once you have successfully passed the exam you will be able to complete the course survey and print your Certificate of Completion. CEU hours will also be added to your CE Tracker transcript at nsh.org.
Survey & CEU Certificate
Participant Survey
5 Questions
5 Questions Once you have passed the exam, please complete the survey to receive your CEU certificate.
Certificate
22.00 credits  |  Certificate available
22.00 credits  |  Certificate available