Physicians looking for an avenue to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits have a new option to explore. For the first time, the Digital Pathology Association’s annual Pathology Visions Conference will offer physician participants the opportunity to earn CME credits.

This is the 7th year for the international conference, which will be held from October 30 to November 2 in San Diego.

The Pathology Visions Conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) and the Digital Pathology Association.

The ISMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ISMA designates the lectures at Pathology Visions for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. “The Pathology Visions Conference is a highly-regarded event in the digital pathology community, and by offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to 13 CME credits we have elevated the Pathology Visions conference to the next level,” says Dirk Soenksen, president of the Digital Pathology Association, Indianapolis, and chair of the Pathology Visions Program Committee. “The combination of education credits, an intriguing lineup of distinguished speakers, andcutting-edge industry workshops will give conference attendees an in-depth look at a broad range of digital pathology interest areas. Pathology Visions is the perfect learning environment for all types of health care professionals and service providers interested in learning about digital pathology solutions and deployment strategies.”

Conference attendees will have access to multitrack educational sessions covering innovative topics in digital pathology, an FDA panel discussion, DPA white paper sessions, scientific poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking events. Plus, the Pathology Visions exhibit hall will feature the latest product solutions from the leading digital pathology providers in the industry.

The international meeting will feature Dr. Mahul B. Amin as the keynote speaker, plus 40 additional notable presenters will share their knowledge about digital pathology in the clinical, research and educational settings.

Another new addition to the Pathology Visions Conference is the Poster Presentation Contest.

The competition gives participants the opportunity to share their knowledge with digital pathology colleagues and be rewarded. The top abstract submissions in the following categories will win awards: best research poster, best education poster, best clinical poster, and a people’s choice poster. In addition, a cash prize will go to the best resident poster. Submit your abstract by August 15.

Click here for more information about the CME credits, the poster contest and how to register for the Digital Pathology Association’s Pathology Visions Conference.

[Source: Digital Pathology Association]