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About the Group

Public Description

Welcome to our open access working group. Please read below for a basic group description or refer to an editorial by the group organizers, "Evaluating Whole Slide Imaging: A Working Group Opportunity" (Link to editorial.)


Please refer to the BLOG for past group communications.

You might also want to check out a project subgroup related to evaluating digital and analog pathology: (Link to the edapstudies group.)

Upcoming WebEx!

Brandon Gallas will give a '''WebEx reprise of his presentation''' given at the European Congress of Pathology on 9 September 2018.

  • “Evaluating Computational Pathology at the US FDA and Related Research.” (Link to presentation.)
  • WebEx Date and Time: Thursday at 11am on 11 October 2018 (WebEx info.)

Previous meetings/events:

Basic Group Description: We propose a working group of stakeholders (industry, clinicians, academia, and government) interested in advancing the evaluation of WSI.  An overarching goal of the working group is to properly characterize WSI with systematic technical measurements and validation studies that would allow the clinical utility of digital pathology to be maximized.  The short-term objectives of the working group are:

  • To form a group of interested parties
  • To lay out the key technical performance metrics for WSI: gather information on the current state of the science, identify gaps in knowledge and unmet needs, and identify circumstances in which technical performance has been linked to diagnostic performance.
  • To raise awareness of the issues among pathologist users, vendors, regulators, and research and healthcare funding agencies

The long-term objectives are to facilitate and promote research in this area aiming to:

  • Develop, standardize, and explore the range of technical performance metrics in WSI
  • Design and execute experiments investigating pathologist performance as a function of image quality
  • Create and disseminate methods, tools, and examples for evaluating technical and diagnostic performance (phantoms, shared sets of slides, WSI images, protocols, study designs, analysis methods and source code)

These objectives will be further refined based on feedback and the expertise of the working group participants. We expect that the contributions of this group will make it easier for investigators to answer the key questions related to the validation of digital pathology and its adoption into clinical practice.

We invite you to join this working group, and we ask that you share this invitation to motivated and interested groups and individuals.

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