Pathology in the news

Nov. 1, 2009

Group to unify digital pathology community
The newly formed Digital Pathology Association (DPA),
a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of digital
pathology applications in healthcare, invites interested pathology
professionals to join at
. As
personalized medicine grows and pathology moves into the digital age,
the association encourages members to share best practices and promote
the use of the technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate
efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. The
goals of the DPA include supporting digital pathology education
initiatives, defining best practices, influencing standards and
interfaces, organizing an annual conference, and more. 

Whole-slide imaging a “Top 10” innovation

Cleveland Clinic's “Top 10 Medical Innovations”
features a wide range of new techniques and therapies that are being
developed to treat everything from deafness and Parkison's disease to
pneumonia and sleep disorders. Whole-slide imaging for management of
digital data in pathology: A technology for creating digital pathology
slides with excellent image quality that can be viewed, stored, streamed
over the Internet, and analyzed on a computer is listed as No. 10 for
2010. See the entire “Top 10” list at .

Stephen N. Bauer, MD

CAP elects new president

Stephen N. Bauer, MD, F(CAP), has been elected to
serve as the 31st president of the College of American Pathologists
(CAP). He was sworn into his two-year term at a ceremony held in
Washington DC, on October 10, 2009.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by my peers
to serve as the president of the College of American Pathologists,” says
Dr. Bauer. “I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated CAP
members and CAP staff to advance the transformation of the specialty of
pathology into the age of molecular personalized healthcare that will
greatly enhance patient care.”

Currently, Dr. Bauer is the director of Laboratories
at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Woodland Community Hospital near
Sacramento, CA. He also is the chief financial officer of Path Labs in
Carmichael, CA.

Dr. Bauer received his BA in Medical Sciences in 1971 and MD in 1974
from the University of California-San Francisco, and currently serves as
assistant clinical professor of pathology there. He is certified by the
American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology. Learn
more at .