Digital Pathology for the Histotechnologist – Using This Technology to Our Advantage

30. Jul Online (US)


This presentation will discuss the importance of standardization and overall quality of histology preparations is to the success in implementation of digital pathology in the anatomical laboratories.  Discussion of the positive aspects of this vital technology, and how histotechnologist can use this technology to create standards, track, and improve on the overall quality of routine, special, and IHC stains in clinical and research laboratories.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding of the importance of standardization for histologist overall success of digital pathology in laboratories.
  2. Overview of how to use digital pathology to improve standards, procedures and quality of routine testing.
  3. Understanding of how digital pathology can be used by histologist to improve workflow in the laboratory while implementing the change in the laboratory to digital slides.


Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL (ASCP) QIHC, received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and also attended the Histology School at William Beaumont Hospital for her certification as a histologist.  Elizabeth is responsible for all routine and specialized technical and administrative functions in a small contract pre-clinical histology laboratory that specializes in decalcified bone sections, immunohistochemistry, whole slide digital imaging, and image analysis.  She also the manager of personal, research and development of protocols and special techniques, such as immunohistochemistry, apoptosis, and special stains and animal models of disease as the co-owner of Premier Laboratory, LLC, in Boulder, CO.   Elizabeth is also highly involved with the National Society of Histotechnologist (NSH) and holds the position of Awards Chairperson.  She is also a member and the CFO of the Digital Pathology Association.  She is a highly published author and co-author of many scientific journals and her latest publication was ‘Scientific and Regulatory Policy Committee (SRPC) paper: validation of digital pathology systems in the regulated nonclinical environment.’  Toxicol Pathol. 2013 Jan;41(1): 115-24.


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