Dan Milner, Jr., MD, MSc, FASCP
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Session Description: Human diagnostic medicine has always been fed by the vast array of research from the bench but with considerable lag from first discovery to clinical use. The advent of advance information technology, increasing computational capacity, and enormous data per patient has hastened research efforts. Translation into immediate, practical clinical applications occur constantly, creating a flooding river of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. In this session, four leaders at the forefront of their fields will discuss specific examples of big data and the immediate and future impacts on human health. From the areas of transfusion medicine, digital pathology, informatics, and immunomics, the flood of science and data will be presented through the lens of complex yet practical big data projects and explain how to prepare for and benefit from them in both the research laboratory and the clinical sphere.