The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Co-sponsor International Color Consortium (ICC) are announcing a public workshop entitled “Summit on Color in Medical Imaging:  An International workshop on the Technical Framework for Consistency and Interoperability Approaches for Dealing with Color in Medical Images.”

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together key stakeholders to clearly identify areas of need, investigate solutions and propose best-practice approaches. The recommendations of the summit might include the creation of a technical special interest group either as part of the ICC or in some other forum and the establishment of best-practice guidelines for industry.

Date, Time and Location

This meeting will be held May 8 and 9, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the following location:

FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 31, Room 1503 (the Great Room), Silver Spring, MD, 20993


This public workshop will also be Webcast. Persons interested in viewing the Webcast must register online by 5 p.m. on April 26, 2013. Organizations are requested to register all participants, but to view using one connection per location. Webcast participants will be sent technical system requirements after registration and will be sent connection access information after May 2, 2013.  If you have never attended a Connect Pro event, test your connection.  A quick overview of the Connect Pro program is also available.

Preliminary Agenda

To view abstracts and speaker bios, please visit the website for ICC: Summit on Color in Medical Imaging.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Day 1

   Conference Intro Session  
8:30 AM  Welcome Introduction Craig Revie (ICC) & ALberto Gutierrez (FDA)
 Section I - WSI / Digital Microscopy / Histopathology
Moderator: Craig Revie
9:00 AM Color Aspects and Color Standardization in Digital Microscopy Yukako Yagi (USA)
9:25 AM Color in Histopathology Imaging Darren Treanor (UK)
9:50 AM Color Within the Context of Whole-Slide Imaging Stephen Hewitt (USA)
10:05 AM Open Microphone Session  
10:15 AM Discussion I Moderator: Craig Revie
10:30 AM Morning Break  
Section II - Endoscopy / Laparoscopy
Moderator: Tatsuo Heki
10:45 AM Overview of Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Hideto Yokoi (Japan)
11:10 AM Color Management of Endoscopic Images Tatsuo Heki (Japan)
11:35 AM TBA Homma Hiroyuki (Japan)
12:00 PM Open Microphone Session  
12:15 PM Discussion II Moderator: Tatsuo Heki
12:30 PM Lunch Break  
Section III - Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Medical Photography
Moderator: David Clunie
1:30 PM Requirements for Color in Computer Aided Diagnostics Tool for Dermoscopy Stein Olav Skrøvseth (Norway)
1:55 PM Patient Photographs in the Electronic Health Record Mike Flynn (USA)
2:20 PM Color Reproduction in Medical Diagnosis, a Physician's Talk Who Strays Into the Optics World Masahiro Nishibori (Japan)
2:45 PM Afternoon Break  
3:00 PM Color Error in the Digital Camera Image Capture Process John Penczek
3:25 PM Image Capture Characteristics of a Fundus Camera Christye P. Sisson (USA)
3:35 PM Open Microphone Session  
3:50 PM Discussion III  
4:05 PM Open Discussion – Day I  

  Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Day 2

Section IV - Telemedicine / Mobile Displays
Moderator: Craig Revie
8:30 AM High-Fidelity Color Reproduction and Multispectral Medical Imaging Masahiro Yamaguchi (Japan)
8:55 AM Importance of Colors in Teledermatology Thomas Roger Schopf
9:20 AM The Role of Color in Telemedicine Applications Elizabeth Krupinski (USA)
9:45 AM Open Microphone Session  
10:00 AM Discussion IV Moderator: Craig Revie
10:15 AM Morning Break  
Section V - Displays
Moderator: Aldo Badano
10:30 AM Primary Stability: Mechanism, Measurement, Metric, and Remedy Wei-Chung Cheng (USA)
10:55 AM Display Color Measurement Andy Masia (USA)
11:20 AM Color Behavior of Medical Displays Tom Kimpe (Belgium)
11:45 AM Open Microphone Session  
12:00 PM Lunch Break  
1:00 PM Advancement of LCD Technologies And Consistent Presentation of Image Takashi Matsui (Japan)
1:25 PM Color Error In Mobile Displays And Desktop Monitors Paul Boynton (USA)
1:35 PM Open Microphone Session  
1:45 PM Discussion V Moderator: Aldo Badano
2:00 PM Afternoon Break  
 Section VI - Standards (DICOM, ICC, CIE, AAPM) & Color Measurement
2:15 PM Chromatic Stimuli And Instrumentation In Experimental Vision Research Balázs Vince Nagy (Brazil)
2:40 PM The ICC Approach To Color Management Phil Green (UK)
3:05 PM DICOM & IHE Standards For Medical Color Imaging David Clunie (USA)
3:30 PM Standards And Recommendations For Color Medical Displays, A Review Of Current Activities at AAPM and IEC Aldo Badano (USA) 
3:55 PM Open Microphone Session  
4:10 PM Discussion VI Moderator: Craig Revie
4:30 PM Open Discussion – Day 2  

Registration to Attend the Workshop

If you wish to attend this Workshop, you must register by close of business on April 26, 2013. 

There is no fee to register for the Workshop and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. 

Public Comment

In order to permit the widest possible opportunity to obtain public comment, FDA is soliciting either electronic or written comments on all aspects of the public workshop topics. The deadline for submitting comments is by 5 p.m. on June 8, 2013. Regardless of attendance at the meeting, interested persons may submit either written comments regarding this document to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm.1061, Rockville, MD 20852 or electronic comments to

Workshop Details

Food and Beverages will be available for purchase during the breaks.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, or need additional information regarding registration,  please contact Susan Monahan, Office of Communications, Education, and Radiation Programs, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 66, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-5661, FAX: 301-847-8142,

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Contact Us

For questions regarding workshop content please contact:

Aldo Badano
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 62, rm. 3116
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone: 301-796-2534