Aperio and California Society of Pathologists to Host Third Annual Pathology Visions Conference
Digital Pathology Program to Feature Pathology Leaders from Intermountain Healthcare, Novartis, Quest Diagnostics, and GE Healthcare
Vista, CA August 13, 2007 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., (Aperio), a global leader in digital pathology for the healthcare and life sciences industry, and the California Society of Pathologists (CSP), a non-profit professional organization representing pathologists, invites interested pathology professionals to join them for the third annual Pathology Visions conference to be held October 21-23 in San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Resort Hotel. The Visions conference is focused solely on digital pathology and brings together attendees from around the world to share best practices and learn about a range of topics related to the rapidly growing digital pathology market. This year’s conference features three concurrent tracks focused on topics that include clinical, image analysis and research, education, and IT and implementation.
Dr. Elizabeth Hammond of Intermountain Healthcare will serve as keynote speaker, presenting "Digital Imaging: Role in Distributed Pathology Practice and Education." Dr. Hammond was named the 2005 Pathologist of the Year by the College of American Pathologists, and is recognized as one of the Foremost Women of the Century and Best Doctors in America.
Pathology Visions offers attendees the opportunity to network with peers and nationally respected experts in healthcare, learn about cutting-edge digital pathology products and solutions from leading vendors in the exhibit hall, access digital pathology â€œtest driveâ€ stations, and attend two days of multi-track educational sessions and panel discussions covering the latest topics in digital pathology. Featured speakers from the pathology industry will include:
Dr. Jared Schwartz, CAP Foundation, presenting "Future of Pathology: Vision 2020"
Maher Albitar, Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Medical Director Hematopathology, presenting "Measuring Angiogenesis in Hematologic Diseases"
James Deeds, Novartis, presenting "Customizing Spectrum Plus in a Pharmaceutical Research Pathology Environment"
Giri Iyer, General Manager, Strategic Development, Integrated IT Solutions, GE Healthcare, presenting "Digital Pathology Healthcare IT Visions – A GE Perspective"
Alfred Lui, President of the CSP commented, "We are honored to be co-hosting Pathology Visions with Aperio. The CSP recognizes the potential impact digital pathology will have on our profession. We are pleased to participate in a conference dedicated to digital pathology and designed for pathology professionals of all types."
"We are delighted to have such a distinguished group of speakers,"stated Dirk Soenksen, CEO of Aperio. "The digital pathology market is currently in a phase of rapid growth. By bringing together thought leaders, users, and vendors, the Visions conference provides a stimulating forum for assessing progress, and learning about the future of digital pathology. We are pleased to be co-hosting this event with the CSP."
Aperio provides systems and services for digital pathology. Our award-winning ScanScopeÂ® slide scanning systems and SpectrumTM digital pathology information management software is helping pathology professionals around the world improve the efficiency and quality of pathology services, enhance patient care, and improve the bottom line. Applications include remote viewing, archival and retrieval, digital slide conferencing, research and education, and image analysis. For more information and to view a gallery of digital slides created by ScanScope Systems, visit www.aperio.com.