Somehow I forgot to announce and cover the 9th European Congress on Telepathology & 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy held May 15th to 17th last week in Toledo, Spain. Who knew there were at least 2 Toledos? Looks like a beautiful venue. A copy of the meeting guide can be found here.
The European community has a long storied tradition of technologic and practice advances in the fields of telepathology and whole slide imaging. It is encouraging to see increasing participation by vendors and leaders from South America and African and Asian continents as well.
Here is the introduction from the program guide:
Information technology is helping pathologists in their clinical work, research activities, education, and quality assurance programmes. Since necessary technology is becoming increasingly complex, the
collaboration of Computer Science professionals, Informatics experts, or Information Technology and
Communication researchers is becoming increasingly necessary.
For that reason, the 9th European Congress on Telepathology and 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy would like to become a forum to join together pathologists, biologists, information technology
professionals, including software engineers, computer science researchers, and any other biomedical informatics professional. They will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences with a broad range audience, from well-known pioneers to our young colleagues, and also including the industrial partners. This will be possible due to the maturity of this congress, after the success of the previous editions.
New European and International collaboration projects on telepathology, imaging and computing in general in Pathology, are being designed. These groups will have the opportunity to meet together during the 9th European Congress on Telepathology and 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy, and create new
alliances with other related groups.
Be welcome to Toledo, one of world’s architectonical treasures, with magnificent monuments, especially from Moorish, Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance periods. Surrounded by this historical environment we would like this congress to become a watchtower where we can foresee the emerging future of Pathology.