Earlier this week I had the good fortune of having the opportunity to speak at Pathology Visions in San Diego. This annual meeting strives to bring together attendees from around the world to share best practices and learn about exciting innovations in digital pathology. Pathology Visions features thought leaders and early adopters in the digital pathology space as well as stimulating presentations for major topics.
Unfortunately I could not attend the entire meeting but Aperio's chief technology officer provides some commentary on the talks and events of the meeting.
From what I saw and heard aside from the abundant networking opportunities, the cadre of speakers and topics discussed was top-notch in a great venue.
My presentation included some slides on the informatics and digital pathology initiatives we have ongoing at Mayo Clinic as well as my thoughts on "Pathology 2.0". That is, Medicine 2.0 for Pathology, namely using digital pathology technology in the practice of surgical pathology. I covered these issues before on the blog and presented these ideas at a Medicine 2.0 conference as part of a medical bloggers panel. This blog summarizes the presentations from that meeting.
Surprisingly, despite very different meetings and attendees, our work and my ideas on Pathology 2.0 have been well received. Several have asked for the slides I presented to take back to their own institutions for ideas and collaboration.
So, in the spirit of Web 2.0, here is the talk from Pathology Visions 2008 on clinical applications with digital pathology and Pathology 2.0.
The slides can also be viewed on slideworld.org which is referenced in the talk as well as several talks on surgical pathology used for teaching I continue to upload to this site.