Digital Pathology Association to Host Sixth Annual Pathology Visions Conference

| September 27, 2010

Industry Thought Leaders Gather to Learn About Advances in Digital Pathology

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of digital pathology applications in healthcare, invites interested pathology professionals to join them for the sixth annual Pathology Visions conference, to be held October 24-27 in San Diego, CA, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

Pathology Visions brings together pathologists and industry thought leaders for a showcase of the latest in digital pathology technology and applications in healthcare. Registrants will participate in three days of multi-track educational sessions covering innovative topics in digital pathology, white paper sessions, roundtable discussions, scientific poster sessions, workshops, networking events, and the Pathology Visions Exhibit Hall, in which product solutions from the leading digital pathology providers in the industry will be featured.

“Pathology Visions provides a unique forum for all types of healthcare professionals and service providers interested in learning about digital pathology solutions and applications,” said Dirk G. Soenksen, president of the Digital Pathology Association. “We are excited to have a dynamic program with such a distinguished group of speakers this year from a broad range of digital pathology interest areas.”

Sylvia Asa is the Keynote Speaker for Pathology Visions 2010. She is Pathologist-in-Chief and Medical Director of the Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network. As head of the largest pathology department in Canada, Dr. Asa has made innovative changes to the practice of the discipline, with emphasis on subspecialization, automation, electronic initiatives and telepathology.

In addition, over 35 breakout sessions will cover a variety of applications in the topic areas of Clinical, Research, Informatics, Education, and IT. A sampling of session topics include:

  • Validating digital slides for clinical use: when is image quality good enough?
  • IT issues to consider when implementing telepathology links with remote locations
  • Validation of digital pathology applications in regulated study environments
  • Developing quantitative tissue-based assays to assess target inhibition in oncology drug discovery and development
  • The histopathology lab as an imaging engine: automation, workflow, and quality assurance in support of universal whole-slide imaging
  • Implementation of subspecialty whole-slide image teaching sets for pathology residency education

A detailed agenda for the conference, including session descriptions and registration information for Pathology Visions is available at For additional information contact Jennifer Levy at (760) 539-1192.

About the DPA

The mission of the Digital Pathology Association is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of the technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. For additional information about sponsorship and membership opportunities, visit the association’s website at:

If you would like more information, please contact Michael F. Ward at (317) 816-1619 or email


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