Innovative Industry Leaders to Share Advanced Digital Pathology Knowledge

| August 18, 2011

A distinguished field of 41 speakers will highlight the hot topics in the world of digital pathology at the 2011 Pathology Visions Conference. Telemedicine, neuropathology, and the image analysis of biomarkers are just some of the subjects experts will discuss at the 7th annual Digital Pathology Association Conference Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in San Diego, CA.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2011

What are the hot topics in digital pathology today? Telemedicine, neuropathology, image analysis of biomarkers: These are just some of the topics experts will discuss at the 2011 Pathology Visions Conference. Forty-one distinguished experts will share their in-depth knowledge in the clinical, education and research areas at the 7th annual Digital Pathology Association Conference Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in San Diego, CA.

“Access to sub-specialist pathologists using telepathology and image analysis of biomarkers are two of the strongest value propositions for why institutions adopt digital pathology,” said Dirk Soenksen, President of the Digital Pathology Association and Chair of the Pathology Visions Program Committee. “Attendees at this year’s conference will learn best practices for these and other applications of digital pathology, as well as how digital pathology can improve patient care and enable personalized medicine.”

In the clinical arena, Clayton Wiley, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss inter-institutional and interstate tele-neuropathology. Dr. Wiley will share his knowledge on telemedicine and its emersion as an efficient means of distributing professional medical expertise to geographically dispersed sites. He’ll also share his expertise on neuropathology and why it’s well-suited to utilize telepathology.

Tony Magliocco, M.D., will highlight the development of quantitative microscopy methods as prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers. The digital pathology research expert will discuss three emerging analytical methods that hold promise for routine diagnostic pathology, including fractal analysis, analysis of DAB stained ki67 tissues with a focus on breast cancer, and the use of multiplex fluorescent imaging to study "functional tissue dynamics."

Early pathologists started laying the groundwork for the digital pathology industry nearly a century and a half ago.Dr. Clive Taylor, M.D.,D. Phil., will give the audience a history lesson about the journey from microscopy to whole slide images. Dr. Taylor’s insight into how the past has shaped our industry will give attendees a firmer grasp on the important role they will play in the future of digital pathology.

These three speakers offer just a sneak peek at a line-up filled with distinguished presenters. The Pathology Visions Conference will host 38 additional research, education and clinical experts. Click here for a complete list of the speakers and details of their presentations.

Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to earn up to 13 CME credits, take part in an FDA panel discussion, and participate in cutting-edge industry workshops. DPA white paper and scientific poster sessions, roundtable discussions, networking events, and dozens of exhibitor displays will round out the three day conference. Register now for the internationally-acclaimed conference.

The Pathology Visions Conference is also offering a special discounted rate for conference guests. For a reduced registration fee, your spouse or special guest can attend all meals and the Sunday evening welcome reception.

The mission of the Digital Pathology Association is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in health care. 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.


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