Join us at Innovator’s Edge, Charlotte, NC – September 20

| August 28, 2012

Innovator's Edge – sponsored by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Rooms 204 and 205
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States 
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Join us at Innovator's Edge
 A mobile symposium to empower pathology professionals 

Join us at Innovator’s Edge, a dynamic mobile symposium that brings the power of education, connection,and industry-leading solutions to you. From thought leaders in breast cancer diagnostics and digital pathology, to experts in lean workflow, we empower you to bring personalized cancer care to the glass slide. Trust the industry-leading team with more tissue companion diagnostics in the pipeline than any other pathologycompany to keep you on the cutting edge of our rapidly evolving profession. 

Choose the program that interests you most, to optimize your time with our team of global experts: 

        Registration is free of charge. Space is limited.

Hands-on demonstrations of emerging technologies will be available on-site for those who are
interested in applying new insights in the laboratory setting: 

  • VENTANA iScan HT* – high throughput digital slide scanner
  • Benchmark ULTRA – continuous access IHC/ISH staining platform
  • VENTANA Benchmark Special Stains – fully automated special stains platform
  • VANTAGE – workflow management solution
*The VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Advances and Controversies: 
Digital Pathology and Breast Cancer Management 
4.0 AMA-PRA Category 1 credits accredited by Charlotte AHEC

10:00 am   Welcome
                 Kevin Smith, MD
                 President, Celligent Diagnostics
                 Introductions and Pre-Test Information
                 Peter Banks, MD

                 Pathologist, Scientific Affairs,

                 Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

10:15 am   Digital Pathology: Current Status and Issues
                 Keith J. Kaplan, MD

                 Director of Information Technology

                 Carolinas Pathology Group

                 Breast Cancer: Current Diagnostic Issues and 
                 Biomarkers for Prognosis and Management
                 Chad A.Livasy, MD

                 Pathologist, Breast and Gynecologic Pathology

                 Carolinas Pathology Group

12:15 pm   Lunch

1:00 pm     Breast Cancer: Current Clinical Management Issues
                 Steven A. Limentani, MD
                 Associate Medical Director, Levine Cancer Institute
                 Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

1:30 pm     Evidence-Based Pathology: A Word of Caution
                 Mark R. Wick, MD

                 Professor of Pathology
                 University of Virginia Health System               

2:30 pm     Faculty Panel Discussion with Open Q & A
                 Post-test performance      

3:00 pm     Adjournment   

3:00pm      Reception 

In the AP Lab:
Best Practices for Continuous Performance Improvement

Kelsi Currier, MPH
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch Provided
Three hour session approved for 3 CEUs
Course Content

  • See the AP Lab through the Eyes of a Lean Expert
  • AP Industry Challenges
  • Change Management
  • Lean Overview
  • Lean Definitions and Interactive Exercises
  • Six Sigma Overview Case Study: Leaning the AP Laboratory
  • Open Q&A Discussion
  • Closing Remarks  

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