It will give you the opportunity to hear about the current and future direction of digital pathology from Hamamatsu Photonics.
The purpose of this event will be to provide presentations from Hamamatsu and current users from across Europe regarding their experiences, both positive and overcoming challenges of whole slide imaging. There will also be an opportunity to have hands on experience with both Hamamatsu hardware and software.
The event will include presentations in the major applications for digital pathology including clinical, research and teaching.
Free Hamamatsu Photonics Digital Pathology Workshop
Where next for digital Pathology?
2nd December 2015
12:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 Matthew Burke PhD – NanoZoomer – A Decade strong and still innovating…
Hamamatsu has been providing the NanoZoomer range of scanners and associated software for more than a decade. This presentation will provide an overview of our story so far and the future direction and developments that we will be providing to further advance the benefits of digital pathology to clinicians, lecturers and scientists.
13:20 Professor Marco Novelli – Virtual microscopy – the UCL experience updated
UCL have been using a NanoZoomer system for ten years. This presentation will give an overview and of their experience to date from initial use in research projects and the developing use for virtual images in clinical use.
13:50 Dr Catherine Guettier – Telepathology network in Ile de France: An 18-month experiment project for frozen sections (tele-diagnosis) and second opinion diagnosis (tele-expertise)
As with many countries a lack of pathologists is causing increasing issues, concern and workloads for pathologists. This talk will discuss:
• A recent trial in the Ile-de-France region, which included 17 pathology departments across the region.
• The trial assessed over six hundred frozen sections and two hundred slides scanned for second opinions.
• The presentation will describe workflows and provide quantitative and qualitative results of the project.
14:20 Professor Gaetano Bulfamante – Digital Pathology Milan Diagnostic Network (DPMDN); Advantages & critical issues
For the first time in Italy, regional government has declared “Digital slides” as a health document, defining rules concerning production, use and storage. This Act is a milestone and will exploit all Digital Pathology potentials of converting this instrument from a “researcher toy” to a highly efficient tool for the management of big numbers of patients and samples.
As an example, San Paolo hospital Units of Human Pathology produces and manages more than 140,000 diagnostic slides and starting in 2016, this number will triplicate as the lab will produce slides for histological, cytological and immunohistochemical analyses for other hospitals in Milano area. This talk will cover the benefits of the techniques and workflows implemented and the key requirements that are still required to maximise these benefits in the future.
Coffee Break and Hamamatsu Workshop
14:50 Opportunity to have hands on experience with the latest NanoZoomer scanner and associated software
15:40 Professor Niels Grabe – Fully automatic, standardized analysis of immune cell biomarkers in prostate carcinoma immunotherapy
16:10 Dr Hasan Rizvi – Simulation in Pathology Education – learning to fly
One of the key benefits to digital pathology has been the use in education and training. This talk will include:
• An overview of the unique virtual learning environment provide by Health Education England School of Pathology team.
• This includes the co-creation of modules designed by medical education fellows and editorial input from consultants. Modules allow for continued evaluation including regular feedback and evaluation from users.
• The talk will discuss the journey from reluctance to an active demand from users.
16:40 Q&A session with speakers – Where next for digital pathology?
17:00 Drinks reception
This event will be at the same venue as the main congress and can be booked from the congress registration page or through the link below.
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