Day 1   10th August 

18.00 Registration. Opening of conference & Welcome reception

Day 2   11th August

09:00 – Dr. Hugh Cormican – CEO, Cirdan. Conference Introduction

09.15 – Dr. Liron Pantanowitz , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Title: “Computer Aided Diagnosis in Pathology: Pros and Cons”

09.50 – Dr. Maurice Loughrey, Royal Victoria Hospital, N. Ireland
Title: “Whole Slide Imaging Analysis Software in the research setting: A breakthrough in Tissue- Based Biomarker Analysis.”

10.25 – Q&A

10.35- Coffee Break

10.55 – Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jnr,  McGill University, Canada
Title: “The use of Digital Pathology in Ocular Pathology: Advantages of Automated Analysis.”

11.30 – David Bottoms, DJB HealthCare, UK
Title: “Pathology Digital Imaging in the UK – Are we nearly there yet?” 

12.05 – Q&A

12.15 – Lunch

13.15 – Dr. Anthony Gill , Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Title: “Morphologomics – Challenges for Surgical Pathology in the Genomic Age”

13.50 – Prof. Leslie Burnett, Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Title: “Bringing Genetics into Mainstream Medical Practice”

14.35 – Q&A

14.45 – Coffee Break

15.00 – Michael Legg, Consultant Informatician, Michael Legg & Associates, Australia                                                                                                           Title: “Why advances in Biology and Informatics should bring Pathology and Radiology together into a combined diagnostic discipline.”

15.35 – Dr. Perry Maxwell, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland          Title: “LIMS in Modern Molecular Pathology”

16.05 – Q&A

16.15 – Short Presentation: | Dr. Felipe Templo, Philippine Heart Centre, Philippines                                                                                                         Title:  “The Practical Utility of Social Media Platforms in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Education”

16.35 – Close

6.30 – Conference Dinner

Day 3    12th August

09.00 – Prof. Richard Levenson, UC Davis, California
Title: “Path, Present and Future: Novel Microscopies”

09.35 – Dr. Glenn Edwards, SA Pathology, Australia                                     Title: “A Value-Based Approach to Clinical Pathology Informatics”

10.10 – Q&A

10.20 – Coffee Break

10.35 – Dr. Ashraf Mina, Principal Scientist, Pathology West, Australia                                                                                                                          Title: “Big Data Provides Opportunities, Challenges and Better Future in Health and Research.”

11.05 –  Dr. Keith Kaplan,, USA
Title: ” Digital Pathology: The Past, Present and Future”

11.40– Q&A

11:50 – Lunch

12:50 – Dr. Esther Abels, Philips Digital Pathology, The Netherlands    Title: “Digital Pathology: Regulatory Consideration in a Changing World”

13:20 – Prof. Peter Hamilton, Philips Digital Pathology, N.Ireland    Title: “Computational Pathology: Driving the Digital Transformation in Biomarker Discovery and Diagnosis.

13.55 – Q&A

14:05 – Conference Close

 Afternoon Conference Activity

Please note: The agenda is current as of 9th June 2017 and subject to change.

Major developments in pathology raise many questions. Be part of the discussion on the way forward.