Pathology Horizons 2019

Day 1 – Thursday, 8th August 2019

18.00 Registration. Opening of Conference & Welcome Reception

Day 2 – Friday, 9th August 2019

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

09:15 – Dr. Ulysses G. J. Balis, University of Michigan, USA
Title: “Empowering Pathologists to Directly Interrogate Digital Histology Subject Matter with Open Source – Introducing the VIPER Studio Histology Machine Learning Platform as an Exemplar”

09:45 – Dr. Niamh Buckley, Queen’s University Belfast, N.Ireland        Title: Where We Are and Where We Are Going – The Winding Road of Cancer Immunotherapy Biomarkers”

10:15 – Q&A

10.25 – Coffee Break

10:45 – Dr. Darragh McArt, Sonrai Analytics, N. Ireland
Title: “Data Integration Driving Analytics for Modern Day Healthcare”

11.15– Dr. Louise Harewood, Precision Medicine Centre, N. Ireland
Title: “Cancer Genomics: A Precision Medicine Centre Perspective”

11:45 – Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections Pty Ltd, Australia        Title: “FHIR: Transforming the Pathology Business Relationship”   

12:15 – Q&A

12.25 – Lunch

13:30 – Dr. Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, USA
Title: “Non-destructive 3D Pathology with Open-top Light-sheet Microscopy for Precision Medicine”

14:00 – Prof. Peter Hamilton, Philips, N. Ireland                      Title: “Integrated Computational Pathology: Making Workflow Seamless”

14:30 – Q&A

14:40 – Coffee Break

15:00 – Prof. Stephen Fox, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia.                                                                                                                                    Title: “Using ctDNA for Precision Cancer Medicine: Is this the Future?”

15:30 – Dr. Anant Madabhushi, Case Western Reserve University, USA.                                                                                                                                              Title: Artificial Intelligence and Computational Pathology: Implications for Precision Medicine

16:00 – Q&A

16.15 – Close

18.30 – Conference Dinner

Day 3 – Saturday, 10th August

09.30 – Mark Inglis ‘Unlimited’, New Zealand                                         Title: The Accidental Opportunity’ Where Innovation meets Necessity

10.30 – Coffee Break

10:50 – Dr. Glenn Edwards, Eastern Health, Australia
Title:The Value – and Future – of Public Pathology”

11.20 – Dr. Sanmarié Schlebusch, University of Queensland, Australia
Title: “Clinical Metagenomics – Are We There Yet?”

11.50 – Prof. Richard Levenson, UC Davis, USA
Title: “Path, Present & Future. Novel Microscopies, Novel Insights”                              

12:20 – Q&A

12:35 – Conference Close

12:45 – 13:45 –  Lunch

15:15 – Conference Activity – TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Evening Dining.

A quintessential Kiwi experience- a delicious gourmet BBQ Dinner and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting.

*Please note: The Agenda is current as of the 5th July 2019 but is subject to change.

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