The Agenda 2015

Pathology Horizons 2015


Presentations were grouped around future developments in the following areas: Advances in Diagnostics, Pathology Imaging, Pathology Informatics, Data Analytics and Pathology.

The programme for 2015 is below.

Thursday November 5:

Evening: 18.00-20.00 Registration & Welcome reception near the Poolside Bar

Demo zone open during the conference.

Friday November 6:

Morning :   9.00 Registration & Conference proceedings
Lunch : 12.30-13.30
Afternoon:  Conference proceedings
Conference dinner 19.00  Aussie BBQ Buffet on the Dingo Deck

Saturday November 7:

Morning :   9.00 Conference proceedings & close
Lunch :12.30-13.30
Afternoon: 14.30 -16.30 Cruise around Fraser Island Coast

Detailed Programme of Talks

Friday November 6:

9.00 Welcome: Hugh Cormican | Cirdan

Theme: Advances in Diagnostics: 


Speaker: Dr Anthony Gill |Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW (TBC)
Title: Lessons learnt for pathologists from the International Cancer Genome Consortium

Theme: Data Analytics for Pathology


Speaker: Ronan Herlihy | Clinical Excellence Commission and eHealth NSW
Title: Engaging Clinicians with Data on their ordering practices

10.25-10.50  Coffee Break


Speaker: Dr Damian Fogarty | Consultant Nephrologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Title: Pathology in the era of Connected Health: linking patients outcomes and data


Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Pradhan | Alcidion Corporation
Title: Integrating Pathology with Clincial Decision support & future impacts of deep learning development


Panel Discussion: Data Analytics

12.30-13.30  Lunch

Theme: Pathology Imaging


Speaker: Dr David Snead | Head of the UHCW NHS Trust Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence
Title:The use of digital pathology in the primary diagnosis of histopathology samples


Speaker: Prof. Peter Hamilton | PathXL & Queens University Belfast
Title: Next generation Imaging and Computer Vision in Pathology: pipedream or reality?


Speaker: Dr. Christine Swarbrick | Speciality Doctor, Cellular Pathology, Craigavon Hospital
Title: Pathology Imaging System – a User’s Perspective and wishlist for the future


Panel Discussion: Pathology Imaging

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

Theme: Advances in Diagnostics: 


Speaker : Prof. Manuel Salto-Tellez | Queens University Belfast
Title: Personalised Medicine and the Future of Tissue Pathology


Panel Discussion: Advances in Diagnostics

Saturday November 7:

Theme: Pathology Informatics


Speaker: Colin Truesdale, Evolve of Kainos
Title: Bringing everyone together for efficient, better care


Speaker: Peter O’Halloran |The National Blood Authority of Australia
Title: Interfacing, automation and the internet of things – the digital disruption of transfusion laboratories is happening now

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break


Speaker: Hugh Cormican | Cirdan
Title: The Laboratory Information System of the future

11.00-11.30 Panel Discussion: Pathology Informatics

11.30-11.40 Conference Close: Hugh Cormican

Conference close: Hugh Cormican

12.30-13.30 Lunch

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

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