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Pathology Horizons 2021: Hybrid Special

Last year our annual Pathology Horizons conference was postponed due to COVID-19 and in its place, we held our special 2 hour webinar edition of the event. This year, we are delighted to announce that with the improving COVID situation we are hoping to hold a special hybrid version of the event from 9-11th September 2021 at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. The hybrid format of the event will take the form of both in-person and virtual presentations from our speakers, creating a truly seamless event for all our attendees whether virtual or in-person.

The agenda and early bird registration for Pathology Horizons 2021 will be coming soon. However, in the meantime you can pre-register your name and details below to be notified when the early bird registration is open. 

We look forward to welcoming you either in-person or virtually to our hybrid event.

Stay safe,

Team Cirdan

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PathLAKE and the emerging role of artificial intelligence in digital pathology

Last year, we hosted a special webinar edition of Pathology Horizons. This September, we are looking forward to being able to hold our 2021 conference in the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, N. Ireland.  

To give you an idea of the speaker quality and the type of content to expect at Pathology Horizons 2021, we are taking a look back at Dr. David Snead’s presentation from Pathology Horizons 2020, entitled ’PathLAKE and the emerging role of artificial intelligence in digital pathology’.

Dr. Snead has been a full-time consultant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) since 1997. He has led the project to adopt digital pathology there for the last decade. He now heads the UHCW NHS trust digital pathology centre of excellence. He collaborates closely with colleagues of the Computer Science School University of Warwick and in his talk, he will discuss his current work evaluating algorithms aimed at improving the pathologist’s lot through the automation of mundane time-consuming quantitative tasks.

View talk below.

Dr David Snead ‘PATHLAKE and the role of artificial intelligence in digital pathology’.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an international CPD accredited conference that focuses on the future of pathology. It brings together a range of expert speakers to discuss new technologies, lines of research and procedural developments that are driving the future of pathology.

Unlike other larger conferences there is just one conference stream and attendees have the opportunity to learn and network with speakers and other delegates in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Pathology Horizons is a popular event and places are limited. Registration has not opened yet, but if you are hoping to attend please pre-register. All those who have pre-registered will be notified as soon as early bird registration opens.

Advancing Diagnostic Pathology: Impact of Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence Tools

Dr. Anil Parwani is a Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University as well as the Vice Chair and Director of Anatomical Pathology. Dr. Parwani is also the Director of Pathology Informatics and Director of the Digital Pathology Shared Resource at The James Cancer Hospital.

His research is focused on diagnostic and prognostic markers in bladder and prostate cancer, and molecular classification of renal cell carcinoma. Dr. Parwani has expertise in the area of Anatomical Pathology Informatics including designing quality assurance tools, bio banking informatics, clinical and research data integration, applications of whole slide imaging, digital imaging, telepathology, image analysis and lab automation.

Digital Pathology including whole slide imaging (WSI) has the potential to make the pathology workflow and reporting a more robust and dynamic process with many advanced features including incorporation of image analysis and computer-aided diagnosis.  The process of “digitisation” should be viewed as an opportunity to truly advance a pathology practice leading to an improvement in the pathology reporting process as well as improving patient care.

During his presentation at Pathology Horizons 2018 Dr. Parwani discussed key factors including technology, people, infrastructure and finances to consider when implementing digital pathology for clinical diagnostics.

Dr. Parwani provided practical tips in selecting digital pathology systems and specific applications based on digital pathology implementation experience at a major academic centre. He also discussed what works today and what the future directions are for this exciting technology.

View Dr. Parwani’s full presentation:

Dr. Anil Parwani- Advancing Diagnostic Pathology: Impact of Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence tools.
 
A special Pathology Horizons webinar edition is being held on 16th September 2020. Find out more and register at – https://pathologyhorizons.com/pathology-horizons-webinar-edition/ 

 

Pathology Horizons Webinar: Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for our special Pathology Horizons webinar edition. 

As you are aware the usual two day Pathology Horizons conference hosted by Cirdan has been postponed until 2021, but so as you don’t completely miss out we are organising a virtual treat for you this September.

We are excited to formally announce that we will be hosting a special Pathology Horizons webinar edition on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 15:00 (BST). This two-hour webinar will be in keeping with our usual Pathology Horizons theme i.e. the future of pathology but will focus particularly on the impact of COVID-19 for pathology and laboratory medicine.

We have brought together a range of expert international panellists from different backgrounds who will discuss:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them?
  • What impact it will have on the future of pathology and laboratory medicine?
  • How the industry can best prepare for what lies ahead.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to the panel and some time for discussion.

Some of these well-known industry experts are due to speak at the Pathology Horizons 2021 conference in Newcastle, N. Ireland next year (9th-11th September 2021). So, the webinar will provide a sneak peek into the speaker calibre that you can expect to hear next year.

For more information on the backgrounds of our webinar panellists above visit the Pathology Horizons website here.

We look forward to welcoming you to what we hope will be an excellent virtual learning experience. 

Stay safe,
Team Cirdan

PS – There will not be a registration fee to join the webinar.

Pathology Horizons: Watch And Learn

It is at a time like this when we really appreciate the work and developments that are taking place within the world of pathology and laboratory medicine. We realise just how much we depend on the pathologists and laboratory professionals for scientific answers and medical findings that are integral to many clinical decisions within healthcare organisations.

Recently, we have been looking back at speaker videos from Pathology Horizons conferences through the years and it’s amazing to see how many of these ideas are now a reality within laboratory operations. We are privileged to have had leading industry experts from across the world attend and speak at Pathology Horizons. The speakers have provided us with insightful knowledge on groundbreaking topics relating to new and emerging techniques, procedures and technologies that are driving the future of pathology.

We would like share some of these videos with you, beginning with a presentation on Computational Pathology by Dr. Liron Pantanowitz from University of Pittsburgh, USA which took place at Pathology Horizons 2017 in the beautiful Cairns, Australia. Dr. Pantanowitz is a well known Professor in the field of Pathology and Bioinformatics and is the Director of the Pathology Informatics Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

The presentation covers the pros and cons of computer aided diagnosis within Pathology and emphasises what is required to develop these much awaited applications. Can AI truly become a reality within Pathology? Can these deep learning tools perform the complex tasks of pathologists, and in some instances with superior accuracy?

View full presentation:

Dr. Liron Pantanowitz – Computer Aided Diagnosis in Pathology: Pros & Cons

Pathology Horizons Postponed Until 2021

An update from Elaine Armstrong, Head of Marketing at Cirdan & Pathology Horizons Organiser:

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone this year’s Pathology Horizons conference as a result of the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and the international travel restrictions in place.

However, we are pleased to inform you that a new date for the conference has been confirmed. It will now take place from 9th to 11th September 2021 in the same venue – The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, N.Ireland.

We hope that you are able join us next year for Pathology Horizons 2021. In the meantime… keep your eye out for news on some interesting virtual Pathology Horizons learning opportunities later this year.

Keep up-to-date with the 2021 conference at www.pathologyhorizons.com and via our social media platforms below.

If you have any queries relating to Pathology Horizons or if we can do anything to support your lab at this time please contact me directly at earmstrong@cirdan.com.

Stay safe and take care,

Elaine Armstrong
Head of Marketing at Cirdan & Pathology Horizons Organiser

Pathology Horizons 2020: Covid-19 Update

We are pleased to announce that the Pathology Horizons 2020 conference is going ahead as planned in Newcastle, Northern Ireland from 10-12 September. 

Due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic we have postponed the opening of Early Bird registration. We will keep you informed of when we plan to open this. We are hopeful that we will all be in a better place by September.

If anything changes we will update you as soon as possible.To ensure that you receive all communications about the conference please make sure that you pre-register.

Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual and open CPD conference organised by Cirdan to discuss what developments lie ahead in Pathology and what we can do to prepare or take advantage of these. 

This year the conference will take place in the beautiful Slieve Donard Resort & Spa located in the seaside town of Newcastle in N. Ireland. Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Resort stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other.  Located just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, it is a fantastic location to mix pleasure and business at this year’s pathology Horizons event. 

“It is truly unique in the way that you support innovation, this kind of conference does not exist anywhere else… you showcase all the good and new things that are coming in pathology. Top organisation and very good speakers!”

Dr. Laszlo Igali
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS

Registration

If you would like to be notified when Pathology Horizons 2020 registration opens, please click here.

Dr. Jo Horne to Speak At Pathology Horizons 2020

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jo Horne of University Hospital Southampton NHS will speak at Pathology Horizons 2020.

About Dr. Jo Horne

Jo is an Advanced Practitioner in Histopathology at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary histopathology. She is dual registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist and Clinical Scientist, and is an IBMS Fellow and Diplomate Member of the RCPath. Jo was awarded a national CSO WISE Fellowship in 2017, which is a national leadership programme for women in Healthcare Science, and she won the Advancing Healthcare Awards national Biomedical Scientist of the Year award in 2019.

Jo was one of the original pilot participants in the UK national histopathology reporting diploma programme, completing her training in 2017.  Since then she has been working as part of the consultant specialty team at Southampton, independently dissecting and reporting gastrointestinal specimens, representing the department at MDT meetings and participating in research and audit. 

Jo is a national member of the IBMS council, and also sits on the conjoint boards for both the histological dissection and reporting qualifications, and with the National School of Healthcare Science as an examiner for the national STP training programme, and as lead editor for the histopathology STP curriculum review.  Jo is part of a national working group reviewing training pathways within histopathology for Healthcare Scientists, and is passionate about the development and promotion of advanced careers for all Healthcare Scientists working within Pathology.

Pathology Horizons 2020

Pathology Horizons is an annual and open CPD conference organised by Cirdan to discuss what developments lie ahead in Pathology and what we can do to prepare or take advantage of these. 

This year the conference will take place from 10 – 12 September in the beautiful Slieve Donard Resort & Spa located in the seaside town of Newcastle in N. Ireland. Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Resort stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other.  Located just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, it is a fantastic location to mix pleasure and business at this year’s Pathology Horizons event. 

If you would like to be notified when Pathology Horizons 2020 registration opens, please click here.

 

Dr. Eric Glassy to Return to Pathology Horizons

Back by popular demand, keynote speaker, Dr. Eric Glassy from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, USA will present this September at Pathology Horizons 2020 in N. Ireland.

About Dr. Glassy

Dr. Glassy is a community pathologist in Southern California and director of pathology at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, San Pedro, California. He is a member of Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, a 40 person independent pathology group covering 15 hospitals and laboratories in California, Portland and Phoenix. He has chaired hospital and CAP national committees. He has served as chairman of the Hematology, Publications, Digital Pathology, Curriculum, and Information Technology Leadership Committees.

He has been involved with digital pathology for over 10 years and has lectured at major pathology conferences such as USCAP, CAP, ASCP, Pathology Visions, and the Royal College of Pathologists. He is past president of the Digital Pathology Association. He edited and illustrated several pathology color atlases and developed software programs for pathology reporting, outreach, and practice management. He holds a green belt in Six Sigma. He is a trustee of the American Board of Pathology as well as a governor of the College of American Pathologists.

View talk from Pathology Horizons 2018 by Dr. Glassy: “Extreme Makeover: Creating Pathology Reports that Make a Difference.”

Pathology Horizons 2020

Pathology Horizons is an annual and open CPD conference organised by Cirdan to discuss what developments lie ahead in Pathology and what we can do to prepare or take advantage of these. 

 

This year the conference will take place on 10 – 12 September in the beautiful Slieve Donard Resort & Spa located in the seaside town of Newcastle in N. Ireland. Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Resort stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other.  Located just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, it is a fantastic location to mix pleasure and business at this year’s pathology Horizons event. 

If you would like to be notified when Pathology Horizons 2020 registration opens, please click here.

Pathology Horizons 2020: The Big Reveal!

“Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea…….”

We are excited to announce that Pathology Horizons 2020 will take place at the beautiful Slieve Donard Resort & Spa located in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland. 2020 will be a special year for Cirdan as it will see the organisation celebrate its 10 year anniversary. It was with this celebration in mind that we decided to host our sixth Pathology Horizons conference in Northern Ireland, not far from where the company started back in 2010. 

Nestling at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, this Victorian hotel stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other. It is located just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, making it very accessible from both airports on the island of Ireland.

Why attend?

This unique conference brings together a panel of expert international speakers to discuss the future of pathology. It provides the opportunity to learn about new technologies, procedural developments and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology and laboratory medicine. Learning is done in a relaxed and fun environment, where all attendees are able to network freely with each other. This combined with the boutique nature of the event make it a conference like no other.

Who should attend?

Pathology Horizons is open to anyone interested in the area of pathology and laboratory medicine e.g. Pathologists, Laboratory Professionals, Laboratory Technicians,  Biomedical Scientists and Pathology IT staff.

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird registration has not yet been opened, but it is possible to pre-register at this stage. **Please note: Due to the boutique nature of the conference places are limited, so if you would like to attend please remember to book early to avoid disappointment.**

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