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Laboratory Medicine: The Times They Are A Changin’ – Hear more from Dr. Regan at Pathology Horizons

We are looking forward to welcoming  Dr. Irene Regan, Vice President of the Academy of Clinical Scientists and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) in Ireland to Pathology Horizons this September.

Dr. Regan will be giving a presentation, entitled “Laboratory Medicine:  The Times They Are a Changin”, which will focus on the key challenges and opportunities of laboratory medicine and address pertinent issues of the day. The 3 I’s concept will be examined; investing in individuals, investing in ideas and investing in infrastructure in order to deliver a modern and up to date laboratory medicine ecosystem of excellence.

A vision for the future will be presented in relation to re-structuring of laboratory based disciplines taking into account the key challenges that face us today and in the future including; laboratory infrastructure, technology trends, global harmonisation of IVDs, health informatics, e-health, connected health, precision medicine, lab in the home and international competition in healthcare. This vision will be presented keeping in mind the need to ensure high quality and reliability of services.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is taking place from 13-15 September 2018 at the Lough Erne Resort in N.Ireland. It is a unique CPD conference, organised by Cirdan that looks at what lies ahead in pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, lines of research and procedural developments that are driving the future of pathology. View Agenda

Please note that this conference is open to anyone interested in the area of pathology, however spaces are limited so booking as early as possible  is advisable. Register here

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

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

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.

The objectives of this presentation are to discuss key factors including technology, people, infrastructure and finances to consider when implementing digital pathology for clinical diagnostics. Dr. Anil Parwani will provide practical tips in selecting digital pathology systems and specific applications based on digital pathology implementation experience at major academic centre. There will be discussion on what works today and what the future directions are for this exciting technology.

Dr. Anil Parwani is a Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University. He serves 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.

More on Dr. Anil Parwani.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual CPD conference focused on what lies ahead in pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, lines of research and procedural developments that are driving the future of pathology. View agenda

This unique event will give you the chance to learn about new technologies, procedural developments and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology. You will hear about the possible pros and cons of these developments,.

Pathology Horizons provides an opportunity for you to contribute your ideas, interact with innovators from around the world, expand your knowledge and make some new contacts.

Places for the conference are limited. Register now to secure your place.

Interested in learning more on Virtual and Augmented Reality in Digital Pathology?

We are pleased to announce that father and son duo Dr. Laszlo Igali  and Ferenc Igali will be presenting their groundbreaking developments in virtual and augmented reality in digital Pathology at Pathology Horizons in September.

Dr. Igali is a practising histopathologist, (with main interest in dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, one of the busiest departments in the UK. He has a strong interest in healthcare informatics and digital pathology. Active in the field since the 1980s, he has been involved in paperless hospital systems and cross-system database integration.

Ferenc Igali is the Senior Lead Technician in the Psychology Department at the University of Lincoln. Ferenc is a strong proponent of the use of emerging technologies, such as VR and AR, and their ability to disrupt traditional work patterns. Alongside his father, he is developing an AR/VR pathology platform, as well as new ways to train medical students and help clinicians and diagnosticians with the bleeding edge of technology – to help make it work for them, while making it as natural and effortless as possible.

More on Dr. Laszlo Igali and Ferenc Igali.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual CPD conference focused on what lies ahead in pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, lines of research and procedural developments that are driving the future of pathology. View agenda

Places for the conference are limited. Register now to secure your place.

UCLA’s Dr. Wallace to speak on radiology and pathology integration at Pathology Horizons 2018

We are delighted to have Dr. Dean. W. Wallace, Professor of Pathology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles speak at Pathology Horizons 2018.

His talk at the conference ‘Opportunities Outweigh the Challenges of Radiology and Pathology Integration’ is an emerging area of discussion, and if implemented could help improve the overall quality of patient care. An abstract of Dr. Wallace’s talk will be released in the coming weeks and you will have the opportunity to hear his full presentation in September at the Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.

More information on Dr. Wallace

Dr. Wallace is the chief of pulmonary and renal pathology services and is recognised as an expert in the fields of transplant pathology and lung cancer diagnostics. He is also the Director of the UCLA Telepathology and Digital Pathology Centre and co-led the team that created the innovative, first of its kind, Integrated Diagnostic Report (IDR) that combines multiple radiology and pathology studies into one dynamic reporting platform. Dr. Wallace has authored several dozen peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and was lead editor of a textbook in the field of transplant pathology.

About 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. Delegates will learn about new technologies, procedural developments and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology.

View conference agenda.

Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Register for early bird now!

 

Agenda out now!

We are excited to announce that the agenda for Pathology Horizons 2018 has now been released. We are privileged to have a superb panel of expert speakers from across the world participating in this year’s event. They will be covering a range of topics relating to new and emerging techniques, procedures and technologies that are driving the future of pathology. Learning in a relaxed and fun environment within a beautiful setting, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

See full agenda.

Early Bird Tickets available here.

Pathology Horizons 2018 Conference Speakers Announced

We are excited to let you know that a fantastic line up of speakers have already confirmed their participation in Pathology Horizons 2018 and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The panel, all experts in their field are from both international and local shores, with some speakers hailing from Australia and the USA.

Speakers will be presenting on a range of topics, such as emerging neuropathology diagnostics, artificial intelligence, digital pathology and will be discussing various new technologies and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology. As an extra bonus delegates will also hear from David Meade, internationally renowned business speaker and mentalist. A very sought after speaker, David in his unique way has shown some of the most successful organisations in the world how they can work more efficiently and effectively.

View speaker bios and talks

The Pathology Horizons conference will take place in the five star Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland from 13-15 September 2018.  Remember to book early as places are limited!

 

Register now and secure your place

Dr. Kaplan to speak on Artificial Intelligence at Pathology Horizons 2018

Cirdan is pleased to announce that Dr. Keith Kaplan, publisher of the industry’s leading pathology blog, tissuepathology.com will be joining the Pathology Horizons 2018 speaker panel. Dr. Kaplan’s presentation will be on: “Artificial Intelligence: What it means for Healthcare and Pathology.”

 

About Dr. Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Michigan State University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. While at Walter Reed, Dr. Kaplan was named Resident of the Year, and in conjunction with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dr. Kaplan founded and directed the Army Telepathology Program. This Program connected 25 hospitals internationally for consultation via telepathology. Dr. Kaplan was also with Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota as an Associate Professor of Pathology of Mayo Medical School. Read more on Dr. Kaplan

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual CPD conference focused on the future of pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, procedures and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology. This year the conference is being held in the five star Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh in N.Ireland from 13-15 September 2018.

View conference speakers and find out more  on how to register.

Early Bird Tickets now available.

Learn how to create pathology reports that make a difference

The centre of the pathology universe is the pathology report, but creating value from a Courier-font, paper-based document can be challenging. Pathologists now have the opportunity to integrate new technologies and design-minded thinking into what has previously been a static, unbending, and sometimes-misinterpreted showcase of their talent.

Whole slide imaging, new static imagery, video, treatment algorithms, headlines, targeted summaries and enhanced e-signatures can all provide opportunities to revive, enhance, and enrich pathology reports.

At Pathology Horizons 2018, Dr. Eric Glassy, will show delegates how to create reports that make a difference in his naturally informative, entertaining and engaging way.

During his presentation, entitled: “Extreme Makeover: Creating Pathology Reports that make a difference”,  Dr. Glassy will focus on creating value for patients by understanding disease processes, for clinicians by providing treatment road maps, and for pathologists by increasing marketability and practice enhancement. If you are in the business of generating diagnostic reports, this presentation will help you make a difference.

Read Dr. Glassy’s bio

View other Pathology Horizons 2018 speakers

Find out more on Pathology Horizons 2018 and how to register 

Prof. Venter to speak on emerging neuropathology diagnostics

Prof. Deon Venter, University of Wollongong, Australia will be joining the speaker panel for Pathology Horizons 2018 at the beautiful Lough Erne Resort in N.Ireland this September.

It is a privilege to have Prof. Venter back on the speaker panel for another Pathology Horizons conference. His talk in 2016 received excellent reviews and this year Prof. Venter will be presenting  on the fascinating topic of emerging neuropathology diagnostics, particularly genetic scaffolds, phenotypes and advanced imaging.

About Prof. Venter

Prof. Deon Venter is a pathologist and molecular geneticist who has spent his career in the diagnostic medical space, utilising the interface between basic science and conventional pathology practice to address unmet diagnostic needs.

Prof. Venter’s diagnostic pursuits have included using whole genome sequencing to solve stillbirth cases; the development of a novel molecular genetic test for sepsis and the use of MALDI Mass Spec to implement the rapid biotyping of bacteria in the microbiology laboratory. He has utilised imaging mass spectrometry in a range of collaborations involving the structure and evolution of venoms and venom glands in diverse phyla.  Prof. Venter has also consulted for multiple commercial entities. He is currently doing neuropathology in Sydney, Australia.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual CPD conference focused on the future of pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, procedures and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology. This year the conference is being held in the five star Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh in N.Ireland.

View conference speakers and find out more  on how to register.

Early Bird Tickets now available.

Prof. Kennedy to talk on the development of genomic assays at Pathology Horizons 2018

We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Kennedy, Medical Director and Global VP of Almac Diagnostics and also, Professor in Medical Oncology at Queen’s University Belfast will be speaking at the Pathology Horizons 2018 conference in N.Ireland.

Dr. Kennedy’s talk will focus on the “development of genomic assays for multi-arm clinical trials in cancer”.

About Prof. Richard Kennedy

Prof. Kennedy graduated in medicine from QUB in 1995. As a postgraduate he trained as a medical oncologist and received a PhD in Molecular Biology in 2004. From 2004-2007, he worked as an instructor in oncology in Harvard Medical School, USA, where he identified novel biomarkers and drug targets for cancer treatment. This work was published in several high impact journals and the associated patent was in-licensed by a Boston- based start-up company (DNAR) in 2007.  In August 2007, he joined Almac Diagnostics as the global director of diagnostics laboratories in the UK and USA. In this role he has been involved in the design and delivery of clinical trial biomarkers on behalf of several large pharmaceutical  companies.  In 2011, he joined Queen’s University Belfast and established a research group focused on various aspects of stratified medicine. He currently sits on the CR-UK new agents committee, the MRC  Stratified Medicine Panel and the all-Ireland Breast Cancer Predict Consortium.

About Pathology Horizons

Pathology Horizons is an annual CPD conference focused on the future of pathology. Delegates will learn about new technologies, procedures and lines of research that are driving the future of pathology. This year the conference is being held in the five star Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh in N.Ireland.

View conference speakers and find out more how to register.

Early Bird Tickets now available.