Dr. Laszlo 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.
Dr. Igali 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.
Digital pathology is another area of interest for Dr. Igali and he is particularly interested in the standardisation of digital pathology data, metadata development and educational aspects. Dr. Igali worked as Informatics Advisor for the Royal College of Pathologists from 2011 until 2016 . He is currently a member of the Pathology Informatics Group at the College and is one of the authors of the RCPath Digital Pathology Guidelines document.
Dr. Igali is one of the directors of the Professional Record Standards Body since 2013 and was lead consultant on the Pathology Informatics Project in 2015 and 2016. He is also co-chair of the Pathology Informatics National User Group.
Title: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Digital Pathology
Dr. Igali will be co-presenting with Ferenc Igali, Senior Lead Technician at the Psychology Department at the University of Lincoln.
Ferenc Igali 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.
Ferenc is a programmer heavily interested in the interconnection of neuroscience and computer interfaces, and has worked and developed on a number of systems in the area – from specific apps that test auditory performance and help those learning a second language, to working on the creation of a 3D body database and a body emotion recognition data set.
He’s currently working on developing a fully interactive holographic patient that was unveiled in 2018 and will be co-presenting alongside Dr. Laszlo Igali on the advancements they’re working on for the use of these emergent technologies for Digital Pathology.