We are delighted to welcome Research Scientist, Dr. Peter Bankhead to our expert panel of speakers for Pathology Horizons 2018.
Innovation increasingly relies on open tools, standards and software, empowering researchers to test new ideas and make new discoveries. Reproducibility and standardization in science also crucially depend upon analysis methods being made freely available.
Until recently, digital pathology suffered from the lack of a software platform that would make these things possible. Faced with a choice between attempting to analyze whole slide images using commercial systems (often prohibitively expensive) or by applying generic open source software (often prohibitively complex), much biomarker analysis in practice continued to be based on visual estimation by pathologists, which is laborious and known to have limited reproducibility.
QuPath was developed to address these issues, and represents the first widely-used, powerful, flexible, extensible and user-friendly open source platform for whole slide image analysis. Since its release at the end of 2016, QuPath has been downloaded more than 10 000 times and is used worldwide by research groups in both academia and industry.
A central goal of QuPath is to provide the tools for pathologists and image analysts to better work together, advancing the field more rapidly.
During his presentation at Pathology Horizons, Dr. Bankhead will outline some of the reasons behind QuPath’s success so far, and describe features currently in development that are set to greatly expand its scope and reach for digital pathology and bioimage analysis applications in the near future.
Why attend Pathology Horizons?
The conference is set to be another interesting and extremely informative event with a range of top international speakers demonstrating the power of new technologies, updates on procedural developments and valuable new lines of research – all in a relaxed and open atmosphere! Unlike other larger pathology events, Pathology Horizons is a boutique conference with one conference stream, which allows you to interact and network fully with the delegates and speakers. The conference is also CPD certified and has been awarded with 9 CPD credits by The Royal College of Pathologists.
Some other topics from speakers include:
- Artificial intelligence and what it means for healthcare and patholgy
- Liquid biopsy and what it can do for detecting/treating ovarian cancer
- Virtual and augmented reality in digital pathology
- Genome sequencing as a diagnostic aid
Don’t miss out, secure your place today!
Pathology Horizons 2018 Lough Erne Resort, N. Ireland 13-15th September