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Hear about Novel Microscopies from Prof. Richard Levenson

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Richard Levenson will be joining us in Cairns this August for the annual Pathology Horizons Conference.

The title of Prof. Levenson’s talk is “Path, Present and Future: Novel Microscopies” .

According to Prof. Levenson how microscopes work in actual clinical pathology has not changed materially in well over a century. Recently, however, a number of new approaches are being developed, some of which will eventually find their way into the mainstream. One method, which Prof. Levenson will look at in detail is Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation (MUSE). MUSE is a rapid approach for obtaining high-resolution, diagnostic quality histological images from unsectioned thick tissue specimens, replacing the need for slide preparation and the attendant extensive tissue processing and thin physical sectioning. MUSE is notable for its optical and mechanical simplicity. Excitation of tissue surfaces with 280-nm UV excitation excites a wide range of exogenous dyes with very large Stokes shifts. The resulting images can be captured using ordinary microscopic optics and standard CMOS or CCD cameras.

Preparing a sample for MUSE imaging can be performed in around a minute. With appropriate stage travel, extended fields of view can be captured from whole organs with microscopic detail. This non-destructive process leaves the sample intact for subsequent downstream molecular or genetic analysis.

In addition, images can include shading and depth cues that reveal surface profiles important in understanding the three-dimensional organization of complex specimens. This inexpensive, rapid and slide-free, sample-sparing method has potential to replace frozen sections, and may have other applications in both high and  low resource settings.

Here’s a snippet of Prof. Levenson speaking about the ground breaking topic of MUSE.

Join us for Pathology Horizons 2017 in Cairns to hear more.

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David Bottoms to speak on Pathology Digital Imaging in the UK

We are delighted to have David Bottoms speaking at the Pathology Horizons Conference in Cairns, Australia this August.

During his presentation entitled, “Pathology Digital Imaging in the UK – Are we nearly there yet?” he will provide delegates with insight into the scope, objectives and findings of a Digital Imaging Proof of Concept study undertaken in the UK. David is able to provide both a project management and pathologist perspective and his talk will include the key elements of the business case for digital imaging.

David has been a part of service integration and a variety of pathology projects spanning the North and South of the UK since the turn of the century.

He continues to work for the NHS in a variety of roles, including work for the North of England Cancer Care Alliance, Pathology project across West Yorkshire and the Digital Imaging project in Leeds.

Since 2014 he has been involved in the promotion of Pathology Digital Imaging as part of a wider potential solution to address service risks/ resilience in the face of workload/ workforce imbalance within Cellular Pathology services and sincerely hopes that he will help catalyse the progression of Digital Imaging not just in his own patch but elsewhere across the UK.

See David Bottom’s bio and read an abstract of his talk.

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Prof. Leslie Burnett will be talking ‘Genomics’ at Pathology Horizons 2017

Wprof-leslie-burnette are delighted to announce that Professor Leslie Burnett will be speaking at the Pathology Horizons 2017 Conference in Cairns this August.

Prof. Burnett will be presenting on:

“Bringing Genomics into Mainstream Medical Practice”

Prof. Burnett believes the introduction of clinically accredited Whole Genome Sequencing and the increasing availability of genomic  technologies is heralding a new era for modern medicine.

According to Dr. Burnett, these transformative techniques are more than new tests: their implementation offers huge potential for improving patient care and preventative health but challenge existing systems of test requesting, patient consent, result reporting, and clinical consultation.

In his presentation Dr. Burnett will describe the scope and range of medicine that are already being changed through the ready availability of genomics, and will provide examples of some of the surprisingly simple solutions that are being developed to support the introduction of genomics into medical practice.”

Prof. Burnett is Chief Medical Officer of Genome.One, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He is a passionate teacher and communicator about the genetics and genomics revolution.

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We welcome Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr. to the Pathology Horizons Speaker Panel

Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr.We are pleased to announce our Canadian addition to the Pathology Horizons 2017 Speaker Panel.

Dr. Burnier’s field of study is Ophthalmology.  Dr. Burnier was the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, from 1993 to 2008 along with being a full Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Medicine and Oncology at McGill.

Dr. Burnier is presenting :

“The Use of Digital Pathology in Ocular Pathology: Advantages of automated analysis”.  

Ocular pathology is a distinct sub specialty of anatomical pathology and in many instances ocular pathologists receive consultations from outside their hospital. Digital pathology plays a crucial role in this process. Particularly in Ocular Pathology, the difference between the analysis of selected images compared to the whole slide image is crucial.

See Miguel Burnier’s bio and read an abstract of his talk.

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To register your interest in attending and to request a copy of the conference programme (when it becomes available) contact Elaine at earmstrong@cirdan.com

Michael Legg joins Pathology Horizons 2017!  Hear his take on Combining Radiology and Pathology…

michael-leggbWe are pleased to announce that Michael Legg will be joining our speaker panel at the Pathology Horizons Conference from 10-12th August in Cairns, Australia.

As a Consultant Health Informatician, Michael Legg is an expert on organisational systems and informatics. With this wide knowledge base, he is focusing his talk on

“Why advances In Biology and Informatics should bring Pathology and Radiology together into a combined diagnostics discipline”.

He is interested in the extent of diagnostic error and how poor diagnosis can be harmful to patient satisfaction.  He believes combining radiology and pathology is an integral part to improve this, in addition, being good for politics and business reasons. He believes this merger between the two disciplines is inevitable but needs to be better managed.

See Michael Legg’s bio and read an abstract of his talk.

More on conference speakers.

To register your interest in attending and to request a copy of the conference programme (when it becomes available) contact Elaine at earmstrong@cirdan.com.

Prof Anthony Gill to speak “Morphologomics” at Pathology Horizons 2017!

We are delgill_photograph192-252ighted to announce that Prof Anthony Gill will be part of our speaker panel for the Pathology Horizons Conference in Cairns, Australia from 10th – 12th August.

He is one of many experts who will discuss the Future of Pathology at this open annual event.

Prof Gill’s talk titled,

“Morphologomics – Challenges for Surgical Pathology in the Genomic Age”

discusses how basic morphological approaches in the diagnostic surgical pathology laboratory have not changed in more than 100 years while other pathology disciplines, from haematology to genomics, have undergone tremendous automation practices. Prof Gill will introduce and discuss the concept of ‘Morphologomics’, that is omics approaches critically reimagined and reappraised from the viewpoint of classic morphology.

Prof Gill research mainly focuses on translating advances in knowledge gained at the basic science level into clinically useful diagnostic tests including classic morphology.

Prof Gill is a senior staff specialist in anatomical pathology at Royal North Shore in Sydney.

For more information on Prof Gill or other speakers, please click on the link below.

See Anthony Gill’s bio and read an abstract of his talk.

More on conference speakers.

To register your interest in attending and to request a copy of the conference programme (when it becomes available) contact Elaine at earmstrong@cirdan.com.

 

Pathology Horizons 2017 Bursary Applications Now Open

Pathology Horizons is an open conference, which is free to attend, delegates are only required to pay for their accommodation.

A limited number of small bursaries are available to individuals in the early stages of their career who would benefit from participation at the conference but do not have support available to attend. The bursary offered will cover hotel expenses at Pathology Horizons.

A bursary applicant is free to present a topic of interest. Typical bursary presentations last 10 minutes.

Who is eligible?

Pathologists, Post-graduate students (PhD, MD or MSc), Pathology Trainees or researchers.

 How do I apply?

Electronic Application

Below, is one of our past bursary students, Peter McLoughlin, who attended Pathology Horizons 2016 in Galway, Ireland presenting on “Integrative Genomics of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”.

Dr. Liron Pantanowitz to speak at Pathology Horizons 2017

Ipantanowitz_cropt gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Liron Pantanowitz will be one of our keynote speakers at this year’s Pathology Horizons conference in Cairns, Australia from 10th – 12th  August.

Dr. Pantanowitz is a Professor of Pathology and of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA. He is the Director of the Pathology Informatics Division and Director of the Pathology Informatics Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is also the Director of the Cytopathology Division at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), executive board of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), serves as a council member for the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and is a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Digital Pathology committee. He is widely published in the field of pathology informatics including digital imaging and its application to pathology.

Dr. Pantanowitz’s talk will centre on the topic of ‘Computer Aided Diagnosis in Pathology’.

Watch out for other exciting speaker announcements coming soon.

To register your interest in attending and to request a copy of the conference programme when it becomes available contact Elaine at earmstrong@cirdan.com

Pathology Horizons 2017

We are delighted to announce the date and venue of the Pathology Horizons 2017 Conference. It will be held in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland,  Australia. Cairns is considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambiance.

The Conference 

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.

Why attend?

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, how people in supporting disciplines should be preparing for and perhaps directing these changes and their potential impact on the daily work of a pathologist. We are also looking for ideas on how other, previously unconnected disciplines might help meet future requirements.

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.

Here’s a quick overview on the Pathology Horizons 2016 Conference in Ireland, which will give you some insight into the benefits of attending this unique event.

Do you want to be a part of it?

Simply contact at Elaine at  earmstrong@cirdan.com

*Please note that there are no conference fees thanks to  Cirdan sponsoring the event

 

Deon Venter to speak at Pathology Horizons 2016

 

deon-venter-1 We are delighted to announce that Professor Deon Venter will join our speaker panel at  Pathology Horizons in Galway 15-17th of September 2016.

Deon  pioneered the use of genomic technologies in cancer diagnostics and research in Australasia. He is Director of Pathology at Mater Health Services in Brisbane and the  author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications, primarily in the fields of cancer genetics and genetic-based diagnostics. His other contributions include being the first to demonstrate the expression of the HER2 protein on the cell membrane of breast cancer cells, which identified this molecule as a viable target for developing the drug Herceptin. Always pioneering, he is the first Australasian MD to have his genome sequenced.

Deon will discuss using whole genome and exome sequences to solve cases of perinatal death which otherwise proved unsolvable.  Via collaboration with colleagues at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, he will explain how a  a bioinformatics pipeline has been developed to aid the processing of such sequencing data.

Pathology Horizons 2016

Pathology Horizons is an open annual conference organised and sponsored by Cirdan  to discuss developing technologies and trends in Pathology. The dates are 15-17 September in the stunning west of Ireland in Galway.

This unique event will give you the  chance to learn about the potential impacts and challenges of new diagnostic and informatics technologies on pathology.

Topics will include genetic marking, molecular pathology, the future of imaging, data analytics and the laboratory, integration and mobile connectivity across laboratory systems. There will also be the chance to see some cutting edge solutions in action.

Other Speakers

Prof Ian Young | Chief Scientific Advisor, Health Dept N.Ireland

Prof Richard Levenson | UC Davis, California

Prof Eric Glassy| AFMG, Los Angeles

Prof Fabio Grizzi | Humanities Research Centre, Milan

Dr Raymond Bond | University of Ulster

Dr Laura Elnitski | Nat Human Genome Research Institute, MD, USA

Colin Truesdale | Marketing Manager, Kainos Evolve

Dr David Snead | Head – UHCW NHS Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence

Dr Glenn Edwards | National Medical Director, St John of God Pathology, Perth, Australia

Prof Tim Helliwell | Clinical Director Cellular Pathology, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Judy Fitzgerald | Project Manager, Cirdan, Brisbane, Australia