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

michael-leggbWe are pleased to announce that Dr. 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, Dr. 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 Dr. Michael Legg’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.

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  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’s 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.

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

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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

Pathology Horizons Conference Countdown

It is a little over a month to go to Pathology Horizons 2016.  Places are filling so register NOW.

Approved for CPD points and drawing participants from across the globe, this unique and open pathology conference promises an engaging and thought-provoking experience.

The venue is the vibrant city of Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way of the West of Ireland. The dates are 15-17 September 2016.

We are delighted to be able to announce an excellent array of speakers.

What’s ahead for clinical pathologists in the decision support era will be addressed by Prof. Glenn Edwards from Perth, Australia. Also from Australia, Judy Fitzgerald will share her passion for bridging science and IT in an era of rapid and significant change. From Kainos Evovle, Colin Truesdale is to take a look ahead at the building blocks for integrated care.

From Northern Ireland, Professor Ian Young will give his views on future trends in clinical chemistry and related challenges and opportunities. The importance of human-machine interaction principles for user interfaces in healthcare is the subject for Dr Raymond Bond of Ulster University. From the International Collaboration on Cancer reporting (ICCR) organisation and Liverpool , Prof Tim Helliwell  will focus on the impact of  international pathology guidance on the management of patients with cancer.

Dr David Snead of the UHCW Digital Pathology Centre of excellence will review the areas of diagnostic pathology which are likely to be exploited in algorithm development and potential effects on the delivery of diagnostic histopathology services.

Prof Eric Glassy of APMG, Los Angeles is sure to entertain. Along with driverless microscopes, he will outline a likely massive shift in pathology workflow and digital trends that are shaping pathology.

Prof. Richard Levenson of UC Davis, California, will explain a new and fast microscopy method for slide free histology which could replace frozen sections. From Maryland USA, Dr Laura Elnitski  of the National Human Genome Institute will present findings on a potential biomarker for pan-cancer  screening and diagnostics. Prof. Fabio Grizzi of Milan, Italy will talk about future tumor diagnosis in pathology and cytology.

There is also a section for short presentations on a range of topics from our young bursary winners.

Do you want to be apart of it?

Simply email  info@cirdan.com or complete the registration form:  https://pathologyhorizons.com/register/

*Please note that there are no conference fees thanks to  sponsors such as Cirdan, Kainos EvolveKainos and Kernel Capital.

For the full conference website please visit pathologyhorizons.com .

Richard Levenson on a new Microscopy Method for Slide-Free Histology


We are delighted that Professor Richard Levenson will join us for Pathology Horizons 2016. He will present in the session on Pathology Imaging on “A  New, Fast, Simple Microscopy Method for Slide-Free Histology and Surface Topography”.

Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation (MUSE) is a novel rapid approach for obtaining high-resolution, diagnostic-quality histological images from unsectioned thick tissue specimens.

According to Richard, it is an inexpensive, rapid and slide-free, sample-sparing method with the potential to replace frozen sections. In his view it may have other applications in clinical and pre-clinical pathology.

Currently Professor and Vice Chair for Strategic Technologies in the Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis, Richard’s Research activities include development of mass-tag-based multiplexed ion-beam imaging for up to 100-plex immunohistochemistry (Nat Med, 2014) and RNA in-situ detection. His areas of interest aso encompasses artificial intelligence for image analysis, informatics. cancer immunotherapy; digital autopsy, and real-time, slide-free ex-vivo tissue microscopy.

muse-richard-levensonA recent project gained a great deal of attention in the media. It was about  evaluating the capabilities of pigeons to detect breast cancer on pathology and radiology images. “It was was published in PLOS ONE and has received more attention than any of my more mainstream efforts” is Richard’s comment and “Still trying to figure out what to do with the birds next.”

Join us 15-17 September in Galway for Pathology Horizons 2016 to hear about MUSE,what is happening with the pigeons and other though-provoking concepts.  For more information and to register visit the conference home page at pathologyhorizons.com.

Damian Fogarty on the future of pathology

In this short video interview at Pathology Horizons in 2015, Dr. Damian Fogarty discusses his area of interest in pathology, the main challenges in kidney medicine and linking data through advanced digitisation. Damian is a Consultant Kidney Physician in the Regional Nephrology and Transplant Unit, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Damian was a guest speaker at Pathology Horizons 2015 and his talk was onPathology in the era of Connected Health: linking patients outcomes and data”.
Slides:  Slides for presentation by Damian Fogarty
Video:  Video of presentation by Damian Fogarty

For more excellent presentations, insight and discussion on the future of pathology, join us at Pathology Horizons 2016, 15-17 September in Galway, Ireland.


Peter Hamilton on the future of digital pathology

In this short interveiw at Pathology Horizons 2015, Professor Peter Hamilton discusses the future of digital pathology and the impact of automated image analysis.

Peter  is Head of the Pathology Bioimaging and Informatics Laboratory within the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast.  He is also Founder of and VP for Research and Development with PathXL Ltd, a global company specializing in digital pathology software for tumor analysis and biomarker discovery.

Peter also gave a presentation as guest speaker at Pathology Horizons which is available on video : Next generation Imaging and Computer Vision in Pathology: pipedream or reality?

The slides can be viewed here.

Join us for Pathology Horizons 2016 to hear more excellent talks. See our home page pathologyhorizons.com for information and how to register.