Agenda 2018

Pathology Horizons 2018

Day 1 – Thursday, 13th September

18.00 Registration. Opening of conference & Welcome reception

Day 2 – Friday, 14th September

09:00 – Dr. Hugh Cormican – CEO, Cirdan                                                            Welcome & Conference Introduction

09.15 – Dr. Eric Glassy, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, USA
Title: “Extreme Makeover: Creating Pathology Reports that Make a Difference”

09.45– Dr. Anil Parwani, University of Ohio, USA
Title: “Advancing Diagnostic Pathology: Impact of Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence Tools”

10.15 – Dr. Niamh Buckley, Queen’s University Belfast, N.Ireland        Title: “Application of Liquid Biopsy to the Detection and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer”

10:45 – Q&A

11.00 – Coffee Break

11:15 – Prof. Jane Armes, NSW Pathology, Australia
Title: “Genome Sequencing as a Diagnostic Aid”

11:45 – Prof. Richard Kennedy, Almac & Queen’s University Belfast, N.Ireland                                                                                                                                    Title: “Development of Genomic Assays for Multi-Arm Clinical Trials in Cancer”

12:15 – Q&A

12.30 – Lunch

13.30– Prof Deon Venter, University of Wollongong, Australia
Title: “Emerging neuropathology diagnostics: genetic scaffolds, phenotypes and advanced imaging”

14:00 – Dr. Keith Kaplan,, USA
Title: “Artificial Intelligence: What it Means for Healthcare and Pathology”

14:30 – Dr. Laszlo Igali, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust, England and Ferenc Igali, University of Lincoln, England.  Title: “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Digital Pathology”

15:00 – Q&A

15:15 – Coffee Break

15:30 – Dr. Peter Bankhead, Research Scientist, N. Ireland                      Title: “QuPath Software: Open Source Software to Reveloutionize and Standardize Digital Pathology Image Analysis”

16:00 –  Dr. Richard Levenson,  UC Davis, USA                                                 Title: “MUSE: A Novel Approach for Rapid Histology”

16:30 – Q&A

16.40 – Close

6.30 – Conference Dinner

Day 3 – Saturday, 15th September

09.00 – David Meade, International Business Speaker & Mentalist
Title: “Mind Your Business”

10.30 – Coffee Break

10:50–  Dr. Irene Regan, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine
Title: “Laboratory Medicine: The Times They Are A Changin”

11.20 –  Dr. Dean Wallace, UCLA, USA
Title: “Opportunities outweigh the challenges of radiology and pathology integration”

11.50 – Dr. Donal O’Shea, Deciphex, Ireland                                            Title: “Finding Normals: Application and Implementation of AI driven Screening Processes in Pathology”

12:20 – Q&A

12:35 – Closing Remarks

12:45 – Conference Close

12:45 – 13:45 –  Lunch

14:30 –  Conference Activity  – Trip to Marble Arch Caves or                                                Golf on the Nick Faldo course

         Bus will leave the Lough Erne Resort Reception at 2:30pm, arriving at the Marble Arch Caves for a 3:00pm tour, followed by a stop off at traditional Irish bar, Blakes of the Hollow for some refreshments. 

Please note: The agenda is current as of 10th August 2018 and subject to change.

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