The Agenda 2016

Pathology Horizons 2016

Day 1   15 September:  

18.00 Registration. Opening of conference & Welcome reception

Day 2   16 September

9am – Hugh Cormican – CEO, Cirdan. Conference Introduction


9.10 – Richard Levenson, Vice Chair, Strategic Technologies, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis,California
Title: MUSE: A New, Fast, Simple Microscopy Method for Slide-Free Histology and Surface Topography

9.50 – David Snead, Head, UHCW NHS Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence,UK
Title: Algorithm development and Strategy for Digital Pathology in the future

10.30 – Fabio GrizziHead of Laboratory, Department of Inflammation & Immunology Histology, Humanitas Research Centre, Milan
Title: Spectral analysis for tumour diagnosis and classification in surgical pathology and cytopathology

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – Ian Young, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland
Title: Advances in clinical chemistry

12.10 – Laura Elnitski, Principal Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, MD,USA
Title:  Assessing ZNF154 hypermethylation from circulating tumor DNA in pan-cancer diagnostics

12.50 – Eric Glassy, Medical Director, APMG, Los Angeles
TitleRiffs on Future Path: the fall of paper, the rise of smarties and the quest for selfies.

1.30 – 2.30 Lunch

2.30 – Tim Helliwell, Clinical Director, Cellular Pathology, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Title: The impact of international pathology guidance on the management of patients with cancer

3.10 – Glenn Edwards, National Medical Director, St John of God Pathology, Australia
Title: Challenges for Clinical Pathologists in the Decision Support Era

3.50 – 4.00  Coffee Break

4.00 – Colin Truesdale, Evolve Product Marketing Manager, Kainos Evolve:
Title: The building blocks for Integrated Care

6.15 – Conference Dinner (Meet In lobby for transport to Restaurant)

Day 3    17th September


9.00 – Deon Venter, Director of Pathology,Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Australia
Title: Using whole genome and whole exome sequencing to solve unsolvable cases

9.40 – Raymond Bond, Computing Sciences, University of Ulster
Title: User interfaces in healthcare: Is poor ‘usability’ an epidemic?

10.20 – Judy Fitzgerald, Senior Project Manager, Cirdan, Australia

Title: Dealing with change: Technology and the Laboratory (TBC)

                      11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30  Short Presentations 

Luke Vanstone, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Title: Detection and Analysis of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Anopheles Funestus 

Peter McLoughlin, Cirdan

Title: Integrative Genomics of Non- Small Lung Cancer 

Maxim Untesco, SmartPath srl, Italy

Title: Computer aided diagnosis based on Cytology and Histology WSI

12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch

Conference tour/activity

Major developments in pathology raise many questions. Be part of the discussion on the way forward.

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