The newly formed Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of digital pathology applications in healthcare, invites interested pathology professionals to join them for the fifth annual Pathology Visions conference, to be held September 13-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Hotel and Marina.
Pathology Visions brings together leading pathologists and industry thought leaders for a showcase of the very latest in digital pathology technology and applications in healthcare. Registrants will participate in two days of multi-track educational sessions covering innovative topics in digital pathology, stimulating discussions and workshops, and the Pathology Visions Exhibit Hall, in which product solutions by more than 20 vendors and associations in the industry will be featured.
“Pathology Visions provides an excellent roadmap for all types of healthcare professionals and service providers interested in learning about digital pathology solutions and deployment strategies,” said Dirk G. Soenksen, president of the Digital Pathology Association. “We are excited to have such a distinguished group of speakers this year from a broad range of digital pathology arenas.”
Although the conference is in its fifth year, 2009 marks the first year that it will become the annual meeting of the Digital Pathology Association. The recently formed Board of Directors will hold their inaugural meeting during the conference, as will the Industry Council, composed of DPA sponsors and supporters in the digital pathology community.
Victor E. Reuter, M.D., Vice Chairman, Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is the Keynote Speaker for Pathology Visions 2009. Dr. Reuter is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and has practiced surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for the past 25 years, where he is currently an attending pathologist and vice chairman of the Department of Pathology. He is also director of the Genitourinary Pathology Research Laboratory, past president of the medical staff, and director of the Immunohistochemistry Research Core Laboratory.
In addition, over 25 breakout sessions will cover a variety of applications in the topic areas of Clinical and Drug Development & Research. A sampling of session topics include:
- Digital Pathology in Community Practice
- Digital Pathology in Clinical Trials
- Operational Considerations in Implementing Digital Pathology
- A Look to the Future in Toxicologic Pathology
- Tissue Biomarkers in Oncology Clinical Development
- Personalized Cancer Therapy with Biomarker Networks