10th March 2022 - Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland

Transforming Digital Pathology & AI: The Path Forward

Successfully utilizing AI to transform your day-to-day workflow & How others are going digital.

Event Overview:

Technological advances and the increased focus on precision medicine have recently paved the way for the development of digital pathology-based approaches for quantitative pathologic assessments, namely whole slide imaging and artificial intelligence (AI)–based solutions, allowing us to explore and extract information beyond human visual perception.

However, there are several difficulties encountered in the practical use of AI in clinical diagnosis. These include the lack of sufficient annotated data for the development and validation of AI systems, the explainability of black box AI models and the difficulty in defining the ground truth data for training and validation. All of these together present significant challenges in the development and clinical translation of AI methods in the practice of pathology.

We intend to serve this in-person event as a platform to discuss the above challenges and provide the attendees an opportunity to exchange expertise, experiences and actionable information through real time discussions.

What to expect?

  • Case studies and presentations from the experts on applications of AI in digital pathology
  • Live interaction with senior speakers
  • Agenda geared towards networking and close collaboration
  • 1-2-1 Partnering Meetings
  • Keynote across a sit down breakfast
  • Hands-on” product/software demo from one of the industry’s leading tech providers
  • Evening drinks reception and sit down, 3 course Gala Dinner!

We look forward to welcoming you in Scotland as we return to in-person events safely!

When: 10th March 2022 – 08:00am – LATE

Where: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland

It’s STUNNING, Check it out for yourself below….

Fee Includes:
Sit down breakfast
Access to all presentations
Access to the exhibition
Access to the hands on technology workshop
3 Course Gala Dinner
Entry into the drinks reception
Take home workbooks
Discounted hotel rates
Group rates (Get in touch for further info)

Session Moderator:

Martin Fergie, PhD,

Lecturer in health data sciences, University of Manchester

Some of our expert speaker panel includes:

Jan Lukas Robertus MD, PhD

Consultant Histopathologist,
Associate Clinical Chief Information Officer, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust UK
Dr. Jennifer Hay


Laboratory Manager, Glasgow Tissue Research Facility, Scotland, UK
Dr. Gareth Bryson


Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Lead for Technology, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Dr. Yasmine Makhlouf

Data Scientist, AI team of Tissue Hybridisation and Digital Pathology in the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University Belfast

Senior Representative

Aiforia

Technology Partners:

Aiforia equips pathologists and scientists in preclinical, academic, and clinical labs with the most powerful deep learning artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology to increase the speed, accuracy, and consistency of analyzing large and complex medical images across a variety of fields from oncology to neuroscience. 

Aiforia is composed of an ideal mix of scientists experienced in a variety of medical areas from pathology to cancer diagnostics, software developers who collectively hold over 100 years’ experience in artificial intelligence, and a business team with backgrounds in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Hospital Services Limited (HSL) is a specialist distributor of medical and surgical equipment, consumable products and healthcare IT solutions servicing public and private hospitals across the UK and Ireland.

Based in the market and at offices in East Midlands, Belfast, and Dublin , HSL is one of the largest privately-owned distributors supplying the health sector. In addition to supplying market leading technologies and solutions, HSL’s team provides on-going technical and clinical support to the end-user of its products. The company’s emphasis on innovation and embedded relationships with healthcare professionals is rooted in understanding healthcare professionals’ needs and challenges faced in the healthcare setting.

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