The Digital Pathology Association Marks a Decade of Medical Technology Advances
ORLANDO, Fla. – International medical nonprofit the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) will host its annual global conference, Pathology Visions, from October 6 – 8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. The association will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary of the association at the conference.
The DPA is a not-for-profit member organization comprised of pathologists, scientists, technologists and industry representatives dedicated to the advancement of the field of digital pathology. Pathology Visions, one of the most reputable pathology conferences in the world, brings together professionals from around the globe and delivers best practice education while influencing industry standards and contributing to the advancement in the standards of patient care. Attendees of Pathology Visions will have access to a wealth of knowledge from thought leaders and pioneers in digital pathology.
“We’re thrilled to welcome pathology experts from around the world to Pathology Visions this year,” said Dr. Marilyn M. Bui, DPA President. “The conference is packed with informative, innovative workshops, presentations, networking opportunities and events to inspire collaboration and community. Anyone interested in the field of pathology can gain valuable education from our network of experienced professionals the DPA has brought together.”
The conference lineup includes presentations from over 30 industry experts and a keynote address by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. Attendees will be able to participate in cutting-edge workshops with distinguished trade visionaries, see the latest product solutions, and much more. Presentations will cover two tracks – clinical and non-clinical topics.
A handful of companies plan to introduce new technologies at the conference:
- Bionovation Biotech, Inc. will introduce a third-generation focus algorithm that will “solve the microscope focus problem forever.” With this focus algorithm, the system could complete scanning whole bone marrow smear slide in two minutes. The new deep learning algorithm will per-classify the bone marrow cells to 74 categories.
- Corista will introduce new software analytics integration, which has expanded to include additional partners and has been redesigned to improve scalability, simplify configuration and ease integration. Their slide uploader allows individual pathologists to upload whole slide images and accession a case into DP3.
- Deep Bio, Inc. will introduce DeepDx-Connect, their cloud-based digital pathology platform that supports data storage, scoring, annotation and analysis using artifical intelligence (AI). DeepDx-Connect supports AI analysis for the detection of malignant regions in prostate, breast and lymph node tissue.
- Indica Labs, Inc. will launch a new product, HALO AP™, a case-centric, assay-driven, workflow software for anatomical pathologists.
- Motic will announce the FS-Live Pro 6, a live remote frozen section for Motic Digital Pathology’s six slide scanner. Optimized for frozen sections, FNA, cytology, and ROSE, the FS-Live Telepathology Suite transforms Motic's one and six slide scanners into real-time microscopes that can be controlled by pathologists anywhere in the world.
- Tribvn Healthcare will announce a new version of CaloPix, their image management and analysis software. The company will also be launching the French National Telepathology platform in October, which will be open to all pathologists on the French territory (public and private sectors).
These advancements will aid digital pathologists in faster diagnoses and improve patient care around the world. Additionally, DRS Daylight Solutions and Hamamatsu Corporation will both celebrate their companies’ 50th anniversaries while attending Pathology Visions.
About the Digital Pathology Association
Founded in 2009, the Digital Pathology Association’s mission is to facilitate awareness, education and adoption of digital pathology and AI applications in healthcare and life sciences. Its Board of Directors is composed of a mix of all segments within the digital pathology space, with both U.S. and international representatives. Members are encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology amongst colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and Pathology Visions, please click here.