Posted on: 9/11/21

Tomorrow marks International Pathology Day 2021 (IPD21).

Initially launched in 2014 by the Royal College of Pathologists, IPD has grown to become a valuable platform where the contribution and achievements of pathology and laboratory medicine services are recognised and celebrated.

The study of pathology and detailed examination of the human body dates to antiquity. Having evolved over time, pathology has supported a better understanding of the causes of diseases and injuries and has played a crucial role in medical diagnosis and research.

In recent years Pathology has undergone a digital revolution, which was sped up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In today’s world, Pathologists across the globe can engage, evaluate, and collaborate rapidly even when separated by thousands of miles – allowing them to share research and provide faster diagnoses.

Integrating AI

As Digital Pathology becomes more widely adopted around the world, international collaborations between developed and middle-to-lower income countries have been possible, enabling these countries to access advanced research and developments.

The rise in Digital Pathology has also supported the adoption of AI within the field, which will enable faster detection, quantifiability and characterisation of specific cell and tissue structures.

This Year’s Event

During this year’s virtual International Pathology Day, the Royal College of Pathologists, alongside Sonic Healthcare UK and The British Society for Haematology are hosting a variety of talks and roundtable discussions, including:

  • The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
  • Diagnostic Validation of Whole Slide Scanner Imaging for Primary Diagnosis of Aggressive Lymphoma
  • Practising “Deep Medicine” in “Smart Hospitals".
  • The Role of AI in Pathology
  • Roundtable:  Can Digital Pathology Break Down International Borders?

The event will take place from 10:00 – 14:00 on Wednesday 10 November and is free to attend.

You can book your space here.

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