Pathology Horizons 2017

It is now just six weeks until the Pathology Horizons 2017 conference in Cairns. Places are filling fast, so if you haven’t registered yet, make sure you sign up today.

About the conference

Pathology Horizons focuses on new technologies, developments and lines of research that will drive the future of pathology. Organised annually by Cirdan, it is a unique event that draws a global audience of speakers and delegates.

Unlike other conferences, Pathology Horizons provides an opportunity to not only learn from speakers via their talks but allows delegates to network and interact with industry experts in a more informal setting. As an added bonus, the tropical surroundings of idyllic venue, Paradise Palms make it a perfect location for learning, relaxing and mixing with peers.

Now for the icing on the cake – there is no registration fee to attend due to sponsorship and it is also CPD approved.

Speakers & Topics

Our 2017 speaker line-up includes some of the best in the world of pathology and will be sure not to disappoint. First up will be Dr. Liron Pantanowitz from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, who will discuss the pros and cons of computer aided diagnosis in pathology. This will be followed by Northern Ireland native, Dr. Maurice Loughrey who will speak about whole slide imaging analysis software in the research setting and a breakthrough in tissue-based biomarker analysis.

UK based, David Bottoms from DJB Healthcare Ltd will look at pathology digital imaging in the UK, including key elements of the business case for digital imaging. Delegates will also benefit from a talk on digital pathology regulatory considerations by Dr. Esther Abels from Philips Digital Pathology, The Netherlands.

Bringing genetics into mainstream medical practice will be discussed by Prof. Leslie Burnett of, Australia. Also from Australia, Dr. Anthony Gill will speak on ‘Morphologomics’ – challenges for surgical pathology in the genomic age.

Why advances in biology and informatics should bring pathology and radiology together into a combined diagnostics discipline will be covered by Dr. Michael Legg, Michael Legg & Associates, Australia. Dr. Perry Maxwell of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland will talk on LIMS in modern molecular pathology.

Prof. Richard Levenson of UC Davis, California provided an entertaining and novel talk at the Pathology Horizons 2016 conference in Ireland and this year we are delighted to have him in Cairns to speak on novel microscopies, namely the groundbreaking topic of MUSE (Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation).

Australian native, Dr. Glenn Edwards of SA Pathology will be sharing a value-based approach to clinical pathology and informatics.

Dr. Ashraf Mina of Pathology West, Australia will be talking ‘Big Data’ and sharing the opportunities and challenges it presents in health and research. Delegates will also hear from Dr. Keith Kaplan, editor of industry leading digital pathology blog, on the last 15 years of digital pathology, what’s worked, what hasn’t and what’s coming. Presentations will wrap after Prof. Peter Hamilton of Philips Digital Pathology, Northern Ireland speaks on computational pathology and driving the digital transformation in biomarker discovery and diagnosis.

Alongside the main talks, Dr. Felipe Templo Jr from the Phillipines will give a short presentation on the practical utility of social media platforms in pathology and laboratory medicine education.

Secure your place and be part of the discussion on the future of pathology from 10th – 12th August!

How do I register?

Register now via the online registration form or by emailing

Still deciding?

This should help make up your mind. Watch a quick overview of last year’s conference in Ireland and listen to others’ experiences of the conference.