09.30 – 10.15 Registration & refreshments for full-day participants
10.15 – 10.25 Welcome from the President of the Royal College of Pathologists
10.25 – 10.55 Mr Tony Cambridge, Advances in rapid and point of care diagnostics testing
10.55 – 11.25 Dr Charles van Heyningen, Recent point of care diagnostic developments in Eastern and Southern Africa
11.25. – 11.45 Refreshments
11.45 – 12.15 Mrs Annette Wilkinson & Dr Gillian Holdsworth, The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) Tinies TM Self collection
12.15 – 12.45 Professor Tahir Pillay, New diagnostic probes for point-of-care diagnostic testing (POCT)
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch including sponsored workshop and poster competition judging
13.00 – 13.15 Poster competition judging (Outside Elizabeth Room 1st floor)
13.15 – 13.45 Sponsored lunchtime workshop, A Day in the Life of an Augmented Pathologist (Carlton Room 2nd floor)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are no longer “hype.” We have seen the effects of AI in other fields already, and we all have some understanding of AI – but what does it mean when put into the context of pathology?
With the promise of AI augmenting pathologists, enabling effectiveness and efficiency by taking over day-to-day tasks, offering performance with higher quality, and better safety - it is clear that significant changes are underway. The big question is, how quickly will it happen?
It needs validation studies, changes in workflows, proper infrastructure, etc. to be successful, but pathologists now understand what this promise holds.
In this workshop, we will explore the pros and cons of artificial intelligence in healthcare, specifically pathology, and put this into the context of everyday life of a pathologist, highlighting both the negative and positive impacts.
13.45 – 13.55 Audience seated for roundtable
14:00 – 15.15 Roundtable: A question of quality
15.20 – 15.25 Winning poster announced
15:25 – 15.30 Closing remarks
15:30 – 17.30 Leica Biosystems launch their Future of Pathology project, followed by networking and refreshments (Elizabeth Room 1st floor)