This symposium will explore wide-ranging aspects of digital pathology - encompassing its incorporation into training, an exploration of artificial intelligence and discussion around its ethical considerations. While broad in scope, there is a deliberate focus on pathology training issues.  The symposium is open to all practicing pathologists, but will be of particular interest to Cellular Pathology Trainees and Consultants involved in training (including Training Programme Directors and Educational Supervisors).

A day to further delve into a rapidly expanding field which will be an excellent primer for those embarking on their digital pathology journey.  Join us to learn more about how digital pathology will complement training and beyond.

We are also offering a a virtual attendance to this event for anyone who can not make the in-person event.


09.15   Registration 

09.55    Start of event - introduction by Chair (Gareth Bryson, Glasgow)

Session 1: Digital Pathology and Training - Part 1

10.00    Digital Pathology for primary diagnostics – Technology, data and standards (TBC)

10.25    Transitioning to Digital Pathology – A trainee and trainer’s perspective (Sioban Fraser/Katie Gardner, Glasgow)
10.55    Fully Digital Pathology Training  (Sofia Jarkman, Linköping)
11.20     BREAK

Session 2: Digital Pathology and Training – Part 2

11.50    Digital pathology training resources – a review of what exists (Erin Whyte, Sheffield) 
12.10    Exams and digital pathology  (Lutful Wahab, West Hertfordshire)

12.35     Morning panel discussion (All morning speakers)

13.00    LUNCH

Session 3: AI for Beginners

14.00    What is AI Deep Learning – and how does Pathology AI work? (Fayyaz Minhas, Warwick) 

14.25    Validation of Pathology AI for Clinical Practice  (David Snead, Coventry) 

14:50     BREAK

Session 4: Ethics of AI and DP

15.20    Use of digital pathology for inclusion (training and practice) (Samar Betmouni, Sheffield, Dr Ryan Clark, Glasgow)

15:45    Ethics of AI research including bias (Francis Mckay, Oxford) 

16.10     Environmental impact of Digital Pathology (Dr Jamie Wilson, Dundee)

16.35    Afternoon Panel Discussion (All afternoon speakers)

17:00     Close and feedback form completion

Registration Fees

In Person Fee:

Members Rate: £220

Consession/Trainee Rate: £118

Non Member Rate: £307

Virtual Fee:

Members Rate: £173

Consession/Trainee Rate: £92

Non Member Rate: £279

(Please note if you join virtually you will not be able to participate in any lunchtime networking)

Cancellation Policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations including changing of dates. Payments are not transferrable, to change date you will be required to cancel your place and rebook onto the new date. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event.


To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.

Travelling to Site

Royal College of Pathologists

The nearest stations are Aldgate and Aldgate east – Underground stations (District, Hammersmith and city, Circle and Metropolitan lines then a 5-7 Minute walk to the venue

Fenchurch Street – C2C line then a 15-minute walk.

The following Bus stops near Aldgate and Aldgate east: 100, 115, 15, 242, 25, 254, 343, 42, 78, 205, 135, N15, N205, N253, N25, N550, N551

Cycling: Bicycle racks can be accessed via a back door on North Tenter Street, there is a call button which calls reception, who will allow you into the secure bike rack. Please do let us know in advance, so we can let reception know your intention to cycle in.