This hybrid symposium will provide a complete overview of the role of Digital Pathology (DP) in training and beyond. It will explore a broad range of topics including:

  • The process of integrating DP into a working pathology department and the role it plays for both trainees and consultants involved in training, including tips and tricks learned from real-life experiences
  • The benefits of DP in teaching and revision and the future of RCPath examinations in the digital era
  • An overview to demystify artificial intelligence and review how this can help support pathologists both now and in the future 
  • Additional topics surrounding DP such as ethical and environmental considerations 

The symposium is open to all practicing pathologists with an interest in DP. It will be of particular interest to Histopathology trainees and consultants involved in training (including Educational Supervisors and Training Programme Directors).

This event will be an excellent primer for those embarking on their digital pathology journey whilst providing valuable insights for pathologists already in the process of using DP.

We are delighted to offer 60 free spaces for in-person trainee delegates. These spaces are available to the first 60 trainee applicants so early registration is advised. 

The following sponsors have kindly contributed to the running of this event: Deciphex Pty Ltd, EIZO Limited, Ibex, Owkin, Roche Diagnostics Limited, Sectra, Source LDPath, HSL, Indica labs, Paige.AI Ltd.



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 (Gareth Bryson)

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

Session 2: Digital Pathology and Training – Part 2

11.45     Validation of Pathology AI for Clinical Practice (Clare Verrill)
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    Digital pathology training resources - a review of what exists (Michael Toss)

14:50     BREAK

Session 4: Ethics of AI and DP

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

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


Members Rate: £220

Consession/Trainee Rate: Free to first 60 trainees, £118 after that.

Non Member Rate: £307

Virtual Fee:

Members Rate: £173

Consession/Trainee Rate: £50

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.