Already known as one of the countries leading networking forums, this in-person conference boasts cutting edge presentations and will serve as a platform to discuss the practical use of AI in clinical diagnosis and provide the attendees an opportunity to exchange expertise, experiences and actionable information through real time discussions.


Technological advances and the increased focus on precision medicine have recently paved the way for the development of digital pathology-based approaches for quantitative pathologic assessments, namely whole slide imaging and artificial intelligence (AI)–based solutions, allowing us to explore and extract information beyond human visual perception.

However, there are several difficulties encountered in the practical use of AI in clinical diagnosis. These include the lack of sufficient annotated data for the development and validation of AI systems, the explainability of black box AI models and the difficulty in defining the ground truth data for training and validation. All of these together present significant challenges in the development and clinical translation of AI methods in the practice of pathology.

We intend to serve this in-person event as a platform to discuss the above challenges and provide the attendees an opportunity to exchange expertise, experiences and actionable information through real time discussions.

What to expect: Case studies and presentations from the experts on applications of AI in digital pathology. Live interaction with senior speakers. Agenda geared towards networking and close collaboration. 1-2-1 Partnering Meetings. Keynote across a sit down breakfast. Hands-on” product/software demo from one of the industry’s leading tech providers. Evening drinks reception and sit down, 3 course Gala Dinner. Panel discussions. Exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you in Scotland as we return to in-person events safely!


An event aimed at anyone working in/as:

  • Consultant Pathologists
  • Histopathologists/Histopathology
  • Biomedical Research
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Computational Pathology
  • AI
  • Data Scientists
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Oncology Researchers
  • Digital Transformation
  • Clinical Director
  • Pathology Professor
  • Digital Diagnostics


  • Jo Martin - RCPathME FIBMS(Hon) FRCPI (Hon) FRCPathProfessor of Pathology, Queen Mary University London, Hon Consultant Barts Health NHS Trust National Specialty Advisor for Pathology NHSE
  • Gareth Bryson - Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Lead for Technology, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Honorary Clinical, Associate Professor, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Jan Lukas Robertus - Consultant Histopathologist, Associate Clinical Chief Information Officer, Medical Information Officer, Topol NHS Fellow, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Imperial College, London, UK
  • David Snead - Consultant pathologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Professor of Pathology Practice at the University of Warwick, Founding director, PathLAKE
  • Emad A Rakha - Professor of Breast Pathology and Consultant, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham and Department of Cellular Pathology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital Campus, Nottingham, UK
  • Muhammad Aslam - Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Director North Wales Managed Clinical Support Services Chair Histopath Standing Specialist Advisory Group Betsi Cadwaladr, University Health Board
  • Jennifer Hay - Head of the Glasgow Tissue Research Facility, Scotland, UK Yasmine Makhlouf - Data Scientist, AI team of Tissue Hybridisation and Digital Pathology in the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence, Queen’s University Belfast

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 08:00 - 24/05/2022 to 22:00 - 24/05/2022
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, 11 Queen St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1JQ, United Kingdom