14th European Congress on Digital Pathology
and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology

 

29th May - 1st June, 2018, Helsinki, Finland

About the Conference

The primary goal is to bring together researchers, clinicians and industry working in the field of digital pathology, to present and discuss science, implementation of digital techniques and the latest advances in the field.

The congress theme is digital diagnostics and intelligence augmentation, with focus on artificial intelligence for pathology. The meeting also includes sessions on standards, quality management, clinical workflow integration, integrative pathology, translational research and precision medicine.

Conference History

This is the 14th European Congress on Digital Pathology. The first was organized in Heidelberg (Germany, 1992) and the three most recent ones in Berlin, Paris, Venice. The conference is also the 5th Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology, the four previous being arranged in Linköping, Sweden.

About organizers

The main organizer is the Institute for molecular medicine Finland – FIMM, University of Helsinki and endorsed by the European Society of Digital and Integrative Pathology.

Conference Speakers

The speakers are leading experts and researchers in the field of digital pathology, translational research, point-of-care pathology and artificial intelligence applied to diagnostics.

Speakers

Event Info

Organizers

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Schedule

  • 29 May
  • 30 May
  • 31 May
  • 01 June

Klaus Kayser

Professor, Dr.
Charité, University of Berlin

29 May

Greg Corrado

Director of Augmented Intelligence Research, Co-founder of Google Brain
Google Inc

30 May

David Clunie

MBBS, FRANZCR (Ret), FSIIM
PixelMed Publishing

31 May

Michael Feldman

Professor, Vice Chairman Clinical Services, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

31 May

Fredrik Pontén

Professor
Uppsala University

01 June

Liron Pantanowitz

Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics
UPMC University of Pittsburgh

30 May

Johan Hartman

Associate Professor
Karolinska Institutet

30 May

Marcial Garcia Rojo

Hospital Universitario de Jerez de la Frontera

31 May

Harry B. Burke

Professor of Medicine
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University

31 May

Esther Abels

Director Q&R and Medical Affairs
Philips Digital Pathology Solutions

31 May

Lee Cooper

Assitant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Emory University School of Medicine

30 May

Nasir Rajpoot

Professor
University of Warwick

30 May

Peter Mildenberger

Professor
University Medical Center Mainz

31 May

Isaac Bogoch

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto

30 May

Aydogan Ozcan

Chancellor's Professor at UCLA & HHMI Professor
UCLA & Stanford University

30 May

Francesco Ciompi

Postdoc Researcher
Radboud University Nijmegen

30 May

Katrien Grünberg

Head of Department
Department of Pathology at Radboudumc

30 May

Peter Hufnagl

Head Department of Digital Pathology and IT
Charité University Hospital Berlin

30 May

Arvydas Laurinavičius

Professor
Vilnius University

Anant Madabhushi

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

30 May

Jorma Isola

Professor
University of Tampere

29 May

01 June

Johan Lundin

Research Director
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland - FIMM

29 May

30 May

Nina Linder

Senior Researcher
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland - FIMM

Claes Lundström

Associate Professor
Linköping University

31 May

Darren Treanor

Guest Professor
Linköping University

31 May

Teemu Tolonen

President of the Finnish Division of IAP
Fimlab Laboratories
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Conference Themes

Conference themes

Artificial Intelligence from a Pathologist’s Perspective

Recent Advances in Artificial intelligence and Computational Pathology

Shared Pathology Resources, Teaching and Competitions

Telepathology and Remote Decision Support

Clinical Digital Pathology and Digital Diagnostics in Practice

Imaging, Scanning and Visualization

Software Platforms – Open Source and Commercial

Point-of-care Pathology

Enterprise Imaging (PACS, VNA) and Digital Pathology Workflow Integration

Translational Research, Precision Medicine and Molecular Pathology

Standards, Interoperability, and Regulations

Emerging Imaging Methods and Technologies (3D, VR, MUSE, etc).

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstract Submission is performed only electronically by using the on-line submission system.

Submit Abstract

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2018.
When you start, create a new account and make sure to give your valid email address. You can choose your own password. Please take note of the password for future log in.

Submitted short abstracts will be subject to peer-review by the Scientific Committee of the meeting. Accepted contributions will be presented either as oral presentations or posters according to the decision of the Scientific Committee and the Paper Chairs.

Authors will be notified of acceptance of their contributions and the type of presentation (oral or poster) by March 23, 2018 (subject to changes).

All accepted short abstracts (250 words) will be published in the Abstract Book and in the Journal of Pathology Informatics (indexed in PubMed; http://www.jpathinformatics.org/), subject to the author’s confirmation of presenting the paper and registering as a paid delegate.

Authors of accepted short abstracts have the option to indicate whether they wish to publish their work as extended abstracts (500-1500 words) in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. Extended abstracts will be subject to peer-review by the Scientific Committee and decisions on acceptance made by the Paper Chairs of the meeting. Deadline for submission of extended abstracts is April 20, 2018 and publication scheduled to October 2018 (subject to changes).

Authors of accepted short abstracts will receive detailed information on the submission of extended abstracts together with the decision letter.

If you have any questions with the submission process, please contact the conference secretariat directly at ecdp2018@confedent.fi.

Instructions for Submission of Short Abstracts

Theme The abstract topic should be related to one of these themes:

* Artificial Intelligence from a Pathologist’s Perspective

* Recent Advances in Artificial intelligence and Computational Pathology

* Clinical Digital Pathology and Digital Diagnostics in Practice

* Emerging Imaging Methods and Technologies (3D, VR/AR, MUSE, etc)

* Enterprise Imaging (PACS, VNA) and Digital Pathology Workflow Integration

* Imaging, Scanning and Visualization

* Point-of-care Pathology and Mobile Microscopy

* Shared Pathology Resources, Teaching and Competitions

* Software Platforms – Open Source and Commercial

* Standards, Interoperability, and Regulations

* Telepathology and Remote Decision Support

* Translational Research, Precision Medicine and Molecular Pathology

Title 
The title should use sentence case with the first letter uppercase and subsequent letter lowercase with exception of proper nouns or acronyms, and should not exceed 15 words.
The title should clearly define the topic.

Authors and Affiliations Please fill in the author details as requested on the form. The compulsory details are: Affiliation (organization), Country, First name and Last name. Kindly mark only one author as the presenter.

Body of the abstract The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words. The 250-word limit does not include the title or author details of the abstract; the limit relates to the actual text of the abstract. The abstract must be written in English. Please do not include any pictures or graphics.

Terms and conditions In submitting an abstract all presenters agree to the following terms and conditions: - I confirm that each author / presenter listed agree with the content of this abstract and has given permission to be listed as an author / presenter.
- I have checked the accuracy of the information and referencing within this abstract.
- I understand that should my abstract be accepted for presentation, I am required to complete a conference registration. I understand that my abstract will not be published until my registration and full payment has been received.
- I hereby provide permission for the Organizers and the Scientific Committee of the Congress to publish my abstract in the Abstract Book, in the Journal of Pathology Informatics and on the Conference website and app
- I understand that my abstract will be published, if accepted, as submitted and that no editing to grammar or spelling will be undertaken by the Scientific Committee.

Submission process
1. Please log in to the abstract submission page. If you have created an account please use your passwords. If you are logging in for the first time please select the Create New Account –option. Kindly notice that only abstracts submitted using the on-line system can be accepted.
a. Fill in your e-mail address and your preferred password. Click Create New Account.
b. Click Update Contact Information and then Create Contact
c. Please select Abstract Submission from the top of the page.
d. Please fill in the requested details:
  1. Type in the title according to the instructions given
  2. Choose the presentation type you would prefer
  3. Choose the theme
  4.  Fill in the author details
  5. Type your abstract to the text field
  6. Preview your abstract and click Continue
  7. Accept the terms and conditions and then submit your abstract by clicking Submit
At any time in the process you can click the Save As Draft button to save your incomplete submission and return to it at a later time. You can edit – until the submission deadline - the draft version of your abstract. Once you have clicked “Submit” you can no longer edit your abstract.

The dead-line for abstract submission is February 15, 2018.
After this date you can no longer submit or edit an abstract.

Scientific Committee

David Ameisen, France
Philippe Belhomme, France
Gloria Bueno, Spain
Harry B. Burke, United States
Rita Carvalho, Portugal
Nicolas Elie, France
Niels Grabe, Germany
Gunter Haroske, Germany
Peter Hufnagl, Germany
Jorma Isola, Finland
Klaus Kayser, Germany
Frederick Klauschen, Germany
Gabriel Landini, United Kingdom
Arvydas Laurinavicius, Lithuania
Nina Linder, Finland
Mikael Lundin, Finland
Johan Lundin, Finland
Claes Lundström, Sweden
Anant Madabhushi, United States
Stephen McKenna, United Kingdom
Liron Pantanowitz, United States
Daniel Racoceanu, France
Nasir Rajpoot, United Kingdom
Shan Raza, United Kingdom
Darren Treanor, United Kingdom
Norman Zerbe, Germany

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Registration and Accommodation

Registration Information



Register here

Registration fees include: Conference program, lunches and coffees, Helsinki City reception and conference materials.

Payment
Registration fees can be paid by credit card (Visa, Eurocard, Master Card) or against invoice. An invoicing fee of EUR 14 will be added. Any bank charges will be the responsibility of the attendee.
Cancellations and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made to ecdp2018@confedent.fi
- Cancellations received prior to or on March 29, 2018 - Full refund (minus EUR 50 administration fee).
- Cancellation received after March 29, 2018 - No refunds (100 % payment to be made if fees not already paid at time of cancellation)

There will be no refund for no-shows. Denial of a visa application to Finland does not entitle a participant to any refunds.

Insurance
The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging to congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the congress.
Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.

Accommodation
The organizers have booked room quotas for participants for May 29 – June 1 in the following hotels.
Participants are also free to make their own accommodation arrangements but availability or prices cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation payment and cancellations

The below mentioned hotel prices are valid only when booking accommodation through the conference registration form on-line. To guarantee the reservation you will be asked for a deposit payment of one night. The remaining payment will be made directly to the hotel upon departure. If you require accommodation before or after the actual conference days, please contact the ECDP 2018 Congress Office by e-mail at: ecdp2018@confedent.fi
For accommodation, an administration fee of EUR 50 will be applied to all cancellations made by March 29, 2018. For cancellations made after this, the hotel has the right to charge for the full stay. The hotel has the right to charge for early departure.
All room rates include breakfast and VAT.

Hotel Clarion helsinki



Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Tyynenmerenkatu 2
00220 Helsinki
The Clarion Hotel Helsinki is located in the new “Jätkäsaari” urban investment district in the central West Harbor area. With its 16-floors tower the hotel is a vibrant meeting place for both locals and hotel guests and from the sky bar you have a stunning view over the city. The congress venue is downstairs and Helsinki's City Center, shops and metro station are just a short walk away. You can also hop on a tram right next to the hotel, which takes you to the city center in a few minutes. There is free WIFI in all rooms and public areas. Check in at 15:00 and check out at 12:00.

Distance from the congress venue: 0 m

Room rates (per room / night)
EUR 175,00 Standard single room
EUR 190,00 Standard double room



Radisson Blu Seaside
Ruoholahdenranta 3
00180 Helsinki
Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside is also situated near the urban quarters of “Jätkäsaari”. The hotel is within walking distance to the City Center and you can also take the tram just outside the door. There is free WiFi in all rooms and public areas. Check in at 15:00 and check out at 12:00.
Distance from the congress venue: 400 m

Room rates (per room / night):
EUR 170,00 Standard single room
EUR 185,00 Standard double room

Budget accommodation We have picked out two options, which are near the congress venue: Diana Park and Omena hotel.
Please, book the room direct at:http://www.dianapark.fi or https://www.omenahotels.com/en/

Venue

Venue
The conference will be at Clarion Hotel Helsinki which is a vibrant modern meeting place in the city Helsinki. The city is known for its maritime appeal, architecture and contemporary design and lively events.
Clarion Hotel Helsinki




Social Events

Social Events

Tuesday - May, 29, 2018
Welcome Reception
Venue: Clarion Hotel, Helsinki
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

A welcome reception will be at the conference hotel. The Welcome Reception provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. Included in conference registration fee.

Wednesday - May 30, 2018
Reception at Helsinki City Hall
Venue: Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki
Time: 19:00 - 20:30

On the second day of the conference, participants are welcome to join the reception organized by the City of Helsinki. The reception will be held in the Helsinki City Hall, a short 10-15 minutes’ walk from the conference venue. Included in conference registration fee.

Thursday - May 31, 2018
Conference Dinner
Venue: Klippan, 00140 Helsinki
Time: 19:30 - 23:30

The conference dinner will be held at the Restaurant Saaristo http://www.ravintolasaaristo.fi/en/
situated on a small island just outside the Helsinki marketplace. There will be a sightseeing by boat through the Helsinki archipelago directly from the conference venue to the restaurant. The total cost for the sponsored dinner is 60€ and it is not included in the conference registration fee.


Organizers and Contact

Organizers and Contact


Conference Office

Confedent International
ECDP2018@confedent.fi

Organizing Committee

Johan Lundin, MD, PhD, Professor, Research Director, University of Helsinki
johan.lundin(at)helsinki.fi


Nina Linder, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki
nina.linder(at)helsinki.fi


Jorma Isola, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Tampere
jorma.isola(at)uta.fi

Teemu Tolonen, MD, PhD, President of the Finnish Division of IAP
teemu.tolonen(at)fimlab.fi

Claes Lundström, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Linköping university, Sweden
claes.lundstrom(at)liu.se

Darren Treanor, MD, PhD, Guest Professor, Linköping university, Sweden
darren.treanor(at)liu.se

Awards

The Digital Diagnostics Award
A special new event is a competition for the best digital diagnostics product, the “ECDP Digital Diagnostics Award”. Companies are asked to pitch their innovations and they will get feedback from a panel of experts on stage. Innovators are encouraged to submit a max 500 words innovation proposal on what is unique or innovative regarding their digital diagnostics product.

The Award will include a certificate and kudos, announcement on the ECDP and ESDIP websites and via social media.

Best Abstract Award
ESDIP will give a grant of 350€ to the best abstract.

For more information on ESDIP https://digitalpathologysociety.org/
and to apply for membership https://digitalpathologysociety.org/membership-application-form/

Johan Lundin

Research Director
FIMM, University of Helsinki

Nina Linder

Senior Researcher
FIMM, University of Helsinki

Jorma Isola

Professor
University of Tampere

Teemu Tolonen

President of the Finnish Division of IAP
Fimlab Laboratories

Darren Treanor

Professor
University of Leeds

Claes Lundström

Associate Professor
University of Linköping

Neagen Oy

Gold
Neagen has been developing and delivering imaging software solutions over 15 years. Our digital pathology workflow is based on global standard and it comprises storing, archiving and viewing of pathological images and whole slide images. Our omnipresent viewing solution, with all medical images available, makes analysis, data sharing, consultation and MDT-meetings efficient and independent of the geographical location. You are warmly welcome to visit our booth to see the lean pathology workflow. The next phase of medical imaging is here.

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BioVitrum

BioVitrum is one of Russia's leading life science distributors focusing on the Morphology, Microscopy, Microbiology and Molecular/Cell Biology markets. Please see the group page we have set up: RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC & HEALTHCARE CONNECTION In business since 2001, and with a staff of over 140, we work with some of the leaders in global medical supplies and are proud to give focused, individual service to our valued partners. Our sales network spans the entire territory of Russia and most CIS countries. We provide a complete distribution service for our international partners including sales, logistics, promotion, technical support and information support. Our business is to facilitate international manufacturers who wish to gain a foothold in the growing Russian market. If you are interested to bring your business to Russia or even just to gain some initial information please get in touch.

ContextVision

ContextVision, a world leader in image enhancement, is now taking its medical analysis know-how into a new field. Our Digital Pathology products in development are based on the latest breakthroughs in AI and deep learning.
The ongoing transition to digital pathology has opened up for new ways of managing and interpreting visual information. Our portfolio of Decision Support Tools is designed to help pathologists in diagnostic decisions based on analyses of digitalized H&E-stained image slides. Initially focusing on the various cancer forms that represent most of the pathologist’s daily workload.

Fimmic Oy

Rapid, accurate diagnosis is a cornerstone of modern healthcare and medicine. Rising prevalence of cancer and current trends in drug development increase the number of samples to be analyzed. Microscopy is going digital and it enables easier sample management, remote viewing and consultation, but it is not enough. Pathologists will need machine-assisted analytics to keep up with the accelerating work pace.
Our mission is to provide fast and accurate diagnostics support in microscopy to enable better patient care. Our vision is to bring artificial intelligence to the fingertips of pathologists and researchers. WebMicroscope will remove slow and manual workflow by using innovative cloud technologies and Deep Learning. As a result, the experts of pathology will have a trusted tool for discovery, decision-making and providing patients precise, timely healthcare.

Grundium Ltd

Neagen Oy

Neagen has been developing and delivering imaging software solutions over 15 years. Our digital pathology workflow is based on global standard and it comprises storing, archiving and viewing of pathological images and whole slide images. Our omnipresent viewing solution, with all medical images available, makes analysis, data sharing, consultation and MDT-meetings efficient and independent of the geographical location. You are warmly welcome to visit our booth to see the lean pathology workflow. The next phase of medical imaging is here.

Sectra

Tieto Finland

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Pre-Conference Symposium

16:00 18:00

Pre-Conference Symposium organised by Neagen Oy. 
Social Events

Opening Ceremony

18:30 20:00

Speakers

ECDP

Keynote Lecture

09:00 10:00 Main Hall

Speakers

Social Events

Coffee Break

10:00 10:30

ECDP

Parallel Session 1 - Artificial intelligence from a pathologist’s perspective

10:30 12:00

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 2 - Imaging, scanning and visualization

10:30 12:00

Social Events

Lunch Break

12:00 13:30

ECDP

Lunch Symposium

12:15 13:15

ECDP

Parellel Session 3 - Recent Advances in Artificial intelligence and Computational Pathology

13:30 15:00

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 4 - Software platforms – Open Source and Commercial

13:30 15:00

Social Events

Coffe Break

15:00 15:30

ECDP

Parallel Session 5 - Shared pathology resources and competitions

15:30 17:00

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 6 - Point-of-care pathology

15:30 17:00

Speakers

Poster Session

Poster Session

17:00 18:30

Social Events

Reception - Helsinki City Hall

19:00 20:30

NDP

Welcome to the 5th Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology

08:30 09:00

Speakers

NDP

Nordic Digital Pathology Day/Keynote Lecture

09:00 10:00 Main Hall

Speakers

Social Events

Coffee Break

10:00 10:30

NDP

NDP/Parallel Session 7/The HIMSS Digital Imaging Adoption Model

10:30 11:00

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 8 - Translational Research, Precision Medicine and Molecular Pathology

10:30 12:00

Speakers

NDP

NDP/Panel discussion on "The changing role of the pathologist in a world of AI"

11:00 12:00

Social Events

Lunch Break

12:00 13:30

NDP

NDP/Parallel Session 9/ Clinical adoption of digital pathology: Open science & innovation session

13:30 15:00

ECDP

Parallel Session 10 - Open Science Session

13:30 15:00

Social Events

Coffee Break

15:00 15:30

NDP

NDP/Keynote Speaker

15:30 16:30

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 12 - Standards, interoperability, and regulations

15:30 16:30

Speakers

ECDP

Pitching Competition and Refreshments

17:00 18:30

Social Events

Boat Tour to Conference Dinner

19:00 19:30

Social Events

Conference Dinner and Award Ceremony

19:30 23:30 Restaurant Saaristo

ECDP

Keynote Lecture

09:00 10:00

The Human Protein Atlas - a digital tool for pathology and clinical medicine

Speakers

Social Events

Coffee Break

10:00 10:30

ECDP

Parallel Session 13 - Clinical Digital Pathology and Digital Diagnostics in Practice

10:30 12:00

Speakers

ECDP

Parallel Session 14 - Emerging Imaging Methods and Technologies (3D, VR, MUSE, etc).

10:30 12:00

Closing

12:00 13:00