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
Klaus Kayser, Professor at Charité, University of Berlin is one of the European pioneers of digital pathology and telepathology, and organizer of the first European Congress of Telepathology (current ECDP) hosted in Heidelberg, Germany in 1992. Prof. Kayser will give a presentation on “Cognitive algorithms for tissue-based diagnosis” during the opening ceremony of the meeting.

29 May

Greg Corrado

Director of Augmented Intelligence Research, Co-founder of Google Brain
Google Inc
Greg Corrado, Director of Augmented Intelligence Research at Google
is a senior researcher in artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, and machine learning. He has published in fields ranging across behavioral economics, particle physics, systems neuroscience, and deep learning. At Google he served as one of the founding members of and co-lead of the Google Brain Project for large scale deep neural networks. Dr. Corrado will give a presentation on the future of machine learning.

30 May

David Clunie

MBBS, FRANZCR (Ret), FSIIM
PixelMed Publishing
David Clunie, Proprietor at PixelMed Publishing is a radiologist, medical informaticist, DICOM open source software author and editor of the DICOM standard. He is a member or chairman of several of the DICOM working groups, including structured reporting, digital x-ray, compression, interchange media, base standard, display, mammography, clinical trials, preclinical small animal imaging and conformance. Dr. Clunie will give a presentation on standardization and integration of digital pathology and a comparison to radiology digitization.

31 May

Carolina Wählby

Professor
Uppsala University, Dept of Information Technology
Title
Image based in situ sequencing as a basis for learning tissue morphology

Biography
Carolina Wählby, Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University is head of the Centre for Image Analysis at Uppsala University and focusing on digital image processing and analysis in the interface between biomedicine, microscopy, and computer science. She leads a number of research projects involving large-scale cell and tissue analysis, including computational methods for spatial transcriptomics, funded by the ERC and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic research. Prof. Wählby will give an overview of recent projects related to tissue analytics and machine learning for pathology.

Michael Feldman

Professor, Vice Chairman Clinical Services, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Michael Feldman is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is exploring pathology imaging on several fronts, including interactions between pathology/radiology, development and utilization of computer-assisted diagnostic algorithms for machine vision in prostate and breast cancer and quantitative systems for scoring and analyzing at a cytometric level. Prof. Feldman will give a presentation on recent advances in digital pathology, in particular related to validation studies for FDA approval.

31 May

Fredrik Pontén

Professor
Uppsala University
Fredrik Pontén, Professor at Uppsala University is a board-certified senior physician and specialist of Anatomical Pathology. Prof. Pontén is co-founder and the Vice-Program and Clinical Director of the Human Protein Atlas. His research is focused on gene expression profiling in normal and cancer tissues with emphasis on translational medicine. Prof. Pontén will give a talk entitled “The Human Protein Atlas - a digital tool for pathology and clinical medicine”.

01 June

Liron Pantanowitz

Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics
UPMC University of Pittsburgh
Title
Does Pathologist Input for AI Apps Matter?

Abstract
This an exciting but unnerving time in pathology in which we are witnessing the emergence of AI algorithms that can accurately analyze and interpret pathology images. Several academic computational biologists and vendors, including many AI start-up companies are now focused on AI. Pathologists are accordingly being increasingly asked to participate in co-developing these algorithms for digital pathology. The intent of this talk is to address some of the key questions about developing computational pathology algorithms from a pathologist’s perspective. These questions include: (1) do we use a traditional machine learning or deep learning approach?, (2) how much data is needed to build a good algorithm?, (3) why and who needs to annotate images?, (4) how does one get other pathologists to use this algorithm?, and (5) does this app need regulatory clearance if it is intended for clinical use?

Biography
Dr. Liron Pantanowitz is a Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA. He is the Director of Pathology Informatics and Cytopathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Pantanowitz is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pathology Informatics. He is a member of the Association for Pathology Informatics council, College of American Pathologist's digital pathology committee, and Digital Pathology Association board of directors. He is well published and has written several textbooks in informatics, including digital pathology.

30 May

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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
Harry B. Burke, MD, PhD, was awarded medical and doctoral degrees by the University of Chicago. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA. His research interests include advanced statistical modeling and predictive analytics, applied information theory, health informatics including clinical decision support systems and natural language processing, and the use of molecular biomarkers for clinical outcome prediction. He has an extensive publication record, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society’s journal Cancer, and he reviews for many high impact journals.

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
Title
The Promise of Computational Pathology

Abstract
The human brain is fantastic at recognising people and objects and building an understanding of the natural world around us. However, the visual cortex is not ideal at objectively measuring what we see and complex spatial patterns hidden in plain sight cannot sometimes be deciphered by the naked eye. Computational Pathology is an emerging discipline concerned with the study of computer algorithms for understanding disease from the analysis of digitised histology images. I will show some snippets of computational pathology research in my group to demonstrate the value of analytics of information-rich whole-slide images (the so-called Big Cancer Image Data) for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. I will show examples of how histological motifs extracted from digital pathology image data are likely to lead to patient stratification for precision medicine. I will conclude with some of the main challenges facing digital pathology research.

Biography
Nasir Rajpoot is Professor in Computational Pathology at the University of Warwick, where started his academic career as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2001. At Warwick, he is the founding Head of Tissue Image Anayltics (TIA) lab since 2012. He also holds an Honorary Scientist position at the Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust since 2016. The focus of current research in his lab is on developing novel computational pathology algorithms with applications to computer-assisted grading of cancer and image-based markers for prediction of cancer progression and survival.

Prof Rajpoot has been active in the digital pathology community for almost a decade now, having co-chaired several meetings in the histology image analysis (HIMA) series since 2008 and served as a founding PC member of the SPIE Digital Pathology meeting since 2012. He was the General Chair of the UK Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) conference in 2010, and the Technical Chair of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) in 2007. He has guest edited a special issue of Machine Vision and Applications on Microscopy Image Analysis and its Applications in Biology in 2012, and a special section on Multivariate Microscopy Image Analysis in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging in 2010. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the ACM, the British Association of Cancer Research (BACR), and the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR).

Prof Rajpoot was recently awarded the Wolfson Fellowship by the UK Royal Society and the Turing Fellowship by the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national data science institute. He will be chairing the European Congress on Digital Pathology (ECDP) at Warwick in 2019.

30 May

Peter Mildenberger

Professor
University Medical Center Mainz

31 May

Isaac Bogoch

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto

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
Title
Getting pathology pixels to work

Abstract

Digital image processing technologies and analytics promise outburst of new knowledge and practical implementations in tissue pathology. Microscopy slides contain abundant biological data which can be retrieved in multiple tissue staining and imaging modalities. Recent advance of artificial intelligence brings a new wave to the innovations. While the digital technologies are maturing and new computational pathology analytics are being developed, major effort is needed to promote clinical validation and implementation of the tools. As an example, our pilot implementation of comprehensive Ki67 immunohistochemistry analytics for routine breast cancer diagnosis revealed an added value in quality assurance of pathologist’s evaluation of the proliferation index. The tool also provided an advice on the “hottest” area of the tumor tissue based on hexagonal grid analytics; however, this aspect of the experiment led to the discussions between the participating pathologists on the concept of the hot spot. Ironically, this concept is widely used but has multiple, often obscure definitions in research papers and clinical guidelines. We suggest that “subvisual” features such as hot spots, even if defined for “human use”, can hardly be validated and reproducibly evaluated by human observers. Instead, automated and robust computational, applications validated against each other and clinical outcomes, could promote clinical adoption of the decision support tools.

Biography
Arvydas Laurinavicius, MD, PhD is Pathology Professor at Vilnius University and Director of the National Center of Pathology, affiliate of the Vilnius University Hospital Santara Clinics, Lithuania. His research focuses on digital image analytics to derive novel tissue pathology indicators for disease modelling. In particular, Prof. Laurinavicius has together with his research group at Vilnius University and researchers at Caen and Nottingham Universities developed methodologies for comprehensive digital immunohistochemistry analytics to empower information retrieval from routine IHC slides. Prof. Laurinavicius will share recent experiences in integrating potential decision support tools into diagnostic pathology workflow and perspectives on further developments needed to achieve robust clinical applications.

01 June

Anant Madabhushi

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

30 May

Gloria Bueno

Principal Researcher
University of Castilla-La Mancha

01 June

Daniel Racoceanu

Professor in Biomedical Image and Data Computing
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Abstract: Breast carcinomas are cancers that arise from the epithelial cells of the breast, which are the cells that line the lobules and the lactiferous ducts. Breast carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer and can be divided into dierent subtypes based on architectural features and growth patterns, recognized during a histopathological examination. Tumor microenvironment (TME) is the cellular environment in which tumor cells develop. Being composed of various cell types having dierent biological roles, TME is recognized as playing an important role in the progression of the disease. The architectural heterogeneity in breast carcinomas and the spatial
interactions with TME are not yet perfectly understood. Developing a spatial model of tumor architecture and spatial interactions with TME can advance our understanding of tumor heterogeneity. Furthermore, generating histological synthetic datasets can contribute to validating, and comparing analytical methods that are used in digital pathology. The model proposed here applies to dierent breast carcinoma subtypes and TME spatial distributions based on mathematical morphology. It is based on a few morphological parameters that give access to a large spectrum of breast tumor architectures and are able to dierentiate in-situ ductal carcinomas (DCIS) and histological subtypes of invasive carcinomas such as ductal (IDC) and lobular
carcinoma (ILC). In addition, a part of the parameters of the model controls the spatial distribution of TME relative to the tumor. The test of the model is performed by comparing morphological features between real and simulated images.
Biography:
Professor in Biomedical Image and Data Computing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, I have a tenured Professor position at Sorbonne University, Paris. My areas of competency are Medical Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, my research being mainly focused on Digital Pathology and its Integrative aspects. HDR (2006) and Ph.D. (1997) of the Univ. of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, I was Project Manager at General Electric Energy Products - Europe, before joining, in 1999, a chair of Associate Professor at University of Besançon, Research Fellow at FEMTO-ST Institute (French National Research Center - CNRS), Besancon, France. From 2005 to 2014, I participated in the creation and the development of the International Joint Research Unit (UMI CNRS) Image & Pervasive Access Lab, being the Director (from 2008 to 2014) of this joint research venture created between Sorbonne University, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Univ. Grenoble Alpes and the Institut Mines-Telecom, in Singapore. From 2009 to 2015, I was Associate and then Full Professor (adjunct) at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Between 2014 and 2016, I was a member of the Executive Board of the University Institute of Health Engineering of the Sorbonne Université, being also co-Director and co-initiator of a new B.Sc. Minor, dedicated to Innovation in Public Health. During the same period, I was leading the Cancer Theranostics research team at the Bioimaging Lab, a joint research unit created between Sorbonne Université, CNRS and INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research). I am vice-President of the European Society for Digital Integrative Pathology (ESDIP) and member of MICCAI Board of Directors (Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention).

01 June

Keith Kaplan

Publisher
Tissuepathology.com
Dr. Kaplan is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. His subspecialty interests include gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology, cytopathology and pathology informatics as well as research interests in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology, hyperspectral imaging, image analysis and the use of Web 2.0 tools in pathology. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, editorials and scientific abstracts and frequently lectures at both national and international meetings on topics related to pathology informatics. He is the founder and chief editor of the popular blog Tissuepathology.com and Dr. Kaplan will present reflections on recent advances in the field, from the bird’s eye view that the blog gives him

Jorma Isola

Professor
University of Tampere

01 June

Johan Lundin

Research Director
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland - FIMM
Johan Lundin, MD, PhD is a Research Director at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Finland. His overall research aims are to study the use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence for improvement of diagnostics and care of the individual patient. In addition to the research, Dr. Lundin has together with his research group at FIMM and researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm developed technologies for diagnostic decision support, for example cloud-based and mobile solutions that allow the diagnostic process to be performed using automated computerized analysis. Dr. Lundin will give an overview of how the digital methods can enable task-shifting and improve access to diagnostics at the point-of-care, both in high and low resource settings.

29 May

30 May

Nina Linder

Associate Professor
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland - FIMM

29 May

Claes Lundström

Associate Professor
Linköping University
Claes Lundström, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University, Sweden and Research Director at Sectra AB. His primary research focus is to develop methods that enable new levels of accuracy and efficiency within medical imaging. The efforts are concentrated at the crossroads of machine learning, visualization and human-computer interaction in demanding clinical settings. Dr. Lundström will introduce the Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology and discuss how technical advances relate to the needs and prerequisites of clinical routine work.

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 of abstracts has passed. The deadline was March 1, 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 April 3, 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 was March 1, 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
Vincenzo Della Mea, Italy
Nicolas Elie, France
Daniel Forsberg, Sweden
Marcial García-Rojo, Spain
Niels Grabe, Germany
Anne Grote, Germany
Gunter Haroske, Germany
Peter Hufnagl, Germany
Jorma Isola, Finland
Klaus Kayser, Germany
Frederick Klauschen, Germany
Gabriel Landini, United Kingdom
Leena Latonen, Finland
Arvydas Laurinavicius, Lithuania
Sabine Leh, Norway
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
Jens Rittscher, United Kingdom
Nick Trahearn, United Kingdom
Darren Treanor, United Kingdom
Mitko Veta, Netherlands
Yinhai Wang, United Kingdom
Norman Zerbe, Germany

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Registration and Accommodation

Registration Information



Register here

Note: Early Bird registration extended until April 13, 2018
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 ECDP Digital Diagnostics Award 2018

A special new event at the conference is a competition for the best digital diagnostics product for pathology, the first “ECDP Digital Diagnostics Award”.

Innovators are asked to pitch (max 5 minutes) one of their products on stage and they will get instant feedback from a panel of high-profile experts. Competitors are encouraged to submit a max 500 words innovation proposal on what is unique and innovative regarding their novel digital diagnostics product and how the innovation delivers valuable impact for patients.

Startups, established companies and non-governmental organizations are welcome to compete, as long as they present an innovation in digital diagnostics for pathology.

Submission Process
The max 500 words proposal is submitted online through the following link: https://confedent.eventsair.com/14th-european-congress-on-digital-pathology/award

Submission is free – however you will have to register for the ECDP/NDP2018 conference and the Congress Dinner for the awards ceremony.

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

Key dates

Submission deadline:May 15, 2018

Shortlisted competitors announced:May 16, 2018

Showcase of product (max 5 minutes) to the judges and conference audience:Thursday May 31, 2018 at 17h00-18h30 at the Conference Venue Clarion Helsinki

Awards ceremony:Thursday May 31, 2018 at the Conference Dinner, Restaurant Saaristo, Helsinki at 19h30-23h30


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
Johan Lundin, MD, PhD is a Research Director at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Finland. His overall research aims are to study the use of digital technologies and artificial intelligence for improvement of diagnostics and care of the individual patient. In addition to the research, Dr. Lundin has together with his research group at FIMM and researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm developed technologies for diagnostic decision support, for example cloud-based and mobile solutions that allow the diagnostic process to be performed using automated computerized analysis. Dr. Lundin will give an overview of how the digital methods can enable task-shifting and improve access to diagnostics at the point-of-care, both in high and low resource settings.

Nina Linder

Associate Professor
FIMM, University of Helsinki

Jorma Isola

Professor
University of Tampere

29 May

Teemu Tolonen

President of the Finnish Division of IAP
Fimlab Laboratories

Darren Treanor

Professor
University of Leeds

Claes Lundström

Associate Professor
University of Linköping
Claes Lundström, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University, Sweden and Research Director at Sectra AB. His primary research focus is to develop methods that enable new levels of accuracy and efficiency within medical imaging. The efforts are concentrated at the crossroads of machine learning, visualization and human-computer interaction in demanding clinical settings. Dr. Lundström will introduce the Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology and discuss how technical advances relate to the needs and prerequisites of clinical routine work.

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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A.Menarini Diagnostics

Since its founding in 1976, A. Menarini Diagnostics has distinguished itself as one of Europe's leading diagnostics companies, offering healthcare professionals cutting-edge, hi-tech solutions.

For over 35 years, we have proven to be a reliable partner, providing the market with top-quality products and after-sales service and meeting the technological needs of Europe's most prominent healthcare professionals in the field of diabetes.

Wehave always put our knowledge and expertise at the service of both healthcare professionals and patients, guaranteeing that people all around the world reap the benefits of our longstanding efforts and deep-rooted experience.

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Aurora mScope Inc

Aurora mScope is a global leader in developing and implementing digital pathology image management software solutions. Our systems, which are developed by pathologists, are secure, HIPPA compliant, web-based, and scanner agnostic, allowing for easy image access, and intuitive viewing and reporting on smart phones, tablets, and computers anywhere, anytime.
Over the last several years, Aurora has installed some of the largest integrated telepathology solutions in North America and Europe.
Aurora’s founder and CEO, Dr. Erik Yeo is a physician at the University Health Network (UHN), and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, as well as the past Head of Laboratory Hematology and Hematopathology at the UHN.

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.

Cytomine

The Cytomine cooperative is your reference partner for collaborative biomedical image analysis. We help Pathologists, Researchers and Teachers to efficiently store, explore and analyse their WSI files, using solutions based on the Cytomine open source software. The company develops novel Machine Learning algorithms for biomarker quantification and also provides Cytomine hosting, support, maintenance and slide-scanning services. As a non-profit company we contribute to the open source project, promote it and coordinate its community.

Excilone

Excilone is a French company listening to the real needs of customers.
Discover the complete line of PathScan® slides scanners really offering a high quality of images without any compromise! You will find the solution you need especially for Fish analysis on tissues and cells.
Our images analysis software and sharing platforms will convince you of the relevance of our slide scanning solutions.
Excilone also proposes services in histology with a complete process from samples to virtual slides (Brightfield-Fluo-FISH), including staining, IHC, image analysis, and TMA.
Visit us on our booth n°21 to discover our digital pathology solutions, and more…

Fimmic Oy

Fimmic is a software company specialized in developing intelligent, cloud-based image analysis solutions for digital pathology. Fimmic’s unique Aiforia™ Cloud brings together Deep Learning -based Image Analysis and high-performance Cloud Computing. The SaaS solution enables fast, accurate and affordable analysis support for every pathologist and medical researcher in tissue-based image analytics. New algorithms are available on-demand or with a novel self-service model, where users are able to create their own deep learning algorithms with browser-based user interface. Attend the pre-conference symposium and hands-on workshop to learn more about Aiforia. www.aiforia.com

Grundium Ltd

Hamamatsu

Indica Labs

Jilab Inc

Jilab Inc. offers a wide range of pathology services for customers worldwide. As a modern lab working in close collaboration with University of Tampere we can provide professional help within many fields of pathology, such as histology, staining kit design and manufacturing, whole slide digital imaging, and quantitative image analysis
The company’s staining kit products are Cytonel-Plus™ and Cytonel-19™ Ultrarapid IHC kits, which are used in the detection of metastatic breast cancer cells on frozen sections. Our digital pathology products include SlideStrider, a modern high-throughput virtual slide scanner, and SlideVantage, a software package storing, viewing, and analyzing scanned whole slide images.

Jilab Inc. also serves as a diagnostic laboratory for breast cancer biomarkers and as a contract research laboratory for pharmaceutical industry. Our special emphasis is on quantitative histomorphometry of celiac disease.

Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany.

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.

Philips

Prior Scientific

Prior Scientific is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision positioning devices, optical systems, automation solutions, and components

Many of the world's leading scientific instrumentation companies and research institutions are benefiting from Prior's 90+ years of experience and engineering excellence. See how we can help you create cost effective Custom/OEM solutions, for your individual requirements.

Renishaw Plc

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs over 4,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery. It manufactures a wide range of equipment for Raman spectroscopy including compact benchtop analysers, Raman microscopes, and hybrid systems. These systems provide the biological sciences sector with a rapid and non-invasive spectroscopic tool that generates high spatial resolution images, enabling detailed biochemical and structural analysis.

Sectra

Digital pathology is part of Sectra’s enterprise imaging solution that also supports radiology, cardiology, mammography, orthopaedics and other medical imaging. Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology. It allows seamless sharing of digital slides and patient data in multi-hospital environments, enhancing the workflows around consultations, frozen sections and second opinions. Sectra’s solution enables efficient integrated diagnostic workflows, supporting improved collaboration between radiology and pathology, two key players in efficient cancer care.

Software Point Oy

Tieto Finland

VisioPharm

IHE/DICOM

IHE Working Group PaLM Meeting

09:00 12:00 Kraana

IHE/DICOM

DICOM Working Group 26 Meeting

09:00 12:00 Tallberg

IHE/DICOM

Joint Meeting DICOM & IHE

13:00 16:00 Tallberg

Industry symposium

Pre-conference Symposium: Deep Learning for Pathology - Image Analysis Applications and Hands-on Workshop

14:00 16:00 Saukko

Organised by Fimmic Oy
  • Examples of deep learning applied to pathology
  • Hands-on workshop - Learn how to train deep learning algorithms using the WebMicroscope AI Training Tool
  • For registration and more information on the pre-conference symposium go to: https://www.aiforia.com/ecdp-symposium/
Industry symposium

Pre-Conference Symposium: Digital pathology workflows, interoperability and standards - lessons learnt

16:00 18:00 Brygga

Pre-Conference Symposium organised by Neagen Oy. 

The pre-conference will give you insight on how to adopt future proof sustainable digital pathology workflow.

The following topics will be covered during the symposium:
- Image acquisition and different data compression methods
- The power of a worldwide DICOM-standard in pathology
- Lessons learnt: how to adopt a digital workflow
- Demonstration of digital pathology workflow based on standards.
Social Events

Opening Ceremony

18:30 20:00 BYSA 1-2

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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

Liron Pantanowitz: Does Pathologist Input for AI Apps Matter?

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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

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ECDP

Parallel Session 4 - Software platforms – Open Source and Commercial

13:30 15:00

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Social Events

Coffee Break

15:00 15:30

ECDP

Parallel Session 5 - Shared pathology resources and competitions

15:30 17:00

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ECDP

Parallel Session 6 - Point-of-care pathology

15:30 17:00

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Poster Session

Poster Session

17:00 18:30

Social Events

Reception - Helsinki City Hall

19:00 20:30 Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, 00170 Helsinki

NDP

Welcome to the 5th Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology

08:30 09:00

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NDP

Nordic Digital Pathology Day/Keynote Lecture

09:00 10:00 Main Hall

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Social Events

Coffee Break

10:00 10:30

NDP

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

10:30 11:00

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ECDP

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

10:30 12:00

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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

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ECDP

Parallel Session 12 - Standards, interoperability, and regulations

15:30 16:30

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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

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Social Events

Coffee Break

10:00 10:30

ECDP

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

10:30 12:00

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ECDP

Parallel Session 14 - Emerging Methods and Technologies

10:30 12:00

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Closing

12:00 13:00