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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

WCPI 2007: The First World Congress on Pathology Informatics – A Unique Opportunity!

As a Health Informatics Community service I want to alert all readers to this first ever World Congress on Pathology Informatics!

A summary of the Congress’s contents is as follows:

“You are invited by The Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Association for Pathology Informatics to attend the first World Congress in Pathology Informatics to be held 16th-17th August 2007 immediately prior to Medinfo in Brisbane Australia.

The Congress addresses key pathology informatics issues from both a regional and technology perspective. The program is supported by a field of eminent invited speakers. On the first day practical examples of innovation across the globe by geographic region will be highlighted and on the second day there will be updates on eight of the most important themes in pathology informatics, namely:

  • Automation - Leveraging pathologist's knowledge with workforce shortage; Probabilistic diagnosis; Machine learning; and Laboratory processes
  • Digital Microscopy - Sharing; searching; and analysing pictures
  • Omics – Will the laboratory of the future only need micro arrays, NMR spectroscopy and a Mass spectrometer; Bioinformatics in pathology
  • Shared Care - Pathology's role in the shared EHR
  • Disease Surveillance - Registries; Early warning systems; eNotification
  • Standards Development - Messaging; Terminology; and Decision support
  • Pathology Order Entry - Guideline representation; Decision support and Terminology
  • Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems – Single chip analytical systems

In addition to these invited reviews, there will be 16 twenty minute presentations of the best submitted work based on peer review.”

Invited Speakers Include:

  • Prof Francis Bowling: Mater Childrens Hospital, Brisbane
  • Prof Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson: University of Michigan
  • Prof Sam Heard: Open EHR Foundation
  • Prof Jonathan Kay: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Prof Mark Routbort: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • Prof Ronald Tompkins: Harvard Medical School
  • Prof Mehmet Toner: Harvard Medical School

Vastly more information can be found at the Congress Web Site including information on the preliminary one day introductory pathology informatics workshop on the 15th of August, 2007.

You can register on-line from the URL above!

This will be a unique opportunity for Australians interested in the areas to rub shoulders with the best in the field.

Details of the program for the Introductory Workshop is available here:

The Main Program is available here:

Please consider if you can afford to miss this fantastic event! Missing this faculty and program may mean you never make a wonderfully interesting and profitable career change!



The Shadow said...

Hi David

What an opportunity for NEHTA to observe and learn from those who have achieved progress 'at the coalface' - let's hope they attend!

Anonymous said...

Also David

We shouldn't forget forget the CEO ......... he needs to spend at least 6 hours in the trade exhibit area. .. He is the one who most needs to mix and mingle, to understand, to learn, to absorb, to enquire, to listen. He should also spend a full day getting educated on the trade floor at MEDINFO. He would learn a lot. Learning is good.