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Thoughts on the CAP Futurescape 2009 Digital imaging workshop

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:00am

Thanks to CAP for putting together this workshop in conjunction with digital pathology company leaders Bioimagene and Aperio!  It was money and time well-spent and I encourage readers to consider attending next year's conference.

I thought that the Aperio exhibit/demonstration was more in the spirit of a workshop and felt that it provided a better appreciation of how one might use their scanning hardware and Spectrum software system in daily practice.

In contrast, the Bioimagene "workshop" was not really a workshop in the sense of a practical demonstration of their system, VIrtuoso.  Although I didn't find it as helpful in directly comparing the two systems,I think their target audience were pathologists new to the applications of digital pathology and not yet at the level of actually using digital pathology in practice.  Nevertheless, the individual presentations were very good (especially my colleague's, Dr. Shriram Jakate!).

I'm definitely considering attending the "Pathology Visions" conference in September.

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