Dr. John Tomaszewski Announced as Pathology Visions Keynote Speaker

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Dr. John Tomaszewski, a pioneer, educator, author and leader in the pathology field, has been announced as the Keynote Presenter for Pathology Visions 2012. Pathology Visions is the annual conference of the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications. Pathology Visions will be held at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland October 28-31, 2012.

Dr. John Tomaszewski

The new insights that will evolve from Pathology Visions 2012 will set the stage for the work of investigators and practitioners of digital pathology in the coming years.

Dr. John Tomaszewski, a pioneer, educator, author and leader in the pathology field, has been announced as the Keynote Presenter for Pathology Visions 2012. Pathology Visions is the annual conference of the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications. Pathology Visions will be held at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland October 28-31, 2012.

Pathology Visions is about mapping out the future of digital pathology imaging. As such, this meeting is an ideal platform for discussing and refining the details of the inevitable transition to computational analytics in digital pathology. The new insights that will evolve from Pathology Visions 2012 will set the stage for the work of investigators and practitioners of digital pathology in the coming years,” said Tomaszewski.

Tomaszewski’s topic for his keynote presentation is “Data Fusion and 21st Century Diagnostics”. His knowledge in the field of genitourinary pathology and versatile skill set has earned him awards and recognition worldwide. Tomaszewski currently serves as Professor and Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. With over 30 years of experience in pathology, Tomaszewski’s keynote presentation will be extremely insightful.

"The field of digital pathology is rapidly evolving from a simple electronic representation of histology images to a toolset for analyzing the dense data embedded within those images. The quantitative merging of molecular and image based data streams is an aspiration which is about to become a reality,” said Tomaszewski.

Before Tomaszewski worked at the University of Buffalo, he served a 28-year tenure at the University of Pennsylvania as a professor and held numerous leadership positions there. The research he conducts focuses on the application of quantitative image analysis, computer vision, and machine learning to diagnostic problems in prostate and other cancers. He sees the field of “integrated diagnostics” with the fusion of large quantitative high resolution imaging and molecular data sets as the paradigm for the new 21st century diagnostics. Tomaszewski will touch on this and more in his keynote presentation. This research has resulted in the publication of over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 40 published reviews, book chapters, editorials, and books, and numerous awards.

“We are honored that Dr. Tomaszewski will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Visions conference. Dr. Tomaszewski’s focus on integrated diagnostics will highlight the critical role of digital pathology in enabling personalized medicine and shaping the future of diagnostic medicine,” said DPA President, Dirk Soenksen.

Tomaszewski is also familiar with presenting, having given lectures nationally and internationally based off of his research and involvement with several professional societies such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Continue to check the DPA website for details about Tomaszewski’s presentation and for updates about Pathology Visions 2012.

About the Digital Pathology Association
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 2009. Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and Pathology Visions: http://digitalpathologyassociation.org/pathology-visions-2012.

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