Pathology Visions 2014 to Include Regulatory Updates

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The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that facilitates education and awareness of digital pathology applications, will include a Regulatory Panel at their upcoming annual conference, Pathology Visions. Pathology Visions will be held October 20 – 21, 2014 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency.

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The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that facilitates education and awareness of digital pathology applications, will include a Regulatory Panel at their upcoming annual conference, Pathology Visions. Pathology Visions will be held October 20 – 21, 2014 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency.

The Regulatory Panel, scheduled to take place near the end of the second day of Pathology Visions, will include two panelists, Jeffrey N. Gibbs and Dr. Kathleen M. Sayles. Mr. Gibbs’ presentation, titled “FDA Regulation of Digital Pathology: LDTs and Other Developments,” will cover FDA regulation of digital pathology; FDA regulation of laboratory’s developed tests (LDTs); the implications of FDAs regulation of LDTs for digital pathology; and next steps for the LDT draft guidance.

Dr. Gibbs has represented health care companies on FDA-related matters since 1984. He advises companies on a wide variety of issues, including product approvals, marketing, clinical studies, and enforcement. His practice focuses on devices, particularly the regulation of diagnostic products. To learn more about Jeffrey Gibbs and his presentation, please click here.

Dr. Sayles will provide a presentation titled, “Implementation of WSI: Regulatory Considerations.” The experience of the Pathology Laboratory at SUNY Upstate with respect to decisions regarding the use of LDT's vs. FDA approved tests will be discussed. Dr. Sayles is the Manager of Anatomic Pathology and Assistant Director of the Pathology Laboratory at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist with 32 years of experience which includes all aspects of histologic technique, optical, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy as well as laboratory compliance and regulation. She is currently implementing Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) and Digital Pathology for research and education at Upstate Medical University. To learn more about Kathleen Sayles and her presentation, please click here.

Dr. Jennifer L. Hunt will provide the Keynote Presentation entitled, “#SelfieSunday #TransformationTuesday #ThrowbackThursday.” Day two of Pathology Visions will be opened by Dr. Richard Levenson with a presentation entitled “Imaging and Digital Tools in Pathology.” To view the finalized agenda,click here.

The Pathology Visions 2014 mobile app is now available in the App Store and Google Play. Download the app for the most up-to-date information and alerts, presenter information, a personalized agenda and more. To download the mobile app, click here.

To learn more about Pathology Visions 2014 or to register now, please click here.

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 its members and membership opportunities, please click here.

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