October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Communitech Data Hub
14 Erb St West Area 14 Waterloo
ON N2L 1S7
Communitech Data Hub Sessions: Democratizing the Practice of Pathology with Image Search @ Communitech Data Hub

One useful application of artificial intelligence in pathology is image search and retrieval – a task that computers can perform much faster than humans. Over the coming years, the practice of pathology will introduce new digital workflows promising to speed up diagnosis, reduce costs and accelerate disease research. The sharing of digital slides and knowledge among expert pathologists has the potential to truly democratize pathology, particularly in remote, underserved geographic areas that have limited access to pathology expertise.

Patrick Myles, CEO of Huron Digital Pathology, and Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh, Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and Director of the KIMIA lab, will describe how artificial intelligence, in the form of image search, can connect pathologists with the expertise of their colleagues to provide improved patient care at lower costs, even in remote regions.

What you will learn

  • the significance of digital workflows in advancing disease diagnosis
  • the role of artificial intelligence in pathology
  • the contributions of image search to advance the adoption of digital workflows in pathology

About the Speakers
Patrick Myles is the CEO of Huron Digital Pathology, a St. Jacobs-based medical device and software company. Prior to Huron, Patrick spent 18 years at Teledyne DALSA in Waterloo, most recently as Vice President of Business Development. He is an advisory council member of the Digital Pathology Association.

Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and Director of the KIMIA lab (Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis) at UW. He is also a member of the Waterloo AI Institute and a faculty affiliate to the Vector Institute. As part of his commercial activities, he is the AI advisor of Huron Digital Pathology.

Thanks to the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) for supporting our Advanced Technology Platform and making this Data Hub Session possible! The Next Generation Network Program is offered through a partnership between the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

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