EuroScicon Ltd is glad to invite all the experts in the arena of Pathology to its premier 17th International Conference on Pathology and Cancer Epidemiology (Pathology-2018), going to be held at Edinburgh, Scotland during October 08-09, 2018. The Theme of the conference is; Pathology: Recent advancements and future challenges.
The Pathology Conference 2018 brings together the pathologists from both Industry and academia to discuss the advancements and challenges in the broad sector of Pathology but not limited to Molecular Pathology, Cytopathology, Histopathology, Pathology Imaging, Clinical Pathology, Breast Pathology, Immunopathology, Cancer Pathology, Hematopathology, Microbial Pathology and Infections, Gynaecological pathology, Forensic Pathology, Chemical Pathology and all other allied fields.
This European Pathology Congress comprise of Plenary talks, Industry Presentations, Panel discussions, Q&A Rounds, Oral presentations, Workshops/Symposiums, Exhibitions, B2B, B2A, and Young Researcher Forums (YRF), Poster Presentations Pathology.
Who Should Attend ?
The Pathology Meeting 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland offers a platform for the Pathologists and experts both from Industry and Academia working in various sub domains of Pathology ranging from classical pathology to the advanced technologies and image analysis in Pathology including Pathological Diagnosis.
Professionals from Pathological Laboratories, Hospitals, and Academics:
Directors, Deans, Research Professionals, Laboratory heads, Lab managers, Lab technicians, Laboratory Professionals, Medical/ Biomedical scientists, Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Research Practicing pathologist, Research Fellows, Medical students, Nurses, Residents, working in the arena of Pathology and its allied fields, but not limited to:
Industry partners and professionals, vendors in the arena of :
Pathology Lab Equipment manufacturers
Commercial Diagnostics laboratories
Clinical Research Organizations (CRO)
Lab reagents, Assays and Kits suppliers
Pathology service providers etc.
DaVita Healthcare Partners
Laboratory Corporation of America
Sonic Healthcare Limited
Top companies associated with Pathology Products:
Roche (Ventana/ BioImageneLeica)
A cytopathologist is an Anatomic Pathologist who diagnose human disease by the study of cells obtained from body secretions and fluids by washing, scraping, or sponging the surface of a lesion, or by the aspiration of a tumor mass with a fine needle. It is the subdivision of Pathology that diagnose diseases on cellular level. From the female reproductive the free cells or tissue micro-fragments of Papanicolaou-stained smears of cells is done (i.e., the Pap test). However, the Cytopathologist’s diagnose cells from all systems and areas of the body. The Cytopathologist is a consultant to all medical specialists.
Histopathology is the study of tissue which is suffering from disease It is used for the detection of various effects of diseases on body tissues and identifies tumor. Histopathology is the study and examination of biological tissues to observe the appearances of diseased tissues and cells.
Molecular Pathology is the study of molecules (DNA, RNA and/or protein) in a diseased state. Molecular Pathology can be used to diagnose disease and/or to guide the prevention and treatment of disease. Molecular Pathology deals with Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Molecular Pathology can easily examine cancer and infectious diseases. Molecular pathology looks for the presence or absence of RNA/protein. It encircles the progression of molecular and genetic approaches.
Molecular Pathology is used for testing disorders in oncology and haematology, genetic, and infectious diseases. Laboratories include certain tests which includes targeted mutation detection, quantification and mutation profiling of several types of cancers (leukemia, melanoma, lung and colon), diverse testing in the area of neuromuscular diseases. Various testing techniques involved in molecular pathology are are PCR, DNA microarray, quantitative polymerase chain reaction(qPCR), in situ hybridization, DNA sequencing, antibody based immunofluorescence tissue assays.
Breast Pathology is the Pathology in which breast diseases are studied. The carcinomas and the Sarcomas are the categories of Breast cancer. Carcinomas are cancers that arises from the epithelial component of the breast. The terminal ducts are lined by epithelial cells and these cells i.e. epithelial cells are responsible for making milk under normal conditions. Carcinomas comprises the broad majority of all breast cancer. Sarcomas are rare cancers. The stromal (connective tissue) components of the breast causes cancers i.e. Sarcomas.
Surgical Pathology is the study of tissues. Tissues are removed from living patients during surgery which helps in the diagnosing of diseases and treatment plan of disease. Consultation services services in a wide variety of organ systems and medical subspecialties is provided by Surgical Pathologist. Surgical Pathologists provide diagnostic information. For example, while examination of breast, the surgeon determines whether to remove lymph nodes under the arm as well. It includes both physical exam of the tissue with the naked eye and as well as diagnosing processed tissue under microscope. New techniques involved for the examination of tissue and cell specimens involve (DNA/RNA analysis). It distinguishes between benign and malignant white blood cells. It detects early genetic changes. It Identify infectious agents in body tissues.
It is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. A clinical Pathologist looks at blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens under a microscope, or with other diagnostic tools. Clinical Pathologists are healthcare providers with special training who often direct all of the special divisions of the lab. This requires a medical residency. Clinical Pathologists and technologists provide results on time which are effective and thoughtful manner. Clinical Pathology involves maintenance of information systems, research, and quality control. A diagnosis or determination to conduct further study is then made based on the test results.
Cancer Cytopathology is the branch of Cytopathology. The objective of Cancer Cytopathology is to provide a forum for the exchange of information among cytopathologists. It is related to oncology. It is a gene which is the cause of cancer. Cancer Cytopathology sometimes also known as smear tests. Cancer Cytopathology is a peer-reviewed publication of the American Cancer Society integrating scientific information from Cytopathology. Smear tests may be utilized for tumor determination. In this sense, it is known as Cytological smear. The related oncologic disciplines are concerned with the etiology and course of human cancer and its diagnosis and prevention.
Gastrointestinal Pathology includes liver, gallbladder and pancreas is the subspecialty of Surgical Pathology which deals with the examination and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the digestive tract.The Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology determines diagnostic Histopathology on gastrointestinal endoscopic biopsies and resections of the gastrointestinal and pancreatico-biliary systems. Liver disease can occur through several mechanisms. A common form of liver disease is viral infection. Viral hepatitides such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus can be vertically transmitted during birth via contact with infected blood.
Gynaecological Pathology is the subspeciality deals with the diseases of the female reproductive system. This Pathology also includes the diseases of placenta. Study of women is Gynaecology. Gynecologists are medical professioals who are speciliazed in pregnancy, childbirth and the female reproductive system. Reproductive Pathology is the Pathology in which sex organs are ograns within an organism is studied. These organs work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction. Uropathology is the Pathology in which urinary tract is studied. The kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra are the continuous system which are involved in the production and excretion of urine.
is the subdivision of Patholog
y which studies about the diseases of hematopoietic cells, Red cell Disorders, White cell Disorders. Hematopathology
is also known as Hemopathology. Hematologists also work on oncology with oncologists in the treatment of cancer. Different disorders by hematology are anemia, Bleeding Disorders, Hemophilia etc. Haematological malignancies are cancers that affect the body different body parts like lymph node. Different subspecialties of Hemopathology
includes flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, coagulation, and molecular diagnostics.
Dermatopathology is the combination of dermatology, Pathology and Surgical Pathology. It analyses the cause of skin disease and these skin diseases can be easily recognised by Dermatopathologists by their appearances, anatomic distributions and behaviour. It diagnoses the study of cutaneous diseases at different level. Skin Biopsy is done which is examined under microscope or different molecular tests. Different tests are performed on biopsies like, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry. More than 1500 different disorders of the skin exist, including cutaneous eruptions ("rashes") and neoplasms. Non-cancerous conditions include warts, moles, oral or genital herpes, chancre sores of syphilis dermabrasions or cases dealing with wrinkles, peeling skin, or autoimmune attacks on the skin.
Soft Tissue Pathology
is the subspecialty of Surgical Pathology
. This Pathology
includes a wide range of tumors from several nonepithelial tissue types; mesodermal origin and peripheral nervous tissues. It deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic neoplastic diseases of the soft tissues, such as muscle, tendons connective tissues, fascia and adipose tissue. Immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and Molecular Pathology
are the techniques that are employed to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
also known as orthopaedic pathology. It deals with the diagnosis of bone diseases. Bones support and protect the various organs of the body, store minerals, produce red and white blood cells, provide structure and support for the body, and enable mobility. Bones come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have a complex internal and external structure.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
(also termed oral pathology, stomatognathic disease, dental disease, or mouth disease) are the disease of mouth, jaws and different parts like salivary glands facial muscles and perioral skin. It is sometimes used as Head and Neck Pathology
. It deals with the diagnosis and epidemiology of the diseases. The specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
is concerned with diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases affecting the Oral and Maxillofacial
region. The mouth is an important organ and perform different functions. It is also prone to a variety of medical and dental disorders.
is the subspeciality of Surgical Pathology
. It deals with the characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lungs and thoracic pleura is Pulmonary Pathology
which is the subspeciality. Diagnostic specimens are often obtained via bronchoscopic transbronchial biopsy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). The diseases like inflammatory or fibrotic diseases of the lungs is particularly challenging for many pathologists. Many pathologists diagnose inflammatory or fibrotic diseases of the lungs which is quite challenging. . This includes biopsies and resections of lung, trachea, bronchi, pleura, mediastinal lymph nodes (non-lymphoma), and chest wall.
Forensic Pathology is the Pathology in which examination of cadaver done that determines the cause of death. Medical examiner performs the post mortem during investigation of civil law cases and criminal law cases in some jurisdictions. Forensic Pathology deals with criminal deaths and unnatural deaths. Forensic Pathology reports will be submitted to court for justice. Post-mortem examination is an it has an important role in proving many crimes and the science is forensic pathology. In Forensic Pathology, the type of autopsy used is known as medico-legal and forensic autopsy.
also known as clinical biochemistry. It is the branch of Pathology
in which investigation of body fluids like blood, urine for screening, diagnosis, prognosis and management. Various metabolic disorders like high cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition imbalances, kidney stones, bone diseases, hormonal imbalances are diagnosed and treated by chemical pathologists. Chemical Pathologists
are also responsible for the provision of a reliable analytical service. Analytes are measured on automated analysers operated by biomedical scientists .
is the study of molecular mechanism employed by microbes to cause sickness in humans and animals. Microbiology, immunology and Infectious Diseases Pathology
aims to promote research and education on infectious and immunological disorders. In addition to research, the department is actively engaged in undergraduate as well as postgraduate education in the disciplines of microbiology and immunology. Sickness in humans and animals is caused by Microbes. Protozoan, Bacterial, infectious agent pathogens have derived a good form of tools to determine themselves within the host and gain nutrients that conjointly cause harm and sickness. Infectious diseases, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease. Infection is the process of infecting or the state of being infected.
This Pathology deals with the patients who have cancerous tumors and noncancerous disease, infections, inflammations, and other conditions which affects the head and neck region. Head and Neck Pathology cover the spectrum of human Surgical Pathology within the anatomic zones of the oral cavity, sinonasal tract, larynx, hypopharynx, salivary gland, ear, temporal bone and neck. It is done for pathologists examine tissue samples under a microscope and conduct relevant special stains, immunohistochemical tumor markers and molecular tests to reach a diagnosis. Common tumors include oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, salivary gland tumors and endocrine thyroid carcinomas.
The study of diseases of nervous system which can be either in the form of small surgical biopsies or whole -body autopsies is Neuropathology. Neuropathy is a different term from Neuropathology. Neuropathologists analyse infections of cerebrum, spinal line, fringe nerve and muscle. These substances go from inborn issue to tumors to degenerative sicknesse. Neuroapathologists incorporates both surgical and posthumous tissue analysis. Neuropathogists examines biopsy tissue from the brain and spinal cord to aid in diagnosis of disease. Neuropathologists help in the post-mortem diagnosis of various forms of dementia and other conditions that affect the central nervous system. The biopsy is usually requested after a mass is detected by radiologic imaging. Subspeciality of Neuropathology are Anatomic Pathology, neurology, and neurosurgery.
is a highly specialized field of Surgical Pathology
. The diagnosis and interpretation of kidney biopsies is Nephropathology
. Nephropathologists are specialized Anatomical Pathologists
. They have special expertise for the study of renal diseases in native and transplanted kidneys. Disease processes seen in patient’s native kidneys as well as those patients who have received transplanted kidneys. A doctor recommends a biopsy when an initial test results an area of tissue in the body isn't normal. Area of abnormal tissue is called as lesion, a tumor, or a mass. An examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause of a disease is biopsy.
The study of diseases of immune system is Immunopathology. It is a branch of medical science with invulnerable reactions to sickness. It includes the study of the Pathology of an organism, organ system, or disease with respect to the immune system, immunity, and immune responses. It is the investigation and useful indications connected with insusceptible reactions to infection or with illnesses created by resistant systems. It alludes to harm brought brought on to a life form by its own particular invulnerable reaction, subsequently of antigen Infection.
Diagnostic Pathology is concerned with the disease based on cells and tissues. It is the Pathology that considers research in Surgical and Clinical Pathology, immunology, and biology. Diagnostic Pathology provides an integrative journal for molecular pathology and digital and virtual pathology. There are wide number of laboratory tests in Diagnostic Pathology. In this Pathology tissues are studied which is collected from the body and is diagnosed or analysed under microscope. Cells of the cervix after a pap smear to check for confirmation of growth or infection. Skin Tissue is collected on a biopsy to check Skin diseases.
Paediatric Pathology and Perinatal Pathology is concerned with identification of disease in the fetus, infant and child. It is age-specific rather than organ-specific and includes investigation of that organ unique to the fetus, the placenta. Paediatric Pathology is generally based in specialist children’s, so the scope of disease is high and cases can be quite challenging. Techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH) is used paediatric surgical laboratories which deals with childhood cancer. Perinatal Pathology is the pathology which examine the placenta, the fetus, and the neonate. The most accurate information of placental pathology and fetal is provided by the specialists regards to underlying causes of poor pregnancy outcomes, causes of fetal death, recurrence risk, and potential treatment options.
Opthalmic Pathology is the branch of medicine that deals with the physiology, anatomy and diseases of eye disease and its neighbouring tissues. It is the subspecialty of Surgical Pathology. Diseased tissues are examined macroscopically, microscopically and on the ultrastructural level. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye disease. Ophthalmic Pathology service deals with the diagnosis and characterization of diseases neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the eyes. Ophthalmologists performs laser therapy, surgery or medically treat eye disease when needed. Advanced genomic, proteomic, and cytogenetic techniques can be utilized to diagnose diseases at a molecular level.
Psychopathology is the study of mental disorders to understand biological, genetic, social which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment. Basically, it is the study of suffering soul. It defines the origin of mental disorders their symptoms which is produced in the human. Individuals who encounter abnormal amounts of mental anxiety or who encounter it more than once over a drawn out stretch of time may create medical issues. Like, atomic hereditary qualities and modern measurable models. Psychopathology is not the same as psychopathy, which has to do with antisocial personality disorders and criminality.
(kidney pathology) is the Pathology
in which medical diseases of kidneys are examined and diagnosed. It is the subspeciality of Anatomic Pathology
. Renal pathologist uses different techniques like light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence for diagnosis. Renal Biopsy is a good example. Renal ailment pateints incorporate expansive range of restorative conditions that are every now and again intricate and multisystem in nature. Renal Pathologists
work closely with nephrologists and transplant surgeons. Urinary Tract Pathology
covers the urinary tract specifically bladder, urethra, renal, seminal vesicles etc. Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body's defenses in the urinary tract. These types of infections can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them.
Experimental Pathology also known as investigative pathology is the medical field of Pathology. It involves the study of disease processes via the examination of cells, tissues or organs or bodily fluids from diseased organism. It is the microscopic or molecular examination of body fluids, tissues, cells from infected organisms. It is firmly related, both verifiably and in advanced modern settings, to the medicinal field of Pathology. This Division is made out of a various gathering of examiners who investigate the sickness instruments which covers the accompanying regions. The Department’s Experimental Pathology Division is composed of a diverse group of investigators who research the disease mechanisms. Their research covers five overlapping areas, including: Cancer research, emerging pathogens, immunology/autoimmunity, nephrolithiasis, stem cell research.
Autopsy pathology (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) the study of disease by the examination of body. Tissues and organs appear at the time of dissection in microscopic examination or laboratory analysis of small samples of tissues to calculate their diagnostic value. Examination is done by a specialized medical doctor called a Pathologist. Cause of death can be determined by Autopsy. Autopsies are performed for either legal or medical purposes. In autopsies examination of body is done. Dissection of body is done in external examination after that internal examination is conducted. Once an internal autopsy is completed then the body is reconstituted by sewing it back together.
or Anatomical pathology is a term in which macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical examination of organs, tissues is done and thus diseases can be examined. The primary role of Anatomic Pathology
is to identify abnormalities that can help to diagnose disease and manage treatment. It is the branch of Clinical Pathology
. It involves the diagnosis of various types of cancer, infectious diseases through the examination of cells and samples of tissue which are collected through biopsy. There are two main subdivisions within Anatomic Pathology
: Histopathology and Cytopathology
. Anatomic pathologists are also involved in performing post-mortem examinations (autopsies).
is a rapid, image-based environment that enables the accretion, management and interpretation of pathology. Digital Pathology
incorporates the acquisition, management, sharing and interpretation of Pathology
information including slides and data. It is currently regarded as one of the most promising avenues of diagnostic medicine to achieve even better, faster and cheaper diagnosis and prediction of cancer
defines the new prototype of Anatomic Pathology
is a complete scan of a microscopic glass slide and the viewing of the eSlide on a computer monitor through a digital software system. The researches in Pathology
look beyond the advancements in diagnosis pathology by using the automated image analysis.
Speech-Language Pathology is a competitive area practiced by speech-language pathologists (SLP) or language therapist or speech therapists. The SLPs deals with the diagnosis and treatment of people having difficulties in swallowing, voice pitch problems, communication disorders, and cognitive-communication impairments. These disorders resulted from the both structural and functional causes and can develop from childhood or at any stage of life or may occur due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, and head and neck cancer or head injury. Speech disorders are due to stuttering or problems associated with voice or resonance. Language disorders happens due to trouble in understanding others language and may be in the form of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics or pragmatics. Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, and or injury. SLPs provide aural rehabilitation for patients with hearing problems, offer augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for patients with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders like; autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders.
Plant Pathology or Phytopathology is the study of plant and their pathogens, how plant health and disease are influenced by factors like weather, plant nutrition and microorganisms. Different Organisms that causes infectious disease are Fungi, viroid’s, bacteria, nematodes, etc. It involves the study of plant and pathogens at the genetic biochemical, physiological, cellular, population, and community levels, Plant Pathology also involves the study of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance, how plant diseases affect humans and animals, pathosystem genetics, and management of plant diseases. the mechanisms by which this occurs is due the interactions between these causal agents and the plant (effects on plant growth, yield and quality), and the methods of managing or controlling plant disease. Plant diseases vary from season to season, depending on the presence of the pathogen, environmental conditions, and the crops and varieties grown.
is the branch of Epidemiology
concerned with the disease cancer. It is the study of factors responsible for various types of cancer. Cancer Epidemiology is a rapidly evolving science that continues to have significant impact in the field of public health and medicine. Cancer Epidemiology
is concerned with the study of the distribution of the disease cancer in populations. Epidemiological methods are used to find the cause of cancer and to identify and develop improved treatments. Epidemiology
is concerned with events that occur in population i.e., groups of people. Epidemiological studies are concerned with everyone those who get a disease, but also with those who do not got diseases.cancer epidemiological studies may focus on precursors of cancer. Its ultimate goal is to identify risk factors that may lead to early introduction of effective preventive measures. Epidemiologists main concern is not only with disability illness, and death, but also with health and preventing the disease. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians, data managers and support staff, committed to understanding how to improve our health.
Pathology Market Overview
Pathology is the causal study of the diseases by examining the body tissues sample (e.g. biopsies/pap smears) and body fluids (e.g. blood/urine etc.). It creates a bridge between the health science and medicine. Pathology cover every aspect of the patients care, starting from diagnostics to treatment advices and prevention. In general, Pathologists work with physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in hospitals and GPs’ surgeries to diagnose, prevent and treat illness. The whole segments of pathology comprise of more than 20 different disciplines starting from general disciplines like cytopathology, histopathology, chemical pathology, hematopathology, anatomical pathology, medical microbiology to more advanced digital pathology.
The global Digital Pathology market worth about $1.98bn in 2012 and is expected to hit $5.7 billion by 2020. Automation of the conventional pathology methods is the major driving force for this market, which leads to the improvements in workflow efficiency, efficiency in analysis. The other driving factor include fast and accuracy in results, availability of diagnostics facilities in the remote areas, cost reductions, reduction in procedural cost starting from delivery of slide to data. The major drawback is the strict regulatory approval process for the digital pathology systems. The other limiting factors are: digital pathology system integration cost, and standardization of technology and data interpretation format among countries. The Whole slide imaging (WSI) is the highest revenue generating segment in this arena with the highest growth potential.
It is estimated that the Europe Digital Pathology Market to hit $151m by 2021 from $62.3m in 2012. During the same period, the USA Digital Pathology Market will reach $205.67mn from $77.23mn at a CAGR of 17%. Among all the countries, North America will dominate the Digital Pathology market followed by Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific will witness the fastest growth (at a CAGR of 13.4%) during the forecast period. Growth will be supported by the increased number of cancer patients, increased demand of novel patient care facilities and reduced laboratory expenses.
The Anatomic Pathology market is dominated by the North America, followed by Europe, and Asia. These growth is attributed to the rapid increase in chronic disease prevalence, increasing aging population, growing demand of personalized medicine, presence of big market and huge investment of both government and private bodies. The Anatomic Market valued about $16.2bn in 2016 with the potential to reach to $21.9bn by 2021 at a CAGR of 6.1%.
Global Anatomic Pathology Market Value ($bn), 2016-2021
In the United Kingdom (UK) there are 570 Laboratories with Clinical Pathology Accreditation, of which 123 are in London and 35 are in Scotland only (As of August 30, 2017).