5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress


December 6 - 7, 2018


London, UK
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress
Date: December 6 - 7, 2018
Venue: London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, London, UK
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5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce its digital pathology congress will return to London for its 5th year on 6-7 December 2018. Last year's sold out meeting attracted over 420 attendees and 35 exhibitors. We expect to sell out again this year so early registration is recommended.

Once again the Congress will provide you with a unique opportunity to take home cutting edge strategies, analysis techniques, case study examples and methods to allow you to fully understand both the technology and accompanying informatics and image analysis tools and utilize digital pathology to its greatest potential.

The 2018 meeting has expanded coverage of new areas such as AI and computational pathology alongside the latest case studies and applications. To complement the latest scientific presentations, the conference will comprise of a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions; networking breaks allowing interaction with your peers; poster presentation sessions; and incisive Q&A panel discussions. Whether looking to hear more about the adoption and integration of digital pathology; seeking collaborations and tools to increase workflow; or uncover the latest developments in automated image analysis; the Congress is one not to be missed!

We also are pleased to announce the return of our popular pre-conference workshops which will be complimentary and take place on 5th December. We would encourage you to sign up to these as soon as further details become available as places are limited.

2018 Speakers Include:

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The 2-day congress will be set out in the following streams:


2018 Speakers


Workshop: Indica Labs


5th Dec 2018


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

5th Annual London Quantitative Pathology and HALO User Group Meeting Hot Topics in Immuno-oncology and Deep Learning

Indica Labs is pleased to announce our 5th Annual London Quantitative Pathology Symposia and HALO User Group Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Digital Pathology & AI Congress in London on the 5th December 2018 from 5 to 9 PM. Dinner will be served to all pre-registered attendees - limited space available.

Presenters representing global academic medical centers, biotech, and pharmaceutical organizations will discuss how they use Indica Labs’ HALO and HALO AI image analysis software to achieve their research objectives in quantitative digital pathology. This year our speaker line-up will emphasize immuno-oncology research applications and deep learning capabilities. Additionally, Indica Labs will introduce and demonstrate exciting new software features which will greatly expand our multiplexed fluorescent analysis and tissue classification capabilities.

You do not need to be a current HALO user or Indica Labs customer to attend. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about Indica Labs' quantitative digital pathology solutions to register for the meeting.


Targeting Immuno-oncology Markers in the Tumor Microenvironment
Dr. Travis Hollmann, MD, PhD
Pathologist and Director if Advanced Immunomorphology Platforms
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Using HALO AI to evaluate drug induced GI toxicity
Daniel Sutton
Senior Scientist Pathology Sciences, AstraZeneca

Profiling lymphocyte and macrophage infiltration in association with tumour budding to personalise stage II colorectal cancer prognosis
Ines Nearchou
Research fellow – Immuno-oncology
University of St. Andrews

Title TBD
Dr. Francesca Trapani, DVM
Laboratory Head, Molecular Pathology Biomarker Group
Boehringer Ingelheim

Workshop: Leica Biosystems


5th Dec 2018


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

Leica Biosystems Aperio Digital Pathology & AI Workshop


  • 12.00pm – Welcome – Stephanie McCallion, Regional Sales Manager South UK & Ireland, Leica Biosystems
  • 12.10pm – Leica Biosystems VISION24 – Marco van der Linden, EMEA Market Development Manager, Leica Biosystems
  • 12.35pm – Leica Biosystems' Digital Pathology Portfolio – Vince Marazzo, ePathology Sales Specialist, Leica Biosystems
  • 1.15pm – Guest Speaker
  • 2.00pm – Lunch with buffet
  • 3.00pm – Artificial Intelligence: Leveraging 10 Year' Experience in the Aperio Platform to Deliver to You the Next Generation of Automated Tissue Classification – Marie-Louise Loupart, Image Analysis Specialist, Leica Biosystems
  • 3.45pm – Summary and Close – Stephanie McCallion, Regional Sales Manager South UK & Ireland, Leica Biosystems
  • 4.00pm – Finish

Workshop: Olympus


7th Dec 2018
11.45am - 1pm


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel


More details coming soon

Workshop: Philips


6th Dec 2018
2.20pm - 3.35pm


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel


100% digital sign-out of clinical cases is already a practice today in some leading pathology laboratories in Europe. Digital pathology allows direct access to all the images and information for a specific case. But how to not get lost in all of the images and best navigate through large and complex cases efficiently? Juan Retamero, Pathologist in Granada Hospital and Dirk Verhagen User Interface Designer at Philips, will explain how this issue is addressed with pathologist-centric case presentation & viewing tools in the new release of Philips IntelliSIte Pathology Solutions image management system.


JUAN ANTONIO RETAMERO DIAZ, Pathologist, Granada Hospital

DIRK VERHAGEN, Chief Product Owner & User Experience Researcher, Philips

Workshop: PRS


6th Dec 2018
4.55pm - 6.15pm


London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel


Laboratories often support in excess of 100 primary antibodies for use in IHC processing. Each automated IHC stainer manufacturer has their own suite of antibody reagents of which many are unique to each stainer. A process control slide needs to monitor both the antibody and secondary stain reagents. However, supporting such a large and ever-changing suite of antigen targets is impractical and cost prohibitive. A universal antigen target addresses this logical impasse, the solution and test results to be presented.


The two-day agenda includes 40 presentations covering:

  • Digital Pathology – Strategy and Technology
  • Computational Pathology & AI
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Digital Pathology Applications and Research Case Studies

Plus, there is a live panel discussion led by Philips Digital Pathology Solutions and an extended panel discussion exploring how digital pathology can exploit AI.

On the first day, you are invited to an evening drinks reception with the speakers, other delegates and the leading solution providers exhibiting at the meeting.

We encourage you to consider giving a poster presentation.

Our Sponsors

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London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

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Bath Road, Heathrow Airport Hayes,
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Wonderful speakers

There is a wonderful set of speakers and a great audience, really engaged in the field and helping promote the future of digital pathology.

Liron Pantanowitz

Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Essential socialising

The quality of talks was absolutely excellent with some very good opinion leaders and speakers. The event left plenty of time for the socialising element that is so essential to these meetings.

Olga Colgan

Director of Commercial Marketing, Aperio ePathology, Leica Biosystems

Exciting panel

The panel was really exciting and very well attended. I found the scientific content of this meeting to be extremely high and I certainly appreciate the strong level of industry support and the level of discussion and dialogues that has taken place at this meeting. One of the best of the year, certainly.

Keith Kaplan

Chief Medical Officer, Corista, Practicing Pathologist, Publisher,

High calibre

This has been a very good meeting. There is a high calibre of science and of new platforms and techniques that people in the industry are performing. There is a nice mix of academic and industrial speakers.

Stephen Schmechel

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Chief of Cytopathology and Assistant Dean for Research, University of Washington School of Medicine

Best Content

I'm fortunate to attend a lot of pathology meetings and a lot of digital pathology meetings. This meeting has the best content and the best speakers, probably one of the best informative meetings of the year with very, very strong and growing industry support thanks to all of you. They squeezed in a lot in 2 days but I think the meeting really works.

Keith Kaplan

Chief Medical Officer, Corista, Practicing Pathologist, Publisher,

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact us.

Contact us about sponsoring the
Digital Pathology Congress

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact us who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Working in partnership with

  • Biocompare
  • GEN
  • Global Information
  • International Journal of Biomedical Engineering & Technology
  • International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design
  • International Journal of Image Mining
  • The Pathologist
  • Pharma Journalist
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Pink Medico
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks
  • 247 Updates

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions, hospitals and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 23rd November. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.