4th Digital Pathology Congress: Asia


May 9 - 10, 2018
Registration from 8am


Tokyo, Japan
Keio Plaza Hotel

4th Digital Pathology Congress: Asia
Date: May 9 - 10, 2018
Venue: Tokyo, Japan
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4th Digital Pathology Congress: Asia


Following the success of the 2017 conference, we will host the 4th Digital Pathology Congress Asia in Tokyo on 9th – 10th May 2018.

Supporting Partners: Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association and Japanese Society of Digital Pathology

This year's Congress brings together the brightest minds in digital pathology. In a compelling series of presentations, the speaker panel will reflect on their experience of the technology's revolutionary effects in the fields of medicine and education. Digital Pathology and its limitless choices of application are now recognised as an essential tool for pathologists to improve the healthcare system. This congress will give you a front row seat in this revolutionary movement.

2018 Speakers Include:

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More than 200 industry and academic experts will attend this 2-day event. Join them and learn how to adopt the newly improved analysis techniques and strategies that will exploit digital pathology to maximum effect.


2018 Speakers


Tokyo Quantitative Pathology & AI User Group Meeting

The meeting will feature customer presenters representing diverse organizations, including biotech, pharma and academic medical centers. These customers will discuss how they are using HALO image analysis to achieve their research objectives with an emphasis on biomarker analysis in oncology, particularly immuno-oncology. Additionally, there will be presentations from Indica Labs on new features in HALO and HALO Link and introducing HALO AI, our new deep learning platform.

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS: Masato Murakami, Vice President, Biomarker Department, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Krysten Vance, Cancer Research Department, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Nicolas A. Giraldo-Castillo, Dermatoimmunology Laboratory, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

From Bench to the Clinic: Leica Biosystems is With You at Every Step


James Anderson, Global Marketing Manager

Topic: Paving the Road from Research to the Clinic

How to quickly move from an idea to a clinical application? Researchers need freedom to pursue an idea, efficient automation to speed up their test program, and a clear path into the clinical environment so patients can benefit from new discoveries sooner. This presentation shows how Leica Biosystems Advanced Staining Research Platforms are paving the way to successful clinical applications

Marie-Louise Loupart, Image Analyst Specialist

Topic: Software Tools for Finding Tumour in Brightfield and Fluorescent Slides

One of the main questions asked about a tissue section – is it normal? Identification of morphological changes relies on Pathologists’ expertise. Not all researchers have regular access to a Pathologist to ensure they are studying the regions of interest in tissue. The Aperio GENIE pattern recognition software is a Machine Learning tool that has proven useful when researchers don’t have regular access to a Pathologist. However, Aperio GENIE doesn’t have the accuracy to work in a clinical setting to assist Pathologist’s in their day job; instead Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are demonstrating some promising results which in future may be of use in a clinical setting. This presentation will take us along the path from research tools to clinical tools.

Rob Skyes, Market Manager

Topic: Digital Pathology - How can Leica Biosystems Digitize my Assay?

Translational research requires a diverse and open approach to discovery on Pathology tissue slides. A key requirement being not to limit the range of approaches open to today's scientists. In this talk we will explain how Leica Biosystems and their evolving digital pathology platforms, are designed to grow with the research, from scanning, managing and finally extracting data from experimental slides (analysis will be explored more fully in the accompanying talk). As research transitions to the clinical laboratory, the requirements change as do the demands on the solutions and a different approach is required. Here we explain how Leica Biosystems portfolio is being developed to align with this chain of discovery, from bench to Clinic.

Ready for digital diagnostics

Join the digital pathology experts at a private post conference DPC workshop – May 9 18.00-22.00 – to learn how digitizing your pathology workflow with the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution can increase efficiency and collaboration in your clinical lab.

  • Juan Retamero, Pathologist at Granada University Hospital, Spain will share his experience of implementing 100% digital pathology in primary diagnosis.
  • Michael Isaac, Director Clinical Informatics at the Washington University will talk about the learnings of using digital pathology in and Academic Medical Center.
  • Get hands-on with the Image Management System, Viewer and Ultra-Fast Scanner of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution


Over the years, Digital Pathology has proven itself to be an essential tool for improving healthcare systems. Digital Pathology allows scientists to move beyond conventional methods of disease diagnosis, such as conventional microscopy, which often produce variable results. This technology-based information environment has added value to laboratory output by reducing human error, enabling the redesign of laboratories to improve workflow, and reduce lab costs, improving interconnectivity between multi-site laboratories and scientists, and by allowing rapid decision making.

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Our Sponsors

2018 Sponsors

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo,
160-8330 Japan

Poster Presentations

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 $50 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 and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 20th of April. 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.

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors

  • Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association (JTTA)
    Supporting Partner
  • Japanese Society of Digital Pathology
    Supporting Partner
  • Philips
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Leica Biosystems
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Indica Labs
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Fimmic
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hamamatsu
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Aurora mScope
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor


Hear What People Thought About the European Digital Pathology Congress

Read What People Thought About the Digital Pathology Congress: USA

Perfect talks

I liked the program and the speakers. The length of the talks and amount of material was perfect. I liked the mix of biotech, company and academic speakers. I also liked the collegial and friendly atmosphere during the meeting.

Beatrice Knudsen

Director of Translational Pathology, Medical Director of Biobank and Translational Research Core, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

Engaging speakers

There was a wide range of speakers, perfect amount of time per topic and good mix of short and long sessions. The speakers were engaging and truly spoke to audience across pretty diverse fields.

Erin Brannick

Assistant Professor, Director of Comparative Pathology Laboratory, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, University of Delaware, USA

Great mix

There was varying lecture content - a mixture of technical and research, and the inclusion of a FDA spokesperson to clarify some of the issues.

Kathleen Whitney

Attending Pathologist, Montefiore Medical Center, USA

Excellent opportunity

I liked the mix of image scientists, pathologists and companies. It was an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse group in digital pathology.

Lenore McMackin

President & CTO at InView Technology Corporation, USA


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

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. 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

Contact us about sponsoring the
Digital Pathology Congress: Asia

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

  • Global Information
  • Pharmalicensing

Supporting Partners

Supported by Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association (JTTA) and Japanese Society of Digital Pathology (JSDP)

  • Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association (JTTA)
  • Japanese Society of Digital Pathology