5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA


June 13 - 14, 2019


New York City, USA
Stewart Hotel

5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA
Date: June 13 - 14, 2019
Venue: New York City, USA Stewart Hotel
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5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA


Building on the success of the Digital Pathology meeting series, Global Engage is pleased to announce that the 5th Digital Pathology & Al Congress USA will be taking place on June 13 - 14 2019, in New York City.

It is an exciting time for Digital Pathology in the US, with promising developments such as artificial intelligence (AI) for image analysis and the FDA's approval of Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution digitizing the pathologists. With advances in whole slide imaging, automated analysis, and teleconsultation, the field is poised to be revolutionized by this new technology.

Attracting experts working in all areas of digital pathology, the conference will examine the latest advancements in digital imaging technology and image analysis techniques including the use of AI and machine learning, with a 50-minute interactive session exploring the introduction of this particular technology to pathology. There will also be an entire track focused on digital pathology adoption, practicalities, and strategies for successful implementation of the workflow.

A selection of 2019 speakers include:

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How you will benefit

This programme creates a collaborative environment in which you can fully engage with transformative opportunities of the technology as well as get hands-on experience of the solutions that are currently available.

  • Discover how to introduce 'complete digital pathology' for primary diagnosis
  • Learn how computer-augmented diagnostic algorithms enhance diagnosis & research
  • Get the latest real-world examples of technologies for digital image analysis
  • Learn from others using the technology for research
  • Integrate digital pathology and quantitative image analysis into drug discovery
  • Leave the meeting ready to transform your workflows
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2019 Speakers


Pre-Conference Site Visit: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Tour


June 12, 2019


New York City, USA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Site Visit

Wednesday 12th June 2019 - For Registered Participants Only

Numbers strictly limited. Available on a first come first served basis. Time slot for your site visit will be allocated at least two weeks before the event.

Tours will take place at:

Session 1 – 9am – 10.30am 

Session 2 – 11am – 12.30 pm

Session 3 – 2pm – 3.30pm

Session 4 – 5pm – 6.30pm

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.

Pre-conference workshop: Aiforia


June 12, 2019


New York City, USA
Stewart Hotel

Demystifying Deep Learning AI and Digital Pathology:

Demystifying Deep Learning AI and Digital Pathology:


Your one-stop workshop will help you to understand and deploy intelligent solutions with ‘Aiforia Create’ Deep Learning Pathology. With a hands on experience to ensure you are trained to achieve precise active annotations and understand how different annotation mistakes affect your results.

The hands-on part is run as a friendly competition and the lowest error rate walks away with a prize and bragging rights.


  • A road map for implementation of Deep Learning solutions for your Digital Pathology workflow.
  • A deep understanding for the importance of ‘high quality, not high quantity’ of training data.
  • Understand how to structure algorithms,
  • Train your own Deep Learning Neural Network, Live, On the Premises.

Join the discussion and share your thoughts and ideas with us and the invited guest speakers


Thomas Westerling-Bui, Ph.D. , Senior Scientist, Aiforia Inc

Digital Pathology for drug development in the age of unlimited analysis design possibilities

Automated analysis can improve precision and recall, as well as reduce inter- and intra-operator differences. This leads to increased effect size and likelihood to get a measure of the true effect size of an experimental drug treatment.

Gillian Beamer, Assistant Professor, Tufts University

End user developed Deep Learning algorithms for the analysis of Lung granulomas in experimental tuberculosis.

Exploring the utility of domain expert driven Deep Learning algorithms to study Host Response to virulent M. tuberculosis including algorithms to delineate and segment granuloma and necrosis in hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained lung tissue from M. tuberculosis-infected Diversity Outbred mice.

  • Examples of user generated Deep Learning algorithms in pre-clinical research models.
  • Paths to algorithm validation
  • Path to deploying Create for yourself or your team

Peter Westcott, Postdoctoral fellow, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Deep neural network for automatic histopathological analysis and grading of murine lung tumors

A demonstration that deep neural networks can be used for automated analysis and grading of preclinical models of lung cancer and an exploration of how this powerful technology has the potential to increase the throughput, sensitivity and reproducibility of hypothesis-driven studies of factors influencing tumor progression and immune response in mouse models of lung cancer.

  • What happens when an entire lab at MIT uses one unifying digital pathology algorithm instead of multiple individual human operators.
  • Development of a tumor grading algorithm that is robust against known usual tissue artefacts.
  • Paths to Algorithm Validation

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.

Pre-conference workshop: Akoya Biosciences


June 12, 2019


New York City, USA
Stewart Hotel

Phenoptics 2.0 with MOTiF
Enabling Better Spatial Biomarker Discovery


Multiplex immunofluorescence (mIF) assays have enabled the assessment of complex biological interactions between cellular phenotypes within their native microenvironments. However, regardless of plexing level, the quantitative analysis of mIF tissue sections and tumor microarrays is typically made challenging by the co-localization of signals of interest, by spectral cross-talk between fluorophores, and by the presence of autofluorescence. Whole Slide Multispectral Imaging (MOTiF) is a powerful imaging tool that address all of these challenges, permitting visualization, analysis, and accurate quantification of specific biomarkers on a per-cell basis, along with techniques that enable the phenotyping of an extremely wide variety of cell types in situ in solid tissue. What’s more, it enables the quantification of weakly expressing and overlapping biomarkers within cells and cellular compartments that cannot be identified using traditional imaging and analysis techniques, as well as the ability to isolate autofluorescence from desired signal. A growing body of work indicates that the use of multispectral unmixing in the analysis of mIF assays results in improved understanding of the underlying biology of disease and permits more accurate quantification of the relationships between specific cell types.


  1. The challenges associated with quantitative immunofluorescence in intact FFPE tissue sections and TMAs
  2. A deep understanding of how multispectral unmixing isolates desired signal from background autofluorescence
  3. The relationship between fluorophore plexing level and visualization of underlying biology within tissues
  4. How phenotypic spatial metrics can enable better prediction of immunological therapeutic responses



Daniel Eversole, PhD (Product Manager, Phenoptics Software, Akoya Biosciences)

Valeria Mezzano, MD, PhD (Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center)

Michael Surace, PhD (Scientist II, AstraZeneca)

Dan Walker, (Product Manager, Phenoptics Instruments, Akoya Biosciences)

Linden Wyatt, PhD (Technical Application Scientist, Akoya Biosciences)

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.


Attracting experts working in all areas of digital pathology, the conference examines using AI in digital imaging analysis and advances in image analysis techniques such as 3D imaging. There will also be an entire track focused on digital pathology implementation practicalities as well as numerous case studies.

The Digital Pathology Congress is a global meeting held in Europe, the USA and Asia. Over 2500 pathologists from 59 countries have been a part of this exceptional event.

New for 2019

In response to requests from our delegates this year’s meeting includes a workshop that introduces practitioners to Artificial Intelligence. If you want to understand what it is and how it is being and can be applied to pathology labs, look no further. The workshop will be led by Stanley Cohen, Emeritus Chair of Pathology & Founding Director, Center for Biophysical Pathology, Rutgers-NJMS; Adjunct Professor of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania

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Stewart Hotel

371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

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).

Poster Competition – closing date 10th May

  1. Submit your entry prior to the closing deadline (1 entry per person)
  2. Two entries will be selected by the judges
  3. The winners of the poster presentation will be given a 15-minute speaking position on the conference agenda and will be notified in advance on the meeting
  4. The judge(s) will make the decision based on the abstract(s) submitted
  5. The winners will also receive a certificate from the organisers
  6. The meeting language is English
  7. Representatives from solution provider organisations are not eligible to enter the competition but are welcome to present posters at the meeting as normal

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 10th May to enter the competition. To simply have your poster at the meeting, submissions must be made no later than 24th May. 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

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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

Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director, Translational Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

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

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

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Digital Pathology & Al Congress: USA

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