Vienna - Molecular Diagnostics & Image Analysis Training Schools 2020
NMPN & the University of Vienna
The Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node is thrilled to be working in collaboration with the University of Vienna, to deliver the Molecular Diagnostics Training School there for the third time in April 2020, followed by a 1 day Image Analysis Training School.
Diagnostic Molecular Pathology is the interrogation of tissue-derived molecules (DNA/RNA/protein) to provide clinically useful information adjunctive to routine histopathological examination. The Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node (NMPN) & University of Vienna will run the training school in Diagnostic Molecular Pathology which aims to:
Teach the theory and utility/limitations of commonly used tests
Provide a comprehensive overview of the current use of molecular diagnostics
The course is suitable for Trainee and Consultant Pathologists with little or no experience of diagnostic molecular pathology and for non-clinical scientists (who may have some experience with molecular testing) wishing to learn more about the clinical application of molecular diagnostics. Teaching will be delivered in the form of formal didactic lectures, interactive tutorials and problem-solving exercises.
Digital pathology aided by robust image analysis techniques has made great inroads in both diagnostics and research in histopathology. The implementation of whole slide scanning and advances in software and computer processing capacity has profoundly impacted not only routine clinical diagnosis but also molecular testing including bio-banking, molecular profiling and companion diagnostic development. The school returns for it's second year and aims to:
Provide a comprehensive overview of the current use of image analysis in pathology diagnosis and research including practical examples
Address how potential problems in image analysis can be resolved
How digital pathology can be integrated in the work-stream
The course is suitable for Trainee and Consultant Pathologists with little or no experience of image analysis and for non-clinical scientists/computer experts (who may have some experience with digital platforms) wishing to learn more about the techniques and application of image analysis. Teaching will be delivered in the form of formal lectures and interactive work projects.
We will be applying for CPD points for this programme through the Royal College of Pathologists.