Shifting to Digital Pathology – Functionality Beyond the Microscope

Is your enterprise prepared for digital diagnostics?

Learn how to go beyond the microscope in this three-part accredited digital pathology web-series.
With the advice and experiences of lead pathologists and pathology experts, you will understand:

  • How to implement digital pathology
  • The benefits of utilizing digital diagnostics
  • How to use digital pathology for advanced remote readings.

See below to learn more about the learning objectives, session descriptions, and how to register for sessions in this webinar series.

Overall Objectives

At the end of the three part series, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key components and benefits of digital pathology and telepathology.
  2. Develop a plan to implement digital pathology and telepathology in their everyday workflows.
  3. Introduce and train peers on the best practices of digital pathology and telepathology.

Aired Live Tues., Sept. 22, 1200-1330 EDT

Session 1/3 [accredited] teaches you how to successfully implement digital pathology from the experience and learnings of Dr. Kevin Sandeman, MD, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Department, Malmö, Region Skåne. Region Skåne has implemented digital pathology in four labs across their enterprise. With 14 scanners digitizing all histopathology cases, they may be the world’s largest institution using digital pathology for primary diagnostics. Elin Kindberg, Global Product Manager, Sectra, will also share her advice on what to account for when going digital.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key components and benefits of digital pathology.
  2. Describe how to what is necessary for incorporating digital pathology
  3. Develop an implementation plan for digital pathology

Speakers:

  • Elin Kindberg, Global Product Manager, Sectra
  • Kevin Sandeman, MD, Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Department, Malmö, Region Skåne

Host: Anna Plotkin, OAP President

Target audience: Pathologists, Resident, Medical Student, Pathologists’ Assistants

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Professional


Aired Live Wed., Sept. 30, 1200-1330 EDT

Session 2/3 [accredited] analyzes the power of telepathology and how it enabled efficient remote reading for Dr. Mats Wolving, lead pathologist, Linköping University Hospital. Dr. Wolving will provide his best practices on how to conduct remote readings and how to set up an efficient workspace at home. Elin Kindberg, Global Product Manager, Sectra, will also share her findings on telepathology and how it merges with digital pathology.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key components and benefits of digital pathology and telepathology
  2. Describe how to conduct remote readings efficiently

Speakers:

  • Mats Wolving, GI Pathologist
  • Elin Kindberg, Global Product Manager, Sectra

Host: Anna Plotkin, OAP President

Target audience: Pathologists, Resident, Medical Student, Pathologists’ Assistants

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Professional


Accreditation for Sessions 1 & 2
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the CAP-ACP. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours per event attended. (credits are automatically calculated)

This webinar was co-developed with Sectra and the OAP and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

Co-development for Session 1 & 2
Co-development is defined by the Royal College as the process by which two or more organizations — at least one of which must be a physician organization — prospectively collaborate to develop and implement an accredited educational activity.

The physician organization (OAP) has ultimate authority over all decisions and is accountable to ensure that the administrative, educational and ethical accreditation standards for group learning activities are met.


Aired Live – Tues., Oct. 6, 1200-1300 EDT

Recording not available – cannot share trade secrets!  Join us live for next session with David.

Session 3/3 [unaccredited] gives viewers an inside look into the digital pathology solution offered by Sectra Canada Inc. presented by David Boissonault, Business Development Lead for Pathology, Sectra.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key components and benefits of digital pathology from a visual perspective.

Speaker: David Boissonault, Business Development Lead for Pathology at Sectra.

Host: Anna Plotkin, OAP President


Meet the Speakers

Dr. Mats Wolving is a surgical pathologist for 15 years, mainly in the field of GI Pathology. He always had an interest in digital pathology and its opportunities in terms of mobility, simplified logistics and decision support. After experiencing a 5+ years struggle with digitalization at his old workplace that never seemed to land in a functional working environment, he finally made the move to Linköping with its mature digital workflow in September 2019. Thanks to the digital workflow, it is possible for him to intermittently work from my home in Gothenburg (300 km away), while still maintaining contact with residents and co-workers.
Besides his clinical diagnostic work, Dr. Wolving has been involved in QA matters, chairing the Swedish Society of Pathology’s QA committee for a few years. He was also head of the pathology department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, between 2008 and 2013.
Dr. Kevin Sandeman has a background as a consultant in anaesthesiology and pathology. He concentrates within his translational PhD project on the multiparametrical diagnosis of prostate cancer with a specific interest for artificial intelligence solutions for detection, grading and subtyping of prostate cancer at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Sandeman works as Head of Department at the Pathology Department in Malmö, that is part of the Department of Laboratory Medicine in Region Skåne, Sweden. At the Pathology Department, multidisciplinary teams work towards a seamless workflow and information management with help of digital pathology.
Elin Kindberg earned her MSc and PhD at Linköping University, Sweden, with a focus on immune genetics in viral disease. After earning her PhD in 2010 she began working for Sectra where she started as a medical advisor. After this she has held multiple managing positions in the field of digital pathology and for three years she functions as global product manager for Sectra’s digital pathology solution. She has led the journey of moving pathology from research to a commercial solution within the company and has been involved in digitization projects in pathology in both Europe, Australia and the US.
David Boissonault joined Sectra in 2007. Since then, he has served as a PACS Applications Specialist, RIS Applications Specialist, Sales Support Engineer and currently as the Business Development Lead for Digital Pathology. David is well versed in Sectra’s Enterprise Imaging Platform and has been working with Sectra’s digital pathology solution since its introduction in the US in 2015.