At Taj West End Banglore,


7th & 8th October, 2017

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    About the Event

    PathFinders is hosted by a consortium of leading diagnostic brands from India, and will be graced by some of the brightest minds in pathology and healthcare.

    Together, we are looking to push the conversation about laboratory, medicine and healthcare beyond its usual nations and specificity.

    We’re discussing some huge paradigm shifts in the industry: “Is digitisation all-permeating?”, “Is genomics really making the dent we’d hoped for in improving healthcare”-and many more path breaking questions and answers, this October.

    So get ready to connect with industry leaders and luminaries in this truly exclusive and cutting-edge event and share your ideas on the latest trends in diagnostic medicine.


      DAY 1: OCTOBER 7 2017

      9:00AM Onwards“Catching the Bugs’ – Molecular Techniques for Early Detection of Infectious Diseases.
      9:00AM to 9:25AMOverview of advanced PCR platforms currently availableDr. Lorna Madurai
      9:30AM to 9:55AMPitfalls in Molecular diagnosis of infection and how to overcome themDr. Gyorgy Abel
      10:00AM to 10:25AMDeveloping new diagnostic probes for the laboratory using nanobodies and CRISPR-directed nucleic acid detection methodsDr. Tahir Pillay
      10:30AM to 10:55AMHave we reached the ultimate in infection diagnosis? The clinician’s perspectiveDr. Swati Rajagopal
      10:55AM to 11:25AMTea
      11:25AM Onwards“Frontiers in Cancer Tissue Diagnosis and Beyond
      11:25AM to 11:50AMClonality studies in lymphomasDr. Rekha Pai
      11:55AM to 12:20PMColorectal carcinoma – Diagnostic advancesDr. Mukta Ramadwar
      12:25PM to 12:50PMLung and laryngopharyngeal carcinoma – Diagnostic advancesDr. Amanjit Bal
      12:50PM to 1:50PMLunch
      1:50PM OnwardsGenomics – Diagnostic Hype or Useful Tool?
      1:50PM to 2:15PM  Introduction to concepts and methodologiesDr. Gyorgy Abel
      2:20PM to 2:45PM  Utility of genomics in personalised cancer treatment and prognosis – an overviewDr. Jacob Sands
      2:50PM to 3:15PM  How much of genomic information is useful information?Dr. K.P. Aravindan
      3:20PM OnwardsInto the Digital Orb
      3:20PM to 3:45PM  Computational Pathology The way forwardDr. Peter Hamilton
      3:50PM to 4:05PMWhole Slide Imaging – the ADL experience in histopathology reportingDr. N. Jayaram
      4:05PM to 4:25PMImage Analysis in Digital PathologyDr. Vidya . M. N
      4:25PM to 4:45PMScoring Algorithms on Digital pathology platform – the way forward in cancer care  Digital imaging in Hematology – new insightsDr. Michael Barnes
      4:50PM to 5:15PMDigital Imaging in Hematology – new insightsDr. Preethi Chari
      5:15PM to 5:45PMTea
      DAY 2: October 8 2017
      9:00AM to 9:30AMTea to warm up you
      9:30AM OnwardsPre-natal and Newborn Screening
      9:30AM to 9:55AMPre-natal disease diagnosis – available tools and utility – Clinical Keynote SpeakerDr. Seshadri Suresh
      10:00AM to 10:25AMExpanded newborn screening by Tandem Mass Spectrometry: new tests and future perspectivesDr. Giancarlo la Marca
      10:30AM to 10:55AMExpanded newborn screening for IEM disorders- University Hospital, Malaysia experienceDr. Pavai Sthaneshwar
      11:00AM to 11:25AMRole of a genetic counsellorDr. Meenakshi Bhat
      11:30AM OnwardsPathbreakers in Diagnostics
      11:30AM to 11:55AMFilm Array (BioFire) Syndromic PanelDr. Kavitha M.P.
      12:00PM to 12:25PMMALDI TOF as a diagnostic toolDr. Bhavini Shah
      12:30PM to 12:55PMUse of lean and six sigma for the improvement of Laboratory performanceDr. R. Selvakumar
      1:00PM to 1:25PMThe global HIV epidemic : Impact of South African laboratory scienceProf. Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim
      1:30PM to 2:30PMLunch
      2:30PM OnwardsPathbreakers in Diagnostics – 2
      2:30PM to 2:55PM Trends in MSMS in the clinical lab , IA’s substitution and Automation needsDr. Isa Cabruja
      3:00PM to 3:25PMUtility of Molecular Genomic Diagnostics in the management of Non-Neoplastic conditions an Indian perpectiveDr. Nikhil Phadke
      3:30PM OnwardsData Analytics in Laboratory Medicine – ‘Mining gold’
      3:30PM to 3:55PM Data Science – A new concept?Dr. Sujay Prasad
      4:00PM to 4:25PM Laboratory Automation & Data Analytics – The Philippines ExperienceDr. Januario D Veloso
      4:30PM to 4:55PM Converting data into useful information – Case studiesDr. Ajith K.N.
      5:15PM to 5:45PMThanks giving and Valedictory Function followed by Tea
      Speaker Profiles
      Dr. Ajith K.N.Medical Director & Consultant Physician, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory Bangalore, India
      Dr. Amanjit Bal Professor, Department of Pathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh India
      Dr. K. P. AravindanProfessor of Pathology, Calicut, Kerala, India
      Dr. Bhavini ShahConsultant Medical Microbiologist, Supratech Micropath Laboratory & Research Institute, Ahmedabad India
      Dr. Giancarlo la MarcaDeputy Head of Neonatal Screening, Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology Laboratory, Meyer Children’s Hospital, University of Florence, Italy
      Dr. Gyorgy Abel Director National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
      Dr. Isa Cabruja Managing Director, Shimatzu Italy
      Dr. Jacob SandsDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
      Dr. Januario D VelosoChairman, NKTI Medical Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippines
      Dr. N. JayaramManaging Director and Senior Pathologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India.
      Dr. Kavitha M.P.HOD Department of Microbiology and Consultant Microbiologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Lorna MaduraiDirector of Virology and Molecular Biology, Global Clinical and Viral Laboratory, Durban, South Africa
      Dr. Meenakshi BhatConsultant Medical Geneticist and Pediatrician; Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Vidya.M.NImage Analysis in Digital Pathology
      Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India.
      Speaker Profiles

      Dr. Michael BarnesSenior Translational Medicine Leader, Roche, USA
      Dr. Mukta RamadwarConsultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
      Dr. Pavai SthaneshwarAssociate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      Dr. Peter Hamilton  Group Leader Image Analytics, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions
      Dr. Preethi ChariHOD Department of Hematology and Consultant Hematopathologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Rekha PaiProfessor, Department of Molecular Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
      Prof. Salim Safurdeen Abdool KarimDirector, CAPRISA, South Africa
      Dr. R. SelvakumarFormer Professor of Biochemistry, Christian Medical College, Vellore; Director of Laboratory Services, Ehrlich Laboratory, Chennai, India
      Dr. Seshadri SureshDirector, Mediscan, Chennai, India
      Dr. Sujay PrasadTechnical Director and Senior Pathologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Swati RajagopalConsultant in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Travel Medicine, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, India
      Prof. Tahir PillayHead of the Department of Chemical Pathology and the Division of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
      Dr. Nikhil PhadkeUtility of Molecular Genomic Diagnostics in the management of Non-Neoplastic conditions an Indian perpective