The Pathology Conference North: Improving NHS diagnostics

09:00 am
06 Feb, 2024
etc venues Manchester

The Pathology Conference North: Improving NHS diagnostics

09:00 am
06 Feb, 2024
etc venues Manchester

160
Delegates Registered

Job titles includes

Head of Quality Governance Learning and Development

Associate Director - Clinical Solutions

Divisional Director - Diagnostics and Clinical Support

Consultant Histopathologist

Head of Operational Transformation

Organisations Involved

Royal Free London

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Service Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England

North West London Pathology

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Service Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Current Landscape and Challenges:

Convenzis, in collaboration with Greater Manchester Imaging and Pathology Network, proudly presents a transformative Pathology Conference, taking place in the heart of Manchester. This exclusive event brings together leading experts, healthcare professionals, and innovators in the pathology community to explore critical themes shaping the future of healthcare.

The complexity of diagnostic processes, coupled with resource limitations, has led to a need for innovative solutions and collaborative approaches. Local pathology networks, though recognised as essential, are still in need of strengthening to ensure seamless patient care across the UK.

Importance and Timeliness of the Event:

Amidst the evolving healthcare landscape, the NHS Pathology Conference North stands as a timely and crucial platform. It serves as a catalyst for transforming the current challenges into opportunities, exploring innovation, and collaborative efforts. This conference is instrumental in redefining the future of healthcare diagnostics, aiming to optimise efficiency, enhance patient care, and establish a resilient healthcare ecosystem.

Key Content Streams:

  • Managing Demand and Capacity: Understand strategies and best practices for effectively managing the increasing demand and capacity challenges within pathology services.
  • Local Pathology Networks: Explore the significance of local pathology networks for enhanced collaboration and streamlined patient care in the Greater Manchester region and the UK.
  • Innovations in Pathology Diagnostics and Technologies: Stay updated with the latest advancements in pathology diagnostics and technologies and learn how these innovations can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Attendees will have the chance to forge connections with like-minded professionals, leading researchers, and industry experts, helping to build a network of valuable contacts and potential collaborations.

By attending this conference, NHS senior leaders can actively contribute to shaping a resilient and efficient healthcare ecosystem, thereby improving patient care and diagnostic efficiency across the Greater Manchester region and beyond.

Headline Sponsor

The Pathology Conference North: Improving NHS diagnostics Key Subjects

  • Managing Demand and Capacity: Understand strategies and best practices for effectively managing the increasing demand and capacity challenges within pathology services.
  • Local Pathology Networks: Explore the significance of local pathology networks for enhanced collaboration and streamlined patient care in the Greater Manchester region and the UK
  • Innovations in Pathology Diagnostics and Technologies: Stay updated with the latest advancements in pathology diagnostics and technologies and learn how these innovations can contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Who will Attend

  • CEO’s
  • Consultant Pathologists – across all specialities
  • CTO’s
  • Haematologists
  • Heads of IT
  • Heads of Pathology
  • Heads/Directors of Diagnostic Services
  • Heads/Directors of Pathology Services
  • Heads/Directors of Transformation
  • Heads/Managers of Laboratory Services
  • Histopathologists
  • Senior Pathologists

Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included 
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

The Agenda

09:00

Registration

Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Pathology Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!

10:00

Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)

Chris Sleight
Chief Officer - Greater Manchester Imaging & Pathology Networks -
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board

Chair Opening Address (Confirmed)

10:05

The Sustainable Workforce of the Future – Do Generations Z and Alpha have the solution? (Confirmed)

Chris Sleight
Chief Officer - Greater Manchester Imaging & Pathology Networks -
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board

The world’s population is increasing at a dramatic rate. Since the turn of the millennium, the world population has increased by 33%. This growth is set to continue for the next 80 years. Moreso, the growth is in the over 65 years population with little change predicted to birth rates. By 2100 the life expectancy in the UK is predicted to increase to over 90 years of age. 

The healthcare needs of the UK population are already increasing with an increasing percentage of over sixty-fives, whilst the percentage of the population at an employable age is reducing.

Chris will look at the attitudes of Generation Z and Generation Alpha and ask what we need to be aware of and what we need to do now to ensure we can create a workforce for the future with the skills, incentives, capacity, and capability of sustaining and providing high-quality services to an increasing population.

10:25

Managing Demand and Capacity in NHS Pathology Services Panel Discussion

Saghar Missaghian-Cully
Managing Director
North West London Pathology
Katie Moss
Programme Director
Greater Manchester Imaging Network
Joanna Andrew
IBMS President
IBMS
Prof. Sarah E. Coupland
George Holt Chair of Pathology/Diagnostic Cellular Histopathologist Registrar of Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)
University of Liverpool/Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

The NHS Pathology Community plays a pivotal role in the healthcare system, providing essential diagnostic services that impact patient care across the United Kingdom. However, this critical sector faces ongoing challenges related to the ever-increasing demand for pathology services and the capacity constraints that threaten its ability to meet these demands effectively.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Understanding the evolving demand for pathology services in the NHS and its drivers.
  • Identifying current capacity limitations within the pathology community and their impact on patient care.
  • Examining the role of technology and innovation in optimising pathology service delivery.
  • Strategies for improving workforce recruitment, training, and retention in pathology.
  • Collaborative approaches between NHS Pathology units and other healthcare stakeholders to address capacity challenges.
  • Lessons learned from successful case studies and best practices for optimizing demand and capacity balance.

Panellists:

Panellist 1: Prof. Sarah Coupland, George Holt Chair of Pathology, Consultant Histopathologist @ Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, Registrar of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), General Secretary of the Pathological Society of GB and Ireland (Confirmed)

Panellist 2: Katie Moss. Programme Director NHS Diagnostic Networks, GM Diagnostic Networks (Confirmed)

Panellist 3: Saghar Missaghian-Cully, Managing Director at Northwest London Pathology (Confirmed)

Panellist 4: Joanna Andrew, President, IBMS (Confirmed)

10:55

Headline Sponsor - Modelling the Economics of Digital Pathology

Sanj Lallie
Digital Integrations Director
Source LDPath
Klaudyna Johnstone
Commercial Director
Source LDPath

Headline Sponsor - Source LDPath

What it would mean for you to be able to quantify digital pathology implementation for your hospital / department?

A walk-through the Health Economic Model for Digital Pathology to help healthcare professionals, including laboratory managers, consultants, IT professionals and finance departments understand the value of accelerated adoption of digital pathology.

11:15

Refreshments & Networking

Refreshments & Networking

12:15

Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

Chris Sleight
Chief Officer - Greater Manchester Imaging & Pathology Networks -
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board

Chair Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

12:20

Case Study - Digital Pathology – From Concept to Reality across Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (Confirmed)

Laura Molloy
Senior Project Manager
Business Services Organisation, ITS, HSCNI
Stephen Hillocks
Senior Project Manager
Business Services Organisation, ITS, HSCNI

Case Study - Sectra

Northern Ireland is an early adopter of Digital Pathology and was the first in the UK to implement this as an Enterprise Imaging service to include Radiology and Digital Pathology within the same system. This presentation will focus on the successful implementation of Digital Pathology in Northern Ireland. It will take the audience through the drivers that paved the way for implementation, the implementation process and the subsequent lessons learned.

12:40

Case Study - Exponential-e

Richard Oswald
Public Sector, Account Director
Exponential-e
Simon Staveley
Cloud Sales Specialist
Exponential-e

Case Study - Exponential-e

13:00

Keynote Presentation - Long Term Biomedical Scientist Workforce Plan (Confirmed)

Joanna Andrew
IBMS President
IBMS

The growing need for diagnostics can only be met by a workforce that has both the capacity and the knowledge and skills. We need to grow the scientific workforce to help support the workload that can no longer be managed by the medically qualified workforce alone. The IBMS believes that the biomedical scientist workforce has a key role to play.

13:20

Case Study - From Research to Clinical, Aiforia's worldwide AI deployments in Pathology (Confirmed)

Andreea Luchian
Field Application Scientist
Aiforia

Case Study - Aiforia

This presentation will provide an overview of Aiforia's capabilities, showcasing a user-friendly platform with the ability to generate highly complex AI models. The discussion shall also explore applications of these models in the development of predictive and prognostic models, highlighting their potential impact in daily diagnostics for better patient care.

13:40

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

14:40

Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

Chris Sleight
Chief Officer - Greater Manchester Imaging & Pathology Networks -
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board

Chair Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

14:45

Case Study - Digital phlebotomy. How to save time and money and improve patient care (Confirmed)

Professor Kevin Moore
Co-Founder and CMO
SALUTARE LTD GROUP

Case Study - Salutare 

Clearinghouse: One Place, One Solution

A digital healthcare solution for Digital Phlebotomy; Through digital Blood Forms generate any label from any GP or hospital system, scan on collection to update EPR, find missing samples and track collection points and time.

Create simple connections to any EPR and LIMS, become paperless means no patients are turned away at reception, and use digital blood form.

15:05

Battle of the Diagnoses: Pathologists and AI Go Head-to-Head

Andreea Luchian
Field Application Scientist
Aiforia

Training workshop hosted by AIforia 

Embark on a journey to assess how your quantifications align with our advanced CE-IVD marked models for heightened accuracy. Brace yourself for a diagnostic thunderstorm, and join us for an exciting prize award to conclude the workshop.

15:35

Cross Nation: Delivering Differently - Co-presentation

Catherine Ross
Chief Scientific Officer
Scottish Government
Ian Young
Professor of Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast Chief Scientific Advisor, DoH NI
Queen’s University Belfast and Department of Health, Northern Ireland
Professor Dee Ripley
Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for Health
Welsh Government

Join us for an insightful co-presented discussion featuring the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) from Scotland and Northern Ireland, alongside the Deputy CSO from England and Wales. This engaging session will shed light on the distinct approaches and innovative strategies employed by each nation in delivering pathology services, with a focus on the 'why' and the transformative ways they "Deliver Differently" to enhance and empower their workforce.

Discover the key factors driving these unique approaches, the challenges faced, and the potential lessons and insights for the broader healthcare community.

Panelists:

Catherine Ross, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Government (Confirmed)

Professor Ian Young, chief scientific advisor to the Department of Health and Director of Research and Development for Health and Social Care, Northern Ireland (Confirmed)

Dee Ripley. Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government (Confirmed)

16:10

Canapés, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking

17:30

End of day

End of day

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Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
IHSCM
FSB
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County
cpdgroup
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