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MedTech Frontiers
Digital Pathology: Perspective of a Practicing Pathologist

 Date:  Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Triple Ring Technologies
39655 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560

Speaker: Russell Kerschmann, MD

Cost: The seminar is free of charge, but advance registration is required

On-Site registration:  A limited number of on-site registrations may be available

About the Seminar: 

Digital pathology has been promised for nearly 40 years, but has not yet been put into routine clinical practice. The FDA has still not approved digital pathology for primary diagnosis, while at the same time the interpretation of digital images has been central to radiology for decades. While the return on investment for radiology was compelling and drove digital technologies for the radiologists, the same is not yet clear for pathologists, who are still "pushing glass" as they did 150 years ago. It is the perspective of the speaker that the key technological breakthrough for this field will be eliminating the need to produce glass slides altogether, and instead, capture a diagnostic-quality digital image directly from the tissue specimen. This will produce a dramatic reduction in technical costs for the specialty and help drive digitization of the professional component.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Russell Kerschmann, is an M.D. pathologist with 30 years experience in clinical practice and pathology research. Dr. Kerschmann's undergraduate education centered on electrical engineering and neurosciences. He earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts, with residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. During his career Dr. Kerschmann has served on the pathology faculties of Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of California at San Francisco. From 2004 to 2009, he was executive manager of the Space Biosciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, where he initiated programs in radiation biology and toxicology. Dr. Kerschmann continues to practice pathology in Silicon Valley and serves as a consultant to multiple clinical laboratories, as well as the NASA Engineering and Safety center where he co-initiated a program in nature-inspired design.

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