Beyond The Scope, a new podcast by the Digital Pathology Association, focuses on hot topics in digital pathology. Co-hosts Dr. Giovanni Lujan (OSUWMC) and Dr. David Tulman (Instapath) converse with key opinion leaders in an engaging format discussing all of the new research, technology, and workflows emerging in digital pathology. Beyond The Scope aims to cover specific topics ranging from artificial intelligence to computational pathology, whole slide imaging to in/ex-vivo microscopy, regulation and commercialization, and more! For more information on the DPA, please visit https://digitalpathologyassociation.org/.
George Green, PhD | Bristol Myers Squibb
George Green, Head of Pharmacodiagnostics at Bristol Meyers Squibb, joins Beyond the Scope to discuss the pharmaceutical industry's perspective on digital pathology and artificial intelligence. The conversation revolves around how digital pathology will see increased applications in the current era of precision medicine.
1:22 Introduction 4:15 The companion diagnostics revolution in pharma9:54 Early applications of digital pathology in pharma14:38 How the mindset of pathologists has evolved since the dawn of DP/AI19:55 Pharma perspective on how DP/AI will drive the future of precision medicine25:00 Increasing DP adoption in the pharma industry28:40 Digital pathology bringing better patient care around the world
Esther Abels | Visiopharm; DPA President-Elect
Esther Abels, co-chair of the DPA Regulatory & Standards Task Force, has worked on the regulatory approval of digital pathology systems since the beginning. She joins Beyond The Scope to discuss her current role advancing the regulatory science of digital pathology and provides an update on the initiatives of the DPA Regulatory and Standards Task Force. Esther also discusses the excitement surrounding digital pathology for precision medicine.
2:21 Introduction6:25 Early applications of digital pathology to the pharma industry8:00 Process of validating and achieving FDA approval of the first slide scanners10:00 How collaboration and teamwork help achieve regulatory approval17:48 Current initiatives of the DPA Regulatory and Standars Task Force21:40 510(k) exemption of digital pathology devices25:00 Real world data initiative and is remote sign out permanent?31:08 Using digital pathology for precision medicine
Dr. Talat Zehra, MBBS, FCPS | Jinnah Sindh Medical University,Karachi,Pakistan
Talat Zehra is a pathologist at Jinnah Sindh University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Zehra joins Beyond The Scope to share how the scarcity of pathologists in Pakistan and many other regions of the world affect patient care. Dr. Zehra also discusses the advantages and challenges of bringing digital pathology to developing countries.
1:00 Introduction3:30 Dr. Zehra's research with WSI in Pakistan6:15 Pathology services in Pakistan and other developing countries13:15 Pathology in rural areas of the world14:33 Benefits of digital pathology in developing countries17:42 Challenges of digital pathology adoption in developing countries19:05 Ideas for vendors and other pathologists to help increase adoption in developing countriesPlease visit other resources mentioned in this podcast:
Liron Pantanowitz, MD | University of Michigan
Liron Pantanowitz is an early adopter and major driving force behind global digital pathology adoption. He currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan and has authored hundreds of papers related to digital pathology. Dr. Pantanowitz joins David and Giovanni to discuss the past, present, and future of digital pathology. This podcast is a must-listen for all levels of digital pathology adopters.
5:45 Introduction and background leading to a career focused on digital pathology8:38 Milestones of digital pathology adoption12:10 Digital pathology applications and the business case15:46 The effect of COVID-19 on digital pathology adoption23:23 Global digital pathology adoption29:00 Training the next generation of digital pathologists41:04 What's next for digital pathology
Monica Santamaria-Fries, MD | Proscia
Monica Santamaria-Fries is the Digital Transformation Officer at Proscia, a role where she uses her extensive experience as a pathologist to bridge the gap in communicating novel digital pathology technology to the pathology community. Dr. Santamaria-Fries joins the show to discuss her role in digital pathology innovation, the annual digital pathology report generated by Proscia, and why the time is now for digital pathology adoption.
3:34 - Introduction and background8:50 - Pathologists bridging the gap when communicating new technologies to other pathologists12:04 - New innovations in computation pathology and improved pathology workflow19:43 - Moments that trigger pathologists to want to go digital27:57 - Highlights of the annual digital pathology report29:11 - Why now is the time to go digital and how to remove roadblocks
An Introduction To Beyond The Scope
Dr. Giovanni Lujan and Dr. David Tulman preview the concept of the podcast, discuss their backgrounds in digital pathology, and project the future of pathology.