At Taj West End Banglore,

7th & 8th October, 2017

    Registration Form

    I will be attending:

    The following sessions on:


    Kindly note that seats are limited Last Date for RSVP 15 September

    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

      Timing Theme Speakers
      9:00AM Onwards “Catching the Bugs’ – Molecular Techniques for Early Detection of Infectious Diseases.
      9:00AM to 9:25AM Overview of advanced PCR platforms currently available Dr. Lorna Madurai
      9:30AM to 9:55AM Pitfalls in Molecular diagnosis of infection and how to overcome them Dr. Gyorgy Abel
      10:00AM to 10:25AM Developing new diagnostic probes for the laboratory using nanobodies and CRISPR-directed nucleic acid detection methods Dr. Tahir Pillay
      10:30AM to 10:55AM Have we reached the ultimate in infection diagnosis? The clinician’s perspective Dr. Swati Rajagopal
      10:55AM to 11:25AM Tea
      11:25AM Onwards “Frontiers in Cancer Tissue Diagnosis and Beyond
      11:25AM to 11:50AM Clonality studies in lymphomas Dr. Rekha Pai
      11:55AM to 12:20PM Colorectal carcinoma – Diagnostic advances Dr. Mukta Ramadwar
      12:25PM to 12:50PM Lung and laryngopharyngeal carcinoma – Diagnostic advances Dr. Amanjit Bal
      12:50PM to 1:50PM Lunch
      1:50PM Onwards Genomics – Diagnostic Hype or Useful Tool?
      1:50PM to 2:15PM   Introduction to concepts and methodologies Dr. Gyorgy Abel
      2:20PM to 2:45PM   Utility of genomics in personalised cancer treatment and prognosis – an overview Dr. Jacob Sands
      2:50PM to 3:15PM   How much of genomic information is useful information? Dr. K.P. Aravindan
      3:20PM Onwards Into the Digital Orb
      3:20PM to 3:45PM   Computational Pathology The way forward Dr. Peter Hamilton
      3:50PM to 4:05PM Whole Slide Imaging – the ADL experience in histopathology reporting Dr. N. Jayaram
      4:05PM to 4:25PM Image Analysis in Digital Pathology Dr. Vidya . M. N
      4:25PM to 4:45PM Scoring Algorithms on Digital pathology platform – the way forward in cancer care  Digital imaging in Hematology – new insights Dr. Michael Barnes
      4:50PM to 5:15PM Digital Imaging in Hematology – new insights Dr. Preethi Chari
      5:15PM to 5:45PM Tea
      DAY 2: October 8 2017
      Timing Theme Speakers
      9:00AM to 9:30AM Tea to warm up you
      9:30AM Onwards Pre-natal and Newborn Screening
      9:30AM to 9:55AM Pre-natal disease diagnosis – available tools and utility – Clinical Keynote Speaker Dr. Seshadri Suresh
      10:00AM to 10:25AM Expanded newborn screening by Tandem Mass Spectrometry: new tests and future perspectives Dr. Giancarlo la Marca
      10:30AM to 10:55AM Expanded newborn screening for IEM disorders- University Hospital, Malaysia experience Dr. Pavai Sthaneshwar
      11:00AM to 11:25AM Role of a genetic counsellor Dr. Meenakshi Bhat
      11:30AM Onwards Pathbreakers in Diagnostics
      11:30AM to 11:55AM Film Array (BioFire) Syndromic Panel Dr. Kavitha M.P.
      12:00PM to 12:25PM MALDI TOF as a diagnostic tool Dr. Bhavini Shah
      12:30PM to 12:55PM Use of lean and six sigma for the improvement of Laboratory performance Dr. R. Selvakumar
      1:00PM to 1:25PM The global HIV epidemic : Impact of South African laboratory science Prof. Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim
      1:30PM to 2:30PM Lunch
      2:30PM Onwards Pathbreakers in Diagnostics – 2
      2:30PM to 2:55PM  Trends in MSMS in the clinical lab , IA’s substitution and Automation needs Dr. Isa Cabruja
      3:00PM to 3:25PM Utility of Molecular Genomic Diagnostics in the management of Non-Neoplastic conditions an Indian perpective Dr. Nikhil Phadke
      3:30PM Onwards Data 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 Experience Dr. Januario D Veloso
      4:30PM to 4:55PM  Converting data into useful information – Case studies Dr. Ajith K.N.
      5:15PM to 5:45PM Thanks giving and Valedictory Function followed by Tea
      Speaker Profiles
      Speakers Profile/Affillations
      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. Aravindan Professor of Pathology, Calicut, Kerala, India
      Dr. Bhavini Shah Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Supratech Micropath Laboratory & Research Institute, Ahmedabad India
      Dr. Giancarlo la Marca Deputy 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 Sands Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
      Dr. Januario D Veloso Chairman, NKTI Medical Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippines
      Dr. N. Jayaram Managing 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 Madurai Director of Virology and Molecular Biology, Global Clinical and Viral Laboratory, Durban, South Africa
      Dr. Meenakshi Bhat Consultant Medical Geneticist and Pediatrician; Professor, Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Vidya.M.N Image Analysis in Digital Pathology
      Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India.
      Speaker Profiles

      Speakers Profile/Affillations
      Dr. Michael Barnes Senior Translational Medicine Leader, Roche, USA
      Dr. Mukta Ramadwar Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
      Dr. Pavai Sthaneshwar Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      Dr. Peter Hamilton   Group Leader Image Analytics, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions
      Dr. Preethi Chari HOD Department of Hematology and Consultant Hematopathologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Rekha Pai Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
      Prof. Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim Director, CAPRISA, South Africa
      Dr. R. Selvakumar Former Professor of Biochemistry, Christian Medical College, Vellore; Director of Laboratory Services, Ehrlich Laboratory, Chennai, India
      Dr. Seshadri Suresh Director, Mediscan, Chennai, India
      Dr. Sujay Prasad Technical Director and Senior Pathologist, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore, India
      Dr. Swati Rajagopal Consultant in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Travel Medicine, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, India
      Prof. Tahir Pillay Head of the Department of Chemical Pathology and the Division of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
      Dr. Nikhil Phadke Utility of Molecular Genomic Diagnostics in the management of Non-Neoplastic conditions an Indian perpective