People of Pathology Podcast

People of Pathology Podcast

Interviews with people doing interesting things in pathology and related fields.

Episode 183: Joseph Mossel – Revolutionizing Pathology with AI: A Conversation with IBEX Co-Founder

Jospeh Mossel co-founded Ibex in 2016. Since its inception, Ibex has remained committed to developing AI applications for clinical diagnostics. The company achieved its first milestone in 2018 by deploying its first algorithm for prostate cancer. This algorithm not only enhanced diagnostic efficiency but also detected a diagnostic error, demonstrating the value of AI in pathology. Over the years, IBEX has expanded its offerings to include algorithms for breast and gastric cancers, facing challenges due to the unique characteristics of each tissue type. However, through partnerships with healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies, IBEX has continued to innovate and grow. This conversation covers the history of Ibex and some of their milestones.  We conclude with a look toward the future of AI in pathology.    Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   Ibex Medical Analytics An artificial intelligence algorithm for prostate cancer diagnosis in whole slide images of core needle biopsies: a blinded clinical validation and deployment study   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
June 10, 2024

Episode 182: Imogen Fitt And Nathan Buchbinder – Emerging Trends In Pathology: From AI to Precision Medicine

My guests today are Imogen Fitt from Signify Research and Nathan Buchbinder from Proscia.  We discuss emerging trends in pathology, including: The current technology with the most significant impact in the field of pathology has been artificial intelligence (AI). AI has stirred up imaginations about the future of pathology and has accelerated the timeline for seeing its impact. Return on investment in digital pathology has shifted from being a challenge to becoming an opportunity that drives adoption. Pathologists are not being replaced by AI but rather augmented by it to make their work easier and more efficient. Precision medicine is a key emerging trend in pathology, with a focus on clinical biomarkers, companion diagnostics, and personalized treatment pathways. Telepathology plays a crucial role in improving access to pathology services, especially in underserved areas and remote locations. Collaboration among digital pathology companies is driven by customer demand for interoperability and seamless integration of technologies. The future of pathology technology is likely to focus on precision medicine, clinical biomarkers, companion diagnostics, digital pathology storage, compression algorithms, robotics, and value-based care.   Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   Signify Research Proscia   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
June 3, 2024

Episode 181: Dr Bronwyn Bryant – Redefining Pathology Training With Entrustable Professional Activities

Today my guest is Dr. Bronwyn Bryant, a pathologist and pathology educator. Dr. Bryant has been involved in the National EPA Working Group, focused on implementing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in pathology residency programs. The group conducted a pilot study on EPAs and is now working on developing an electronic tool to facilitate the completion of EPAs in real-time. Dr. Bryant is passionate about using EPAs to provide more specific and actionable feedback to residents, ultimately improving the learning and assessment experiences. She is also interested in studying the impact of EPAs on resident training. Dr. Bryant emphasizes the importance of faculty development in using EPAs effectively and believes that this method can lead to a culture shift in pathology education. Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   National pilot of entrustable professional activities in pathology residency training Leveraging faculty development to support validation of entrustable professional activities assessment tools in anatomic and clinical pathology training   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
May 20, 2024

Episode 180: Exploring Pathology Observerships with Dr Risha Khatri And Dr Abdul Abid

Pathology observerships offer a unique opportunity for medical students and recent graduates to gain firsthand experience and insights into the dynamic field of pathology. These structured programs provide participants with the chance to observe experienced pathologists at work, learn about various laboratory techniques, and understand the diagnostic process involved in analyzing tissue specimens.  In this episode, we delve into the significance of pathology observerships and how they contribute to the professional development of aspiring pathologists. Links for this episode: Path Elective Match To Path - Guide To Pathology Residency FREIDA - Search List For Residency Programs   Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram  
May 6, 2024

Episode 179: Marissa Spencer – Improving Pathology Education: The Importance of Understanding Why

Pathologists' Assistant Marissa Spencer returns to the podcast and we take a deep dive into the concept of teaching "why" vs teaching "how." Understanding the Why: Marissa emphasized the significance of not just memorizing steps but truly understanding the rationale behind each action in pathology. By grasping the "why" behind the procedures, learners can apply their knowledge effectively to different cases, ensuring thorough and accurate work. Utilizing Specimen Photography: Marissa highlighted the underutilized value of specimen photography in pathology. Photos of normal specimens serve as invaluable reference points for learners, aiding in the recognition of abnormalities and enhancing descriptive skills. By capturing images of both normal and abnormal findings, learners can enhance their understanding and communication in the field. Enhancing Gross Description Skills: Marissa shared practical tips for improving gross description skills, such as avoiding generic terms like "unremarkable" and instead focusing on detailed and descriptive language. By describing normal findings accurately, learners can build confidence in articulating abnormalities, ultimately leading to more precise and effective communication in pathology.   Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club  
April 15, 2024

Episode 178: Liz Wingard And Dr Dave Wilbur – Revolutionizing Pathology: The Journey of Corista and DP3

My guests today are Elizabeth Wingard and Dr Dave Wilbur from Corista. Liz and Dr. Wilbur discussed the evolution of digital pathology and the need for open systems in the field. This goal was realized with Corista's Digital Pathology Processing Platform (DP3). They shared insights into their backgrounds and how they got involved in healthcare technology and pathology. The conversation touched on the importance of collaboration between radiology and pathology, leading to the partnership between Corista and AGFA Healthcare. We discussed some of the features of DP3, such as the Digital Slide Tray, and Digital Microscope Stage.   Then Dr Wilbur and Liz gave us a glimpse of what Corista has in store for the future.     Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   Corista Corista Announces Partnership with AGFA HealthCare to Enhance Digital Pathology Integration in Healthcare Corista’s DP3 Image Management System for Digital Pathology Earns CE Mark Under IVDR for Routine Pathology Diagnosis   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
April 8, 2024

Episode 177: Mateo Lopez – The Future Of Specimen Grossing: Vistapath And The Sentinel

Mateo Lopez is Director of Customer Success at Vistapath. In this episode we discuss the future of AI in pathology grossing.  Mateo shares his journey from PA to industry, the founding story of Vistapath, and the innovative Sentinel grossing station. We talk about how the Sentinel uses AI to streamline grossing, improve accuracy, and enhance the pathology workflow.  Finally, we discuss how PAs and others can best prepare for using AI tools to augment their skills.     Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology 101 Book   Vistapath    People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
April 1, 2024

Episode 176: David West – 510 k Clearance Milestone For Concentriq AP-DX And What It Means For The Future Of Digital Pathology

In this episode, David West discusses Proscia's recent 510K clearance for Concentric AP-DX software. The conversation delves into the significance of 510 k clearance, explaining its role in regulatory approval for medical devices. David highlights the company's global success and previous clearances in Europe, offering insights into the journey of bringing innovative software to laboratories worldwide. We discuss not only the importance of this clearance to Proscia, but also to digital pathology as a whole.     Links for this episode: Proscia Proscia Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For Concentriq AP-Dx Welcome To Concentriq AP-DX Webinar   Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club     People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
March 25, 2024
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Dennis Strenk

Dennis Strenk

Pathologists’ Assistant at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories, CFO of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and Host of People of Pathology Podcast.

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