3rd International Definiens Symposium to be held in Munich from June 14-16, 2012
Program features latest trends in quantitative digital pathology and tissue-based biomarker development with leading experts from Roche, AstraZeneca, Novartis and cutting-edge biomedical image and data analysis during hands-on workshops
Munich, Germany, April 19, 2012 — Definiens®, the global leader of image and data analysis solutions for quantitative digital pathology, invites professionals interested in pathology and biomarker development to the 3rd International Definiens Symposium. The symposium will be held at the Definiens headquarters in Munich from June 14-16, 2012.
The annual event is the premier forum for the latest trends in quantitative research in histology, tissue-based biomarker development and cutting-edge biomedical image and data analysis. It brings together experts from around the world to share best practices and experiences. This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr. Frauke Bentzien from Exelixis, one of the pioneers in quantitative digital pathology who has been successfully applying this new paradigm in preclinical safety studies and clinical trials for many years.
The Definiens Symposium offers attendees the opportunity to network with peers and renowned experts and learn from their approaches and experiences. A one-day pre-conference workshop will provide hands-on experiences and training on the latest Definiens solutions for image analysis and data mining.
Nobel Laureate Prof. Gerd Binnig, Founder and CTO Definiens, will share his vision for the next generation of pathology tools, while leading experts from Roche, AstraZeneca, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson, as well as practitioners from other renowned institutions, will contribute insights from their work. To find the full speaker panel and the workshop program, visit www.definiens.com/community/symposium.html.
“We are delighted to have such a distinguished group of speakers,” stated Thomas Heydler, CEO of Definiens. “The digital pathology market is quickly transitioning into a second phase of adoption where quantitative approaches allow us to unveil the real value of digital slides and are currently transforming pathology into a quantitative discipline. By bringing together thought leaders, experts and users, the International Definiens Symposium provides a very stimulating forum for learning about the future of this exciting field.”
Previous International Definiens Symposia were held at the Spanish Cardiovascular Research Center in Madrid in 2010 and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL in 2011. The symposia received excellent feedback from participants. “I thought the conference was outstanding! The quality of the speakers and the visionary spirit combined with the demonstration of exciting achievements at the forefront of quantitative pathology were very inspiring,” said Prof. Manfred Dietel from the Institute of Pathology at the Charité Berlin.
Definiens is the leading provider of image analysis and data mining solutions for quantitative digital pathology in the life sciences, tissue diagnostics and healthcare industries. Definiens software provides detailed readouts from whole tissue slides, cell-based assays and full body scans and allows correlating this information with data derived from other sources. By automating analysis workflows, Definiens helps pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research institutions, clinical service organizations and pathologists to generate new knowledge and supports better decisions in research, diagnostics and therapy. Definiens’ vision is to open new fields of research, to contribute to development of personalized medicine and to significantly improve the quality of patients’ lives.
Definiens is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has offices throughout the United States. Further information is available at www.definiens.com.
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