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Digital Pathology in the Actual Consultancy Space

4th International Conference on Digital Pathology
August 22-23, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland

Elizabeth Neyens

DVM, Toxicological Pathologist & American Board-certified Toxicologists. Consulting Firm: FlandersToxPath-Consulting, Belgium-Canada

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Arch Clin Microbiol


The interest towards digital pathology has rapidly expanded within the last few years in the private consultancy space. Many clients requested additional digital services related to more complex cancer research programs, but also the consultancy in the diagnostic environment became modified with shorter deadlines and less travel time. The consultant had no other option than to increase his/her digital knowledge and skills in order to manage whole-slide imaging systems. In 2016, the National Society of Histotechnology (NSH) started in collaboration with the Digital Pathology association (DPA), to develop a new online self-paced certificate program that would improve professional competency in the digital pathology and whole-slide imaging. As a consultant recently certified in digital pathology, it supported my career advancement. Also, in order to adapt to their specific needs, digital consultancy services were asked to increase their collaborations with new partners, such as whole slide imaging platform(s), image analysis software(s), deep learning, and digital educational tools. The classical static pathology consultancy setting became a real dynamic digital cockpit offering the art of pathology, combined with digital expertise. The daily routine of a digital pathology consultant switched suddenly to an exciting digital pathology journey.

Biography :

Dr. Elizabeth Neyens is graduated from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands as DVM, & Veterinary Pathologist. During her European residency she was rewarded twice for her research in Oncology and was recognized as best Junior lecturer in Pathobiology. She started her career as a Toxicological Pathologist in Charles River Preclinical Services and continued as Preclinical Head of the Pathology department in Baxter, Austria. A few years later, she decided to return back to Canada in order study for her Boards in Toxicology while assuming different roles as Senior Pathologist in various CRO’s and. In 2015, she passed successfully her American Board in Toxicologist and accepted the role of Scientific Advisor for leading CRO in Israel. In 2017, she certified in Digital Pathology and she decided to build her own Consultancy Firm in Europe with offices in Flanders, Belgium and Vancouver, Canada in order to support her international clients with excellence.