Uses of Virtual Microscopy in Diagnostic Fish Pathology

Instructors:  Rod Getchell  and  Hamish Roger ( and others TBA )

See Workshop Schedule here.

The workshop will begin on September 2nd in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and will take place at the Atlantic Veterinary College – University of Prince Edward Island.

This 3.5-hour workshop will demonstrate one of the current approaches to digital fish medicine courtesy of the Fish Vet Group. Participants will also have a hands-on opportunity to access a working draft of a new digital fish pathology atlas for teaching students through web-based virtual microscopy. Improving access to pathology information generated from fish health professionals should become a priority that will protect farmed fish health throughout the world.  Digital pathology is a dynamic, image-based environment that enables the acquisition, management, and interpretation of pathology information generated from a glass slide. Training in virtual microscopy will bring histopathological images within the reach of those professionals interested in preventing and controlling diseases of aquatic species.  Applications of digital pathology are being used to reduce inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and enable more rapid diagnoses. Faculty from colleges of veterinary medicine and fish pathologists from the Fish Vet Group will contribute their expertise along with private and government anatomic pathologists. Learning objectives include the features of interactive digital imaging technology; it’s use as a fish pathology resource; and advantages of digital pathology.

This workshop will be restricted to 30 participants, who will work in pairs.  Selection will be on a first come basis, and opens along with conference registration in January 2018.

The workshop will be provide 3.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credits for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians.