PATHCON & LAB EXPO 2022, an Annual Conference of the Association of Practising Pathologists, was held on the 17th and 18th of December 2022 at Hotel Taj Vivanta in New Delhi, India. Spread over two days, this unique pathology conference was organized in a hybrid mode.
This conference was attended by 623 delegates from all over the country who participated in 12 workshops and presentations by 52 faculty members. The organizing committee conducted all the sessions and workshops on the 17th. Simultaneously young and upcoming pathologists presented 120 oral papers and 132 posters that day, while on the 18th of December, senior pathologists shared their experiences in the form of exciting presentations. The discussion and deliberations covered various pathology topics, including advances in molecular diagnostics, haematology, oncology, and clinical biochemistry. They were valuable and relevant to the association members and delegates, including many postgraduate students.
One highlight of the conference was the keynote address by Dr Neeraj Jain, President of the APP, who spoke about the role of quality in pathology. He emphasized the critical importance of various quality tools for more accurate diagnoses and improving patient outcomes. Another key theme of the conference was the importance of collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches in pathology research and practice. Speakers stressed the need for pathologists to work closely with clinicians, specialists in bio-informatics and other healthcare professionals to ensure that pathology contributes to the delivery of precision medicine. The President announced a new scheme for certification of compliance with standards defined by the association. He also announced the dates of quarterly meetings and the annual Pathcon & Lab Expo 2023.
LAB EXPO 2022, the most sought-after medical laboratory exhibition in this part of India, is an integral part of PATHCON. Almost all industry partners showcase their latest laboratory equipment, devices, and technologies used in the medical field. As a result, attendees can expect to see a range of innovative laboratory tools, such as microscopes, scanners, centrifuges, auto analyzers, and other diagnostic devices. In addition, exhibitors also showcased various software solutions for data management, lab automation, and quality control. Apart from the equipment, the Lab Expo provided an opportunity to attend seminars and workshops presented by industry experts, offering attendees a chance to update their knowledge on recent developments and techniques in the field. Lab Expo also provided an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas and create an interface between laboratory medicine professionals and the industry.
Overall, this Pathcon and Lab Expo 2022 was a grand success and provided an excellent opportunity for members of the association and delegates to be updated on the latest trends and advancements in medical laboratory technology.