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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair to Give Keynote Address at 2011 Pathology Visions Conference

World-renowned pathologist Mahul B. Amin, MD, to share expertise on personalized medicine and digital pathology.

Mahul B. Amin, MD, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will offer his perspectives and expertise on personalized medicine and digital pathology at the 2011 Pathology Visions Conference.

Amin's keynote address at the conference, to be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, will discuss the link between meeting the individualized needs of patients and the ever-evolving field of digital pathology. He will also discuss the role of the pathologist in healthcare, as well as the strengths and limitations of traditional microscopy.

"We are honored to have Dr. Amin, a recognized pathology leader, as the keynote speaker at this year's Pathology Visions Conference," said Dirk Soenksen, president of the Digital Pathology Association and chair of the Pathology Visions Program Committee. "The focus of Dr. Amin's keynote address is particularly relevant, since digital pathology is a catalyst in providing pathologists with the tools and information required to be successful in the era of personalized medicine."

Amin is one of the nation's recognized authorities in genitourinary pathology, and has extensive expertise in oncologic pathology of the genitourinary tract. He has written more than 240 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 30 book chapters. Amin has given more than 230 urologic pathology grand rounds, lectures and workshops in 19 countries. He has been a faculty lecturer for courses at the American Urology Association, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists. He is a founding member of the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC), a member of the Genitourinary Cancer Staging Task Force, 7th Edition of AJCC staging, and lead coordinator of the prostate cancer staging system. Amin is the pathology chairman of numerous protocols for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and has been editor-in-chief of Advances in Anatomic Pathology since 2000.