The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) hosted its annual Pathology Update at the Melbourne Convention Centre, billed as the “pathology event of the year”, with over 1200 delegates and 140 speakers.
Noel Paggao and Angus Baird from the Sysmex team were there, showcasing Sysmex software solutions including the latest release of Delphic LIS, Sysmex’s laboratory information system, and Delphic AP, Sysmex’s work area manager software for anatomical pathology.
Noel says the event provided a valuable opportunity to meet pathologists and staff from hospitals and laboratories throughout Australasia and further afield, as well as gain insight into the latest scientific and technical developments in the industry.
The Sysmex exhibition stand was busy throughout the event, with a number of delegates viewing product demonstrations. There was considerable interest in Delphic AP, with its ability to address industry concerns about quality through its synoptic pathology reporting, single-piece workflow functionality and standards compliance.
Noel says that the Sysmex team had valuable discussions with pathologists regarding their interests in applying information technology in a more clinically purposeful way.
“Our theme for this conference was ‘Building on our achievements to focus on your laboratory’s future’ and this conference really offered us the opportunity to do just that. The Delphic LIS has continued to evolve over the last three decades resulting in an innovative system used by leading laboratories. Looking forward, some of the areas of interest from pathologists are advanced genomics modules, clinical predictive analysis and digital imaging solutions within Delphic AP. We are committed to providing LIS and AP solutions for the Australian and New Zealand markets, and gathering these future needs are essential to our product development process.”
Angus and Noel also took part in a 5Km Fun Walk along the banks of the beautiful Yarra River to the Botanical Gardens, as part of the conference associated activities. The walk raised money for the RCPA College Foundation for Education and Research.