11.00 – 11.30 Daniel racoceanu - Integrative computational pathology: a strategic opportunity for the future of pathology

The key legal role of the pathology is essential in the diagnostic and the treatment processes. Beyond the recent exciting digital aspects of the Digital / Computational Pathology - enabling efficient and effective second opinion companions - the Integrative Computational Pathology is a fantastic bridge towards an operational integration of phenotypical and omics characteristics related to tumour genesis, heterogeneity, and prognosis, into the clinical routine.

Consolidating the role of the pathology in the modern personalised medicine, integrative pathology is able to stimulate and accelerate the personalisation of medicine, closer to the patient and his more intimate healthcare needs.

My presentation will introduce few aspects, inspired from my personal research experience, concerning tumour heterogeneity analysis, integrative approaches and simulation.

CV Professor in Biomedical Image and Data Computing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, I have a tenured Professor position at Sorbonne University, Paris. My areas of competency are Medical Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, my research being mainly focused on Digital Pathology and its Integrative aspects. HDR (2006) and Ph.D. (1997) of the Univ. of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, I was Project Manager at General Electric Energy Products - Europe, before joining, in 1999, a chair of Associate Professor at University of Besançon, Research Fellow at FEMTO-ST Institute (French National Research Center - CNRS), Besancon, France. From 2005 to 2014, I participated in the creation and the development of the International Joint Research Unit (UMI CNRS) Image & Pervasive Access Lab, being the Director (from 2008 to 2014) of this joint research venture created between Sorbonne University, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Univ. Grenoble Alpes and the Institut Mines-Telecom, in Singapore. From 2009 to 2015, I was Associate and then Full Professor (adjunct) at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Between 2014 and 2016, I was a member of the Executive Board of the University Institute of Health Engineering of the Sorbonne Université, being also co-Director and co-initiator of a new B.Sc. Minor, dedicated to Innovation in Public Health. During the same period, I was leading the Cancer Theranostics research team at the Bioimaging Lab, a joint research unit created between Sorbonne Université, CNRS and INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research). I am President of the European Society for Digital Integrative Pathology (ESDIP) and member of MICCAI Board of Directors (Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention).