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PSQA Symposium


May 25 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dr George Yousef
    Dr George Yousef

    Dr. Yousef is Program Medical Director and head of the Laboratory Medicine Program at University Health network in Toronto and a Professor and Vice-Chair of the department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a Scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is the editor of a book on “Molecular Pathology in Cancer”. He has over 280 published research papers and review articles and 15 book chapters. Dr. Yousef is a founding member of the International Scientific Committee of Kallikreins and the Vice President of the International Society of Enzymology. He is the editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Pathology. He has served on academic and governmental advisory committees, including the international kallikrein Committee and the International Society of Urologic Pathology Kidney Cancer Classification. He served a member of the Royal College Examination Board in Anatomical pathology.

  • Dr. Clinton Campbell
    Dr. Clinton Campbell

    Dr. Clinton Campbell is a hematopathologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and Assistant Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario Canada. He has held numerous peer-reviewed grant in artificial intelligence applied to pathology. Dr. Campbell’s research focuses on using machine learning to 1) automate workflows in diagnostic medicine; 2) develop new representations of the information in pathology and 3) link this information with other large healthcare datasets to redefine paradigms in health and disease. Dr. Campbell’s research program is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh and KIMIA Lab at the Mayo Clinic.


Applied Machine Learning in Pathology presented by Dr. Clinton Campbell

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Support and automate digital pathology workflows.
  • Make new representations of information to improve diagnostics.
  • Enable multimodal patient representations by linking information between healthcare datasets.

Knowledge Transmission:  An Important Dimension In Pathology Practice presented by Dr. George Youse

The pathology report serves as a crucial communication tool among a number of stakeholders. A transmission barrier exists between pathologists, other clinicians, and patients when interpreting the pathology report. Lack of proper communication is multifaceted and can lead to delays in suboptimal patient care. Causes of report misinterpretation include the use of pathology jargon, using different versions of staging or grading systems, and using expressions indicative of uncertainty in the pathologist’s report and pathology misnomers. Direct communication between pathologists and patients is recently suggested with promising success in proof of principle studies.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify reasons for miscommunication of the pathology report.
  • Describe the challenges that lead to misunderstanding of the pathology report.
  • Consider solutions to improve communication between pathologists, other clinicians and patients.

Target Audience

  • ¬†Residents
  • Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles

  • Medical Expert (the integrating role)
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Health Advocate
  • Scholar
  • Professional