Olympus is sponsoring a workshop for those interested in making meaningful quantitative measurements from digital images captured with light microscopes or whole-slide scanners.
The workshop, which will be held 8-12 September in Seattle, includes five full days of lectures, interactive sessions and hands-on experience.
The 2009 Workshop on Quantitative Microscopy includes an in-depth review of the techniques and principles used in quantitative digital-image analysis and stereology.
In it, students will be introduced to processes that automate both image analysis and stereology - processes that improve efficiency and accuracy.
A Nanozoomer Digital Pathology System and various Olympus microscopes will be on hand for use by students.
Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with the faculty to develop protocols for analysis of their own digital images generated during the course.
The workshop will be held at the University of Washington School of Medicine at South Lake Union and reflects the close cooperation of the University's Comparative Pathology Program, Department of Comparative Medicine, Center for Lung Biology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Department of Medicine.
Other participants include Visiopharm, the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, and the Histochemical Society.