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Conference Series LLC along with Editorial Board Members of Supporting Journals, welcome you to the International Conference on Speech Language Pathology which will be taking place during May 22-23, 2017 at Las Vegas, USA. Conference Series LLC is a pioneer in organizing scientific conferences throughout the globe.

Conference Highlights

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and alternative communication is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. AAC is used by those with a wide range of speech and language impairments, including congenital impairments such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment and autism, and acquired conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. AAC can be a permanent addition to a person's communication or a temporary aid.

AAC systems are diverse: unaided communication uses no equipment and includes signing and body language, while aided approaches use external tools. Aided communication methods can range from paper and pencil to communication books or boards to devices that produce voice output and/or written output. The symbols used in AAC include gestures, photographs, pictures, line drawings, letters and words, which can be used alone or in combination. Body parts, pointers, adapted mice, or eye tracking can be used to select target symbols directly, and switch access scanning is often used for indirect selection. Message generation is generally much slower than spoken communication, and as a result rate enhancement techniques may be used to reduce the number of selections required. These techniques include "prediction", in which the user is offered guesses of the word/phrase being composed, and "encoding", in which longer messages are retrieved using a prestored code.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.

People with ASD often have these characteristics:

Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others

Repetitive behaviours as well as limited interests or activities

Symptoms that typically are recognized in the first two years of life

Symptoms that hurt the individual’s ability to function socially, at school or work, or other areas of life

Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms, while others are severely disabled. Treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.

Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

A craniofacial disorder refers to an abnormality of the face and/or the head. Craniofacial differences can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull, which involves soft tissue and bones. A craniofacial condition may include disfigurement brought about by birth defect, disease or trauma.

Velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) is a generic term which describes a set of disorders resulting in the leakage of air into the nasal passages during speech production. As a result, speech samples can demonstrate hyper nasality, nasal emissions, and poor intelligibility.

Cultural and Linguistic Issues

Culture and linguistics refer to integrated patterns of human behaviour that include language, thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or other groups (e.g., gender, gender identity/gender expression, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability). Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviours, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.


Fluency is a speech language pathology term that means the smoothness or flow with which sounds, syllables, words and phrases are joined together when speaking quickly. "Fluency disorders" is used as a collective term for cluttering and stuttering. Both disorders have breaks in the fluidity of speech, and both have the fluency breakdown of repetition of parts of speech. Fluency disorders are most often complex in nature and they tend to occur more often in boys than in girls.

Global Issues and Practices

Our main aim is to provide international leadership related to audiology and speech language pathology services by promoting research, networking, collaboration, education, and mentoring for its affiliates, students, and other service providers in the global marketplace.

Inter-professional Education and Practice

Definitions of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP), also called interprofessional collaborative practice, to reflect audiologists' and speech-language pathologists' (SLPs') engagement in IPP in both health care and education settings. In ASHA's definition, IPE is an activity that occurs when two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve outcomes for individuals and families whom we serve. Similarly, IPP occurs when multiple service providers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive healthcare or educational services by working with individuals and their families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.

Language in Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-schoolers

The development of language skills begins at birth, with the first parent child interactions, and continues through the explosive growth of vocabulary in toddlerhood and the emergence of more complex syntax in pre-schoolers.

Early language development is dependent on the quality of the social interactions a child has with the important adults in his life. Social situations in which caregivers and infants share the same focus on an object or topic are referred to as episodes of joint attention.

Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents

Language disorders in children are characterized by deficiencies in the comprehension (understanding) and/or production (use) of spoken and written language. Deficiencies in language can have a profound impact on a child’s academic, social, and emotional development. Seven percent of preschool and school age children exhibit significant limitations in language ability.

Language Disorders in Adults

When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, then he or she has a speech disorder. Difficulties pronouncing sounds, or articulation disorders, and stuttering are examples of speech disorders.

When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder. A stroke can result in aphasia, or a language disorder.

Literacy Assessment and Intervention

Speech language pathologists (SLPs) have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to identify communication problems and to provide the help that children need to build critical language and literacy skills. SLPs are often the first professionals to identify the root cause of reading and writing problems through a child's difficulty with language. SLPs help children to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

Motor Speech Disorders

Motor speech disorders are a class of speech disorder that disturb the body's natural ability to speak. These disturbances vary in their etiology based on the integrity and integration of cognitive, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal activities. Speaking is an act dependent on thought and timed execution of airflow and oral motor / oral placement of the lips, tongue, and jaw that can be disrupted by weakness in oral musculature (dysarthria) or an inability to execute the motor movements needed for specific speech sound production (apraxia of speech or developmental verbal dyspraxia). Such deficits can be related to pathology of the nervous system (central and /or peripheral systems involved in motor planning) that affect the timing of respiration, phonation, prosody, and articulation in isolation or in conjunction.

Speech and Language Science

This track focuses on normal aspects of language comprehension and expression and speech production. Proposals addressing use of techniques in neurogenic language or speech disorders should be submitted to the Language Disorders in Adults, the Motor Speech Disorders, or the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) topic areas.

Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Speech sound disorders are speech disorders in which some speech sounds or phonemes in a child's language are either not produced, not produced correctly, or are not used correctly. The term protracted phonological development is sometimes preferred when describing children's speech to emphasize the continuing development while acknowledging the delay.

Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

A swallowing disorder, called dysphagia, is a difficulty or inability to swallow. There are different phases of the swallow. The problem can affect any phase of the swallow. What happens in the mouth is the oral phase. What happens in the throat is the pharyngeal phase. What happens in the oesophagus, is called the oesophageal phase. A person can have difficulty in any or all of the phases of the swallow. If the person can’t eat or drink enough, this will affect their nutrition.


Tele-practice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client/patient or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism, or other features. Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

Voice and Alaryngeal Communication

Alaryngeal speech is speech made using sources other than the glottis in the larynx to create voiced sound. There are three types: esophageal, buccal, and pharyngeal speech. Each of these uses an alternative method of creating speech-like phonation to that normally provided by the vocal cords. These forms of alaryngeal speech are also called “pseudo-voices".

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Why Speech Pathology?

Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a Speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist or speech therapist, which specialize in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders. The Moto of the conference is to look forward into the advancement, researches, and achievements in the field of pathology.

Types of pathology:

The main branches of pathology are clinical pathology, Speech Pathology, anatomical pathology or a combination of the two, referred to as general pathology.

General pathology:

General pathology describes the scientific study of disease which can be described as any abnormality that is causing changes in the structure or function of body parts. In pathology, the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease may be examined.

Speech Pathology:

The components of speech production include: phonation, producing sound; resonance; fluency; intonation, variance of pitch; and voice, including aeromechanical components of respiration. The components of language include: phonology, manipulating sound according to the rules of a language; morphology, understanding and using minimal units of meaning; syntax, constructing sentences by using languages' grammar rules; semantics, interpreting signs or symbols of communication to construct meaning; and pragmatics, social aspects of communication.

Anatomical pathology:

This branch of pathology involves the study and diagnosis of disease based on the examination of surgically removed bodily specimens or sometimes of the whole body (autopsy). Aspects of a sample that may be considered include its gross anatomical make up, appearance of the cells and the immunological markers and chemical signatures in the cells.

Clinical pathology:

This branch concerns the laboratory analysis of blood, urine and tissue samples to examine and diagnose disease. Typically, laboratories will process samples and provide results concerning blood counts, blood clotting ability or urine electrolytes, for example.

Target Audience:

Pathology researchers, Pathology Practitioners, Trainee pathologists, Deans, Head of the Departments etc.

Market Report

Importance & Scope:

        Pathology is a Major Field in modern medical Practice and Diagnosis. Pathology specimens currently number approximately 73,000 per year and on an average autopsies number approximately 120 per year. Approximately 600 specimens are processed for electron microscopy annually including over 350 renal biopsies per year. The Pathology Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory performs over approximately Urovysion tests, KRAS tests, B and T gene rearrangements HPV genotypes, DNA ploidy studies, and small-round-blue-cell PCR panels annually. Around 102 conferences are going on worldwide.

Pathology 2016 conference will cover the new research Techniques and concentrates on Exhibition of new Products introduced by the Pathology Laboratories. Also covers the increase in need for digital Pathology. Pathology brings basic and Clinical research into mechanisms of Disease.

Why Las Vegas?

        Depending on the Compound annual growth rate of Pathology market, North America stands in first rank next come Europe and Asia so the Pathology 2017 is going to be held in North America.

Las Vegas is a famous resort city and is known as leading financial, cultural and commercial center for Southern Nevada. Las Vegas stands in 30th position in most important metro markets for Pathology. A total of 83 pathologists are working in Las Vegas. The College of Southern Nevada is the main higher education facility in the city. Other institutions include the University of Nevada School of Medicine, with a campus in the city, and the for-profit private school Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Educational opportunities exist around the city; among them are the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada State College run by the Nevada System of Higher Education, Desert Research Institute, The International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas and Touro University Nevada.

Conference Highlights:

  • Auditory / Central Auditory Processing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Business Management, Ethical, and Professional Issues
  • Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
  • Cultural and Linguistic Issues
  • Fluency
  • Global Issues and Practices
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Language in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents
  • Language Disorders in Adults
  • Career and Internship Fair
  • Literacy Assessment and Intervention
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Speech and Language Science
  • Speech Sound Disorders in Children
  • Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
  • Telepractice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voice and Alaryngeal Communication


Why to attend???

Speech Pathology 2016 could be an exceptional event that brings along a novel and International mixture of giant and medium pathology analysis, leading universities and pathology analysis establishments creating the conference an ideal platform to share expertise, foster collaborations across trade and world, and assess rising technologies across the world. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, tactics, and the newest updates in Pathology fields are hallmarks of this conference.


Major Pathology Associations Nevada

  • Sierra Pathology Associates Inc
  • Western Pathology Consultants

Major Pathology Associations in USA

  • Association of Pathology Chairs
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Board of Pathologists
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • American Society of CytoPathology
  • Association for Molecular Pathology
  • Association of Directors of Anatomical and Surgical Pathology
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Association of Forensic sciences
  • World Association of  societies of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Renal Pathology Society


Figure 2: Pathology Associations and societies in number

Target Audience:

Practicing pathologist, pathologist in training and other healthcare professionals interested in the latest advances and techniques in the field. Another segment of target audience is Pharmaceutical researchers, Clinical organizations, Educational institutes. Anatomical Pathologists, Surgical Pathologists, Forensic Pathologists etc.,

Total Pathologists

  • Las Vegas - 83
  • Nevada - 108
  • USA -18812
  • World Wide- 249580


Figure 3: Pathologists in number

Knowledge sharing:         

  • Community Practice (80%)
  • Academic Practice & Medical School Administration (15%)
  • Industry (3%)
  • Government, Public Health & Regulatory Positions (1%)


Figure 4: Knowledge share

Pathology Associated Universities

Top Universities USA

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Emory University Medical Center
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Yale University Teachers College,
  • Columbia University
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • University of Michigan
  • University of California San Franciso


Figure 5: Universities in Number

Companies Associated with Pathology

  • Roche/ Ventana/ BioImageneLeica
  • Sakura
  • Hologic
  • Qiagen
  • Dako
  • BD
  • ThermoFisher
  • Abbott
  • Olympus 


Figure 6: Companies associated with Pathology

Hospitals & Laboratories Associated with Pathology

World Wide

  • MD Anderson
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of Washington
  • Dana Farber
  • University San Francisco
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Reagan UCLA
  • Duke 


Figure 7: Pathology Hospital Labs

Top Independent Commercial Pathology Labs

  • Quest
  • LabCorp
  • Myriad Genetics
  • Genoptix
  • Caris
  • Genomic Health
  • Aurora
  • Bostwick
  • BioReference
  • Clarient

The following are some of the Pathology Kits & software’s produce by the companies

Pathology Kits

  • SureFISH Probes
  • SureFISH ALK/ROS1/RET Probes
  • CISH and FISH Kits
  • FISH Probes
  • Fluorochrome-Conjugated Probes
  • Labeled Probes and Detection Systems
  • Fragile X Probe
  • Gene Rearrangement Probes
  • Blotting Detection System
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Antibodies and Controls
  • Visualization Systems
  • Ancillaries for IHC

Pathology Software’s

  • BARCO, Virtuoso 5.4, VENTANA Vector software
  • Aperio Image Scope, SlidePath Gateway, ePathViewer

Market Analysis of Pathology

The global digital pathology market, valued at $1.98 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach $5.7 billion by 2020. The In vitro diagnostics market revenue is expected to reach $74.65 billion by 2020, from the market value of $53.32 billion in 2013, at a CAGR of 5.34% during 2014-2020. Diagnostic Medicine has $35 billion market, growth 5-7% yearly. Pathology labs will take approximately $15-16 billion in revenue, and they will spend roughly 12% of their revenues with their suppliers all over USA.


Figure 8: Pathology Market

Overall Statistics

  • Over 7000 licenses have been issued to pathology labs in the US
  1. 1,600-1,700 commercial labs
  2.  3,300-3,400 hospital labs
  3. 1,800-1,900 physicians’ office labs
  • Academic department in U.S. (130 medical schools; 155 training programs)
  • 59 Universities are there in USA
  • 36 Societies and Association 

Past Conference Report

Pathology 2015

We gratefully thank all our wonderful speakers, conference attendees, students, associations and exhibitors for making Pathology 2015 Conference the best ever!

In 2015, the conference took a new direction, broadening its focus beyond the laboratories to cover all aspects of Pathology. This has provided a unique opportunity for academic and Laboratory-wide communication and collaboration and has positioned the conference as the OMICS International's annual Clinical premier event.

The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Pathology, hosted by the OMICS International was held during July 13-15, 2015 at Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, New Orleans, USA  based on the theme Technological Construction of Pathology". Benevolent response was received from the Editorial Board Members of Conferenceseries  LLC Journals along with scientists, researchers, students and leaders from various fields of Pathology, who made this event a grand success. Conferenceseries  LLC will acknowledge with gratitude the support by all the Editorial Board Members of Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology and Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology for their valuable suggestions for up growth of the Organization

The conference was initiated with the Honorable presence of the Keynote forum. The list includes:

  • Gene N Herbek, President of College of American Pathologists(CAP), USA
  • Clay J Cockerell, World Renowned Leader in Dermatopathology, USA
  • Kim Solez, Professor, University Of Alberta, Canada
  • James Michaelson, Director, Harvard University, USA
  • Haodong Xu, Professor, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  • Gerard Lozanski, The Ohio state University, USA
  • K H Ramesh, Director, Montefiore Medical Center, USA

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Cytopathology 2016

2nd International Conference on Cytopathology & Histopathology was organized during August 10-12, 2016 at Las Vegas, USA. With the support and contribution of the Organizing Committee Members, we successfully hosted the event at the conference venue.

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