Once upon the time, in the 1960’s a hen or an egg was delivered by the NASA (National Air and Space Agency) that dealt with all kinds of electronic communication to improve the astronauts’ safety. It took another 25 years until the first international (European) Conference on Telepathology (electronic communication in pathology) took place in the philosophers’ romantic city of Heidelberg in 1992.
This book describes all conferences which occurred in a two years period, and the development of telepathology and digital pathology. These twelve conferences are a mirror of the technological progress in man’s understanding and application of virtual worlds, starting from simple face to face communication to open access platforms or social and medical networks and automated image analysis systems. Conferences are information exchange occasions, and, in addition, background of funny events. The reader of this book can experience and enjoy both reliable and founded information of development and perspectives of digital pathology as well as mood and temper of participants who can be considered pioneers and experts in this specific scientific field.