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Log in to the Pathology Slide Server

Guests may log in at the link above to view sample slides. Please use username: guest and password: guest.

If you are a part of a class or other collaboration please contact Dr. Barbara Sheppard to receive a specific username and password to your material on the restricted access Virtual Microscopy/Telelmedicine area.

About Virtual Microscopy/Telemedicine

The DOAC and University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Anatomic Pathology Service (represented by Dr. Barbara Sheppard) have worked collaboratively in a combined effort to establish information sharing between the previously unlinked pathology/disease surveillance aspects of the state lab system and the UF Veterinary Medical School Anatomic Pathology service. This has used the combined modalities of virtual microscopy/digital pathology/necropsy videomonitoring and multi-site conferencing.

This collaboration makes significant strides toward fulfillment of the Department of Homeland Security-funded (secured by DOACS) mandate to establish a rapid system of communication available during potential disease outbreaks. Continued interaction among those working in Florida and an expanding list of other participants is intended to extend pathology training opportunities and encourage further development of working relationships incorporating the veterinary and disease monitoring communities.

Activities include the monthly Knights of the Necropsy Round Table for sharing of interesting and informative cases including virtual histopathology slide images hosted on an alternating basis by DOACS and UF Veterinary Pathology.

Additionally, these collaborations provides a practical training experience in the use of these contemporary pathology technologies as well as providing important partnership building opportunities within our state.

The Round Table is an excellent example of applying technology to bring multiple sites together to achieve goals and undertake activities vital to industry and many contemporary pathology settings without the previous delays and other issues associated with mailing multiple histology slides to participants. Rapid communication allows participants at multiple sites to contribute their expertise within hours of a histology slide becoming available during potential disease outbreaks.

Other activities associated with this technology include sharing of routine diagnostic cases for consultation, and establishment of virtual microscopy sets of slides and cases for resident training, student pathology courses, and histology training.

Material on this site is password protected to maintain client confidentiality and/or exclusivity of access to enrolled students.