Pathology Update 2007

Monday, 13 November, 2006

When: 2-4 March 2007
Where: Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre
Registration: www.rcpa.edu.au/pathologyupdate

Pathology Update 2007, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia's annual conference, is to be held at Sydney's Darling Harbour from 2-4 March. The impressive schedule covers a variety of themes including immunology, haematology, microbiology, forensic pathology, anatomical pathology, oral pathology, chemical pathology, genetics, immunology, anatomical pathology and genetics. Delegates will enjoy a wide variety of high quality learning opportunities with more than 100 speakers coming from around Australia and overseas. Some of the highlights include:

  • Dr David Burnett will present the Inaugural David Rothfield Memorial Oration on Professional Day.
  • Professor Ian Frazer, director of the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research, University of Queensland, will present the Eva Raik lecture and also participate in the Microbiology program.
  • Dr David Huntsman, Genetic Pathology Evaluation Centre, Jack Bell Research Centre, Canada, will present in the Anatomical Pathology and Genetics programs.
  • Dr Larry Kricka, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, will participate in the Professional Day program.
  • Dr Arnold Monto, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, USA, is a bird flu and bioterror expert and will participate in the Microbiology program.
  • Dr Robert Petras, national director of gastrointestinal pathology services, AmeriPath Institute of Gastrointestinal Pathology and Digestive Disease, USA, will participate in the Anatomical Pathology program.
  • Dr Sunil Sethi, chief and senior consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore, will give presentations in the Chemical Pathology program.

Professional Day 2007 will focus on innovations and the future of pathology and pathologists. Innovations speakers will look at service provision, the workforce crisis, technology solutions, virtual microscopy and tissue banking.

An innovation for 2007 will be a Trainees' Program, to be run in parallel with Friday's Professional Day. This program is planned to include topics useful to trainees from all disciplines, as well as giving specific discipline information regarding their exams.

This year, delegates will have the choice of single-day or full registration. Fellows and Trainees with full registration will be able to attend the entire conference, including the cocktail party and conference dinner.

In the Trade Exhibition Hall, over 20 booths housing industry businesses that contribute to the pathology profession will be well worth a visit.

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