Issue #130
November 2022
Pathology Update 2023: Laneways to Discovery

The Pathology Update 2023 Overseeing Committee, along with the Board of Directors, are very excited to return to the Melbourne Convention Centre for Pathology Update 2023: Laneways to Discovery. The RCPA’s annual conference will be held from Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February.

On offer will be an excellent array of topics delivered by an impressive array of local speakers and ten expert speakers from overseas. The College’s annual scientific educational meeting brings together pathology professionals from across the seven different disciplines of pathology and will welcome a selection of invited speakers and delegates who will either present in person or virtually.

Dr Lawrie Bott, President of the RCPA said,

“Our Scientific Program Committees have devoted a lot of thought and energy to the development of their individual programs, and as ever, the program has a huge amount on offer. Its multi-disciplinary approach allows every delegate, to attend any of the scientific streams on offer, but of course, that’s not all! Pathology Update offers social events which are a great chance to catch up with colleagues. There’s so much on offer at Pathology Update 2023 - we can’t wait to see you there!”

Four plenaries will take place during the conference. On Friday 24 February, A/Prof Elizabeth Salisbury will deliver the Faculty of Science Plenary, “How digital pathology, AI and precision medicine will change the role of tissue pathology scientists”. A/Prof Elizabeth Salisbury is Clinical Director of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, ICPMR, Westmead and has a career-long interest in laboratory management, clinical governance and education of RCPA trainees and hospital scientists.

Also taking place on Friday will be the Innovations Plenary, “The social pathologist: wisely using social media for network building, education, and academic advancement”, presented by Prof Bobbi Pritt.

Prof Bobbi Pritt currently serves as the Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, and is the head of the Infectious Diseases Pathology anatomic pathology working group. Her areas of interest include the pathology of infectious diseases, medical parasitology, and vector-borne diseases.

On Saturday 25 February, Prof Stephen Kingsmore will present the Eva Raik Memorial Oration, “Rapid diagnostic genome sequencing for genetic diseases in inpatients: an emerging new standard-of-care.

Dr Stephen Kingsmore is President/CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, San Diego, which is implementing paediatric genomic medicine across North America. Dr Kingsmore was a MedScape Physician of the year in 2012 and received the 2013 Scripps Genomic Medicine award. TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012, and his team held two Guinness World Records for fastest time to genome-based diagnosis.

On Sunday 26 February, infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist, A/Prof Paul Griffin will present the Innovations Plenary “COVID-19 Vaccination- Where are we up to?

A/Prof Paul Griffin is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health Services in Brisbane and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. A/Prof Griffin is the Principal Investigator and Medical Director at Nucleus Network; a specialised contract research organisation specializing in early and late phase trials in infectious diseases where he has been the principal investigator on in excess of 120 clinical trials predominantly in Infectious Diseases including novel vaccines.

Pathology Update takes place from Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Online registration is now open. Early bird closes on 31 January 2023.

The Roche Scientific e-Poster display submissions close on. Thursday 8 December 2023



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