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Visit our Conference website for more details.

For online registrations, please visit

The Scientific Program for all the 3 days is available for viewing for all our members and delegates.

Please click the below link to view the full program.



2018 Keynote Speakers

Vincent McGovern Memorial Lecturer

 A/Prof Elizabeth Salisbury

University of NSW, University of Western Sydney and 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia

 A/Prof. E Salisbury                                                   

Saturday Master Class Presenter

 Dr Rhonda K Yantiss, MD.

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA


Sunday Master Class Presenter

Prof Anthony J. Gill, MD. FRCPA


For more information on our Speakers, please visit our Conference website


Register for the Liver Transplantation Pathology Meeting

Date: Thursday, the 31st of May 2018        Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: Level  7 Conference room, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown


4.00 to 4.30PM - Andrew Clouston          

Antibody mediated rejection, an update

4.30 to 5.00PM - Avik Majumdar       

Explants: what the clinician wants to know

5.30 - 6.00PM - Case Presentations and discussions (Caroline Cooper, Nicole Kramer, Joo Shin)

For any enquiries and more information, please contact Catriona Mckenzie at

Registration required by 24th of May 2017
(registration free of cost) *

For registration, please visit




Our Division News

The present Board members are



Peter Bethwaite

President Elect:

Jane Dahlstrom

Past President:

Richard Scolyer


Fiona MacLean


Trishe Leong

Regional Vice President:

Jane Dahlstrom



Councillors for


 New South Wales / ACT

 Wendy Cooper  and Parastoo Irandoost 


 Richard Williams


 Hemamali Samaratunga

 South Australia:

 David Moffat


 Peter Jessup

 New Zealand

 Cynric Temple-Camp

 Western Australia:

 Benhur Amanuel


Becoming a member of the IAP-Australasia

The International Academy of Pathology is the largest professional body of pathologists worldwide and has over 60 divisions throughout the world. Meetings are held in many countries throughout the year that are of interest to all members.

The Australasian division aims to foster education, research and advance knowledge in pathology and our Annual Scientific Meeting is a major focus.  Membership funds are necessary to run the division and to both ensure a successful annual meeting and support other activities of the division.

Membership of the Australasian division entitles you to:

  1. A discounted registration rate not only to our Annual Scientific Meetings but also to attend any of the meetings of other IAP divisions.

  2. Access to educational materials in the members only section of the new IAP website (

  3. Discounted subscriptions to the journals Modern Pathology and Laboratory Investigation

  4. Receive newsletters which will provide you with an overview of our current activities and keep you up to date of upcoming educational activities.

  5. Support the education of pathologists and trainees in the Asia-Pacific Region including the provision of the Annual Pathology Symposium in Fiji and through a number of bursaries for pathologists from the Asia-Pacific region to attend our Annual Scientific Meeting

Becoming an IAP Member is a simple process. If you are an Anatomical pathologist/registrar wishing to become a member of the Australasian Division of the IAP, just complete the attached Application form with the payment details and email it to  Once a member, annual renewal of your membership is necessary to maintain your membership status.

We also encourage you to invite your colleagues to become members of the IAP. Application forms are available in our website

If you have any questions regarding our membership, please email our Secretariat Staff at

Becoming an IAP member will give you the sense of pride we share in belonging to this long established charity organisation.

To download the Application form, please click here.



Call for Speakers for Annual Scientific Meeting Companion Sessions

Members who are interested in presenting at the various Companion Sessions for our future Annual Scientific Meetings can email the relevant Convenors.  

Please visit the below link to get more information on the various companion sessions and its convenors.



The RCPA Foundation Grants and Awards are now open. Please visit the below website for more details.


Upcoming Pathology Events

International Academy of Pathology, Hong Kong Division, Spring Scientific Meeting

Sat 14 Apr 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Shaw Auditorium, Post Graduate Education Center, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong


John Chan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

This will be a comprehensive 2- day advanced course in diagnostic histopathology. Dr John Chan will guide the audience, using his vast experience, through the diagnostic process of disease entities in major organ systems, particularly in but not limited to general surgical pathology, lymphoid, head and neck, endocrine and soft tissue lesions. Dr Chan, in his unparalleled witty presentations, will demonstrate the approach to surgical pathology diagnosis of difficult cases and how to utilize clinical or morphologic clues (albeit small and “innocent” sometimes) to aid in diagnosis, and more importantly, to avoid pitfalls. This course will be of great value to diagnostic pathologists, from those in training to those with long experience. In fact, this course may also justifiably be re-titled as DIAGNOSTIC CLUES IN SURGICAL PATHOLOGY 101.

Click  HKIAP 2018 Spring & Fall Scientific Meeting for the Brochure


Molecular Brain Tumor Course

Fri 18 May 2018 - Sun 20 May 2018

Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The course aims to provide an update account of the laboratory diagnosis of brain tumors, including both histology and molecular pathology. It hopes to bring pathologists, neurosurgeons', pediatricians' and oncologists' level of laboratory diagnostic expertise to that of WHO 2016 classification and beyond. Both adult and pediatric tumor groups will be covered. The first two days will be lectures and the third day, an optional, hands-on workshop.

Who should attend the Workshop ?
Pathologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric oncologists, oncologists and interested scientists. There will be many opportunities for direct interaction between speakers and audience due to a workshop set-up.

For flyer and registration, please click here.


The XXXII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP)

Sun 14 Oct 2018 - Thu 18 Oct 2018

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea near Amman, Jordan

The XXXII International Academy of Pathology Conference organised by the International Academy of Pathology and the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology is to be held from the 14th to the 18th October, 2018 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea near Amman, Jordan.

Register here


International Academy of Pathology, Hong Kong Division, Fall Scientific Meeting

Sat 20 Oct 2018 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Shaw Auditorium, Post Graduate Education Center, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

William Faquin, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Please click here for HKIAP 2018 Spring & Fall Scientific Meeting Brochure


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - for upcoming courses in February 2019

Mon 11 Feb 2019 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Western Sydney University

The Discipline of Pathology, Western Sydney University runs three courses yearly for registrars sitting their exams and /or Pathologist who wish to upgrade their skills.

Surgical Pathology Course – 11th to 15th February 2019

Small Biopsy – 18th February 2019

Cytology – 19th to 21st February 2019

Find out more...

Register here


Global Pathology Workforce Capacity Survey

Mon 05, Feb 2018
The African Strategies for Advancing Pathology(ASAP) are focused on studying and promoting the work of pathologists in Africa and a current project they are undertaking is focused on better understanding the geographical spread of pathologists in Africa. more...