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30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of the IAP

Well everyone, its April, about to be May, and June is just around the corner. It's 2005. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of the IAP, after a year of not being annual, is returning to Darling Harbour.

So, is everything ready? Have you registered yet? Have you prepared your cases for the companion meetings? Have you organised your friends to have a table together at the dinner? Have you heard about the speakers?

Saturday is David Weedon. Say no more? Well, just that this will be a historical highlight of IAP meetings. And an Australian speaker! Sunday is Jennifer Hunt. Her courses at International IAP and USCAP meetings have constantly been some of the most heavily attended and well received of all the courses. And a special treat on Friday: Even if you cannot attend during the day on Friday, try and make it to the keynote lecture when Henry Tazelaar from the Mayo will show you why you should be, and finally make you excited about quality programmes. Then stay around for his talk on respiratory pathology. Then stay for the cocktail party.

And don't forget to organize your table for the dinner on Saturday.
Don't miss this meeting. See everyone there!

Warick Delprado, President.

Invited Speakers
We have had many distinguished speakers at our meetings, and this year we have another three. The following are brief CVs listed in the order of their appearance on the programme.

David Weedon, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane, Australia.
David has worked at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology since 1985. He holds a Visiting Appointment at Royal Brisbane Hospital and is Honorary Professor of Pathology at Bond University. He is currently Chair of NPAAC and recently became Chair of the Prostheses and Devices Committee for the Australian Government. He has been President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, President of the Federal AMA and the State AMA, and Chair of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). His book 'The Skin' is a 'best seller'. In his spare time he collects Art Glass.

Henry Tazelaar, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Present academic rank and position:
July 1996 - present: Professor of Pathology, Mayo Medical School
July 1991 - presen: tConsultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic
April 2002-present: Vice Chair for Quality, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Sept 2002-present: Vice Chair of Education, Department of Laboratory and Pathology, Mayo Clinic
He did undergraduate medical training at Rush Medical College, Chicago, and Pathology training at Stanford University Medical Center, California. Since then, as well as fulfilling his service, teaching and administrative duties in his department, he has been an active researcher in cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. He is a member of many Societies in these areas of interest and he maintains an extremely busy programme of National and International lecturing commitments. He contributed significantly to the very successful XXV th International Congress of the IAP in Brisbane in 2004.

Jennifer Hunt, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA.
Jennifer did her undergraduate medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Her pathology training was at the same Institution where she is now Director of Molecular Anatomic Pathology. She holds the titles of Assistant Professor of Pathology, (Head and Neck, Endocrine and Otolaryngology.)
She has already won a glittering array of prizes and awards for Scholarship, Research and Teaching and she has a long list of publications.
She, made a significant contribution to the XXVth International Congress of the IAP, in Brisbane. She would love to be invited for a game of Badminton by one of our keen players.



30th Annual Scientific Meeting Companion Meetings
Friday June 3rd

International Society of Gynaecological Pathology
Convenor: Richard Jaworski
Main Auditorium, 9.00 to 10.45
"Pathology of the Fallopian Tube"
Dr. Richard Jaworski, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead. NSW.
Slide Seminar
Case 1. Dr. Catherine Camaris, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick. NSW.
Case 2. Dr Trisha Saurine on behalf of Dr Kirsty McIlroy, Royal North Shore Hospital. NSW.
Case 3. Dr. Jan Pyman, Royal Women's Hospital. Melbourne. Vic.
Case 4. Dr. Veli Marjoniemi, St George Hospital, Kogarah. NSW. (Case courtesy of Dr. Leon Vonthethoff)
Case 5. Dr. Richard Jaworski, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead. NSW.

Neuropathology NeuroPathology Club
Convenor Dr Peter Robbins, PathCentre, Perth, W.A.
Room 2, 9.30 - 10.45
Slide Seminar
Associate Professor Michael Gonzales, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic.
Dr Alpha Tsui, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic.
Dr Thomas Robertson, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld.
Dr David Astill, IMVS, Adelaide, S.A.
Dr Peter Robbins, PathCentre, Perth, W.A.

Room 4, 9.00 - 10.45
Convenors: Drs Kim Tran, St. George Hospital, Sydney, NSW, & Vicky Howard, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, Sydney, NSW.
Case 1: Dr.Kerry Crotty, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia
Case 2: Dr Phillip Woodford, Hunter Area Pathology Service
Case 3: Dr Carolyn Choy, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia
Case 4: Dr Carl Bulliard, Nepean Hospital
Case 5: Dr Stephen Mann, Histopath, Sydney
Case 6: Dr Karen Cheung, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia
Case 7: Dr Adrian Cachia, Sydney Diagnostic Service

Soft Tissue Tumour Session
Convenor: Richard Jaworski
Main Auditorium, 11.15 - 1.00pm
"Evolving Concepts in Fibrosarcomas"
Dr. Richard Scolyer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
Slide Seminar
Case 1. Dr. Phil Allen, Flinders Medical Centre, SA. Case contributed by Dr Eric Hu, Anatomical Pathology Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT.
Case 2. Dr. Phil Allen, Flinders Medical Centre, SA. Case contributed by the Dr P Woodford, Staff Specialist, Anatomical Pathology, HAPS, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
Case 3. Dr. Fiona Maclean, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead. NSW.
Case 4. Dr Caroline Fung, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead. NSW.
Case 5. Dr. Richard Jaworski, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead. NSW.

Convenor: Dr Andrew Clouston
Room 2, 11.15 - 1.00 pm
Bob Eckstein, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
Drug toxicity from a chemotherapeutic agent.
Andrew Clouston, Mayne Laverty Pathology, Sydney, NSW,
The ductular reaction as a driver of fibrosis.
Catherine Campbell, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld.,
Post-transplant centrilobular hepatitis – an under-recognised entity.
Bastiaan de Boer, Pathcentre, WA.
HCV + mass = HCC?

Breast Companion Meeting
Convenor: Gelareh Farshid.
Room 4, 11.15 - 1.00pm
Topic: Approach to Selected Screen Detected Breast Lesions
Dr Elizabeth Salisbury, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Columnar cell change and papillary lesions.
Professor Sunil Lakhani, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld.
Lobular neoplasia and ADH
Dr Felicity Frost, Path Centre, Perth, W. A.
Core imprint cytology
Dr Gelareh Farshid, IMVS, Adelaide, S.A.
Radial Scars.

Main Auditorium 2.00 - 3.45
Convenor: Dr Bob Eckstein
2.00 - 2.45 pm:
A Clouston and A Ruszkiewicz: New concepts in the pathogenesis, pathology and behaviour of colorectal cancer: MSI-H, HNPCC, serrated adenomas, and all that.
2.45 - 2.50:
K de Silva
Phlegmonous colitis secondary to chronic liver disease
2.50 - 3.20:
D Norris
Update in classification of GI lymphoma
3.20 - 3.30:
J Kench
Intestinal pathology caused by NSAIDS
3.30 - 3.45:
I Brown
The colon in Cowden syndrome - Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour of the colon.

Orell FNA
Room 2, 2.00 - 3.45 pm
Convenor: Dr Jane Twin, Capital Pathology, ACT
Topic: Classics and Counterfeits in Head and Neck
2.00 - 2.25
Dr Svante Orell, Clinpath Laboratories, Adelaide, SA.
A Potpourri of the Head and Neck
2.25 - 2.50
Dr Felicity Frost, PathCentre, Perth, WA
Squamous Lesions of Head and Neck
2.56 - 3.15
Dr John Slavin, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Vic.
Salivary Lesions of Head and Neck
3.15 - 3.40
Dr Ian Clark, Capital Pathology, Canberra, ACT
Lymphoid Lesions

Room 4, 2.00 - 3.45 pm
Convenor: Dr Geoffrey Watson

Room 5, 2.00 - 3.45
Convenor: Dr John Miliauskas, Clinpath, Adelaide, SA.
Debbie Norris
WHO-EORTC consensus classification for cutaneous lymphomas.
John Miliauskas
Extranodal T/NK (non-cutaneous) lymphomas. Presentation of 6 cases.

Keynote Lecture
Henry Tazelaar
This is not your Father's QA program.

Respiratory (the Lung Club)
Convenor: Jenny Ma Wyatt, PathCentre, Perth, WA.
Main Auditorium, 5.15 - 7pm
Dr Henry Tazelaar:
When is Interstitial Pneumonia Not Usual
Case presentations:
Prof Doug Henderson, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA.
Pleural malignant mesothelioma and breast carcinoma in a man 40 years after treatment for Wilms tumour
Dr Bruce Latham, Western Diagnostic Pathology, Perth, WA.
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis associated with interstitial fibrosis
Dr Lindy Clarke, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld.
Erdheim-Chester disease
Dr Anthony Gill, PaLMS, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W.
Bong lung: Cannabis associated pneumothorax
Dr Wendy Cooper, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, N.S.W.
Pulmonary epithelioid haemangioendothelioma

Paediatric Pathology Speciality Club
Convenor: Yee Khong, Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
Room 2, 5.15 - 7.00 pm
Assoc. Prof. Jane Dahlstrom, The Canberra Hospital, ACT
Amniotic fluid infection: diagnosis and clinical consequences
Professor Ricardo Drut, Childrens Hospital Superiora Sor Maria Ludovica, La Plata, Argentina
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of paediatric tumors
Dr. Christine Loo, South Western Area Pathology Service, Sydney, NSW
How to approach renal cysts in the perinatal period.

Professor Ricardo Drut, the special guest speaker at this session has written over 200 papers on a variety of paediatric [and adult] pathology topics and is a very-much sought after speaker in paediatric pathology. His topic should also be attractive to members of the Cytopathology club.



The Fourth
IAP Meeting (IAP2005)

August 22-26, 2005 Beijing, China



On behalf of the organizing Committee of the Fourth Asia-Pacific IAP Meeting, we would like to invite you to China to participate in this important and exciting event for pathologists from the Asia Pacific region and beyond. We are certain that these few days would prove to be unforgettable and rewarding. We have prepared an exciting academic program, an enjoyable meeting environment and pleasant activities for social interactions. The main theme of the meeting is "Modern Pathology in the Age of Rapidly Advancing Technology". A number of special topics have been added to the traditional flavor of the program. These include special sessions on emerging human infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), telepathology, advanced diagnostic technologies, standardization of molecular testing, pathology of iatrogenic lesions, just to name a few.

Beijing is the capital of China and one of the most well known cities in the world with extensive historic preservations and restorations to visit and plenty of entertainment to enjoy. In preparation for the nation's first Olympic Games in 2008, the city has been going through a face-lift for the past 5 years. The Meeting will provide a unique opportunity for you to visit the city and experience the fast changing pace of the nation.
We warmly welcome colleagues from all over the world to join us.

Yours sincerely,
Bingquan WU
Congress President
Jiang GU
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Jie Zheng

The person to contact for assistance is
Ruihong Lian, Congress Secretary and Assistant for Professors Bingquan Wu and Jiang Gu
Fax: 86 010 8280 2965

Editorial comment:
The organisers have attracted a galaxy of international speakers including some Australians. The programme appears to be of an exceptional quality.



Special Offer

Slide Seminar Books and CDs from the Brisbane IAP Congress

While stocks last.

These may be purchased for $50 + GST (a total of $55) per copy. Or $45 + GST (a total of $49.50).

Jan Mc Lean at the IAP Secretariat.
or Phone 02 8356 5898.
But be quick, there is a limited supply.



Asia-Pacific Society for Molecular Immuno-
(A companion meeting to the Asia-Pacific IAP Meeting, 22-26 August 2005)

The Society will hold its first Annual Scientific Meeting at Peking University, School of Basic Medical Science at 8.00 am on Sunday 21 August 2005.
Keynote Speakers include Anthony S-Y Leong (Australia) and Clive R Taylor (USA).
Proffered papers and poster presentations are invited for the meeting.

Please send your abstracts indicating if it is for an oral or a poster presentation to:
Anthony S-Y Leong 
Robert Osamura 
or Pongsak Wannakrairot

Registration Fee:
Free for members
For non-members: US$25 (pathologists) US$15 (trainees and scientists)
(membership fees US$25 for pathologists, US$15 for others).

Department of Pathology, Chulalongkorn Hospital,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand, Tel: 66-2256-4235 ext 309, Fax 66-2652-4208.



Membership Drive

A call to Directors in Teaching Hospitals

Would you please recommend to your Registrars that they join the IAP. Membership applications are available from the Secretariat.



Faces of the Australasian Division


George Contogeorgos, Organiser of the International Congress of the IAP in Athens, Greece, 2008 and Kon Muller, President elect of the IAP. Kon will be President of the IAP for the Athens Congress.


Ewan Miller (NSW), Neil Catterall (NSW), Gurpreet Shing Khaira (NSW)


Karen Riches (SA), Yung Tran (SA)


Eleana Provenzano (Vic), Kate Stewart (Vic), Alison Skene (Vic)


Peter Earls (ACT), Alistair Lockhead (NSW), Mark Formby (NSW)


Raghwa Sharma (NSW), Rafael Ibanez (NSW), Leo Santos (NSW)


Susan Bigby (NZ), Neville Angelo (NZ)


Jim Kirker (NZ), Vimal Chang (NZ)


Elizabeth Roberts (NZ), Stephen Allcrest (NZ)


Christopher Toon (NSW), Hwei-Choo Soh (NSW), Anita Muljono (NSW)


Richard Jin (NSW), Katie Loh (NSW), Eleanor Koay (NSW)