International Academy of Pathology (IAP Central)
The IAP is dedicated to the advancement of Pathology through educational exchanges worldwide. The fundamental role of the IAP, is to provide access to the vast store of valid, currently authenticated and trusted knowledge for questioning minds.
The IAP has numerous Divisions based in countries or in local groups of countries. In addition to global IAP Central and IAP Divisions the Academy also has a group of IAP Assemblies of Divisions based in geographic locations. Assemblies include the Asia pacific Assembly, the Latin American Assembly, the Sub-Saharan African Assembly and the European Assembly which is partnered with the European Association of Pathology. IAP Assemblies act as coordinating bodies to ensure cooperation among member Divisions so that Pathology Education at its biennial meetings is appropriate for members of their region.
For more information on the IAP Central please go to http://www.iapcentral.org/home
The Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology
We, as the Australasian Division of the IAP, are instrumental in effecting pathology education in the Australasian area. We act cooperatively in consultation with the global Academy in providing extra-Divisional global assistance.
About the the Australasian Division
The Australasian Division came into existence as an unincorporated body in 1972. It held its Inaugural Meeting on 30 June, 1973 at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital under the presidency of Dr. Vincent J. McGovern. The Division was incorporated in June 1984 "to conduct the operations of the International Academy of Pathology, Inc and to promote the objectives of that Academy in any part of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand, the independent states of Papua New Guinea and in such other countries and territories in the south west Pacific region in which there is no existing division of the International Academy of Pathology Inc." The Division has flourished under a succession of committed Presidents, Board members and an enthusiastic, motivated and growing membership. The Division has had the honour of having two of its Past Presidents, Dr Phillip W Allen (1995 – 1997) and Professor H Konrad Muller (2006 – 2008) serve as International Presidents. Professor Robin Cooke from the Division has been an outstanding Editor of "International Pathology", the news bulletin of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) for several years. The Division had the distinction of hosting the XIV International Congress of the Academy in Sydney in 1982, and also hosted the XXV Congress in Brisbane in 2004.