Welcome to the website of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).
The RCPA is the leading organisation representing pathologists in Australasia. Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare. For those who are not already familiar with this area of medicine, pathology is about the study of the causes of disease and pathologists are the specialist medical doctors involved in the diagnosis and monitoring almost of all acute and chronic illnesses.
As a way of background, the College was first established in 1956 and has been responsible for the training and professional development of pathologists since that time. College members come from across Australasia including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The RCPA is also responsible for the promotion of the science and practice of pathology.
The RCPA offices are located in the heritage listed, Durham Hall in Surry Hills, Sydney. It is a not-for-profit organisation which is governed by its Council and Board of Directors. The College’s current President is Prof Yee Khong and its CEO is Dr Debra Graves. The College management team consists of up to 30 staff members who administer all aspects of the running of the College.
The various areas of this site cover: the College structure and its committees; training requirements for a career in pathology and the various disciplines of pathology on offer; and College publications and pathology in the news. It also provides information about continuing education, major events, College policies, documents and publications.
We hope you find our website useful and interesting.