General Information

A/Prof Trishe Leong - Chair 
Dr Tony Badrick 
A/Prof Bruce Bennetts 
Mrs Debbie Deston 
Dr Debra Graves 
Dr Daniel Kirkpatrick 
Dr Nicole Kramer 
Dr Neil Lambie 
Mr Wayne Mathews 
Dr Ellen Maxwell 
Dr Niles Nelson 
Dr Angie Pinto 
Ms Eve Propper 
Dr Wendy Pryor 
Dr Janet Warner 

Anatomical Pathology
A/Prof Chris Hemmings - Chair 
Dr Brooke Beardsley 
Dr Inny Busmanis 
Dr Amanda Charlton 
A/Prof Margaret Cummings 
Dr Laveniya Satgunaseelan 
Dr Victoria Yachmenikova 

Chemical Pathology 
Dr Que Lam - Chair 
Dr Tony Badrick 
Dr Cherie Chiang 
Dr Penelope Coates 
Dr Gemma Daley 
Dr Chris Farrell 
A/Prof Chris Florkowski 
Prof Rita Horvath 
Dr Alan McNeil 
Dr Michael Page 
Dr Carol Siu 
Dr Janet Warner 

Clinical Forensic Medicine 
Dr Sanjeev Gaya- Chair 
Dr Maria Nittis 
A/Prof Morris Odell 

Forensic Pathology  
A/Prof Neil Langlois - Chair 
Dr Brian Beer 
Dr Alanah Buck 
Dr Clive Cooke 
Dr Rebecca Irvine 
Dr Dianne Little 
A/Prof Charles Naylor 
Dr Sarah Parsons 
A/Prof David Ranson 
Dr Simon Stables 
Prof Noel Woodford 

Genetic Pathology 
Dr Janice Fletcher - Chair 
Dr Melody Caramins 
Prof John Christodoulou 
A/Prof Rory Clifton- Bligh 
A/Prof Marcel Dinger 
Dr Andrew Fellowes 
Dr James Harraway 
Prof Rodney Scott 
Prof Hamish Scott 
Prof David Thorburn 
Ms Vanessa Tyrell 

Dr Rebecca Adams - Chair 
Dr Alessandra Bianchi 
Dr Timothy Brighton 
Dr James D’Rozario 
Dr Sara Hall 
Dr Yasmin Harvey 
Dr Chris Hogan 
Dr Sueh-li Lim 
Dr Huong Phan 
Dr David Roxby

Dr Katrina Randall – Chair 
A/Prof Stephen Adelstein 
Dr Elizabeth Da Silva 
Dr Sharon Choo 
Prof Antonio Ferrante 
Dr David Gillis 
Dr Ben McGettigan 
Dr Michael O’Sullivan 
Prof Mimi Tang 
Dr Louise Wienholt 

Dr Harsha Sheorey - Chair 
Dr Jonathan Chambers 
A/Prof Sharon Chen 
Dr Juliette Elvy 
Dr Tuckweng Kok 
Prof Monica Lahra 
Dr Chris Mansell 
Dr Robert Norton 
Dr Gemma Robertson 

Abstract Publication 
Pathology is the official publication of Pathology Update 2020 and includes authorised abstracts from the authors and is published by Elsevier and will be made available to each delegate on site at Pathology Update 2020. Authorised abstracts will also be made available through the Pathology Update 2020 App. 
Certificate of Attendance 
A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all delegates three days post Pathology Update 2020 and will be available in your My RCPA area on the RCPA website.

Charity of Choice
Pathology Update 2020 with Roche are pleased to announce the Charity of Choice: So Brave

So Brave is committed as Australia's Young Women's Breast Cancer Charity to be the voice for young women in Australia through Advocacy, Fundraising, Financial Sustainability, Research, Education and Brand.

Our mission is clear - we empower young women diagnosed with breast cancer; raise awareness and educate young women to be #breastaware and fundraise for breast cancer research to change future outcomes.

For more information please visit @sobraveproject

Donate now at

Donate onsite at Pathology Update 2020 at the Roche booth when you grab a coffee!

Pathology Update 2020 will be offering onsite childcare through the registered childcare service provider CeeBee Care Pty Ltd. Delegates are to book direct with CeeBee Care from Monday 4 November 2019 via
Childcare will be available during the time of the Pathology Update 2020 scientific sessions and the RCPA Annual Awards and Admission Ceremony.
Booking deadline: Friday 6 March 2020

Details provided in this brochure are for information only and are expressly excluded from all and any legal document.  To the best of the knowledge and information of the RCPA and its representatives, all facts, information and figures contained in this brochure and attachments are true and accurate at the time of printing.  The RCPA reserves the right to make any changes to topics, contents and presenters as it may deem necessary, without prior notice and disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all and any liability to any person, persons or organisation either directly or indirectly.

Registration does not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior coming to the Conference. The policy should include the loss of deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Overseeing Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Mobile App
The RCPA Pathology Update conference mobile app for 2020 will be available early March.
App includes up to date full scientific and social program, speaker profiles, Roche and Trainee prize abstracts, meeting list, sponsor and exhibitor booth information, venue information. The My Event icon enables attendees to flag and customise their own schedule from the program, export session notes and managed bookmarked pages. When using Attendee Connect, attendees can also manage their personal information and privacy settings and connect to fellow delegates and share information with exhibitors.

Pathology Update is working towards a paperless conference. There will be no delegate bag however bags, paper and pens will be available for all delegates. We encourage all delegates to use the official conference app.

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The College complies with the legislation, which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of Pathology Update will only be used for the purposes of planning and conducting the conference.  It is also usual to produce a Delegate List of attendees at Pathology Update (see details below). Individuals are also entitled to access their information by written application to the College.  Your name and contact details will only be used as follows:

  • for notification of event related news and notices regarding future Pathology Updates;
  • publication (name, affiliation and country) on the conference mobile app; and
  • subject to strict conditions of use by event related sponsors or exhibitors.

Should you not wish your details to be used for this purpose please indicate this on the registration form.

It is the responsibility of each traveller to ensure they have the appropriate entry/visa requirements for their travel to Australia. Please see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website to check what your requirements are and/or to apply for your visa online.

Spencer Travel can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa for Australia on your behalf for a fee of $55 per person. Eligible guests are required to provide Spencer Travel with following information for us to request this visa on your behalf: 

  • Copy of passport you will travel on 
  • Details of any other passports from other countries 
  • Home address 
  • Mobile number 
  • Email address 
  • If you have been known by any other name – details of other name 
  • If you have ever had a criminal conviction 

Alternatively, please contact your local or regional Australian Consular department to obtain current information regarding entry to Australia and what steps you must take to arrange your visa.
We recommend that you start this process well in advance of your travel to Australia, to ensure that all documentation is correct and complete before your arrival. 

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