Registration and Preliminary Program

Pathology Update 2019 online registration is now closed.

Delegates can register on site on Level One of the Melbourne Convention Centre from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February 2019 from 8.00am.


Thursday 21 February 2019 3.00-6.00pm Melbourne Convention Centre
Chair: Dr Kathy Robinson
Afternoon tea included
Cost: Free of Charge although registration is required.

This supervisor workshop will be in the form of case studies based on common training issues. Audience participation via mobile phones will enbale everyone to provide suggestions about solutions and appropriate actions when commonly encountered difficult training situations occour.

You do not need to attend Pathology Update 2019 to attend this workshop however registration is required through the Pathology Update 2019 Registration

Supervisor Workshop Pathology Update 2019 Program

*Program Updates

Friday 22 February 2019
  • NEW: Faculty of Science 9.00am – 10am Meet the Chief Examiner: Prof Stephen Graves
  • Immunopathology 10.30am – 12.00pm Case Presentations Speakers: Caroline Allan, Jonathan Emerson, Jocelyn Jiang, Michael Lane, Sam Salman.
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine 4.00pm – 5.00pm Paediatric skin findings speaker Dr Anne Smith to be replaced by Dr Trusha Brys
  • Chemical Pathology 4.00pm – 5.00pm Importance of standardisation in pathology Informatics speaker A/Prof Ken Sikaris no longer presenting and to be replaced by Mr Paul Carroll

Saturday 23 February 2019
  • Chemical Pathology 1.30 - 3.00pm Body Fluids EQA speaker Ms Bernadette James to be replaced by Ms Rizzi De Leon<
  • Microbiology 1.30 - 3.00pm The role of the reference laboratory in outbreak investigations speaker Dr Deborah Williamson to be replaced by Dr Sebastian Van Hal
  • Immunopathology 3.30pm – 5.00pm Biomarkers for tolerance in food allergies Prof Mimi Tang to be replaced by Dr Michael O'Sullivan

Sunday 24 February 2019
  • CFM & Forensic Pathology 1.30 – 3.00pm Clinical Hazards speaker Dr Kathleen Kramer to be replaced by Dr Maria Nittis
  • Microbiology 1.30 - 3.00pm HPV Biology and Testing, Prof Paul Chan to be replaced by Dr Geoffrey Higgins
  • Haematology 1.30 – 3.00pm Assesment of quality of NGS in myeloid malignancy speaker Dr William Stevenson to be replaced by Dr Gregory Corboy
  • Haematology 1.30 – 3.00pm Addition of third speaker Dr Rishu Agarwal “Clinical utility of circulating tumor DNA in haematological malignancies”

RCPA Board of Education and Visiting Professor Program

Thursday 28 February 2019: Pathology Update 2019 International Guest Speaker Prof Sverre Sandberg

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