Media Releases

22 February, 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has unveiled new, nationwide research
on Australia’s medical genetic testing, which was conducted for the Department of Health.
The findings are being reported at the RCPA’s conference, Pathology Update, at the
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend by Project Leads, Dr Anja Ravine
(Genetic Pathologist) and Dr Sarah Nickerson (Genetic Pathology registrar).

22 February, 2019

Charles Sturt University (CSU) Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi, a speaker at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) annual conference, ‘Pathology Update 2019 – The Power of Personalised Pathology’, which will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) this weekend, will discuss her new research¹, published this month, on seafood-borne parasitic diseases.

22 February, 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the leading organisation representing pathologists in Australasia, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dr Janet Warner. Chief Executive Officer of the RCPA, Dr Debra Graves, officially welcomed the new deputy to her position at the RCPA’s annual conference, Pathology Update 2019, which is taking place in Melbourne this weekend from 22 - 24 February 2019.

22 February, 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has released a new position statement on the significance of genetic testing to predict a patient’s response to drugs, also known as pharmacogenetics. The RCPA is advocating for a collaborative approach with medical colleges and the wider medical profession, the Government, educators, and researchers, with the aim of creating national guidelines that will facilitate the safe and appropriate introduction of pharmacogenetics in Australia. By using pharmacogenetic testing, a clinician can align a prescription with the patient’s potential for a beneficial or adverse response to a drug.

15 November, 2018

Yesterday, pathologists, scientists and laboratories around the globe gathered to celebrate the seventh International Pathology Day (IPD).

14 November, 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) strongly supports the Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program), and encourages individuals who are in the eligible age group criteria to utilise the kits they receive.

25 July, 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) strongly advocates that complex medical tests always be requested by, and after discussion with, an experienced medical practitioner.

10 May, 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) strongly supports the Government's greater focus on genomics in the Budget.  This follows the RCPA's successful application to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) to introduce wider giagnostic testing in cystic fibrosis (CF).

2 March, 2018

Associate Professor David Sullivan, a speaker at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia's (RCPA) annual conference 'Pathology Update 2018 - A Bridge to the Future' will discuss new insights into Lipoprotein (a), a cardiovascular risk factor that affects 20% of the population.

2 March, 2018

Professor Sandra O'Toole, a breast cancer researcher and pathologist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, will speak at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia's (RCPA) annual conference, 'Pathology Update 2018'.


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