31 March, 2021
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) strongly encourages sex and gender diverse individuals to be informed about pathology testing related to themselves. Due to a lack of medical research, there are no reliable reference intervals specific to transgender patients in most instances, which could put patients at risk of misdiagnosis. A pamphlet which explains this issue to patients was launched today by the RCPA, on International Transgender Day of Visibility.
3 March, 2021
A new vaccine factsheet released by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) reassures the community that all vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy before they are approved for use in Australia and New Zealand. This comes following the start of one of the largest and most complex immunisation programs in both Australia and New Zealand, an incredible milestone and achievement for the two nations.
27 November, 2020
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is delighted that one of its Fellows, Professor Richard Scolyer has been awarded "Outstanding Researcher of the Year" in the NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research 2020, presented by NSW Cancer Institute. This is one of the biggest awards of its kind that a researcher can receive and marks the first time that a pathologist has ever received this honour.
20 October, 2020
Following an application by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, that reproductive carrier screening for fragile X syndrome (FXS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and cystic fibrosis (CF) be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
8 July, 2020
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is pleased to announce that, according
to the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Pathology, the RCPA’s official journal, has increased
its impact factor to 3.744, which is an increase of 18.4% on the previous year. In addition, the
overall ranking of Pathology has increased, soaring five places to be listed 16 out of 78