Registration and Scientific Program


Thursday 3 March 2022 Supervisor Workshop. Registration is now closed.
2.00pm - 5.00pm AEST Room C2.3
Chair: Dr Kathy Robinson, RCPA Education Advisor


Pathology Update 2022

RCPA Members Log in first and then click on the below link to register.

Register Now For Virtual

If you are registering during Pathology Update 2022 please allow 1 hour for your registration to be processed for Platform Access.

Registration for onsite delegates is available from Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March from 8.00am and Sunday 6 March from 8.30am at Pathology Update 2022 Registration Desk in The Gallery on Level 2 at ICC Sydney.


The Immunopathology Scientific onsite stream is now in Room C3.6


Delivery & Authorised Speaker Presentations
Pathology Update 2022 will not be offering what is referred to as OnDemand or Catch-up. Delegates need to attend either onsite or virtually. Pathology Update 2022 is a real time conference. Post Conference Authorised Speaker Presentations (PDF only) will be made available to registered Pathology Update 2022 delegates via the PathUpdate2022 Platform by Monday 4 April 2022. Speaker presentations from Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine will not be available. The scientific streams of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine on site and virtually are only open to Fellows, Trainees, Laboratory Scientists, Medical & Science Students. Authorised Speaker Presentations will not be finalised until post conference and we will not be able to advise what Speaker PowerPoint Presentations (PDF only) will be available.

Plenary Speakers

Innovations Plenary on First, do no harm …to yourself and why neuroscience helps

A/Professor Caryl Barnes
A/Professor Caryl Barnes is currently a Senior Staff Specialist in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Royal North Shore Hospital and has a specific role providing psychiatric support to the inpatients and staff on the State-wide Burns Unit.  Caryl was the subject matter expert for Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing team at Black Dog Institute for over 13 years, has been a panel member for the NSW Medical Board Impaired Registrants Program and an occasional member for NCAT. Her research areas of interest have included long-acting depot medication for acute aggression, gender difference in treatment of bipolar disorder, e-mental health, mental health and wellbeing in workplace including the psychiatric workforce. She was a NSLHD Innovation Award winner in 2019 with colleagues from RNSH for the development and implementation of an innovative TV Wellness Channel and is now starting to explore how Virtual Reality can be implemented on RNSH Burns unit to assist patients manage pain and anxiety.

David Rothfield Memorial Oration on Where science and politics meet: The origins of SARS-CoV-2

Professor Dominic Dwyer
Professor Dominic Dwyer is a medical virologist and infectious diseases physician at Westmead Hospital and Sydney University.  He is the Director of NSWHP Public Health Pathology and is Director of NSWHP’s Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research at Westmead.   He undertook postgraduate research in HIV/AIDS at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, France.  He worked with WHO during the SARS outbreak in China in 2003, and was a member of the WHO Joint Mission on the Origins of SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China in 2021.  He has a clinical and research interest in viral diseases of public health importance, including COVID-19, influenza, HIV, antiviral drug resistance and arboviruses.  He is actively involved in investigations of outbreaks of viral infections.


Eva Raik Memorial Oration on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia: Closing in on the Target

Professor Timothy Hughes
Professor Timothy Hughes is the Precision Medicine Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI); Beat Cancer Professor at the University of Adelaide and Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  He is also Chair of the International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Foundation (iCMLf) and an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).


Innovations Plenary on Medical Leadership in Pathology

Dr Colin Goldschmidt
Dr Colin Goldschmidt is the CEO and Managing Director of Sonic Healthcare. He is a qualified medical doctor who undertook specialist pathology training in Sydney, before gaining his qualification as a pathologist in 1986. After practicing as an anatomic pathologist for six years, Dr Goldschmidt became CEO of Sonic in 1993 and has led Sonic’s global expansion by committing the company to a model of Medical Leadership, which incorporates unique professional, operational and cultural attributes.



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