This year’s Pathology Update conference, which is the key educational event by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 22-24 February.

Pathology Update 2019 will operate under the theme of ‘The power of personalised pathology’ where delegates and guests of the event are invited for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun.

While the event officially starts on Friday the 22nd and runs through to Sunday the 24th, February 2019.

Pathology Update is the only scientific multi-disciplinary meeting in Australasia and is open to pathologists, scientists, trainees and healthcare workers to attend. The scientific program offers something for everyone and brings all delegates together daily for an interesting masterclass and plenary session.

The official program kicks off on Friday morning at 9am and runs through to 3pm on Sunday, where an impressive array of esteemed national and eleven international speakers will address attendees on a variety of disciplines, ranging from genetics to immunopathology to anatomical pathology to microbiology to forensics.

The topics to be presented include HPV clinical problems & epidemiology, the clinical utility of circulating tumour DNA in haematological malignancies, and the role of the reference laboratory in outbreak investigations to name but a few.

With subject matter experts and leaders in their field, it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more as well as to network.

Opportunities to socialise with colleagues and peers, start with the Welcome Cocktail Party on Friday evening, to be followed on Saturday evening by the College Fellows and Award Winners event where new entrants will be admitted. And just to cover the spread, there will also be rose and sparkling closing drinks on Sunday from 3-4pm.

And for those involved with Pathology Awareness Australia (PAA) and the know pathology know healthcare (KPKH) initiative, there will be a PAA ambassador’s breakfast on Saturday the 23rd from 7.00-8.30am 23 February where plans for raising the profile of pathogy in Australia in 2019 will be discussed. All enquiries may be sent to Shinasa Enayeth.

To find out more about the Pathology Update 2019 event and to register, please visit the dedicated site here. For more details please contact the RCPA via the contact details here.