The programme will consist of a series of slide seminars covering specimen types such as urine, serous fluids, samples from various sites including head & neck, respiratory tract and pancreatico-biliary tract.

The format will be that of a short presentation (15 minutes) followed by an interactive slide seminar (45 minutes) using whole slide scans for the specimens and sites listed above. The meeting would be suitable for trainee and practising pathologists and biomedical scientists. The aims include discussion of a diagnostic approach to various cytology specimens, the use of international terminology systems and good report writing.


  • 09.15    Registration 
  • 09.55    Start of event – introduction by Chair, Dr Ashish Chandra, London
  • 10.00    Urinary tract cytopathology, Louise Smart, Aberdeen
  • 11.00    Serous fluid cytopathology, Dr Ashish Chandra, London
  • 12.00    Respiratory tract cytopathology, Dr Anthony Maddox, West Hertfordshire
  • 13.00    Lunch
  • 14.00    Head & neck cytopathology (TBC) 
  • 15.00    Pancreatico-biliary cytopathology, Maria Buttice, London
  • 16:00    Close 
Registration Fees and Cancellation

In Person fee
Members rate: £220
Concession/trainee rate: £118 (Concession refers to trainees, biomedical scientists, non-consultants, clinical scientists, retired & nurses.)
Non-member rate: £307

Virtual fee
Members rate: £173
Concession/trainee rate: £92 (Concession refers to trainees, biomedical scientists, non-consultants, clinical scientists, retired & nurses.)
Non-member rate: £279

(Please note if you join virtually you will not be able to participate in any lunchtime networking)

Cancellation policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations including changing of dates. Payments are not transferrable, to change date you will be required to cancel your place and rebook onto the new date. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event.


To be held online via Zoom and at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.

Travelling to site

Royal College of Pathologists

The nearest stations are Aldgate and Aldgate east – Underground stations (District, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines) then a 5–7 minute walk to the venue.

Fenchurch Street – C2C line then a 15-minute walk.

The following bus stops near Aldgate and Aldgate east: 100, 115, 15, 242, 25, 254, 343, 42, 78, 205, 135, N15, N205, N253, N25, N550, N551.

Cycling: Bicycle racks can be accessed via a back door on North Tenter Street. There is a call button that alerts reception and they will allow you into the secure bike rack. Please do let us know in advance, so we can let reception know your intention to cycle in.



This meeting will be held also via Zoom. Details of the meeting will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To find out more about Zoom and how it works, please visit the website.

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.