The Royal College of Pathologists & Association of Clinical Pathologists, held in collaboration with the British in Vitro Diagnostics Association.

This meeting highlights some of the most advanced recent developments, and shows some of the ways in which these developments are about to change patient care. This special meeting brings together pathologists, industry and world experts across a range of areas, to showcase innovations that are changing healthcare and diagnostics in the practice of pathology.

We not only have internationally renowned individuals who are at the cutting edge of developments such as hand held gene sequencers, scanning mass spectroscopy, and augmented reality, but also speakers who are putting real innovation into practice, both in the setting of clinical trials, as well as large scale clinical implementation.

The programme includes a ‘Path Dragon’ session where cutting edge start up and SMEs will pitch to the audience, and an expert panel.

The event is aimed at current and training pathologists who want to find out what they will be doing and dealing with in the near future, and how they can innovate and bring their innovations into practice.

Conference Drinks & Canape Reception: We will be hosting a drinks reception on the evening of Wednesday 10th October which is included in the registration fee, but please tick the relevant box to inform us of your attendance for catering purposes.  This will be a great opportunity to network with other delegates and the trade representatives.

If you wish us to reserve you a place until study or annual leave is arranged please email us and we'll organise that for you, but a full application and payment must be received in advance of the event to secure your attendance.



Wednesday 10 October 2018

09.00     Registration and Coffee

09.30     Welcome and Introduction – Professor J Martin (RCPath)

09.40     Hepatitis C from treatment to national eradication – Professor Graham Foster (QMUL)

10.20     Augmented and virtual reality – Professor Shafi Ahmed (Royal College of Surgeons)

11.00     Mid-morning refreshments

11.30     Innovation in the NHS – Professor Tony Young (Innovation NHS England)

12.10     Panel discussion session

13.00     Lunch & networking

14.00     Path Dragon – Four start up and SMEs will pitch to the audience and an expert panel.

16.15     Path Dragon feedback

17.00     Closing comments – Professor Jo Martin

17.00 – 19.00 Conference drinks and canape reception and an opportunity to network with delegates and trade representatives.

Thursday 11 October 2018

09.00     Arrival refreshments

09.30     Welcome - Professor J Martin (RCPath) 

09.40     Gene therapy – Professor John Pasi (Barts Health NHS Trust)

10.20     New ways of rapid vaccination – Adrian Hill - TBC

11.00     Mid-morning refreshments

11.30     Scanning mass spectrometry – Speaker TBC

12.00     Machine Learning – Professor Peter Hamilton (Belfast)

13.00     Lunch & networking (Any poster display viewing)

Change and Innovation Culture                                                                                                                               

14.00     Regulation & innovation in devices and diagnostic tests – things to be aware of - Stephen Lee, MHRA

14.45     Masterclass: Innovation and Entrepreneurism - Speaker TBC

16.00     Closing comments – Professor Jo Martin 

Registration Fees
  • ACP Members  - Free (The ACP have subsidised a number of places free of charge for this event to be allocated on a first come, first served basis) Please note: Cancellations received after Friday 21st September 2018 or non-attendance on the day will incur a charge of £370.  Membership will be validated by the ACP.  if you wish to join the ACP, membership must be confirmed by the ACP in time for the 12th June Council Meeting to secure free registration for this event.  Please contact ACP - info@pathologists.org.uk
  • RCPath Fellows (who are not members of the ACP) - £370
  • RCPath Concessions - £190 (Trainees, BMS, Nurses, Retired)
  • Non-members - £425

Drinks & Canape reception attendance is included in the registration cost but please let us know through the booking process whether you are attending for catering purposes.



To be held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG