This meeting is relevant to all those involved in the delivery of pathology training – including trainers, assessors, and senior trainees preparing to become consultants.  

Aims and objectives 
The main aim of this free remotely-held meeting (Zoom webinar) is to provide an ‘Educational Update’ on training and assessment, examinations and the recently launched, Pathology Portal.

This year’s esteemed guest speaker is Professor Kamila Hawthorne who will share her experience about tackling differential attainment in medical education.

Confirmed speakers
•    Professor Angharad Davies, Chairperson, Vice President for Learning, RCPath
•    Professor Kamila Hawthorne
-    Head of Graduate Entry Medicine, Swansea University Medical School
-    Incoming Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (from 18 November 2022)
•    Dr Sanjiv Manek, outgoing Clinical Director of Examinations, RCPath
•    Professor Nicki Cohen, outgoing Clinical Director of Training and Assessment, RCPath
•    Dr Esther Youd, Consultant Pathologist, University of Glasgow
•    Ms Joanne Brinklow, Director of Learning, RCPath
•    Ms Sandra Dewar-Creighton, Assessment Manager, RCPath

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
You may claim a maximum of 2 CPD credits in the professional category for full attendance at this meeting.  A list of attendee names will be retained as per Zoom records and CPD certificates will be sent via email.  Participation in this event will provide supporting evidence towards meeting the GMC standards for ongoing Trainer recognition. 

Meeting organiser
Sandra Dewar-Creighton
Assessment Manager

The Royal College of Pathologists
6 Alie Street, London, E1 8QT
T: 020 7451 6765
E: sandra.dewar-creighton@rcpath.org


We look forward to seeing you at this free remotely-held Educational Update event.

Please see the Educational Update 2022 programme below.



This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance 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

The recordings from the Educational Update meeting, 25 November 2022 will be placed here in due course.  All attendees at the meeting will be notified when the recordings are ready.