This remotely-held meeting (Zoom webinar) is principally for trainers, senior trainees and assessors in chemical pathology, cellular pathology, medical microbiology and virology specialties. Trainers from the JRCPTB specialties are also welcome to attend. The event will consist of a series of short talks on current and future developments affecting the College.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this remotely-held meeting is to provide an ‘Educational Update’ with a focus on College priorities, Covid-19 issues and to confirm the arrangements in place for the new curricula and assessment programme.  It is relevant to all those involved in the delivery of pathology training – including trainers, assessors, and senior trainees preparing to become consultants. 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Mike Osborn, RCPath President Elect (to take up office on 16 November 2020)
  • Professor Jonathan Nguyen Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Dr Hasan Rizvi, Clinical Lead for Digital Pathology, RCPath
  • Joanne Brinklow, Director of Learning, RCPath
  • Laura Mauro, Training Officer, RCPath
  • Dr Sanjiv Manek, Clinical Director of Examinations, RCPath

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You may claim a maximum of 2 CPD credits in the professional category for full attendance at this meeting.  CPD certificates will be sent via email a few days after the meeting.  Participation in this event will provide supporting evidence towards meeting the GMC standards for ongoing Trainer recognition.

If you plan to watch the webinar with a colleague, please ensure you have registered individually to ensure delivery of your CPD certificate.

Meeting Organiser

Mrs Sandra Dewar-Creighton
Assessment Manager
The Royal College of Pathologists
6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT

E:    sandra.dewar-creighton@rcpath.org   
T:     020 7451 6765



In order to join this virtual event, you must book in advance.  Please see the BOOK NOW tab on the right hand side of this webpage.

Bookings will close at 4:00pm on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. 

Once your booking has been received, you will be sent an auto-generated booking confirmation email within a couple hours.

You will also receive another confirmation email with registration instructions.  If you have not received this second email two weeks after booking, please first check your junk box before contacting the meeting organiser, Sandra Dewar-Creighton, at sandra.dewar-creighton@rcpath.org.

The second confirmation email will contain information about how to register via Zoom for the event so as to receive your personal joining details.

(Please note the 2 step process – booking and registration).


This meeting will be held via a Zoom webinar.

Logging in will begin at 9:45am on the day and the Zoom webinar will begin sharply at 10:00am.  If you are early, you will be held in the waiting room until the meeting host allows you to join.

All delegates will be muted upon entry with video off.


Slido is a simple audience interaction platform which allows the submission of questions to panel members as well as vote for the questions of other participants.  Moderated questions with the highest number of votes stands a better chance of getting answered by the panel.

Slido will open on the day at 9:45am so that questions can be submitted and up-voted for the Q&A sessions.  Slido access details will be sent nearer the time.

You will also be able to complete the Evaluation form via Slido on the meeting day.




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