Overview and Registration

Please note this event is now closed.


This free event is aimed at new trainees in histopathology, chemical pathology, medical microbiology and medical virology commencing pathology training from August 2020.


  • To introduce new trainee pathologists to their College and its role
  • To understand pathology training programmes and examinations and the support available


The course is free of charge to all delegates.



10:40     Welcome and introduction - Professor Jo Martin, President, RCPath
10:55     Curriculum Developments - Dr Nicki Cohen, Clinical Director of Training and Assessment, RCPath
11:10     Introduction to the FRCPath Examinations - Dr Sanjiv Manek, Clinical Director of Examinations, RCPath
11:25     Trainees’ Advisory Committee - Dr Matthew Clarke, Trainees’ Advisory Committee Chair
11:40 -12:05   Specialty Breakout Sessions - An opportunity to find out more about the curriculum, assessment and examination requirements for each specialty.

  • Chemical Pathology - Dr Adrian Park, Chemical Pathology CSTC Chair
  • Histopathology - Dr Clair Evans, Histopathology College Specialty Training Committee (CSTC) Chair
  • Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology - Dr Bridget Atkins, Medical Microbiology and Virology CSTC Co-Chair
  • Oral Pathology Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology an introduction to the curriculum and assessment - Professor Kim Piper TPD and Chair of the Examiners - Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

12:05     Questions and answers - via Sli.do
12:25     LEPT Demonstration (live Q&A) - Chemical Pathology, Histopathology and Oral Pathology Trainees only
- Trainees will be sent a LEPT demonstration video a few days before the event where they will have the opportunity to ask any questions.Mrs Sandra Dewar-Creighton, Assessment Manager, RCPath
1:00       Close




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