This symposium is aimed at RCPath fellows, members, trainees and others interested in the range of pathology specialties in Northern Ireland. Delegates will hear presentations about upcoming themes in the field of pathology and share some of the great developments happening in Northern Ireland. They will hear from the President Professor Jo Martin and find out what the College does in Northern Ireland. Trainees will have the opportunity to meet with the President and discuss any relevant matters.

Please note that this event will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday 6 October, 9.30am-1pm.

Online registration is now closed. Please email us or call us on 020 7451 6700 should you wish to attend this online event.


09:30 Meeting opens
Professor Ken Mills, Chair , NI Regional Council, Royal College of Pathologists
Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer

09:45 Pathology Networking in Northern Ireland - State of the Nation!
Dr Michael Ryan, Northern Ireland Pathology Network  

10:05 Demand Management in an NHS laboratory
Dr Brona Roberts, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

10:25 Can sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia be cured?
Dr Melanie Percy, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

10:45 Developing the undergraduate and postgraduate pathology curricula
Jo Brinklow, Director of Learning, Royal College of Pathologists

11:05 Q&A Session

11:20 Break

11:30 College President address
Professor Jo Martin, President of the Royal College of Pathologists

11:50 ICAT Programme
Dr Graeme Greenfield, Queen’s University Belfast  (Trainee presentation)

12:05 Keynote on “A biochemist’s guide to the ideal diet”
Professor Ian Young, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

12:45 Q&A Session

13:00 Meeting closes

14:00 -15:00 Trainee Forum with the President (to be held online)



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.