In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you about the cancellation of this event. We thank you for understanding and again apologise for any inconvenience.


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.

If you have any questions please email us or call us on 020 7451 6700.



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


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


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


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


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


Coffee break


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


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


College President address
Professor Jo Martin, President of the Royal College of Pathologists


Lunch in the foyer of the Postgraduate Centre


Trainee Forum
Meet the President in the Postgraduate Medical Centre, Lecture Theatre.


Event to be held at the Postgraduate Medical Centre, Belfast City Hospital, 51 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB.