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 Mike Osborn 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 Thursday 26 May 2022, 9.30am-1pm.

Online bookings have now closed. Please email us for any booking enquiries or if you are interested in attending.


Meeting opens
Professor Sir Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Northern Ireland

Is there a place for artificial intelligence in molecular diagnostics?
Dr Stephanie Craig, Lecturer in Precision Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast

Rapid Exome Sequencing for unwell children
Dr Caoimhe McKenna, Clinical Genetics Registrar, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Patient Access to Test Results
Anne Mulgrew, ECR team
College President update
Professor Mike Osborn, President of the Royal College of Pathologists
Clinical Case Study session:

An Atypical Case of Plasmablastic Lymphoma – should we suspect Vedolizumab
Dr Seosamh McCauley, Haematology Team, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Ireland Cancer Strategy update
Heather Monteverde, Associate Consultant, Department of Health
Gay Ireland, Head of Cancer Policy, Department of Health
RCPath Flynn Lecture: COVID-19: Laboratory Medicine at the Centre of Government
Professor Ian Young, Consultant Chemical Pathologist & Chief Scientific Advisor
Q&A session
Meeting closes
Trainee Forum:  Trainee Forum to be held via Zoom.
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.


Event materials

Please find below the delegate pack containing background information on the symposium speakers and talks.