This study is aimed at trainees in all pathology disciplines, at all stages of training who want to gain more insight into important issues that they are likely to face in the future, that are not easily learnt, and that are not necessarily covered by the curriculum. A day to learn about topics which are routinely ‘not in the textbooks.’


If you have any issues booking onto the ‘not in the textbooks’ event. Please contact us at [email protected]


9.30    Online registration for participants

9.45    Introduction by Chair - Dr Matt Clarke

9.50    Talk from BMA Representative, Tim Combley

Session 1: Training 

10.05    FRCPath – dispelling the myths and how to be successful, Robert Shorten 

10.35    Finances, pensions, and provisioning for the future, David Tredgett 

11.05    How can I be a good teacher? Prof Nicki Cohen

11.35    Making the most of opportunities within your training; leadership, research and more!, Dr Matt Clarke

12.00 BREAK

Session 2: Well-being

12.15    Tackling bullying & harassment, Mr David Riding 

12.30    Mentoring – how can this work for me? Dr Esther Youd 

12.50    LUNCH

Session 3: Getting the most your of your training

13.20    Independent reporting – why should I engage with this? Prof Peter Johnston

13.50    Patient safety in pathology, Dr Berenice Lopez 

14.20    Alternative career pathways – SAS doctors Dr Azka Anees 

14.50 BREAK


Session 4: Preparing to become a consultant/specialist/senior scientist

15.05    The first 100 days as a consultant pathologist, Dr Rob Goldspring  

15.35    Application and interview advice,  Dr Ali Robb 

16.05    Getting involved with the College and specialist societies - how, and why? Prof Angharad Davies

16.35    How will I do it?!! How to cope in your new role as a consultant/specialist/senior scientist, Arthi Anand 

17.00    Panel Q&A session (All speakers)

17.30    Close and feedback form completion



Please not this is programme is subject to change

Registration Fees and Cancellation Information

Concession/Trainees: £88.00 
Members: £165.00  
Non-members: £266.00  

Concession refers to trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses.

Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled 48 hours before the event.



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.

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.