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.’


Not in the textbook will now take place on Tuesday 27th September 2022

  • 09.45    Online Registration
  • 10.00    Introduction by Chair
  • 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, Claudine Bell
  • 11.05    How can I be a good teacher?  Prof Nicki Cohen
  • 11.35    Digital pathology & training – the era of the virtual arena, TBC
  • 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: Preparing to become a consultant/specialist/senior scientist
  • 13.20    Getting involved with the College and specialist societies - how, and why? Prof Angharad Davies
  • 13.50    Application and interview advice, Dr Ali Robb
  • 14.20    The first 100 days as a consultant pathologist, Dr Karwan Moutasim  
  • 14.50    How will I do it?!! How to cope in your new role as a consultant/specialist/senior scientist, Arthi Anand
  • 15.20   BREAK
  • Session 4: Getting the most your of your training
  • 15.35    Independent reporting – why should I engage with this?  Prof Peter Johnston
  • 15.55    Reporting of errors and mistakes in pathology, Dr Berenice Lopez
  • 16.10   Alternative career pathways – SAS doctors, Dr Azka Anees
  • 16.25    Panel Q&A session
  • 16.55   Close and feedback form completion
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.