Course Overview and requirements

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Course Overview

The Royal College of Pathologists Veterinary pathology residency programmes comprise of three main disciplines anatomic, clinical and microbiology, with training most commonly undertaken in a University or commercial setting over a 3-4 year period. However, training formats vary considerably depending on the particular training Centre, but all residents are encouraged to follow the respective RCPath curricula.  Therefore, in order to help residents make the most of their training opportunities and to build the RCPath veterinary pathology community, the RCPath has funded a 1 day school for all residents.  The main aim of the day is to provide general revision updates on a number of important topic areas covered in the respective curriculums, together with providing guidance on the RCPath exam structure and how best to prepare for the part 1 and part 2 examinations. The programme will consist of a series of short lectures delivered by experts, covering anatomic, clinical and microbiology topic areas with several break-out sessions.  

The RCPath Veterinary Pathology School is aimed at veterinary pathology (anatomic and clinical) and microbiology residents at any stage of their training. The emphasis of the programme is on the FRCPath programme, but those studying for ACVP and ECVP exams may also find the programme of interest.

Aims:
1.       How to get the most out of your residency programme
2.       Refresher lectures on main topic areas in the RCPath curriculums
3.       Guidance on RCPath exam structure and recent changes/updates
4.       Tips and guidance on preparing for the RCPath exams
5.       How can the College best support your residency programme
6.       Networking opportunity with peers and discipline experts

Learning objectives:
1.       Better understanding of the RCPath examination process
2.       Update on topical areas included in the respective curricula
3.       Understand how the College can support veterinary pathology residents

 

 
 

Virtual Programme – via ZOOM

ZOOM MAIN ROOM LECTURES
09.40 - 09.50 - Online registration 
09.50 - 10:10 - Introduction – Professor Roberto La Ragione and Dr Jayne Wright 
10.10 - 10.30 - Cell injury, death and necrosis – Dr Simon Spiro
10.30 - 10.50 - Acute inflammation – leukocyte recruitment – Dr Jen Irving 

After the morning sessions there will then be two breakouts sessions; 
1.    Anatomical and Microbiology 
2.    Clinical Pathology 

BREAKOUT 1 
Breakout 1A - Anatomical and Microbiology 
10.50 - 11.10 - Toll-like receptors – Dr Simon Spiro
11.10 - 11.30 - Bacterial disease – Dr Alwyn Jones
11.30 - 11.50 - Viral disease – Dr Alwyn Jones
11.50 - 12.20 - LUNCH BREAK
Breakout 1B - Anatomical 

12.20 - 13.10 - Tips for success in the Part 2 exam – from history to comment – Professor Simon Priestnall
13.10 - 13.30 - Apoptosis and necroptosis – Dr Simon Spiro
13.30 - 13.50 - Neoplasia – Dr Henny Martineau
13.50 - 14.10 - Hypersensitivity and autoimmunity – Dr Simon Spiro
14.10 - 14.30 - Tips for the exam and discuss species sub specialities – Dr Kate Hughes
14.30 - 14.40 - Wrap up and questions

BREAKOUT 2 
Breakout 2A - Clinical pathology 

10.50 - 11.10 - Tips for the exam – Histopathology for clinical pathologists – Dr Kate Hughes
11.10 - 11.30 - Tips for the exam - Biochemistry case reports, including approach to acid-base – Dr Kate English
11.30 - 11.50 - Tips for the exam - Approach to bone marrow cytology – Dr Kate English 
11.50 - 12.20 LUNCH BREAK
Breakout 2B - Clinical pathology and Microbiology

12.20 - 12.40 - Approach to method validation, QC and Six Sigma – Dr Peter Graham 
12.40 - 13.00 - Infectious organisms in cytology – Dr Kate English
13.00 - 13.20 - Emerging pathogens – Dr Dan Horton 
13.20 - 13.40 - Molecular technologies – Dr Dorina Timofte
13.40 - 14.00 - AMR – Professor Roberto La Ragione
14.00 - 14.25 - Tips for the exam – Professor Roberto La Ragione
14.25 - 14.40 - Wrap up and questions

14.40 – 14.45 CLOSING