This symposium is aimed at RCPath fellows, members, trainees and others interested in the range of pathology specialties in Wales. Delegates will hear presentations about upcoming themes in the field of pathology and share some of the great developments happening in Wales. They will hear from the President Professor Mike Osborn and hear about the College's work in Wales. 

Please note that this event will be held online via Zoom only on Wednesday 19 July 2023, 1.30pm-5pm.

Online registration is now closed! If you would like to attend this online event, please contact [email protected]


13:15   Registration

13:30   Welcome and introduction
Dr Anu Gunavardhan, Chair of the RCPath Wales Regional Council

13:40   Digital Pathology service for haematological malignancies: A paradigm change?
Professor Stefan Dojcinov, Swansea Bay University Health Board

14:05   Pharmacotherapy in Weight Management – Past, Present and Future
Dr Patrick Wainwright, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

14:30   Haematology update
Dr Abdul Mannan, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

14:55   Genomic testing in cancer: Experiences of an NHS diagnostic laboratory in delivering for patients and navigating strategies for the future
Mrs Sally A Spillane, All Wales Medical Genomics Service 

15:20   Break 

15:35   President update 
Professor Mike Osborn, RCPath President

15:55   Being a LIFT FY1 in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Dr Taranvir Kullar, Swansea Bay Health Board

16:05   The LIFT programme: a junior doctor’s gateway to histopathology
Dr Sally Ashton, Swansea Bay Health Board

16:15   IT and innovations in Cellular Pathology: a trainee’s perspective
Dr Alistair Heath, Cellular Pathology trainee, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board

16:25   Poster Presentation: Tumour Mutational Burden: clinical utility as an immunotherapy response predictor in the NHS
Mrs Helen Roberts, All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS), University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

16:35   Poster presentation: Delivering a National perioperative Anaemia Pathway – Utilising laboratory services to drive clinical improvement
Mrs Stephanie Ditcham, Welsh Blood Service, Llantrisant, Wales, UK

16:45   Poster presentation: Haemoglobinopathy Event in Cardiff City Centre – Public Engagement and Screening Opportunity
Dr Chloe Knott, Haematology, University Hospital Wales

16:55   Poster presentation: Value of using multiwell cassettes in a busy Histology department
Mr Robert Bonwick-Salisbury, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

17:05   Summary and close
Dr Anu Gunavardhan, Chair of the RCPath Wales Regional Council



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