Overview

Calling all Foundation Doctors.....The joint RCPath/BDIAP Foundation Taster Event 2021, is an exciting opportunity for you to explore pathology and see what the career has to offer! This virtual programme will be delivered with a mixture of specialty-specific sound bite videos from a variety of consultants and trainees (sent to attendees a few days before the meeting), followed by a live virtual session held Wednesday, 23rd June at 7pm via Zoom (approximately 1.5 hours). And it is free to register!!!

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore;

  • What pathology actually is and why it is important 
  • What the training involves
  • The variety of opportunities that are available for trainees to pursue e.g. teaching, molecular and digital pathology
  • Advice about the application process and how to be successful at the interview
  • How to pursue academic and research opportunities in pathology 

Consultants and trainees will also showcase their specialty and how important it has been in the fight against COVID-19:

  • Histopathology through a COVID lens: findings at post-mortem
  • Microbiology/Infection training through a COVID lens – information about the virus and different forms of testing
  • Haematology through a COVID lens – thrombotic complications & role of blood transfusion services in producing convalescent plasma for trials
  • Chemical Pathology through a COVID lens – biochemical changes associated with the infection
  • Microbiology/Virology/Infection training through a COVID lens – understanding the immune response to the virus and antibody testing

If you have been considering applying for specialist training in pathology and would like to know more about the different specialties, make sure you register for this event to explore the exciting opportunities that our pathology specialties have to offer you!

For questions about this event please contact the Events Department on meetings@rcpath.org.  

Programme - 23rd June 2021

The event will be broken into two parts;

1. pre meeting recordings for all delegates to watch of 5 x specialties.
2. event on evening 23rd June (approximately 1.5 hours)

All delegates will be sent a link to watch the pre-meeting recordings in their own time before the virtual session from the following specialties; Histopathology, Microbiology/Infection training, Haematology, Chemical Pathology and Immunology.

Virtual Meeting Programme

19:00    Introduction: Dr Angharad Davies, Vice President for Learning, RCPath
19:05    Welcome from the President: Why is pathology such a great career? Dr Mike Osborn, President, RCPath
19:15    Foundation Fellowships: Dr Angharad Davies 
19:20    Foundation Fellow presentation 1– My experience in pathology
19:25    Foundation Fellow presentation 2– My experience in pathology
19:30    Mystery Case: Dr Matt Clarke, Trainee Advisory Committee
19:50    Mystery Case Vote: Dr Matt Clarke
19:55    Panel Q&A: All speakers
20:20    Short presentation by BDIAP
20:25    Organising a local Taster Day
20:30    Close