This symposium is aimed at RCPath fellows, members, trainees and others interested in the range of pathology specialties in Scotland. Delegates will hear presentations about upcoming themes in the field of pathology and share some of the great developments happening in Scotland. They will hear from the President Dr Mike Osborn and find out what the College does in Scotland.

Please note that this event was held online via Zoom on Friday 8 October 2021, 1.30pm-5pm.


13:15     Registration

13:30     Welcome and introduction – Dr Bernie Croal, RCPath Scotland Regional Council Chair & ACB President

13:40     RCPath update – Professor Mike Osborn, RCPath President

14:00     Recovery: Build Back with Labs - Overview Dr Bernie Croal, RCPath Scotland Regional Council Chair & ACB President

14:30     Cancer, COVID and Crisis: Pathology in Post Pandemic Scotland  Dr Lorna Cottrell, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

15:00     Break

15:10     From Zero to Hero – The Story of Covid Testing in the North East of Scotland – Dr Becky Wilson, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

15:40     Blood supply resilience during COVID, and beyond - Dr Megan Rowley, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

16:10     RCPath Trainees' Report on the impact of COVID-19 Dr Matthew Clarke, RCPath Trainees Advisory Committee (TAC) Chair

16:25     The Impact of COVID-19 on Training: the STP Perspective – Lucy Miller and Helen Wise, NHS Lothian

16:40     Summary and close – Dr Bernie Croal, RCPath Scotland Regional Council Chair and ACB President

16:50     Meeting closes

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.