This symposium is aimed at RCPath fellows, members, trainees, medical students and others interested in the range of pathology in Wales. Delegates will hear presentations about the forefront of pathology and share some of the great things going on in Wales. They will meet the President Dr Suzy Lishman and other honorary officers and find out what the College does in Wales.

Topics to be covered include Digital histopathology – the Wales experience; Haematology; Medical examiners & changes to death certification; Molecular pathology and Pathogen whole genome sequencing will be covered.

Registration 12.45pm for 1pm start.  Close 5pm

CPD Credits: 4

Consultant charge: £30 

Trainee/Medical Students: Free to attend.  

To Book: please follow the 'Book Now' link on the right hand side even if you are registering under the 'Free to attend' rate and your application will be processed immediately and confirmation will be emailed to you.

If you would like us to reserve you a place while study leave is finalised please email us at meetings@rcpath.org 


12.45    Registration

13.00    Welcome and Introduction – Dr Esther Youd, Chair of the Wales Regional Council

13.05    The work of the RCPath Wales regional Council - Dr Esther Youd

13.10    Digital histopathology – the Wales experience – Dr Muhammad Aslam, Glan Clwyd Hospital 

13.40   The Future of Immunotherapy in Myeloma  – Dr Ceri Bygrave, Cardiff & Vale UHB

14.10    Trainee projects

  • Comparing clinical decision making in H&I laboratories with EQA interpretative scenarios - Deborah Pritchard
  • Genetic mechanisms in colorectal polyposis - Emma Short
  • Quality improvement in histopathology services: evaluating effect of short cycle processing on turnaround times for diagnostic H&E slide production - Maggie Sanders

14.50    Refreshments

15.10    Medical examiners & changes to death certification – Dr Jason Shannon, Cwm Taf UHB & SRO for Medical Examiner implementation in Wales

15.40    The Genomics Strategy for Precision Medicine in Wales – Mrs Rhian White, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff

16.10    Pathogen whole genome sequencing – the Cryptosporidium journey - Professor Rachel Chalmers, Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Swansea

16.40    A word from the President and the President Elect - Dr Suzy Lishman, RCPath President & Professor Jo Martin, RCPath President Elect

17.00    Close




To be held in the Lecture Theatre, Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PL



Below you will find direct document links to the programme, abstracts for the range of different talks taking place and abstracts for all posters on display. Following the meeting all presentations will be made available here.