International Pathology Day
Celebrating pathology & laboratory medicine around the world.
International Pathology Day (IPD) was established by the College in 2014 in partnership with a number of pathology and laboratory medicine institutions across the globe to recognise and celebrate the contribution and important role played by pathology and laboratory medicine services in addressing global health challenges and improving the health outcomes of communities around the world.
Pathology is critical for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of many of the leading causes of disease, providing over 70% of all the diagnoses which doctors use as the basis of their clinical decisions, whilst making up only 2% of global spending on healthcare. Without pathology, there is no medicine!
Join our global conversation on pathology & cancer diagnosis
For IPD this year, the College will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the critical role of pathology and laboratory medicine services in meeting the commitments of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Cancer Resolution, which was unanimously adopted at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2017.
Organised in partnership with The Pathologist magazine and chaired by College President Dr Suzy Lishman, this important roundtable will bring together an internationally-renowned panel of speakers to discuss, explore and debate ways to ensure that national cancer control plans adequately address the provision of effective, affordable and sustainable pathology services as part of the global effort to strengthen and improve cancer control activities.
We will be filming and streaming this event live, and you can participate in this important global conversation by registering online.
A limited number of places in the live audience are also available in the roundtable studio. To book a place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The roundtable will also be accredited by the College for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)/ Continuing Medical Education (CME).
International #PathologyDay Poll:— RCPath International (@RCPath_Global) November 11, 2017
Does the WHO Cancer Resolution go far enough in acknowledging the critical role of pathology services and the need to improve its provision and access?
Read the resolution: https://t.co/f7wiC0YwPD
Interested in partnering the College and supporting IPD? There are several ways in which organisations and individuals can get involved or take action.
1. Support International #PathologyDay: Social media, stories & photos
Tell us why global pathology matters. International Pathology Day is about championing and celebrating the work of pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals all around the world. Connect with us on social media and tell us why you are supporting International Pathology Day! Post, tweet or publish your views and stories on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PathologyDay. Why not take a photo of yourself or your team holding one of our International #PathologyDay Posters and publish it on social media?
2. Organise your own event or activity
Interested in organising your own IPD event, but do not know where to begin? Running your own event is easy and it can be as small or as big as you want! If you are looking for inspiration, here are some examples of previous IPD activities that have taken place around the world:
- Germany: The Institute of Pathology in Berlin held an open day, which included guided tours of the department and presentations on the role of pathology in clinical medicine.
- India: The Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Hyderabad organised a seminar on the growing importance of pathology in the era of personalised medicine.
- Hong Kong: The Hong Kong College of Pathologists (HKCP) organised a week-long exhibition entitled "The science behind medicine".
- USA: The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) promoted the day via its social media channels.
- Zimbabwe: The Zimbabwe Association of Pathologists organised a scientific conference on molecuar pathology at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.
3. Promote your activity on our events calendar
4. Participate in our roundtable webinar on pathology & cancer diagnosis
Our IPD Roundtable webinar will be filmed in London and broadcast live over the Internet, so that everyone can attend and participate. Register online to join our global conversation about pathology and cancer control or email us at email@example.com to book your place in the live studio audience.