2018 Annual Meeting

IAP Symposium: Global Harmonization of Pathology Training

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
VCC West, Meeting Room 217-218


George Kontogeorgos, MD, PhD, President of the IAP, Athens, Greece
Jane Dahlstrom, PhD, FRCPA, Australian National University and ACT Pathology, Canberra, Australia


Martin Hale, MB ChB, FCPath, National Health Laboratory Service and
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Claude Cuvelier, MD, PhD, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Paul Lewin, USCAP, Palm Springs, USA
Athanase Billis, MD, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil

Course Description

There remain considerable variations in the anatomical/ histopathology training programs across the world. It is widely recognized that pathologists should have structured training in pathology, but it is acknowledged that flexibility will be required in how individual countries configure the overall specialty training package. Harmonization is often best achieved though external approval of training centres and national/ international assessment. This symposium will discuss current training programs in four regions of the world and address how we could better harmonize these to benefit both trainees and our patients.


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