NZ ASM 2024: Naturally Nelson


Join us from Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September 2024 for RCPA's New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting (NZ ASM) 2024.

This three-day event for anatomical pathologists, Trainees and scientists includes a line-up of esteemed speakers, including international guest speaker, Dr Carlos Parra-Herran, who will present a practical approach to the common challenges in cervical glandular pathology interpretation.

The Scientific Program also includes presentations on the pitfalls in interpreting morphology and molecular information, as well as understanding gestational trophoblastic disease, prognostic and predictive markers in breast cancer, reporting histology in HPV screening, and an update on the WHO and ICC lymphoma classifications and lymphoma case studies. And more!

This year's meeting – ‘Naturally Nelson’ – will be held on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay at the top of the South Island, in Nelson, the oldest city in the South Island and the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand.

We look forward to seeing you there!


 RCPA NZ ASM 2024 Registration Form (60 kB)

Registration closes: Friday 13 September 2024

Scientific program

 RCPA NZ ASM 2024 Anatomical Pathology Scientific Program (176 kB)

Medical and science student grants

The RCPA New Zealand Committee and New Zealand Society of Pathologists have six complimentary registrations available for medical and science students to attend NZ ASM 2024. This grant includes full registration for the scientific program and a ticket to the Welcome Cocktail Party. It does not include travel, accommodation or a ticket to the Conference Dinner – students are welcome to attend this dinner but you will need to pay to come along.

To apply for one of the student grants, email your registration form with up to 250 words about why you would like to attend NZ ASM to Rachel Johnson via email by Friday 30 August 2024. Applications will be assessed as they are received.

Date: Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September 2024
Location: The Rutherford Hotel Nelson. 27 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Registration closes: Friday 13 September 2024

For more information, contact Rachel Johnson, RCPA's Event Coordinator.
t:   +61 2 8356 5852

m: +61 414 365 388

igenz Trainee oral and case presentations, and e-poster prize

igenz is sponsoring Trainee oral and case presentations, and e-posters at NZ ASM 2024.
Find out more about how to take part and submit your proposals

Travel and accommodation

Find out more about how to book your travel and accommodation

explore natural wonders of Nelson TASMAN, new zealand

The ordinary is extraordinary in Nelson Tasman. It is highly connected both locally and globally, a place of surprising diversity, vibrant arts and artisans, with clever city and rural businesses, all thriving among stunning natural landscapes. It is the ideal place to live, work and play. Extend your stay in the Nelson region before or after the conference and explore everything this spectacular place has to offer.
The Nelson Tasman region is the first in New Zealand to offer a Zero Carbon itinerary to tourists and also offer Light Footprint holiday itineraries or visitors can participate in restorative activities with Explore More Care More itinerary. That is in addition to the many other options Nelson Tasman has for tourists that combine operators who are working towards operating with a lighter footprint.

Check out what’s happening in the region via the It’s On website.

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