Pathology Update Event Blog

We’re bound for South Australia!

Welcome to the RCPA’s Pathology Update 2024 event blog!

Pathology Update takes place from 1 to 3 March 2024, Adelaide Convention Centre

This is where you’ll find the latest information about our annual flagship event. It tells you what’s happening when, and signposts where you can find the information you need to prepare for your visit.

It will be updated every month to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines for any contributions and registration you’d like to make, so be sure to pop back here regularly.

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming all our Fellows and Trainees to Adelaide. This is Pathology Update’s first foray into South Australia, so we are excited to see all that the festival state has to offer!

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Meet our international speakers for pathology update 2024

We have 10 international speakers presenting at Pathology Update 2024. As guests of the RCPA Pathology Update 2024 Overseeing Committee and Scientific Program Committees, they will provide insights across the disciplines.

What answers will you find in Adelaide?
Pathology Update’s scientific program brings together the great minds and leaders in pathology from around the world. Over three days, here are some of the questions speakers will be addressing as part of our theme #AnswersinAdelaide.
  • How will AI impact clinical practice in pathology?
  • How can we transform clinical laboratory services using data analytics?
  • How can artificial intelligence be applied to breast pathology?
  • What are the challenges facing anatomical pathology?
  • What are the applications for machine learning/artificial intelligence in chemical pathology?
  • How can we prepare our workforce for the genomics revolution?
  • What does next-generation sequencing in clinical microbiology have in store for us?
Check out our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to find out more about these presentations and our full scientific program.
Roche Scientific E-posters awards
Showcase your research by submitting a scientific e-poster for Pathology Update for a chance to win AUD$500 for the best e-poster from each major pathology scientific discipline. 

Kindly sponsored by Roche, e-poster submission is open to all delegates – Trainees, Fellows, laboratory scientists and non-members – registered for Pathology Update 2024.

Abstracts for posters must be submitted by Thursday 7 December 2023. Once your abstract has been accepted, your e-poster will need to be submitted by Friday 19 January 2024.

Find out more about how to submit your abstract and e-poster

Grants and prizes – upcoming deadlines for applications
  • Medical, science, dental student and prevocational doctor grants. Find out more and apply. Deadline for applications is Thursday 7 December 2023

Education, training and CPD
We have a packed scientific program planned, with topical presentations to educate, inform and stimulate discussions. Over three days, we have eight scientific streams covering all the disciplines, 134 presentations, 42 cases, four plenary sessions, 164 speakers and 10 international speakers, and 10 partners and 35 exhibitors.

Regardless of where you are in your professional journey – Trainee or experienced Fellow – there are opportunities to learn, discuss and network with peers and pathology leaders.
Check out the preliminary scientific program
Admission of new Fellows
Of course, one of the highlights of any Pathology Update is the admission of new Fellows to the RCPA. After years of toil and hard graft, this is a special moment to savour and celebrate for our new Fellows and one to inspire others in the wings.

Applications are open for admission to Fellowship at the RCPA. Eligible Trainees may apply for Fellowship six to eight weeks before their training completion date.

The 2024 Admission of New Fellows and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 2 March 2024 at Pathology Update at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

If you would like to attend the 2024 Ceremony, Fellowship applications must be submitted no later than close of business on Monday 15 January 2024. Find out more

If you are a new Fellow, find out more about what you need to do if you would like to attend the ceremony.

Meet the Overseeing Committee and Scientific Committees
The strength of our scientific program is a testament to the committees that have helped us to bring the great minds of pathology together under one roof. Huge thanks to everyone on our advisory committees – we couldn’t do what we do without them! Meet the teams working behind the scenes.
Medical, Science, Dental Student and Prevocational Doctor Grants
We have 50 complimentary grants for medical, science, dental students and prevocational doctors to attend Pathology Update 2024.

Find out more and apply. Deadline for applications is Thursday 7 December 2023
Plan your attendance!
What: Annual Scientific Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Social Program
When: 1 to 3 March 2024
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Bird registration
Book your place now to take advantage of our Early Bird registration.

Book your reduced-rate accommodation with our travel partner Spencer Travel now. Get in quick to get the best deals. Discounted rates are available until Monday 29 January 2024. If you are a Committee Member, or an award or prize recipient, please let Spencer Travel know.

Get a taste of Adelaide
We have partnered with Adelaide Convention Centre, Business Events Adelaide and South Australia Government to host Pathology Update 2024.

While you are at Pathology Update, take time out to see the sights of festival state.
Join the conversation
Follow the preparations for Pathology Update on RCPA’s social media channels and get involved! Hashtags
Don’t forget to tag RCPA in all your social media posts for Pathology Update 2024 and use the event hashtags #PathUpdate2024 #AnswersinAdelaide to link us so we can see and share your posts.
More information
If you need more information or help, get in touch with our friendly events team via email

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