General Information

Prof Noel Woodford - Chair
Dr Tony Badrick
A/Prof Bruce Bennetts
Dr Georgina England
Dr Neil Lambie
Dr Ellen Maxwell
Dr Benjamin McGettigan
Dr Leila Moayed Alaei
Dr Niles Nelson
Dr Elizabeth Roberts
Ms Janet Chapotetera
Dr Helen Freeborn
Dr Debra Graves
Mrs Rachel Johnson
Mr Wayne Mathews
Ms Beka Macpherson
Dr Kathy Robinson
Ms Eve Propper

Anatomical Pathology
Dr Victoria Yachmenikova - Chair
Dr Brooke Beardsley
Dr Inny Busmanis 
Dr Amanda Charlton 
A/Prof Margaret Cummings
Dr Nicole Kramer 
Dr Laveniya Satgunaseelan

Chemical Pathology
Dr Que Lam - Chair
Dr Tony Badrick 
Dr Cherie Chiang 
Dr Penelope Coates 
Dr Gemma Daley 
Dr Chris Farrell 
A/Prof Chris Florkowski 
Prof Rita Horvath 
Dr Michael Page 
Prof Hans Scheneider
Dr Carol Siu 
Dr Joel Smith

Forensic Pathology
A/Prof Neil Langlois - Chair
Dr Brian Beer 
Dr Alanah Buck 
Dr Clive Cooke 
Dr Rebecca Irvine 
Dr Dianne Little 
Dr Sarah Parsons 
A/Prof David Ranson 
Dr Simon Stables 

Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine
Dr Angela Williams - Chair
Dr Stephen Hampton
Dr Janine Rowse
Dr Debbie Smith

Genetic Pathology 
Dr Janice Fletcher - Chair 
Prof John Christodoulou 
A/Prof Rory Clifton- Bligh 
A/Prof Marcel Dinger 
Dr Andrew Fellowes 
Dr James Harraway 
Prof Rodney Scott 
Prof Hamish Scott 
Prof David Thorburn 
Ms Vanessa Tyrell 

Dr Huong Phan  - Chair 
Dr Rebecca Adams
Dr Timothy Brighton 
Dr Sara Hall 
Dr Yasmin Harvey 
Dr Chris Hogan 
Dr Anastazia Keegan
Dr Sueh-li Lim 
Dr Anna Menzies 
Dr David Roxby

Dr Ben McGettigan – Chair 
A/Prof Stephen Adelstein 
Dr Elizabeth Da Silva 
Dr Sharon Choo 
Prof Antonio Ferrante 
Dr David Gillis 
Dr Daman Langguth
Dr Maianh Nguyen
Dr Michael O’Sullivan 
Dr Katrina Randall

Dr Harsha Sheorey - Chair 
Dr Jonathan Chambers 
A/Prof Sharon Chen 
Dr Juliette Elvy 
Dr Tuckweng Kok 
Prof Monica Lahra 
Dr Chris Mansell 
Dr Robert Norton 
Dr Gemma Robertson 


Pathology Update 2024 RCPA Event Management Team

Events, Sponsorship & RCPA Foundation Manager
Eve Propper 
t. 61 2 8356 5806

Events & Grants Coordinator
Rachel Johnson 
t. 61 2 8356 5828

Events & Engagement Coordinator
Newton Quach
t. 61 2 8356 5858



The following information is for our delegates in the lead up, during and after the Pathology Update 2024 conference:

Before you attend

Once you have registered for the conference, it is time to start planning so you can get the most out of the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!


Conference App
All Delegates are encouraged to download the #PathUpdate2024 Conference App.


All delegates are invited to submit an abstract for the Roche Scientific e-Poster Display and Trainees are invited to submit for the oral and e-poster Trainee Prizes.

Ground Transport
Taxi and Uber : There is a taxi and uber rank at the Adelaide Domestic /International Airport  - please allow 45 minutes both ways.
  • From Adelaide Airport to the Adelaide Convention Centre please allow 45 minutes
  • From Adelaide Convention Centre to the Airport: There is no designated taxi rank outside ACC, however there is one right outside Adelaide Casino /Railway station, a 1 minute walk. Please allow 45 minutes.

Luxury Ground Transportation – Adelaide Airport Transfers
If you would like to book airport transfers at your own expense  via Q Car (please note that this is not through Spencer Travel) please contact: or

Spencer Travel is the official Travel Management Company for Pathology Update 2024 and is managing hotel blocks with reduced rate accommodation available at

Childcare via a registered provider Hessle can be arranged privately at your own expense via

Social media - Let’s connect!
Once you are registered, join the #PathUpdate2024 #AnswersInAdelaide conversation and post on your socials that you are attending!

Onsite in Adelaide

Adelaide Time: Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) is 10:30 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a Daylight Saving Time time zone and is used in: Australia. Australian Central Daylight Time is a half-hour time zone. Adelaide is 30 minutes earlier than Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time.


Registration Desk Hours
Friday 1 March:      7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 2 March: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday 3 March:    8:00am – 1:30pm


Delivery & Authorised Speaker Presentations
Pathology Update 2024 is a face-to-face conference. Post Conference Authorised Speaker Presentations (PDF only) will be made available to registered delegates via the PathUpdate2024 App.
Speaker presentations from Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine will not be available at all. The scientific streams of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine on site are only open to Fellows, Trainees, Laboratory Scientists, Medical & Science Students.
Authorised Speaker Presentations will not be finalised until post conference, and we will not be able to advise what Speaker PowerPoint Presentations (PDF only) will be available.


Crowne Plaza Delegates
If you have accommodation at the Crowne Plaza please note:
1: It is a flat 20 minute walk to the Convention Centre
2: You can Tram
3: Book a Crowne Plaza Limited Bus Transfer- Payment to the Crowne Plaza is required
Bus Transfer - Crowne Plaza Adelaide to Adelaide Convention Centre
Bus Transfer - Adelaide Convention Centre to Crowne Plaza Adelaide

College Committee Meeting list

Awards Ceremony
All the information you need regarding the Admissions of New Fellows and Awards Ceremony is available here.

Abstract Publication
Pathology is the official publication of Pathology Update 2024 and includes authorised abstracts from the authors and is published by Elsevier and will be made available through the Pathology Update 2024 App.


Adelaide Convention Centre Parking Rates

Camera Creations is the official Pathology Update 2024 and Admission of New Fellows & Awards Ceremony Photographer. An image gallery link will be emailed to all Delegates and Ceremony Delegates  2 weeks after Pathology Update 2024 for complimentary download for 6 months.


Pathology Update 2024 Photo Gallery

Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide Convention Centre Floor Plan   

After the conference wrap up!

Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all delegates three days post Pathology Update 2024 and will be available to all RCPA members with a member log in via your RCPA online portal under under My RCPA.


Continuing Professional Development Program (CPDP)
For Fellows submitting Pathology Update events as part of their CPDP: if you are a registered delegate submitting CPDP online via the RCPA website, there will be a pop up box that shows which RCPA events you are registered for, requiring only your confirmation. You no longer need to manually enter details.


Authorised Speaker Presentations
Authorised Speaker Presentations (PowerPoints converted to PDF and Plenary recordings) will be made available to Pathology Update 2024 registered delegates via the #PathUpdate2024 App powered by Arinex Live. Post Pathology Update 2024 delegates will receive an email on how to access these presentations via the App. Presentations from Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine will not be included.

Details provided on the Pathology Update 2024 website are for information only and are expressly excluded from all and any legal document. To the best of the knowledge and information of the RCPA and its representatives, all facts, information and figures contained in this brochure and attachments are true and accurate at the time of publication. The RCPA reserves the right to make any changes to topics, contents and presenters as it may deem necessary, without prior notice and disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all and any liability to any person, persons or organisation either directly or indirectly. Please go to



Registration does not include insurance of any kind and unless required by law, the College will not be liable for any other losses incurred by you as a result of the cancellation or rescheduling of Pathology Update 2024 including any travel and accommodation expenses. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the *RCPA Educational Activity. The policy should include the loss of any accommodation costs, loss of airfares, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Please speak to your travel agent or airline and carefully consider their refund and cancellation policies when making, arrangements for attendance at the Pathology Update.


Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The College complies with the legislation, which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of Pathology Update will only be used for the purposes of planning and conducting the conference. To have the full Pathology Update experience your email address will be provided to the platform provider for the explicit use of accessing Pathology Update content. The Pathology Update content on the platform will be available until Pathology Update the following year. It is also usual to produce a Delegate List of attendees at Pathology Update. Individuals are also entitled to access their information by written application to the College. Your name and contact details will only be used as follows:

  • for notification of event related news and notices regarding future Pathology Updates.
  • publication (name, affiliation, and country) on the conference app; and 
  • subject to strict conditions of use by event related sponsors or exhibitors.
  • Should you not wish your details to be used for this purpose please indicate this on the registration form.

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