International Pathology Day and you!
Monday 11 November 2019
International Pathology Day (IPD) is an annual awareness day dedicated to highlighting the fundamental role of pathology in the healthcare community and in the lives of everyone. This year’s IPD event at the RCPA HQ in Sydney will take place on Monday 11 November 2019 and will be hosted by Sophie Scott, National Health Reporter for the ABC. The topic this year is head and neck cancer, and the RCPA will welcome guest patients, Julie McCrossin, TV presenter and media personality and Archibald prize-winning artist Nicholas Harding who will share their personal stories with the disease. Anatomical pathologist, Associate Professor Ruta Gupta will also be in attendance to share her professional insight, along with Professor Jonathan Clark AM, Director of Head and Neck Research.
No matter where you are, we encourage everyone to get involved and host their own event, no matter the size, to highlight the important role of pathology. The event at the College will be livestreamed (Click here) from 10:00 am AEDST. Remember, ‘pathology’ includes phlebotomists, couriers, specimen reception, administrative and support staff, technicians, scientists and pathologists.
It’s easy to design an event that will work for you. Example activities may include a display table with promotional material in collection centres, hospital foyers, laboratories, universities, libraries or councils, with staff on hand to answer any questions. A pathologist could offer their time to speak to a special interest group or a laboratory visit could be arranged for non-pathology healthcare professionals or students, along with interactive sessions. A morning tea is a simple yet effective way to engage everyone, and could include competitions, prizes and staff appreciation awards.
Good luck with your events, and remember to share your images afterwards.
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Videos from Pathology Day and on the Future of Pathology.
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Photos from Pathology Day celebrated across Australiasia and Internationally.