International Pathology Day 2022

10 Year Anniversary

Wednesday 9 November 2022

10:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Prof Alan BP Ng Education Centre, 203-205 Albion St Surry Hills NSW 2010 and virtually.



Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate International Pathology Day (IPD) in 2022.

It has been 10 years since the first International Pathology Day (IPD) took place in Sydney and since then, it has grown in popularity within the international pathology and medical community. IPD is now celebrated by more than 10 countries around the world, including in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada and South Africa.

Hosted by Sophie Scott, National Health Reporter for the ABC, this years’ IPD event was a celebration of pathology. Past Presidents and Pathologists who are renowned in their field, will joined us onsite to revisit historical moments and accomplishments in pathology from the last decade. We thank Professor Bill Rawlinson AM, Professor Richard Scolyer AO, Professor Wendy Cooper, A/Prof Bev Rowbotham, Dr Michael Harrison and Dr Anja Ravine for their reflections and participation in the event.

To help illustrate the diversity of pathology and how it touches the lives of everyone, during the 10th anniversary event, Dr Diane Payton, Chair of the RCPA’s Paediatric Pathology Advisory Committee, discussed the importance of stillbirth autopsies.

In 2021, the Australian Government announced $1.8 million additional investment to increase the number of stillbirth autopsies to better understand the reasons underlying these tragic deaths. Dr Payton will discuss why stillbirth autopsies are so important, including why we need to better understand the reasons underlying these tragic deaths and reduce the overall number of stillbirths.

We also thank our guest patient, Allie, who shared her personal story and why requesting an autopsy was the right decision for her and her partner.


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