RCPA Manual 8th edition
Editors: Dr John Burnett (Chair), Dr Rob Baird, Dr John Giannoutsos, Dr David Gillis, Dr Diane Kenwright, Dr David Roxby, Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Amanda Hooper, Dr Anthony Cheong,
Acknowledgements: Prof Jane Dahlstrom, Dr Adrian Charles, Prof David J Handelsman, A/Prof Damon Bell, Dr Peter O’Leary, Mr Lawrence Greed, Prof Andrew Lloyd, Dr Sarah Parsons, Ms Nicole Bain, Mrs Corrina Cliffe, Dr Helen Wordsworth, Dr Emmanuel Favaloro, Susan Oliver, Dr Stephanie Anderson, Dr Caroline Dix, Dr Nick Bingham, Dr Nora Lee, Dr Kristen Estabrooks, Dr Jenna Langfield, A/Prof Janine Campbell, Dr Lucy Fox, Dr Danielle Clucas, Dr Briony Cutts, Dr Tina Noutsos, Dr Jason Conn, Dr Giles Kelsey.
Ms Marion Higginson, Ms Linda Vinski, Ms Vanessa White, Dr Niina Tujula, Ms Lynda Richardson, Ms Vanessa Cameron.
The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care for their generous support of the RCPA Manual 8th edition.
RCPA Manual 7th edition
Editors: Prof Brett Delahunt (Chair), Dr Rob Baird, Dr John Burnett, Dr David Gillis, Dr Diane Kenwright, Dr Zoe McQuilten, Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Bronwen Ross.
Acknowledgements: A/Prof Damon Bell, A/Prof Kevin Carpenter, A/Prof Merrole Cole-Sinclair, Dr Gemma Crighton, Ms Margaret Dimech, Dr Joan Faoagali, Dr Dimitri Gerostamoulos, Dr Paul Glendenning, Dr Narelle Hadlow, Ms Sarah Halawani, Ms Marion Higginson, Dr Zane Kaplan, Dr Richard MacKay, Dr Colin MacLeod, Ms Lauren Moir, Ms Donna Moore, Ms Belinda Neill, Dr Stella Pendle, Dr Tse-Chieh Teh, Dr Samuel Vasikaran, Ms Linda Vinski, Ms Vanessa White, A/Prof Bing Yu.
The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health for their generous support of the RCPA Manual 7th edition.
RCPA Manual 6th edition
Editors: Prof Brett Delahunt (Chair), Dr John Burnett, Dr Benedict Carnley, Dr David Gillis, Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Gillian Wood, Dr Bronwen Ross
PDST Authors: Dr Paul Glendenning, Dr Samuel Vasikaran, Dr David Gillis, Dr Narelle Hadlow, Dr Penelope Coates, Dr Claire Dendle, Dr Maryza Graham, A/Prof Christopher Florkowski, Prof Kris Barlow-Stewart, Dr Graham Jones, Dr Robert Norton, Dr Joan Faoagali, Dr Lisa-Ann Koe, Dr Gillian Wood, Prof Frank Bowling, Dr Vanessa Clifford, Dr Katherine Nicholls, Dr Anja Werno, Dr Ee Mun Lim, A/Prof Huy Tran, Dr Chiyan Lau, A/Prof David Sullivan, Dr Rosemary Miller, Dr Kenneth Sikaris, Dr John Duley, Dr Melissa Gillett, Dr Alan McNeil, Prof William Rawlinson and Dr Louise McCormack.
Acknowledgements: Dr Lisa Parker.
The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for their generous support for the update and transforming of the RCPA Manual.
RCPA Manual 5th edition
Editors: Prof Brett Delahunt (Chair), Dr John Burnett, Dr Benedict Carnley, Dr David Gillis, Dr Nelson Tang, Dr Gillian Wood, Dr Tamsin Waterhouse.
RCPA Manual 4th edition
Authors: Prof Brett Delahunt, Prof Peter George, Dr David Gillis, Dr Debra Graves, Dr Michael Harvey, Dr Christine Johnson, Mr Andrey Zheluk, Dr Diane N Kenwright, Dr Peter Bethwaite, Dr Harold J Neal, Dr Alexa M J Kidd, Dr Jeremy Touhy, Dr Emmanuel J Favaloro, Dr Elizabeth Todorova, Dr Elizabeth Bernal-Hoyos, Dr Lucinda Wallman, Dr David Mitchell.
Acknowledgements: Dr David Smith, Dr Gary Lum, Ms Belinda Neil, Ms Maddeson Lavers, Mr Roman Danylak, Ms Rebecca Havey, Ms Lara McLaughlin, Mr Abishek Kumar, Ms Susan Mildenhall, Mr Peter Youll.
The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for their generous support of the RCPA Manual 4th edition.
Acknowledgement for previous editions of RCPA Manual
The concept of producing a manual to guide clinicians in the use and interpretation of pathology tests originated with Professor Ernest Finckh during his time as President of the College (1979-1981). Professor David Thomas was responsible for the initial work done to translate the concept into reality and was co-editor of the first edition. Dr Eva Raik, as Honorary Secretary (1981-1986) and as Vice President/President (1991-1997) has provided support and, at times, much-needed encouragement throughout. The task has been actively supported by Council through almost two decades. Dr Jack Hamer (President 1997-1999) and the immediate past President, Professor David Davies actively supported the production of a third edition.
The College remains indebted to previous Editors, for their assistance in a difficult process and their commitment to the principles underlying this publication. Dr Jean McPherson, Dr Vera Stoermer, Dr Alan Clague, Dr Virginia Billson, Dr David Gillis, Dr Christine Johnson and Dr Mark Pilbeam, as past and/or present members of the Board of Education, have contributed to both the second edition and to the third edition. Dr Wendy Erber, Dr Ross Bradbury and A/Professor Ron Walls, and Professor Ron Trent and Dr Yiu-Lam Kwan were also contributors to the second edition.
Professor Stephen Cordner provided the section on the autopsy. Dr Allan Lloyd and Dr Michael Gribble contributed to the section on the reliability of test results. Written material, editorial comment and/or advice over the previous three editions was provided by a number of other colleagues. These individuals are listed below and are thanked for their contributions:
Dr Bentley Atcheson, Dr Gordon Baker, Dr Paul Bedford, A/Prof Thomas Boogert, Dr Michael Boyle, Ms Joan Brick, Dr Nigel Brown, Dr Ian Chambers, Mr Gary Clarke, Dr Peter Coleman, Ms Margaret Collecutt, Prof David Davies, A/Prof Olaf Drummer, Dr Geoffrey Forbes, A/Prof Margaret O Garson, Dr Maree Gleeson, Ms Irene Goodhew, Dr Michael Gribble, Dr Michael Guerin, Dr Leigh Hammond, Dr Gary Hoffman, Ms Linda Hueston, Ms Rebecca Jansma, Prof Geoffrey Kellerman, Mr John Lowan, A/Prof James McCluskey, Dr Richard McMullin, Dr Gabrielle Medley, Dr Matthew Meerkin, Dr Cliff Meldrum, Dr Howard Morris, Dr Nick Mulvany, Dr Stan Pilbeam, Dr Joanne Pink, Dr Bob Pritchard, Dr Eva Raik, A/Prof William Rawlinson, Dr Glen Reeves, A/Prof Peter Roberts-Thompson, Dr Arabella Smith, Ms Greta Spall, A/Prof Alison Street, Dr Graeme Suthers, Dr Amanda Thomson, A/Prof John Turnidge, Dr Philip Tynan, Dr Dakshesh Vakil, Prof John Vince, Dr David Williams and Ms Norma Worswick.
The technical infrastructure and design were developed by Hothouse Interactive. The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Mr Simon Monk, Mr Simon Van Wyk and Mr Chris Noble.
The clinical algorithms were developed by the University of Sydney Department of Medical Education. The RCPA wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Dr Greg Ryan, Dr Tim Shaw, Dr Stewart Barnet and Mr Conor McCormick.