Welcome to the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting


It is my privilege and pleasure on behalf of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) to welcome you to the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting of our Division that will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia from 29th May – 31st May, 2020. Brisbane, Queensland’s buzzing capital, is right in the middle of the ocean and national parks, set on the banks of the Brisbane River. It is blessed with an idyllic subtropical climate all year round.

The Australasian Division of the IAP is committed to our mission to foster education, research and to advance knowledge in pathology for both practicing pathologists and trainees. This year our theme is Inspirational Pathology.

We are honoured to have Professors Laurence de Leval (Switzerland), Daniela Massi (Italy) and Pieter Wesseling (Netherlands) as our keynote overseas speakers to share their passion and knowledge. Professor Stephen Fox (Australia) is our Vincent McGovern Memorial lecturer and Dr Amanda Charlton (New Zealand) our Sunday Master Class presenter. Our companion club convenors have also created a rich program with excellent invited speakers from our region.

This year our division with sponsor six pathologists from underserved countries in our region to attend the meeting.

I encourage you all to submit an abstract to share your latest knowledge and encourage collaborations.

Prepare yourself to be excited by a visit to Brisbane, and to be challenged though learning about the latest research and methodological advances in pathology.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Brisbane in 2020.

With best Wishes

Professor Jane Dahlstrom OAM