Vol 62 No 1 2022
History of the IAP News Bulletin (1995 to 2017)
By Dr. Robin A. Cooke
Robin Cooke as Editor
New advances in pathology as they occurred
In 1993 the AFIP set up a section dedicated to providing a consultant service that would allow real time consultations. The department was headed by Leslie Sobin who was the Editor of the ‘WHO Blue books,’ as well as being a staff pathologist at AFIP.
1997 Robin Cooke with double headed microscope and computer terminal.
Special books - WHO Pathology of Tumours
Above: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System
Above: WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tumours. I advertised the new books as they were released.
A history of the WHO ‘Classification of Tumour book publications
2011 Ron Neafie in 1976 with a copy of a bundle of uncut pages of the new edition of this book and a copy of the cover before binding.
The AFIP at that time did its own printing and publishing. The books for binding filled this large room in the basement of the building.
The IAP Congress in Brisbane, Australia 2004
Editors of IAP sponsored journals and Editors of Division News Letters
at the 100th anniversary meeting of the IAP in Montreal, 2006.
Leah Shander Congress Organiser
Fred Silva and two of his initiatives to engage Residents
Residents’ breakfasts and lunches
Another one of Fred’s initiative was the Residents’ Fair, where the various institutions that were offering courses for Residents could advertise their courses. These were always crowded, noisy and joyous occasions.
Adonis Carvalho and Berlin on September 11th 2011
Leading into the Athens Congress in 2008, I endeavoured to give prospective delegates a foretaste of the quality of excellence of Ancient Greece.
The architecture, the sculpture and the artefacts, that date from the bronze age (3,300 to 1,200 BC.)
Images above show
A replica of Athena Parthenos in the Archaeological Museum in Athens (left). It stands approximately 5 feet high.
The original statue was designed and built by Phidias (480- 430), the famous Greek architect, sculptor and artist.
The original was designed to be the central piece of the Parthenon that he was building.It stood on a pedestal 4x8 metres; and it was 11.5 metres (37 feet,9 inches) tall.
Mycaenean pottery 12th century BC, in the Archaeological Museum in Athens (right).
The Parthenon on the top of the Acropolis.
Photo taken in 2007 looking across the CBD of Athens.
An historic event
Robin Cooke & Kenichi Matsumoto CEO of the Sakura Company that his father founded. Budapest in the background - October 1996.
Sakura means ‘cherry blossom’
A very important visitor to the Congress in Nagoya, Japan in 2000.
Farewell from the Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Morumbi dancers are children from the Favellas, the shanty towns in the cities of Brazil.
The Director of the orchestra for this group is training about 2000 of them, many of whom are being rehabilitated from drugs.
Luke Perkins, Kathy Bevin and I began in 1995 with a fairly basic idea of what we wanted to achieve.
We improved as we got into a routine.
These improvements can be seen in successive editions.
I reported changes to the practice of Anatomical Pathology as they occurred.
I solicited articles from presenters at conferences.
Some of the topics were -Quality Control programmes, The Management of error, The Internet, Telepathology. The changes that this produced in the tools used in one’s office.
The International Academy of Pathology is as association made up of National Organisations.
I published reports accompanied by photos submitted to me by Secretaries of Divisions.
I devoted the major part of Edition 2 each year to this report.
These reports acted as an agent of international collaboration.
Some significant events were celebrated and reported upon - The 100th anniversary of the founding of the IAP by Maude Abbott. Berlin on 7-11-2011 the day on which terrorists attacked and destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
Trade displays are an important component of Conferences.
I always included photos of Trade Displays at the annual USCAP meetings.
I concluded this report with - a photo of Prince Hitachi (brother of the Emperor of Japan) and his wife Princess Hanako at the Congress in Nagoya.
and photos of the Morumbi dancers at the Congress in Sao Paulo.
There is an appendix submitted as a link. Pdf versions of all the News Bulletins from 1995 to 2017. These provide a quick reference for anyone who wants to read more information about topics mentioned in this report.