Vol 61 No 1 2021

Letter to IAP Executive and VPs

Now that we have had time to catch our breath after the virtual ESP IAP Glasgow 2020 Congress, I wanted to write to all of you to thank you for your help in putting this meeting together. The wonderful relationship we share with the British Division of the IAP, ESP and CPO Hanser was instrumental in making it happen so successfully. I wish to specially thank Allison Booth and Charley Ramey for their roles in making our virtual meetings in the run up to the main Congress happen, particularly the International Organising Committee, the Finance Committee and the Education Committee. Thanks to all the Chairs and members of those committees for their hard work.  

Virtual ICP Fellows Meet

The first ever Virtual Indian College of Pathologists (ICP) Fellows Meet organized under the aegis of Karnataka Chapter – Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (KCIAPM) was a unique get-together bringing the distinguished Fellows of all times on the evening of January 24, 2021 from 4:30 to 10:00 PM IST. The event was attended by 55 Registered ICP Fellows and the executive committee members of KCIAPM.

Jane Dahlstrom, former IAP Education Committee Chair 

December IAP Education Symposium

A very successful and well attended symposium titled Education strategies in Pathology for the next decade was held on Monday, December 7 during the Joint European Society of Pathology (ESP) and International Association of Pathologists (IAP). This Education Session was part of the virtual meeting of the 32nd Congress of the ESP and XXXIII International Congress of the IAP.  The session was chaired by Peter Schirmacher and Jane Dahlstrom. Speakers included Eli Pikarsky (Israel), Richard Scolyer (Australia), Christoph Roken (Germany), Fred Bosman (Switzerland), Marta Cohen (UK) and Marilyn Kinloch (Canada). Topics presented included: “what are key research competences for pathologists and how should they be trained?”, “do we need physician scientists in pathology”, and “how does academic pathology remain attractive for board certified pathologists. Over 550 participants attended the session.

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