Vol 63 No 1 2023 

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Report on the 33rd Congress of the Arab Division in Marrakech, Morocco

Council Meeting

Dr. Hunaina Al-kindi President of the Division is honoring the career of Prof. Saida Sikalli , a leading academic pathology figure in Morocco

Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, Secretary of AD & Dr. Mehdi Karkouri, President of the Congress at the gala dinner. 

Moroccan delegates

Sudanese delegates

The Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology held its annual scientific meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on November 18-20, 2022. The Congress was attended by 250 registrants from several Middle Eastern countries, France and USA. Twenty-six international speakers covered timely topics in pathology (breast pathology, uropathology, endocrine pathology, head and neck pathology, gynecologic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, soft tissue pathology, hematopathology and neuropathology) and digital pathology. There were several case discussions and interactive sessions. The Congress was preceded on November 17 by three workshops on Molecular Pathology, coordinated with the Association of Molecular Pathology, Uropathology and an update course to histotechnologists and cytotechnologists.

This was the first live meeting for the Division after the COVID pandemic and it was greatly received by all attendees for being together in person and the ability to interact with each other and the speakers. This was also an opportunity for the Council and the Assembly to elect new officers to the Executive Committee of the Division: 

President: Dr. Mehdi Karkouri (Morocco) 

President-elect: Dr. Moncef Mokni (Tunisia)

Treasurer: Dr. Ali Saad (Jordan)   

The program had an enjoyable social program that included a spectacular gala dinner where the attendees enjoyed traditional Moroccan cuisine and were entertained by live Arabian horses show, tribal music, and dancing. 

Ghazi Zaatari

December, 2022

33rd Congress attendees 

Speakers at the congress