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Royal College of Pathologists Renews Committment to WASPaLM
The Royal College of Pathologists (London) has rejoined WASPaLM in an action greeted warmly by both organizations. The Royal College had, for many years, been responsible for the educational efforts of both WASPaLM and the World Pathology Foundation (WPF).
Pictured at Carlton Terrace, London, the home of the Royal College (from left): Professor Kenneth Fleming (International Director, RCPath), Professor Archie Prentice (President, RCPath), Professor Lai-Meng Looi (President, WASPaLM), Dr Suzy Lishman (President-Elect, RCPath)
World Congress Update
Dr. Michael Oellerich, Director for Europe, met with Dr. Roberto Ruiz-Arenas and his team in Cancun to review arrangements for the 2015 World Congress of Pathology. Representatives of the Organizing Committee, the Cancun Center (venue for the Congress) and the professional organizers are preparing an extraordinary scientific and cultural experience for meeting attendees. Please check the Calendar page above for more information.
1st Row (left to right): Jorge Olmedo(OC); Angélica Padilla(CC); Marco Antonio Vences(OC); Rosa Sierra-Amor(IFCC Representative); José Ramírez(OC); Jimena Ruiz(PCO) and Elizabeth Ruiz(PCO).
2nd Row (left to right): Dinorah Cervantes(CC); Alberto Vazquezmellado(OC); Roberto Ruiz-Arenas(OC); Michael Oellerich (WASPaLM Representative); Arturo Ángeles(OC); Juan Manuel Gallardo(OC) and Edgar Ceballos(PCO).
CC - Cancun Center OC - Organizing Committee PCO - Professional Organizer
Proposals from Constituent Societies for the 2019 World Congress of Pathology are being requested. The 2015 World Congress is being held in Cancun, Mexico and the 2017 World Congress will be in Tokyo, Japan. Proposals can be made at any time, but all proposals must be submitted in final form by September 1st, 2015. Constituent Societies should provide their submissions to the Secretary-Treasurer of WASPaLM (see About Us, Bureau and Societies, Bureau for his contact information).
2014-2015 Gordon Signy Fellows Named
Gordon Signy Honored
The Board of Regents and the Trustees of the World Pathology Foundation, meeting on 25 August 2014 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, have selected Dr. Julio Diaz-Perez and Dr. Medina Rajbhadari as the next Gordon Signy Fellows. This year there were nine (9) outstanding applicants from South America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Diaz-Perez, from Columbia, plans a nine-month study of dermatopathology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina (USA).
Dr. Rajbhandari, from Nepal, will also study dermatopathology for six months at Wake Forest. Gordon Signy Fellowships provide awards US$ 5,000 for young pathologists to further their training in a field that will benefit patients in their home countries.
The application forms and information for the 2015-2016 Gordon Signy Fellowships are now available under the World Pathology Foundation - Gordon Signy Fellowships tab above.
Gordon Signy was recently honored posthumously by his fellow-citizens of the borough of Islington, England with the Islington People's Plaque which now adorns the home in which he died in 1972.
International Pathology Day November 5th 2014: Labs Are Vital Photo Contest Announced
The Royal College of Pathologists in the United Kingdom, which introduced its National Pathology Week in 2008, is hosting a web page - ILovePathology - that aims to engage the public about pathology. The Royal College of Pathology in Australasia also marks International Pathology Day for everyone involved in pathology to celebrate pathology and show pride in their roles as advocates for patients and the entire community. WASPaLM formally supports the Royal College and the RCPA in this special effort.
Where in the world do you work? Prep for International Pathology Day by submitting a photo to the Labs Are Vital Labs4Life Photo Contest. Cash prizes for winning entries in three global regions. Please click on Photo Contest for details.
Last Updated 5 August 2014