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27th World Congress of Pathology Concludes in Quebec City
The 27th World Congress concluded on 11 June 2013 with a Gala Dinner during which awards were presented honoring members of the Canadian Association of Pathologists, pathology trainees and former officers of WASPaLM. A Silent Auction raised nearly US$3,000 for the World Pathology Foundation and its Gordon Signy Fellowships.
New WASPaLM Bureau Members Elected
Dr. Looi Lai-Meng assumed her duties as President of WASPaLM at the 27th World Congress in Quebec City, Canada on 8 June 2013. Past President Dr. Gamze Mocan Kuzey passed the ceremonial necklace on to the new president at ceremonies in the historical Parliment House, home of the governing legislature in Quebec. Also assuming new offices were Dr. Masami Murakami, President-Elect; Dr. Michael Oellerich, Director for Europe; Dr. Annie Cheung, Director for Asia; Dr. Roberto Ruiz-Arenas, Director for Latin America; and Drs. Marilene Melo, Dobrin Svinarov, and David Wilkinson, Directors-at-Large.Educational and Visiting Lectureship Program Renewed
The EVLP program began last year to provide funds for visiting faculty travel to educational programs organized through WASPaLM Constituent Societies. It was supported by a generous grant from Abbott Diagnostics. The grant, provided through Kathy Turner, Abbott Divisional Vice-President for Europe, has been renewed for 2013. WASPaLM past president Michael Oellerich observed, "So far the program was very successful and we look forward to future fruitful cooperation."
Gordon Signy Fellowship
who completed their pathology training in the last 10 years or who will
have completed their pathology training prior to the beginning of their proposed fellowship training are
invited to apply for the 2014 Gordon Signy Fellowship
for additional training in a specialized field of pathology.
Information on the Fellowships has been updated and new application
forms are available. Please see World Pathology Foundation-Gordon Signy Fellowship tab above for additional information. Also see the report of the 2011 Gordon Signy Fellow, Dr. Carlos Augusto Moreira Silva in the News Section of this web site.
WHO Executive Board Meeting - WASPaLM Continues Its Official Relationship with WHO
WASPaLM, represented by Prof. Dott, Roberto Verna, received approval to continue in official relations with the World Health Organization at its Executive meeting in Geneva in January 2013. A report of the 65th WHO Assembly may be found in the Announcements section on this page. In the same section is the semiannual report of WASPaLM as an NGO, submitted by Prof. Dott. Verna, that formed the basis of WHO's approval of WASPaLM.
link below is a gateway to additional details about WASPaLM
activities. The most recent minutes of the Bureau are posted under the General Information link to the right.
International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting
An alliance among the College of American Pathologists (USA), The Royal College of Pathologists (UK), the Canadian Association of Pathologists, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is developing international consensus guidelines for cancer reporting. WASPaLM is assisting in this effort. Please click HERE for more information about how you and your society may participate.