Joint State Conference 2016

2016 Executive Committee

We would like to introduce the 2016 HGQ Executive Committee to HGQ Members - President: Jerres Alcober; Secretary: Michael Staunton; Treasurer: Becca Thuell; Editor: Anthony Van Zwieten; Committee Members: Jason Tu; Melissa Hillas; Greg Viggers; Lloyd Blundell; David Gan; Kellie Vukovic.

HGQ Committee List

Joint State Conference 2016

Joint State Conference 2016

Join us at the upcoming Joint State Conference 2016 - “Tides of Change” at Panthers Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie, NSW on Friday 30 September - Sunday 2nd October 2016. Click link for more info or to Register NOW. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Official Website Sponsors

Official Website Sponsors

We are proud to announce Dako as a Platinum Sponsor of the official HGQ website. The HGQ look forward to working with all supportive businesses this year.

Sponsor Website

Poster Presentations & Early Bird Registrations


hopkins2016 Joint HSNSW/HGQ State Conference UPDATE – Port Macquarie – 30 Sep – 2 Oct:
Poster Presentations – Call for abstracts have NOW OPENED. Click on link more info –
Early Bird Registration have NOW been EXTENDED until 31st July 2016. Click on link more info –

Scientific Meeting @ Mater Pathology





The 2nd scientific meeting of 2016 will be hosted by Mater Pathology (Level 3, Duncombe Building – Raymond Tce, South Brisbane) on Thursday 26th May 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The itinerary will include the following presentations: A Curious Case of Contamination” – Amy Broomfield and Janet Thomson;
“Tattoo Pathology” – Dr Admire Matsika. A laboratory tour and some food & beverages will follow the scientific meeting. RSVP: Thursday 26th May 2016 at 5:30pm. To RSVP or for updated details, click on this link.

Take the conference survey!!!

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EOI – Speaker Submissions – 2016 HSN/HGQ Joint State Conference


Expression of Interest (EOI) is NOW open for speakers for the upcoming 2016 Joint HSN/HGQ State Conference – 30 Sep – 2 Oct. Please submit your title and abstract to by Fri 29 Apr (45 min duration – presentation & question time on 1 & 2 Oct). Opportunities are limited for this event. For more info, click this link: . Download official flyer link here: Flyer

1st Scientific Meeting @ RBWH




The 1st scientific meeting of 2016 will be hosted by Pathology Queensland – Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Laboratory (Block 7, Level 1) on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The itinerary will include the scientific meeting, laboratory tour and some food & beverages. RSVP: Thursday 25th February 2016 at 5:30pm. To RSVP or for updated details, click on this link.

Job Vacancies – ANATPATH

HISTOLOGY LABORATORY MANAGER – Melbourne location Anatpath is a Melbourne based laboratory providing dedicated histopathology and cytopathology services to our Specialist Surgical referrers in Victoria.  Our laboratory is looking for a dynamic Laboratory Manager prepared to lead the laboratory as it continues to grow. The Laboratory Manager holds overall responsibility for operating a high-quality and cost-effective laboratory. The successful applicant will possess the following key criteria: 1. Minimum 10 years in histology with proven experience in a senior role 2. Demonstrated knowledge and application of ISO15189 – experience as a NATA assessor will be highly regarded 3. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and possess a collaborative management style 4. Advanced computer skills would be viewed favorably 5. Experience with molecular techniques and emerging technologies would be advantageous Enquiries can be directed to Dr Glenn Hocking or Jarrod Phillips on (03) 9596 0777 Applications can be emailed to Applications close Friday 12th February 2016

RCPA Macroscopic Cut-up Manual – Update

RCPA+Logotype+4+colThe Anatomical Pathology Macroscopic Cut-Up Manual has been updated and the project is now complete. This final release includes the addition of neuropathology, cardiovascular, amputations, fetus, eye, pharynx and carotid body specimen protocols. A collection of videos on placenta cut-up have also been uploaded. RCPA website via this link: . Changes to the manual can be tracked via this link: . Project – Lead Pathologist: Dr Simon King. Project Manager: Margaret Dimech. For further information: email . The Anatomical Pathology Macroscopic Cut-Up Manual Project is an initiative of the RCPA Specialist Training Project with funding from the Department of Health.