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2018 Executive Committee

We would like to introduce the 2018 HGQ Executive Committee to HGQ Members - President: Jerres Alcober; Secretary: Amanda Marsden; Treasurer: Mark Bromley; Committee Members: Kellie Vukovic; Chris Cazier; Arin Chandra; Melissa Hillas; Greg Bowlay; Toyah Crampton; Lloyd Blundell; Brett Harrison; Jessica Unwin

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Become a HGQ Member

Become a HGQ Member

The HGQ membership entitles members to regular updates, the Tissue Paper, Dinner & beverages included at AGM. Membership is open to all interested parties and is FREE. Click the link below to become a HGQ member:

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Official Website Sponsors

Official Website Sponsors

We are proud to announce Leica Biosystems as a 2018 Platinum Sponsor of the official HGQ website. The HGQ look forward to working with all supportive businesses this year.

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Trivia Night 2017 is happening


The HGQ Trivia Night will be held on Friday 16th June 2017 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm at The Normanby Hotel and will cost $30 per person (Tables of 10). Friends and family are welcome to attend. The event includes a sit down dinner, a welcome drink and trade sponsored prizes & rounds. Trivia will be run by a professional host. Payments due by Friday 19th May. Please be quick as tables are limited and sold on first in, best dressed basis. To book your spot/group or for more info, go to the following link. Hope to see you there.

Wipe the tears of happiness from your eyes….the “Tissue Paper” is coming

Our members can now wipe the tears of happiness from their eyes with the latest edition of the Tissue Paper. The highly anticipated upcoming edition is looking to hit the digital shelves of the HGQ website in late April 2017. Submissions (Article & Advert) and Payment (Advert) deadlines are THIS Friday 14th April. Go to this link for more info or to see previous editions.

Thank you for attending the 1st HGQ Scientific Meeting of 2017







Thank you to Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology for opening their new Central Lab at Bowen Hills, QLD to over 65 attendees at the 1st HGQ scientific meeting of 2017. Special thank you goes to Ted Ditchmen, Kellie Vukovic, Brett Harrison and Leica Biosystems for organising another successful, enjoyable and well attended event. Look forward to seeing our members at the next HGQ event.

Job Vacancies – UQ & JCU

  1. Scientific Officer – Histology (Full-Time) – UQ Gatton Campus; Contact: Ms Lana Bradshaw (07) 5460 1847 or; Applications close:; Download PDF: 500331-Scientific-Officer-Histology-UQ.pdf (81 downloads)
  2. Laboratory and Technical Support Officer – Histopathology (Full-Time) – James Cook University; Contact: Karen Reeks (07) 4781 3146 or; Applications close: 06 APR 2017 (11:59 PM); Weblink:; Download PDF: 15951-Laboratory-and-Technical-Support-Officer-Histopathology-JCU.pdf (82 downloads)

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology – 1st HGQ Scientific Meeting of 2017

The 1st scientific meeting of 2017 will be hosted by SNP & HGQ and proudly sponsored by Leica Biosystems on Thursday 6th April 2017 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology – Central Laboratory – 24 Hurworth St, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006. Guest speaker – Ted Ditchmen – “The Big Move: Taringa to Bowen Hills”. The presentation will be followed by light Food and Beverages then a guided tour through the new lab. HGQ members & non-members welcome to attend. RSVP – Thu 6th April 2016 at 5:30pm (spots are limited). Click here to RSVP and for more info. Hope to see you there.

Trivia Night – Who’s in?

Trivia Night – Who doesn’t love Trivia? The HGQ love trivia!! Please submit your interest (form below) in attending a Trivia Night with dinner, prizes and fun-times all hosted by the HGQ.


2017 HGQ Committee has been elected

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the 2017 HGQ Executive Committee  – President – Jerres Alcober (PQ-TPCH); Secretary – Amanda Marsden (PQ-PAH); Treasurer – Becca Hobbs (BQ); Committee – David Gan (QML); Melissa Hillas (Mater); Kellie Vukovic (SNP); Barry Madigan (PQ-RBWH); Jason Tu (PQ-PAH); Greg Viggers (PQ-GCUH); Arin Chandra (PQ-TPCH); Lloyd Blundell (Trade); Brett Harrison (Trade). The newly-elected committee are looking forward to providing HGQ members with numerous educational and enjoyable experiences in 2017.

Scientific Meeting – ASC/HGQ & HGQ AGM

ascthe-fox-hotelLeica shortHGQ-Short-Black-2012The upoming 4th scientific meeting will be hosted jointly by ASC and HGQ on Friday 18th November 2016 from 6:00pm – Venue: The Fox Hotel. This event is proudly sponsored by Leica Biosystems. Our 1st confirmed speaker is Associate Professor Michael Buckland (Neuropathology) from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. We will have 2 guest speakers in total to present to attendees on the night. The HGQ AGM will also be held prior to the scientific meeting (For 2017 HGQ Committee Nominations click here). Dinner & Beverages to be provided. ASC, HGQ members & non-members welcome to attend the scientific meeting. RSVP via this link: Thu 17th Nov 2016 at 5:30pm.

Thank you – HSNSW/HGQ Conference Port Macquarie

img_0453-1The HSNSW & HGQ would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved to make this a successful event – delegates, speakers, trade, venue. A special mention goes to the organising committee for the effort prior and during the conference to make this joint event happen. It’s greatly appreciated. Looking forward to the following upcoming event – ASC/HGQ joint scientific meeting & HGQ AGM.