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2019 Executive Committee

We would like to introduce the 2019 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; Emma Hughes; Michelle Goddard; Lloyd Blundell; Brett Harrison

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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 Hurst Scientific, Abacus Dx & Agilent as 2019 sponsors of the official HGQ website. The HGQ look forward to working with all supportive businesses this year.

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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.

2016 HGQ Executive Committee Announced

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the 2016 HGQ Executive Committee – 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. The committee are looking forward to making 2016 an educational & eventful year for HGQ members.

Job Vacancies – QUT

QUT – Faculty of Health is looking for qualified and motivated people with initiative, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills to provide technical support for teaching activities. Please click the following link for more details on the 2 job vacancies: 15590 – Histopathology Scientist, Technical Services; 15591 – Histopathology Scientist_Technician

AGM & Scientific Meeting

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The 2015 AGM & Scientific Meeting will be Hosted by Pathology QLD – The Prince Charles Hospital. It will be held at the Kedron Wavell RSL on Thu 3rd Dec between 6:30pm – 9:30pm.  The itinerary will include the AGM, presentations, dinner & beverages (complimentary for current, new & previous HGQ members). 2016 executive committee positions are open to all interested attending & non-attending current, new & previous HGQ members. Nomination via the fields below. Please RSVP via this link by Thu 3rd Dec at 3:00pm. Hope to see you there.

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Social Event 2015 – Byron Bay Day Trip


Members & their guests are welcome to attend. Bus tour (free for members) to Byron Bay NSW on Sat 14th Nov. Includes lunch (at own cost) and 1:00pm beer tasting tour of Stone and Wood brewery (free for members). For more info or to individually RSVP, click Bryon Bay link. RSVP by Fri 13th Nov by 3:00pm. Spots are limited. Hope you can make it.

Scientific Meeting – WED 16th SEP

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Please joint us at the combined Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) & HGQ scientific meeting to be held at The Pineapple Hotel @ Woolloongabba on Wed 16th Sep from 6:30pm. There will be presentations on “Lymphomas” from our guest speakers – Dr Joel Collins – Haematology & Dr Linda Shen – Anatomical Pathology. Dinner & beverages will also be included with the joint event. RSVP to this meeting now via the “Events” link on the HGQ website to secure your seat. Please click on the official flyer for more details: HGQ AIMS SEP 2015 Flyer