Tag Archives: 2020

Presentation Live Release – 2nd HGQ Scientific Meeting

Live Broadcast via Facebook – Presentations held at HGQ Virtual Scientific Meeting on Thu 7th May 2020 will be released from 12:00pm on MON 18th MAY, WED 20th MAY & FRI 22nd MAY. View the first video of the series here: https://zurl.co/huXG . Follow our Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn pages (links in the top right of our home page) and become a HGQ member for regular updates.

2nd Scientific Meeting – Video Conference

2nd HGQ Scientific Meeting of 2020 – via Video Conference (Zoom) – Thursday 7th May 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm **Time Updated**. Presentations – “Abscess minded” – Dr Berry, Dr Jarvis & Dr Van Haeringen; “Online teaching of histological techniques during a global pandemic: the challenges and opportunities” – Prof Harkin; Coronavirus” – Dr Mayer-Coverdale. Cost – HGQ members – FREE (sign-up here). Capacity – 100 attendees; Attendee Hints & Tips, Training Resources & RSVP via this link. RSVP EXTENDED to Wed 6th May 2020 at 3:00pm. Invitation link emailed when RSVP has closed. Sponsorship opportunities still available – enquire via trade@hgq.org.au

Statement from the HGQ

The Histotechnology Group of Queensland committee places the highest priority on the health and safety of HGQ members and guests in the local and wider Histology community. During this challenging and unprecedented period, our focus is to continue to provide professional development and networking opportunities in a safe environment by incorporating expert advice and adhering to directives from global, federal, state and local government and authorities. The committee have embraced a dynamic and innovative approach to the review of the current event schedule and will provide regular updates as they become available. We appreciate the ongoing support from our members, guests, other professional scientific organisations and trade companies during this difficult time. Please stay safe, stay healthy, stay informed & take care of yourself and one another – “Together we can help stop the spread”Jerres Alcober – HGQ President

Newsletter – Tissue Paper Volume 50 is NOW available

The latest edition of the HGQ Newsletter, the “Tissue Paper” has NOW been released. To read what this edition has install, click on the following link to download. Previous editions can be found on http://www.hgq.org.au/tissue-paper/. Happy Reading & Enjoy 😉

Download “Tissue-Paper-HGQ-2020-Vol-50” Tissue Paper-HGQ-2020-Vol-50.pdf – Downloaded 352 times – 5 MB

1st Scientific Meeting – Envoi Pathology

The 1st scientific meeting of 2020, proudly sponsored by POCD Scientific, will be hosted by Envoi Pathology on Thursday 12th March 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. ItineraryFinger Foods & Beverages > Presentations  > Lab Tour. Guest SpeakersSteven Cook, David Savill & Dr Mark Bettington. Cost – HGQ members – FREE; RSVP via this link  by Tue 10th Mar 2020 at 3:00pm.

2020 HGQ Events

The HGQ committee has some exciting events for members during the year. Stay tuned. For more info, click the following link.  Please email trade@hgq.org.au to find out HGQ Sponsorship Opportunities (Event, Website, Newsletter) in 2020. Please save the following dates: FEB – Newsletter (Vol 50); MAR – Scientific Meeting (Envoi – THU 12 MAR – Date Updated); MAY – Newsletter (Vol 51), Scientific Meeting (IQ Pathology – Thu 07 May – Venue Updated); JUN – Trivia Night (Fri 03 Jul – Date Updated); AUG – Newsletter (Vol 52), Scientific Meeting (AIMS/HGQ – Thu 13 Aug); OCT – Conference & AGM (Cairns – Fri 09 – Sun 11 Oct); NOV – Newsletter (Vol 53)


2020 HGQ Committee

  • President
    • Jerres Alcober (PQ – TPCH)
  • Secretary
    • Amanda Marsden (PQ – PAH)
  • Treasurer
    • Mark Bromley (SNP – Bowen Hills)

Coordinator Positions:

  • Newsletter
    • Greg Bowlay (Mater Pathology)
    • Melissa Hillas (Mater Pathology)
  • Scientific Meeting
    • Brett Harrison (Trade)
    • Lloyd Blundell (Trade)
    • Emma Hughes (SNP)
  • Social Event
    • Michelle Goddard (PQ – TPCH)
  • Workshop
    • Chris Cazier (QUT)
    • Jessica Ellis (SNP – Bowen Hills)
  • Website & Social Media
    • Jerres Alcober (PQ – TPCH)
  • Trade
    • Chino Ho Suen (PQ – RBWH)

HGQ Committee Roles & Responsibilities

Executive Positions:

  • President
    • Responsible for the HGQ
    • Chair Committee Meetings
    • Chair Annual General Meeting
    • Address members at Scientific Meetings
    • Provide agenda for each meeting
    • Provide President’s report for newsletters and AGM
    • Represent HGQ at awards nights, national groups, external events etc
  • Secretary
    • Update HGQ business address (secretary’s work address)
    • Send and receive letters, emails or other documents
    • Advise the President or Treasurer about urgent matters that arise from letters or other documents
    • Organise committee nominations for the AGM
    • Organise committee meetings & AGM
    • Prepare and sent out committee meeting agenda
    • Record, prepare and sent out meetings minutes
    • Gathering and presenting any relevant documents
  • Treasurer
    • Maintain records of all financial transactions including receipts, invoices and statements
    • Issue receipts, invoices and remittance advice
    • Complete all approved payments
    • Provide treasurer’s report for each meeting
    • Organise financial audit & submission of annual return to Office of Fair Trading

Coordinator Positions:

  • Newsletter
    • Collate articles, advertising & reports
    • Draft, review & publish newsletters
    • Organise committee to contribute with content for the newsletter
    • Provide article/advertising submission/release dates & information
  • Scientific Meeting
    • Organise venue/host, catering options, speaker gifts & attendance certificates
    • Assist in organising or providing the speaker/s
    • Provide scientific meeting flyer
  • Social Event
    • Organise Social Event/s
    • Organise Committee Dinner
    • Provide social event flyer
  • Workshop
    • Organise venue/host, catering options & speaker gifts
    • Assist in organising and/or providing the theme & program
    • Assist in organising and/or providing the speakers & demonstrators
    • Provide workshop flyer
  • Website & Social Media
    • Provide up-to-date information of meetings, events & newsletters to members and trade via the website & social media platforms
    • Renewal of website & social media platforms
    • Provide sponsorship – newsletter & website packages & rates
  • Trade
    • Maintain register of trade companies
    • Notify trade about sponsorship opportunities for scientific meetings, AGM, Workshops, Conferences, Social Events
    • Notify trade about sponsorship/advertising opportunities – newsletters and website
    • Assist trade with any questions

QLD State Histology Conference 2020 – Cairns

The HGQ committee are proud to announce that the QLD State Histology Conference 2020 from Fri 9 – Sun 11 Oct will be hosted at The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns in stunning Tropical Far North Queensland. We have partnered with Absolute Events to provide this conference which includes workshops and our annual AGM. Go to the official conference website www.histologyconferenceqld.com.au for regular updates and information. including registration, program, accommodation. NOW AVAILABLE“Call for Speakers” & “Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus”. Looking forward to this major event in a very exciting year for the HGQ.