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2021 HGQ Committee

We would like to introduce the 2021 HGQ Committee to HGQ Members - President - Mark Bromley; Secretary - Amanda Marsden; Treasurer - Jonathan Boyle; Melissa Hillas; Chris Cazier; Lloyd Blundell; Emma Hughes; Brett Harrison; Maddison Burrowes; Sharee Durdin; Sara Konwisarz; Samantha Arandelovic; Jerres Alcober.

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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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2021 Website Sponsorship

2021 Website Sponsorship

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QLD State Histology Conference – Cairns – Update

The Histotechnology Group of Queensland (HGQ) Committee places the highest priority on the health and safety of its members and conference attendees. We have continued to closely monitor the advice from the Australian Chief Medical Officer and Queensland’s Chief Health Officer along with advice from the Federal and State Governments.  Whilst some restrictions are starting to ease, all information points to the social distancing and air travel restrictions likely being in place for some time yet. HGQ are committed to hold the Queensland State Histology Conference in Cairns.  However, due to the above restrictions as well as the current economic climate, the Committee has made the decision to postpone this year’s event until 2022the conference will now be held on Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2022 at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns. All bookings paid to date will receive a full refund and the team at Absolute Events & Marketing will be in touch in the coming week to discuss these arrangements. We thank those who were keen to support the conference and look forward to your involvement at the Queensland conference in 2022.

Newsletter – Tissue Paper Volume 56 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 Happy Reading & Enjoy 😉

Download “Tissue Paper HGQ 2021 Vol 56” Tissue-Paper-HGQ-2021-Vol-56.pdf – Downloaded 101 times – 2 MB

HGQ Trivia Night 2021

HGQ Trivia Night 2021 – The Normanby Hotel – 1 Musgrave Road, Red Hill – “The Parlour Lounge” – Friday 10th September 2021 – 6:30pm – 10:30pm – Spots limited – Group bookings ($30 each – 10 per table – More than 1 table can be reserved per group) – RSVP & Payment: Wed 8th Sep 2021 (completion of registration form & receipt of payment) via link:


AIMS National Scientific Meeting – Virtual Event (Live & Recorded) – 30 Aug to 1 Sep 2021 – Program includes presentations covering Pre-Analytical, Histopathology, Cytopathology, Flow Cytometry, Molecular and Haematology/Transfusion including Q&A sessions and discussion forums. APACE credits can be claimed for this event. Program download link – For Further information, go to event link

Job Vacancies – JUL 2021

Product Applications Specialist QLD – Histology Consumables and Equipment – Leica Biosystems; Click link for more details.

Grade 3 Scientist – Histology – Full Time – Afternoon Shift Supervisor – Dorevitch Pathology; Contact – Marissa Lasham – Chief Scientist (Histology) – (03) 9244-0350 & 0421 054 894; Click link for more details.

Business Development Manager – Histology QLD – Olympus – Contact – Sarah Wilson –; 0423 646 482 & (03) 9271-5532; Click link for more details

Scientist – Histology – Full Time – QML (Murarrie) – Contact – Faye Kapoulitsas – Faye – Applications close on Friday 30th July. Click link for more details