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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.

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 574 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)

Newsletter – Tissue Paper Volume 49 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-2019-Vol-49” Tissue-Paper-HGQ-2019-Vol-49.pdf – Downloaded 700 times – 5 MB

2019 HGQ AGM & Scientific Meeting Wrap-Up

Thank you to our guests, speakers, sponsor & venue for another enjoyable AGM & Scientific Meeting. Special mention to the 2019 HGQ committee for another eventful year in providing networking and continuing educational opportunities for our members. Congratulations and Welcome to our newly elected 2020 HGQ committee. Next year promises to be an exciting year for our committee and members.