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Queensland State Histology Conference & HGQ AGM -Registrations Now Open!

After many months of pandemic-related schedule changes, the HGQ is excited to officially announce that the Queensland State Histology Conference and HGQ AGM registration is now live and we look forward to seeing you there!

For registration, sponsorship, event details, accommodation and more – click here for the official site.

Newsletter – Tissue Paper Volume 58 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 2022 Vol 58”

Tissue Paper HGQ 2022 Vol 58.pdf – Downloaded 261 times – 9 MB


2022 HGQ Committee

  • Executive Committee
    • President – Mark Bromley (SNP)
    • Secretary – Amanda Marsden (PQ – PAH)
    • Treasurer – Samantha Arandelovic (Mater)
  • General Committee
    • Chris Cazier (QUT)
    • Emma Hughes (SNP)
    • Brett Harrison (Trade)
    • Maddison Burrowes (QUT)
    • Sharee Durdin (QML)
    • Sara Konwisarz (PQ-TPCH)
    • Christopher Boyle (PQ-RBWH)
    • Courtney Colless (TAFE QLD)
    • Samantha Arandelovic (Mater)
    • Jerres Alcober (PQ-TPCH)
  • Coordinator Positions
    1. Newsletter – Sharee Durdin (QML), Christopher Boyle (PQ-RBWH) & Courtney Colless (TAFE QLD)
    2. Scientific Meeting – Brett Harrison (Trade)
    3. Social Event – Emma Hughes (SNP)
    4. Workshop – Chris Cazier (QUT) & Maddison Burrowes (QUT)
    5. Website – Maddison Burrowes (QUT) & Jerres Alcober (PQ-TPCH)
    6. Social Media – Sara Konwisarz (PQ-TPCH)
    7. Trade – Samantha Arandelovic (Mater)

HGQ Committee Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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 – 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.