Northern Symposium: Pathology and People

The first learning event jointly hosted by RCPath/IBMS aimed at those working in pathology across the North of England.

Download as vCalendar (for Microsoft Outlook etc.)

Import event to your Google Calendar

18th October 2023

This event will bring together professionals from all backgrounds and specialties to share learning relevant across our fields.

Focusing on our people, sessions will include:

  • Opening plenary: The Future of Pathology – Debra Padgett, President of IBMS and Mike Osborn, President of RCPath
  • Sustainability in Healthcare: James Dixon, Head of Sustainability at Newcastle Hospitals
  • Workshops on
    • Wellbeing
    • Leadership
    • Innovation: Point of Care Testing Strategy
    • Sustainability
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Training
    • Quality
    • Pathology networks
  • Poster presentations – see Call for Digital Abstracts
  • Commercial partners and presentations
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to colleagues working in pathology across the North of England

Cloth Hall Court
Quebec St, Leeds LS1 2HA

  • 09.30    Registration 
  • 10.15    Introduction and keynote by Debra Padgett and Professor Mike Osborn
  • 10.45    Transition to breakout 1
  • 10.50    Breakout 1
  • 11.20    Cofee break and networking
  • 11.45    Breakout 2
  • 12.15    Lunch and networking
  • 13.45    Breakout 3
  • 14:15    Transition to breakout 4 
  • 14.20    Breakout 4
  • 14.50    Tea break and networking
  • 15:15    Keynote - sustainability, James Dixon
  • 15.45    Close

Registration fee
We are pleased to offer a discounted rate of £59.50 for all attendees. 

Cancellation policy
Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations. The total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 5 working days before the event.

Book now>>


Call for digital abstracts

Abstracts are invited for electronic poster presentation on the following themes:

  • Wellbeing
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Training
  • Quality
  • Networks

Please submit abstracts to by Monday 4 September. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Please provide the email address of the corresponding author. Corresponding authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation will be notified on Friday 8 September.

Electronic posters will be required by Wednesday 11 October via MS PowerPoint, on a maximum of one slide in landscape orientation. Electronic poster viewing will be available on the day.