Pathology and the environment

Organised by the Royal College of Pathologists and featuring IBMS Fellow Dr Alistair Gammie, this event is free to attend.

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11th February 2021

Acknowledging the detrimental effect of climate change on the population – most of whom become our patients at some point in their lives – is an important step towards reducing the negative impacts of pathology on the environment.

The College aspires to reduce and minimise the environmental impact of its activities and to advocate for the health of our planet, by collating and disseminating examples of good practice in pathology and educating and inspiring members to adopt these practices.

Following on from the publication of The College’s Strategy for a sustainable future, this webinar will inspire people to think about the impact of pathology on the environment and encourage people to think about what changes they could make to improve this.              

It is aimed at everyone who works in pathology, including pathologists (consultants, trainees, SAS doctors), administrative staff, laboratory managers, MLAs and biomedical scientists.

This event is free to attend and will be hosted on Zoom.



  • 13:00 Welcome & Introduction: Esther Youd
  • 13:05 The Environment National Specialty Network in Canada and how this is supported by the CAP-ACP- Laurette Geldenhuys, Environment National Specialty Network, Canadian Association of Pathologists
  • 13:20 Reducing the environmental impact of Clinical Laboratories- Dr Alistair Gammie, ValuMetrix Global Senior Director, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • 13:35 Panel Q&A - Laurette Geldenhuys and Dr Alistair Gammie to be joined by Dr Gee Yen Shin
  • 13:45 Close



To book your place please visit the RCPath website, you will be required to login to access the booking page. IBMS members can register to access the page and book their place for free.