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The International Academy of Pathology is the largest professional body of pathologists worldwide and the 2022 World Congress in Sydney will see one of the largest exchanges of educational advancements in the world.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee for the XXXIV International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) and the host the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology we are delighted to welcome you all to IAP 2022, to be held in Sydney, Australia, from 11-12 October 2022 virtually and in-person from 13-15 October 2022.

The theme of IAP 2022 is “Bridge to a Cure”. Discover Australia and discover the innovation that lies where practical problems meet leading scientific developments.  IAP 2022 will focus on the application of theory and the discovery that comes when world-class minds are focused on all specialities of pathology.  Our Congress Program and sessions reflect this emphasis on science and is designed to trigger collaboration, innovation and discovery from a diverse group of participants.

Australia is a unique land and a diverse country in every way imaginable – in culture, population, climate, geography and history.  The identity of all Australians, but especially our Indigenous Australians, is shaped by our relationship with the natural environment.  Sydney, as host city, has much to offer our delegates, with a diverse range of attractions.

The Australasian Division of the Academy, the host society for IAP 2022, truly embodies the diversity of our profession, welcoming pathologists and industry, who come together to help advance the profession in Australia and beyond.

IAP 2022, Sydney, is an opportunity for delegates to make that once in a lifetime trip Down Under and discover why there’s nothing and nowhere quite like Australia.

We have created a dynamic hybrid offering, acknowledging the times we are in, and whether you are able to join us virtually or on-person, you can be assured of a benchmark IAP Congress experience. All sessions will be recorded and available post Congress up to one year.

Professor Jane Dahlstrom OAM

Congress Co-President
Co-Chair of Scientific Organising Committee

Professor Richard Scolyer AO

Congress Co-President
Co-Chair of Scientific Organising Committee

Associate Professor Fiona Maclean

Australasian Division President

Sydney to host the next IAP in 2022

In October 2022 the Australasian Division invites the world to experience the latest developments in pathology by hosting the XXXIV International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology.

The Local Organising Committee has already secured world-class speakers and is planning for a memorable experience in Sydney. Be sure to save the dates of 11-15 October 2022 where it is expected that the largest gathering of pathologists will share science and be provided an unparalleled opportunity to engage informally with each other. The local hosts will also showcase the beauty of Sydney and Australia and display Australian hospitality at its best.

This Congress is sure to be a must-attend event for all.


IAP2022 is proudly supported by

IAP 2022 Sydney Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Prof. Tan Puay Hoon

Prof. Tan Puay Hoon

Senior Consultant Pathologist, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Prof. Tan Puay Hoon

Prof Puay Hoon Tan is a Senior Consultant at the Singapore General Hospital. She was a Volume Editor of the 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Breast Tumours 2012 and contributed to the latest volume of the WHO Breast Tumour Classification 2019 as a Standing Editorial Board Member.

She was a Past President of the International Society of Breast Pathology (ISBP) and received the ISBP-Norton award for excellence in breast pathology in 2020. She was part of the research team that discovered the role of the MED12 gene in breast fibroepithelial lesions and continues to actively pursue discoveries in this fascinating group of tumours with her collaborators.

Prof. Jason Hornick

Prof. Jason Hornick

Director of Surgical Pathology, and Director of the Immunohistochemistry Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, USA

Prof. Jason Hornick

Prof. Jason Hornick trained as a resident in Anatomic Pathology and pursued subspecialty fellowships in soft tissue pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is now the Director of Surgical Pathology and Director of Immunohistochemistry. He is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and a consultant at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Prof. Hornick is currently on the Board of Directors of the USCAP; he was previously Chair of the USCAP Education Committee and Chair of the Immunohistochemistry Committee for the CAP.

Prof. Elizabeth Murchison

Prof. Elizabeth Murchison

Group Leader, Reader in Comparative Oncology and Genetics, Wellcome Trust Investigator, University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, United Kingdom

Prof. Elizabeth Murchison

Prof. Elizabeth Murchison is Reader in Comparative Oncology and Genetics at the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine. Her research group works on transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.

Prof. Murchison grew up in Tasmania and performed her undergraduate studies in genetics and biochemistry at the University of Melbourne. In 2009, she was awarded an NHMRC Overseas Biomedical Fellowship to travel to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, where she was involved in sequencing the Tasmanian devil genome as well as genetic analysis of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) and CTVT. Prof. Murchison moved to the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Vice-Chancellor and President, The Australian National University
2011 Nobel Laureate Physics

Prof. Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University (ANU) in January 2016.

Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.


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