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.

IAP 2022 - Thank you

Hosting IAP last year in the beautiful Harbour city of Sydney was an opportunity for delegates to reconnect with colleagues, and for others to make that once in a lifetime trip Down Under and discover why there’s nothing and nowhere quite like Australia.

More than 1291 registrants (741 present at the Congress) and 550 participants online, enjoyed the scientific program.

We want to thank everyone who supported the IAP 2022.

Not withstanding the ups and downs of planning a World Congress during a global pandemic, there was a dynamic hybrid offering, acknowledging the times we where in by incorporating two days of virtual presentations and three days of in-person presentations for greater audience engagement and content accessibility.

Our virtual platform and Congress App included live polling and live streaming that provided more information to delegates that in previous IAP Congresses.

Our invited speakers and presentation material kept our audience fully engaged, with the IAP 2022 Program including more than 300 invited Pathologists from across the globe, covering 25 themes. Without such active participation and high quality presentations the Congress would never have successed.

Feedback from the Congress survey showed IAP 2022 was a resounding success and we are enormously proud of our profession in welcoming pathologists and industry, who came together to help advance the specialisation in Australia and beyond.

In particular we want to acknowledge the local Host Organisation, the Australasian Division of the IAP, who were instrumental in consultation with IAP Central in providing planning and program assistance.

A Special thank you to our convenors for their careful planning of the program and for volunteering their personal time and expertise to bring IAP 2022 to life.

THANK YOU for your excellence in joining us at the IAP 2022 in Sydney.

All the best for 2023!

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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