3rd Annual Scientific and Business Meeting 2017

27 - 28 October 2017

Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

*Please note that the EventBrite ticket also includes options for the fellowship dinner and annual membership fees.

Preliminary program

Friday 27 Oct




Familial cancer: Genetics and pathology

Drinks and canapes

Inflammatory bowel disease: Pathology and clinical

Saturday 28 Oct











AJCC 8th edition updates

Morning tea

New issues in GI pathology

Research presentations


Coeliac disease

Afternoon tea

GI lymphomas

Business meeting

Fellowship dinner


To book Rydges South Bank, click here. For Oaks Woolloongabba, click here. Enter the promo code “AGPSM17” when selecting dates (for Oaks Wolloongabba). Neither hotel has set rooms aside specifically for us, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


A message from the Convenor of the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Prof Priyanthi Kumarasinghe:

The second annual scientific session of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society was held at The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Institute in Nedlands, Western Australia on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2016. There were 105 participants including gastroenterologists, gastro-pancreatic surgeons, pathologists and registrars in pathology and gastroenterology.  Pathologists were from across Australia and New Zealand. The Friday evening programme had a heavy focus on clinical issues. The Saturday programme covered a range of topics on gastritis, pancreatic pathology, appendiceal neoplasms and paediatric GI pathology with active participation by the audience. The discussions focused on “bread and butter” gastro-intestinal pathology as well as emerging concepts, contentious issues and advances in GI Pathology. The venue and  catering were excellent and the meeting culminated in a very enjoyable conference dinner at the  Black Cat lounge at Gargano’s in Nedlands with excellent food, wine, and music by Daniel.

The feedback received was fantastic and I am personally very pleased with the year 2016 culminating in the successful scientific meeting. In addition to sharing the experience and knowledge among the gastroitnestinal pathology community in Australasia the meeting was a fantastic opportunity for fellowship. I wish to thank the WA Cancer Council and PathWest for the sponsorships, the local organising committee headed by Cleo Robinson for the fantastic support and the speakers. A huge thank you goes to my clinical colleagues both in Perth and Sydney for their outstanding contributions. 

During the year 2016 the membership of AGPS has grown significantly. A major success achieved through AGPs in the year 2016 was recruiting GI pathologists for important tasks such as RCPA QA membership, IAP presentations and research and scientific collaborations. Subsequent to the inaugural meeting in 2015 a website was created that keeps growing under the stewardship of Chris Toon. It was decided to strengthen the research arm with the appointment of Cleo Robinson as the Research Coordinator for AGPs. Ian Brown, the President for 2017 has undertaken the task to run AGPs for the year 2017, with the annual scientific session planned to be held in Queensland in 2017.

 Wishing you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year! 

download links for 2016 AGM talks

Inaugural 2015 Annual General Meeting

A message from the Convenor of the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Prof Anthony J Gill:

The inaugural annual meeting of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society was held at Royal North Shore Hospital on 9th and 10th October 2015. The meeting was a huge success, being attended by more than 90 subspecialist gastrointestinal pathologists from across Australia and New Zealand.  In addition to the establishment of an Australia and New Zealand wide special interest group in GIT pathology, a major outcome of the meeting was the development of AGPS endorsed consensus guidelines for mismatch repair / microsatellite instability testing in colorectal carcinoma, grading and nomenclature in Barrett’s oesophagus, terminology for serrated polyps and an approach to adenocarcinoma arising in colonic polyps.

I wish to particularly thank the Cancer Diagnosis and Pathology Research group for their outstanding support and sponsorship of this meeting. I also acknowledge the support of the Cancer Institute NSW and the Sydney Vital Translational Research Centre.

All the presenters have generously made their talks available on the links below.

 Anthony J Gill MD FRCPA, Convenor of 2015 Annual Meeting of the AGPS


Serrated Polyps: An update on pathology and clinical significance. Dr Mark Bettington.

Lynch Syndrome: Towards a uniform approach to universal screening. Dr Masato Yozu.

Practical problems in Lynch syndrome screening. Dr Masato Yozu.

Barrett’s Oesophagus: Dysplasia grading and nomenclature and Consensus discussion. Prof Priyanthi Kumarasinghe.

Malignant Polyps: Pathology guiding further treatment. Dr Ian Brown.

New entities in GIT pathology. Dr Ian Brown.