2019 ANNUAL GENERAL AND SCIENTIFIC MEETING

The 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society will be held in Adelaide at The University of Adelaide Medical School on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Rish Pai, a Consultant Pathologist and Professor of Pathology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona, who will discuss Barrett's oesophagus, biopsy interpretation of inflammatory bowel disease, familial colon cancer and an approach to gastrointestinal eosinophilia. 

We are also delighted to have Dr Gregory Lauwers, Senior Member in Anatomic Pathology at Moffitt Cancer Center and Professor, Oncologic Sciences and Pathology and Cell Biology at the University of South Florida, who will discuss topics including non-adenomatous dysplasia of the gastrointestinal tract and tropical gastrointestinal pathology.

Prof. Rish Pai

Dr Gregory Lauwers

Professor Rajvinder Singh, Professor of Medicine from the University of Adelaide and Director of Gastroenterology at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals, will provide an update in endoscopic mucosal resections of the gastrointestinal tract.

Associate Professor Nam Q. Nguyen, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional and EUS endoscopist from the Department of Gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital will discuss endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsies within the gastrointestinal tract.

Selected topics in hepatic pathology will also be covered. In addition, a range of highly regarded pathologists from Australasia will be speaking.

This meeting is open to pathologists, pathology registrars, researchers and medical students with an interest in gastrointestinal pathology.  Advances in gastrointestinal pathology will be discussed, and problematic issues will be reviewed with the overall aim of providing a pragmatic approach to everyday diagnostic difficulties for the reporting pathologist.
 
Adelaide offers a strong food and wine culture, with the prominent internationally recognised wine regions of the Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale and Claire Valley being within easy reach. Kangaroo Island offers superb natural wildlife and the Flinders Rangers is also a wonderful attraction for a short get away.

Adelaide University Medical School

Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL AND SCIENTIFIC MEETING

Thank you to everyone for making this year's meeting in Auckland a huge success!A number of speakers have given permission to share their Powerpoint presentations (in pdf format) with you below.

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2017 Annual GENERAL MEETING

A message from the Convenor of the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, Dr Ian Brown:

The third scientific meeting of the Society was held on the 27th and 28th of October 2017 at the Translational Research Institute on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus, Brisbane. 145 registered participants, largely from Australia and New Zealand, attended the meeting in a wonderful venue. We were particularly honoured to welcome two international guest presenters in Prof Gregory Lauwers from Moffatt Cancer Centre, Tampa, Florida, USA; and associate Prof Ryan Gill from UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA. Our international guest speakers were ably supported by local experts, both clinicians and pathologists. The Friday evening sessions covered genetic aspects of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms and inflammatory bowel disease. The Saturday sessions included an update on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, updates relevant to the gastrointestinal tract in the eighth edition AJCC cancer staging manual, new techniques in gastrointestinal tract endoscopy, molecular aspects of gastrointestinal tract neoplasia, investigative research presentations from our young pathologists, clinical and pathological aspects of coeliac disease and an update on gastrointestinal tract lymphoma.

As has become a feature of AGPS annual meetings, the atmosphere was friendly and interactive. Many new collegiate friendships were developed in the breaks between sessions. The meeting concluded with the annual dinner held at the Rydges hotel South Brisbane.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my meeting co-organisers Caroline Cooper, Kelly McClymont and Ruth Edwards. I also wish the 2018 AGPS president, Masato Yozu, every success in continuing on the work of the Society. The 2018 annual meeting will be held in Auckland at the end of October, and I encourage all to attend what will no doubt be a wonderful educational meeting.

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2016 Annual GENERAL MEETING

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! 

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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

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