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The RCPA is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia. Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare. For those who are not already familiar with this area of medicine, pathology is about the study of the causes of disease and pathologists are the specialist medical doctors involved in the diagnosis and monitoring almost of all acute and chronic illnesses.
As a way of background, the College was first established in 1956 and has been responsible for the training and professional development of Pathologists since that time and more recently Senior Scientists. College members come from across Australasia including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The RCPA is also responsible for the promotion of the science and practice of pathology.
The RCPA offices are located in the heritage listed, Durham Hall in Surry Hills, Sydney. It is a not-for-profit organisation which is governed by its Board of Directors. The College’s current President is Dr Michael Harrison and its CEO is Dr Debra Graves. The College management team consists of some 40 staff members who administer all aspects of the running of the College.
The various areas of this site cover: the College structure and its committees; training requirements for a career in pathology and the various disciplines of pathology on offer; and College publications and pathology in the news. It also provides information about continuing education, major events, College policies, documents and publications.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, based in Sydney. It is affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales. It has six research Divisions: Cancer, Genomics & Epigenomics, Diabetes & Metabolism, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Bone Biology. Its mission is to advance medical knowledge and healthcare by fundamental discovery and active translation into clinical practice. The Garvan Institute is home to the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG), Australia’s only provider of population-scale whole genome sequencing (WGS). KCCG was one of the first centres in the world to acquire the Illumina HiSeq X Ten system, capable of sequencing up to 18,000 human genomes per annum. In 2016 KCCG is expected to sequence over 10,000 genomes for research and clinical purposes. The KCCG is staffed by a growing team of over 40 medical geneticists, molecular pathologists, genome scientists, bioinformaticians, technical specialists, software engineers, database curators and research students. The diagnostic pipeline developed at the KCCG focuses on the intersection of genotype and phenotype, adhering to the principles of responsible molecular interpretation set out by the American College of Medical Genetics. The KCCG is working to increase high quality genomic knowledge through the development of sophisticated and scalable analytical software, and through the construction and curation of genotype-phenotype databases, for the identification of novel genes and pathogenic variants associated with Mendelian disorders and cancer, with the aim of expanding genome sequencing and variome analysis to the entire consenting population, as the basis for understanding human biology and diversity, and the transformation of healthcare.
China National GeneBank (CNGB), as an unincorporated international collaborative institute, is devoted to the comprehensive collection of biological resources (including specimens from humans, and other animals, plants and microorganisms preservation), biological data generation global networkto promote information sharing and exchange. CNGB is developing a biobank consortium across China and a worldwide collaborative effort for samples and data sharing in multi-omics scientific research.
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