This week The Royal College of Pathologists is celebrating National Pathology Week (NPW) - its annual celebration of pathology, highlighting the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare.
Working in partnership with pathologists and laboratory scientists, the programme of events and activities aims to engage people of all ages, and improve public awareness and understanding of how pathologists and scientists diagnose disease.
National Pathology Week 2023 is running from 19 – 25 June. This year the celebrations have been moved from November to June to coincide with the College's anniversary on 21 June. The theme this year is 'Pathologists and Patients'.
The RCPath is celebrating 75 years of the NHS as part of this, and highlighting the essential work pathologists, biomedical and clinical scientists do to help patients. Across the week it will showcase career options across the 17 specialties and engage young people in activities with RCPath members to inspire the next generation.
Activities led by RCPath include:
- Take part in the NPW Twitter competition for the chance to win a £100 restaurant voucher to share with colleagues. Find out more here.
- Monday 19 June, 6-7pm BST - RCPath Book Club featuring 'Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything'
- Wednesday 21 June, 6.30-8pm BST - Virtual Pathology Pub Quiz for Undergraduates
- Thursday 22 June - Art of Pathology Exhibition at the Annual Dinner drinks reception
- Friday 23 June, 6.30-8pm BST - Virtual Veterinary Pathology Pub Quiz for Undergraduates
- Saturday 24 June, 11am-12pm BST - Discovering Cells art-science workshop with Dr Lizzie Burns