Welcome

Welcome to the Association of Clinical Pathologists.  From here you can access information about the aims, history and structure of the Association and how to join.  You can also find the latest news from the Association, information about available educational grants, details of forthcoming events and courses plus tasters of the ACP news, our official newssheet. 

By logging in, Members additionally can update their profiles, participate in on-line polls and access educational resources and complete back-issues of the ACP news.
 

About the Association of Clinical Pathologists

The Association of Clinical Pathologists was established in 1927, originally as the British Pathologists Association, and changed to its current name in 1930.  Today the Association holds true to the aims set out by its founder, Dr S.C. Dyke:

  • To improve the conditions of pathology practice and improve the status of clinical pathologists. 

  • To secure clinical pathologists as being equal to other consultants 

  • To encourage and assist medical schools and post-graduate education so that suitably trained doctors could assume charge of hospital laboratories throughout the United Kingdom. 

  • To establish where members could exchange views on work, research etc.

There is still a need for a multi-disciplinary organisation such as the Association today. In the current political climate of rationalisation, harmonisation and market testing, the challenges that face all disciplines of pathology are similar.   The association, with its strong grass-roots support through branches and committees, is in a commanding position to allow it to make its own assessment of situations freely, cogently and convincingly and to convey these to the Department of Health, the Royal College of Pathologists and other important groupings.

On this page you can find out more about the history of the ACP and its structure.

Hot Topics/Link Officers Meeting 2014 - Presentations

19 Feb 2014

Speaker presentations from the Hot Topics/Link Officers Meeting on 6th February 2014 at the Institute of Physics, Portland Place, London

ACGS Spring Meeting 2014

30 Apr 2014 09:00 - 17:00

National Scientific Meeting 2014

04 Jun 2014 09:55 - 17:30

ACP Senior Management Course 2014

03 Sep 2014 11:00 - 05 Sep 2014 13:00
Chemical Pathology
Chemical Pathology is the branch of pathology dealing with the biochemical basis of disease
Forensic Pathology
Forensic pathology is the branch of pathology that specialises in the medicolegal investigation of deaths
Haematology
Haematology is the study of the blood and bone marrow which is the blood forming tissue
Histopathology
Histopathology is the study of tissues (histology) and cells (cytology) and usually includes morbid anatomy (autopsies)
Immunology
Immunologists investigate the immune system in the very wide range of diseases where the immune system causes disease
Microbiology
Clinical Microbiology is the study of infectious diseases affecting humans
Molecular Pathology
Molecular pathology is the study of molecules in a disease state
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