ACP 90Welcome 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. 

Membership of the Association grants access to a network of colleagues, funding to support career development and numerous educational courses and resources.  By logging in, Members can update their profiles, participate in on-line polls, access educational resources, and access the Journal of Clinical Pathology 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.

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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
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Histopathology is the study of tissues (histology) and cells (cytology) and usually includes morbid anatomy (autopsies)
Immunologists investigate the immune system in the very wide range of diseases where the immune system causes disease
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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