Thank you for chairing a session at the National Histology Conference 2017.

The session you have been assigned can be found on the online conference program, in the Delegate App and on the printed Handbook Program.

Below are some tips to assist you with the chairing process:

  • All sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017.
  • Abstracts and biographies of presenters in your assigned session can be viewed by clicking on the title of their presentation in the online conference program.  They will also be available in the Delegate App.
  • At registration you will also be given a printed copy of the biographies.
  • Please go to the room 15 minutes prior to the start time to meet with the speakers for that session and the audio visual technician. The AV technician is assigned to trouble shoot any technical issues should they arise.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the room. There will be a chair table where you will find time cards and a counter bell for getting the speaker’s attention.
  • Ensure the session starts and finishes on time. Gently ding the bell to remind speakers of the time (if required).
  • You will be advised of any housekeeping items or program updates by the registration staff or committee. Please announce these at the beginning of the session.
  • Begin the session on time by asking that all electronic devices be turned to silent. Please use your phone clock to keep to time.
  • As biographies of the speakers can be found on the Conference App available to all delegates there is no need to read these completely.  The presenter’s name and affiliation(s) and an interesting fact (either from their bio, or from personal knowledge of the speaker) will suffice for introduction.
  • Speakers have been asked to sit in the front row of the room so they can move to the lectern quickly at the end of the previous presentation.
  • If time allows, invite questions from the floor. Question microphones will be available for delegates to ask their questions (If no questions are forthcoming from the audience be prepared to direct a question to the presenter).

About the National Conference

The National Histology Conference in Australia commenced in 2003. Talks between the Victorian and New South Wales histology groups primarily led to the inaugural conference in Sydney. Since that first conference, the states with organised histology groups notionally agreed to hold the conference every two years rotating through those states.

2003 Sydney, NSW
2005 Melbourne, VIC
2006 Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Adelaide, SA
2011 Sydney, NSW
2013 Melbourne, VIC
2015 Brisbane, QLD

The event has grown in stature and professionalism with the venues, presenters and social engagements continuing to drive the conference to new levels of sophistication and probity.

This conference explores the potential for the histology groups to venture to states currently without organised histology groups. This provides one further step in the evolution of histology meetings by broadening to yet to be explored states and territories on a national level.

The Histology Group of Victoria will be the host of the conference, but unlike other National Histology Conferences will be joined by all states to create a more national approach to the first neutral location.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.