The 9th National Histology Conference has now come and gone for another 2 years and what a blast was had in Adelaide, South Australia! We welcomed over 270+ delegates, speakers & exhibitors from Australia and countries around the world (New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, China and Fiji) for three full days of education and fun!

A HUGE histo Thank YOU to all of our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Delegates and Speakers who attended and supported the 2019 Conference.

Congratulations and Thank You’s must also go to the Histology Group of South Australia for putting a on a great Conference and to each of the supporting State organising committees - Histotechnology Society of NSW, Histotechnology Group of Queensland, Histology Group of Victoria and Tasmania and Histology Group of Western Australia for all their valuable input and contributions.

On Sunday 26 May, as part of this years’ conference, a national body and organising committee was formed - Histology Group of Australia (HGA). All States are thrilled to come together to officially form a national body to better represent the histology community of Australia.

We look forward to welcoming everyone in Sydney, Australia in 2021 for the 10th National Histology Conference.

Please click on the image below for a snapshot and some images of the 2019 National Histology Conference.

National Histology Conference 2019 | Gala Dinner - Through the Looking Glass | sponsored by Agilent  photo credit: asbCreative Photography

National Histology Conference 2019 | Gala Dinner - Through the Looking Glass | sponsored by Agilent

photo credit: asbCreative Photography


Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment – it’s a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and is dotted with historic buildings, lush parklands and sprawling botanic gardens. When it comes to food and drink, South Australia truly is the land of legends. From culture-rich Adelaide to the lush Adelaide Hills; the bountiful Barossa to the Eyre Peninsula; our state has been named a Great Wine Capital of the World and is home to an all-star cast of world-famous chefs, winemakers and producers.

Adelaide is also a conference city that ticks all the boxes, and delivers a truly ‘Australian’ experience. With world-class facilities, easy access, a commitment to sustainability, value for money, safe surrounds and a superb climate, it’s easy to see why Adelaide is consistently rated as one of the world’s best destinations for business travel and events. Known as the ’20-minute city’ Adelaide has regular direct international and domestic flights, the fastest airport to city transfer in Australia, and a convenient walkable layout with free tram service. Add to this Adelaide ranks as the most affordable capital in Australia, meaning that delegates will enjoy exceptional ease and value during their event.

The Histology Group of South Australia and its organising Committee warmly invites delegates, presenters and trade representatives to Adelaide, South Australia for the 9th National Histology Conference. The event will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the weekend of 24–26 May 2019.

The theme is “Diagnosis to Prognosis & Beyond” which will see delegates experience a range of workshops and educational, plenary sessions over the three days to provide continuing education and professional development to those within the medical science, clinical and research fields. Modern equipment and consumables will also be showcased by trade sponsors and a range of social activities to indulge in what our great city has to offer.


Mid December | Call for Abstracts & Early Bird Registration Open

15 February 2019 | Abstracts Close

**EXTENDED** 31 March 2019 | Early Bird Registration Fees Cut-Off – normal registrations fees apply

12 March 2019 | Abstract Acceptance


Alex Szabo | Chair
Sharin Prakash | Treasurer
Karen Bampton | Secretary
Rod Coombe
Caroline Loft
Melissa Clements
Rebecca Dyer


InFront Events Australia

Please contact the team at InFront for further information regarding the 2019 conference.

Nikki Thomas | InFront Events
T 08 8362 9844


The National Histology Conference of Australia commenced in 2003. Talks between the Victorian and New South Wales histology groups primarily led to the inuagural conference in Sydney. Since that first conference, the states with organised histology groups nationals 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

  • 2017 | Hobart, TAS

  • 2019 | Adelaide, SA

  • 2021 | Sydney, NSW

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.