anatomical pathology and cytopathology, RCPAQAP, St Leonard’s, NSW, Australia

Presentation Abstract


The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) provides world-class, peer-reviewed External Quality Assurance (EQA) programs and continuing professional education. Our programs are offered in Australia and internationally in over 80 countries. Our strength lies in the expertise and support provided by an extensive advisory network consisting of pathologists and scientific staff from Australia and internationally.

The RCPAQAP has undergone a number of changes over the last few years and is continuing to evolve. These changes will be communicated, along with a summary of the future directions and projects for the Anatomical Pathology discipline.

Changes discussed will include:

— Informatics – new myQAP portal, new scanning hardware and imaging software

— Changes to programs – Electron Microscopy, HER2 BRISH

— Online product catalogue – advertising of antibodies/stains for next year

— New initiatives – PD-L1 NSCLC Interpretation, PDL-1 triple negative breast cancer, FISH

RCPAQAP is committed to provide an efficient and customer focused service to participants and feedback is welcome. RCPAQAP staff will be available to answer any questions in the exhibition area booth 16.




Julia commenced her role at the RCPAQAP in September 2016 and is the Manager of the Tissue Group (Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology) Disciplines. She graduated at the University of Sydney with BSc and also holds CT(ASC), CT(IAC) and MBA (UTS).

Prior to her role at the RCPAQAP, her career includes various appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital including Laboratory Manager of Tissue Pathology & Diagnostic Oncology, Snr Scientist in Charge of Cytology and Special Projects Officer in Laboratory Information Services.