October 10-15, 2004
The organisers of this Congress invite you to attend.
A full and interesting Scientific programme has been arranged, and there
are lots of things to see and do in Brisbane and in other parts of Australia
and New Zealand.
Robin Cooke (President of the
Congress), Shinichiro Ushigome (President of the IAP), Bob Eckstein (Chairman
of the Scientific Committee),
Warick Delprado (President of the Australasian Division)
Brisbane’s Central Business District
The first European settlers came to the present site of the city
of Brisbane in 1824. They were a mixture of convicts (prisoners)
and their guards. They had to build dwellings and to become self sufficient
in food supplies in as short a time as possible.
Brisbane now has a population of about 1 million. It is the capital of
the State of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia. The winding
Brisbane River provides a picturesque backdrop for the modern, high rise
buildings in the city centre.
The central business district is situated on the peninsular of land in
the middle of the map illustrated. This area contains shops of all sorts,
the major banks, insurance companies, company offices, legal firms, law
courts, business clubs and the other organizations that are associated
with the commercial life of the State. Scattered through the commercial
buildings there are tourist hotels that offer accommodation from the economy
rates that cater for the ever increasing “back packer” travellers,
to 5 star penthouses that provide sweeping views of the city, the river
and the near-by mountains.
The “City Cat” en-route from The Stamford
Plaza Hotel to the Convention Centre at Southbank, passes the Botanic
The CBD viewed from the middle of the walking
bridge that crosses the river to South Bank and the Convention Centre.
The Queensland University of Technology is on the right, then the buildings
associated with the State Government.
Headquarters buildings for the 3 levels of Government in Australia are
also found here. The Queensland Offices of the Canberra based Commonwealth
Government departments are situated in a number of different buildings.
The State Government is represented by Parliament House where the elected
members of this second level of Government meet to make State Laws. Behind
Parliament House there is a high rise building close to the river bank
which houses offices of the parliamentarians (the elected members of the
Legislative Assembly). The administrative staff of the many Government
Departments that run the business of the State are housed in office buildings
throughout the CBD.
The third level of Government (called local government) is the Brisbane
City Council. The Council is a small body of aldermen elected by the citizens
of Brisbane to run the affairs of the city – transport, sewerage,
water supply, roads, libraries, tourism. The Council is presided over
by a Lord Mayor. The Lord Mayor and the aldermen have their offices in
the City Hall situated on King George Square near the city centre. The
offices of the bureaucrats who administer the various Council departments
are housed in a building adjacent to the City Hall.
The Commissariat store, built on the river bank
to house the stores brought by sailing ships, is the oldest building in
Brisbane. It is now a museum.
Parliament House near the Botanic Gardens, built
of sandstone from a quarry west of Brisbane.
Taxes are levied by all three levels of Government. Some visitors may
be interested to compare this system of government with their own, and
to join the debate as to whether Australians are over governed and over
On the other side of the river to the CBD is the area called South Bank.
This is the site of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre where
the IAP Congress will be staged. South Bank is an interesting mixture
of activities. At its western (top end) there is the Art Gallery, the
Museum and the Performing Arts Centre. The open space between the Performing
Arts Centre and the Convention Centre is used to accommodate the crowds
that gather for outdoor performances such as the Brisbane River Festival,
and fireworks displays from pontoons anchored in the river.. On the eastern
end there is a hotel to accommodate delegates to the Convention Centre,
a block of upmarket apartments, gardens and walkways and many restaurants
that provide an international cuisine. Inter mixed with these buildings
there are buildings that house various departments of Griffith University
– including the Conservatorium of Music and the College of Art.
The Queensland Club, opposite Parliament House,
flying the state flag of Queensland.
Refurbished, old buildings near Parliament House,
built originally to house politicians from far away electorates during
times when the State Parliament was in session
Just beyond (about 200 metres) the South East boundary of South Bank,
there is a hospital complex that is fairly representative of hospitals
in Australia and New Zealand. The Mater Hospital complex consists of services
that cater for adult medicine and surgery, paediatric medicine and surgery
with many specialist services and accident and emergency services within
these general categories, together with an obstetric (Ob/Gyn) unit. The
hospital has a significant Oncology Unit based around a Radiation Oncology
installation. The major part of the hospital is “public” where
patients get treatment free of charge or for a relatively small fee. This
is heavily financed by Commonwealth and State Governments. There is a
free-standing private hospital in the complex that offers 5 star accommodation
and “fee for service” medical services. Attached to the private
hospital there is a Medical Centre in which doctors and paramedical specialists
have their consulting rooms. Most of the specialists have appointments
as Visiting Staff at the Public Hospital. The complex is serviced by pathology
and Xray departments. It is a teaching hospital of the University of Queensland
Medical School and participates in both undergraduate and post graduate
A sandstone building on the river. Originally
built as a Treasury building for the Government, now refurbished as a
5 star hotel - The Conrad International.
The buildings on the river and to the left of the parkland shown in the
photograph of the headland that accommodates the CBD, belong to the Queensland
University of Technology. The QUT, Griffith University on South Bank and
the University of Queensland which is situated on another picturesque
bend of the river a little further west, are the three major tertiary
institutions in the State of Queensland.
The biggest medical complex in Brisbane (and one of the biggest in Australia)
is situated on approximately 50 acres of land just near the top right
hand corner of the map. This comprises the headquarters of the University
of Queensland Medical School, the Royal Brisbane Hospital (adult, children’s
and women’s hospitals) and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research
(one of the 2 largest medical research units in Australia).
It is interesting that within this relatively small CBD area, and mixed
together, there are so many of the institutions that enervate society
– the commerce that creates the wealth, government that creates
the rule of law by which the society functions, the tertiary education
bodies that produce the skills and ideas so important to the maintenance
of society, and the cultural expressions of the society.
Enjoy your visit to Brisbane.
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THE IAP IN ACTION
Sojurn in Siberia
The president elect, Professor Francis Jaubert, Hopital Necker,
Paris, was one of the guest speakers at a conference held in
Irkutsk, Siberia, August 22-29, 2003. The title of the congress was “Modern
methods in the morphological diagnosis of tumours”.
This conference was jointly hosted by the Irkutsk Regional Oncology group
and the Russian Society of Cytology. About 80 pathologists attended. Guest
speakers were Francis Jaubert, Alain Verhest (Brussels, Belgium) and Gia-Khan
Nguyen (Edmonton, Canada.) National speakers came from Irkutsk and Moscow.
The official language was Russian, and simultaneous translations were
done by Russian pathologist, Yuri Batoroev, the conference organizer and
chief pathologist from Irkutsk, and Tatiana Kondratjeva from the Cancer
Research Centre of the Moscow Medical Academy.
The programme consisted of:
• lectures on cancer classification by organ, with cytological and
• Differential diagnosis of paediatric tumours
• Molecular biology of lymphomas
• A practical cytology slide examination session
Irkutsk is an industrial city of 600,000 people in the mountainous area
of southern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border, and just west of lake
Baikal. As illustrated in the picture of the participants at the conference,
the population is a mixture of Mongol people and immigrants from the western
part of Russia.
Tatiana Kondratjeva with the microphone. The projectionists
are surgical staff from the hospital. The lady in white near the door
is Dr. Victoria Dvonichenko, chief of Surgery and Director of the Hospital.
Front row right is Yuri Batoroev with his wife beside him.
Dr.Nguyen during his lecture. Behind him is Dr.
Yuri Batoroev who is doing a simultaneous translation into Russian
During the cytology presentation, students shared
microscopes. Mrs. Yuri Batoroev is in the middle behind the white microscope.
Francis Jaubert (seated) socialising with a group
of participants at the Congress.
Some presentations were illustrated with notes
made on paper sheets that were turned after each illustration. Kodachrome
slides were used by most of the speakers.
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Francis Jaubert (blue suit) at the lighting of
the flame during the inauguration ceremony of the IAP conference. This
ceremony signifies the new knowledge that will come from the conference.
From left to right: Francisco Couto, Secretary of the Division, Anita
Borges (President), Harilal (Past President) and the mistress of ceremonies
in green sari. At the foot of the steps is Bishan Radotra (secretary of
the Indian Association of Pathology and Microbiology and the local organizer
of the conference).
The annual meeting of the Indian division was held on the
18th December, 2003, at Bhubaneshwar, Orissa State. Guest
lecturer and President elect of the IAP was Francis Jaubert, Professor
of Pathology, Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France. His main
lecture was entitled “The Pathology of Sex differentiation and determinism”.
This was follwed by a slide seminar of 22 cases on lesions of the nose
and paranasal sinuses. In the afternoon, there was a symposium on neuromuscular
disorders. After this there was the general meeting of the Indian Division.
On the previous day there was a continuing medical education session.
It covered the topics of renal biopsy, cardiovascular pathology and haematology.
The format for this session was a series of slide seminars. Simultaneous
sessions were conducted on a number of other topics.
The annual conference of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
followed immediately after the IAP division meeting on December 19-21.
Professor R.K. Gupta, President of the IAPM, delivered the Dr. B.K. Aikat
Memorial Oration on “Ethics in Medical Practice” with emphasis
on pathology practice. On the second day, Francis Jaubert gave a lecture
entitled “Persistent Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycemia of Infancy”.
On the second and third days, there were slide seminars and free paper
presentations. Poster presentations were displayed during the conference.
About 100 delegates attended the IAP meeting and considerably more attended
the meeting of the IPAM.
The city of Bhubaneshwar is one of the main cities in the north eastern
state of Orissa. It has many temples. The nearby city of Puri is an important
place of Hindu pilgrimage.
Francis Jaubert & Prasantha Murthy (Australia)
The Trade Display
Visitors to one of the shrines in the city of
The colorful entrance to the Scientific Exhibition
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Stanley Robbins, author of the best
selling “Textbook of Pathology”, died in
late 2003, aged 88.
The editor took this photograph of those who attended an extremely interesting
and enjoyable home dinner in Boston on March 10th, 1990.
Left to right standing: John Driscoll, John Bell
(Brisbane, Australia), Deirdre Cooke (Brisbane, Australia), Bill Welch,
Lisa Ehrmann, Stanley Robbins, Bob Ehrmann, left to right seated: Laurel
Welch, Janice Erhmann, Shirley Driscoll, Elly Robbins.
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Congress of Pathology at Iguaçu Falls, June 9 – 13, 2004.
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XXV Congress of the International Academy of Pathology
Sunday 10 - Friday 15 October 2004. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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The XVII annual meeting of the division was held in the city
of Sucre. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Bolivian
Society of Cytology and the Bolivian Society of Pathology. There were
two guest speakers: Professor Francisco Nagales from Spain and Doctor
Jose Schalper from Chile. The division continued with its educational
programme of monthly side seminars. Professor Nagales conducted a course
in endometrial pathology and Doctor Schalper in cytopathology.
The next annual scientific meeting will be held from 31 May to 3 June,
2004, in the city of Rurrenabaque. This city is on one of the upper reaches
of the Amazon River, and near the national park of Madidi.
The visiting speakers with the heads of the host
societies. Left to right: Francisco Nagales (Spain), Jamie Rios-Dalenz
(Bolivian Division of IAP)), Edith Elaros (President of the Bolivian Society
of Cytology), Jose Schalper (Chile), Gualberto Arcienega (President of
the Bolivian Society of Pathology)