The theme of the meeting was “Modern Pathology
in the Age of rapidly Advancing Technology.”
Above: The 3 main organisers of the Congress L-R:
Jiang Gu, Bing Quan Wu, and John Chan.
Jiang Gu and visitors to the Department with some
of his Trainee pathologists.
Jiang Gu with two of the Keynote speakers. (L)
Clive Taylor, University of Southern California, “Vision 2020, Molecular
Morphology” (R) Juan Rosai, Diagnostic Center, Milan, “Surgical
Pathology: The Redoubtable Specialty.”
Speakers at the Lymphoma Session. L-R: Peiguo
Chu, Konrad Muller-Hermelink, Sibrand Poppema, Dr. Liu, ,Suat-Cheng Peh,
Lawrence Weiss, Jonathan Said, Katsuyuki Aozasa, Gandi Li.
Below: Three keynote speakers L-R: Jeffrey Sklar
(Yale University, USA) “Molecular Diagnosis: Current and Future
Perspectives.” David Page (Vanderbilt University, USA) “Premalignant
Breast Disease: Highlighting Atypical Hyperplasia.” Philip Allen,
(Flinders Medical Centre Australia.) “The Surgical Pathology of
Soft Tissues: A Worked Out Specialty?”
The speakers at the Uropathology session L-R David
Grignon, Peter Humphrey, Jonathan Epstein, John Eble, Liang Cheng, Ximing
A group of visitors to Jiang Gu’s Department
of Pathology, Peking University Health Sciences Center, of which he is
Head and Dean. Photos of former Directors are on the wall behind. Prof.
Bing Quan Wu is in the middle.
Jan van den Tweel and Kristin Henry, two of the
speakers whose expenses were paid by the British Division of the IAP as
a contribution to the Congress. The others were Alastair Burt, Roderick
Simpson and Mike Wells.
Above: A visit to Beijing is not complete without
climbing the Great Wall. Many people begin the steep climb. As the wall
winds higher along the crest of the mountain, the walking area becomes
narrower, and the walkers are fewer. As a reward they could buy a T shirt
at this point to confirm their feat (below).
Entrance to the traditional Chinese Restaurant,
the Baijia Dazhaimen Restaurant. This is a single storey, pavilion type
building set in a garden designed in the style of the Qing Dynasty. Originally
it was a family home situated in Suzhou St. in the Haidian District in
central Beijing. It is famous for imperial court cuisine and the unique
Pedi cabs in the Hutong area.
Great Hall of the people on the Western boundary
of Tian An Men Square, central Beijing.
Gate of Heavenly Peace, one of the large courtyards
within the Forbidden City.
Below: Looking back towards the Meridian Wall at the entrance to the Forbidden
City from Tian An Men square.
A face in the crowd in the Forbidden City - an
elderly lady whose feet had been bound when she was young. A custom from
a bygone era (taken with the cooperation of the lady.)
There are still many bicycles on the streets,
but people said that there were thousands of them when they visited Beijing
2 or more years ago. Now there are relatively few, and they have been
replaced by thousands of shiny, new cars from all over the world. This
creates constant traffic jams. The comment on the number of bicycles was
reinforced by an article in a Beijing news paper during the week of the
Congress that reported the closure of one of the main bicycle manufacturing
companies in China.
News from the Asia Pacific Group of the IAP
The next Conference meeting of this group will be held in
Singapore May 27-31, 2007.