to Amsterdam and Congress 2002
Above: Jan van den Tweel and his organising committee
smiling broadly at the Dinner in the stately reception room at the Grand
Hotel. This was the Refectory of a monastery in the 15th century, then
the headquarters of the Dutch Admiralty, the boardroom of the City Council
of Amsterdam and now the centrepiece of the Grand Hotel.
L-R. Monique Sterrenburg (Assistant to the Congress President), Alec Howat
(Treasurer), Jan van den Tweel (President), Hans van der Linden (Social
Committee), Sibrand Poppema (Scientific Committee), Neil Shepherd (Secretary),
Nick Francis (Meetings Secretary).
Above: Michael Koss, William Travis, Tom Colbley –
authors of non tumor fascicle No 2 – Non-neoplastic Disorders of
the Lower Respiratory Tract.
Above: The new series of Fascicles from the A.F.I.P.
– Atlases of NonTumor Pathology. The second Fascicle in this series
was launched during the Amsterdam Congress.
The “team” from the American Registry of Pathology which produces
the Fascicles. Jonathan Johnstone (Director of Marketing), Naomi Smith
(Secretary), Jose Triava (Marketing), Bill Gardner (Medical Director).
For information on AFIP publications visit www.afip.org and click on Publications.
Above: Ricardo Lloyd, author of non tumor fascicle No
1 – Endocrine Diseases.
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A Report from Brazil
In the first week in November 2002, the Editor was invited to attend
a two day Forum of Pathology Teaching in Sao Paulo, the biggest city,
and the most important commercial centre in Brazil. It was arranged by
the Brazilian Society of Pathology, and was attended by representatives
from all the University Medical Schools in Brazil. Afterwards, the Editor
visited Curitiba in the South, and Recife in the North East. He gave lectures
and slide seminars in both of these cities.
Luiz Fernando Bleggi Torres and some of his students
The Brazilian Society of Pathology, with 1100 members, is the biggest
association of pathologists in South America. It has a full time secretariat
in Sao Paulo, and conducts an active continuing education and Quality
Assurance Programme. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first
founding by conducting the second Intercontinental Congress of Pathology
at the spectacular Iguassu Falls – June 9-13, 2004. The beautiful,
colonial style Conference Hotel overlooks the Falls which are 1.6 miles
(2.6km) wide. They rival the Victoria Falls in grandeur.
A morning function at the Museum of Medical History
of Pernmambuco, in the city of Recife in the North East of Brazil. The
function consisted in a keynote lecture by Professor Robin Cooke (Brisbane,
Australia), Editor of the News Bulletin of the I.A.P. on Medical History
as demonstrated by displays in some of the Medical Museums in Europe.
This was accompanied by a lecture by Jose Falcao (Curator of the Museum)
and Geraldo Periera, President of the Academy of Medicine and acting Rector
of the University of Pernambuco Medical School. Adonis Carvalho, Emeritus
Professor and a Past President of the I.A.P. introduced Robin Cooke and
made a simultaneous translation of his lecture. To mark the occasion,
Adonis donated the first microscope glass slide projector in Recife to
the Museum. He bought it as scrap and had it reconditioned. L-R. , Celso
Marconi (Director of the Museum of Images and Sounds of Pernambuco), Geraldo
Pereira, Maria do Carmo Carvalho, Adonis Carvalho, Jose Falcao.
On the right is Marco Antonio Cardoso de Almeida, Professor
of Pathology, Hospital Sao Rafael, Salvador and President of the Brazilian
Society of Pathology. He is photographed with a colleague at the Bar B
Que Restaurant in Sao Paulo on the Friday evening of the Conference.