â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹Sydney has been named as the host city for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) national conference Pathology Update 2022.
The conference is expected to attract over 800 delegates to Sydney over three days in March 2022, and will be held at ICC Sydney. This year’s conference was supposed to be held in a hybrid format, but snap lockdowns saw it converted into a completely virtual format in 48 hours.
Pathology Update is the annual scientific educational meeting for the RCPA and the only conference of its kind in Australasia. Bringing together pathology professionals from its membership-base across Australia, New Zealand and South-east Asia, the meeting will focus on the leading and latest diagnostic processes.
BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said that the 2022 event would further progress NSWâ€™s focus on innovation in health and pathology, a key sector identified by Government for the stateâ€™s future prosperity. The Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct is set to become one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia. Spanning 75 hectares, the precinct will include four hospitals, four medical research institutes, and the largest research-intensive pathology service in New South Wales.
BESydney has secured a total of 84 events with a combined estimated direct expenditure of A$491 million (US$368 million) on the calendar for 2021 to 2026, spanning health, financial services, and technology, with 62 per cent of meetings impacted by Covid-19 successfully re-negotiated into future years.