Harrogate Convention Centre
Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

For travel information, including parking, please visit the Harrogate Convention Centre website


Please find below information about Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations.

Abstract submission has now closed.

Unless otherwise instructed by the authors, all abstracts will be published* in the Journal of Pathology On-line Supplement at the discretion of the Meetings Secretaries and the Editor. Presenters must register for the meeting in advance.

*will be published in due course

Oral Communications

Presentations will be allocated 10 minutes each, to include discussion. These will be selected on the basis of the written abstracts.

Those papers not selected for oral presentation will be required to be presented as posters.

Plenary Oral Session

There will be a Plenary Oral Session in which a selection of the highest ranking submitted oral abstracts will be presented.


A prize for the best presentation will be awarded by the Journal of Pathology at the Conference Dinner.

Please read the Speaker Guidelines provided by the Harrogate Convention Centre prior to the meeting.

The guidelines provide advice on how your presentation should be prepared for the meeting and detail AV provision at the venue.

HCC Speaker Guidelines (PDF)

Information for Poster Presenters:

Scienceposters are offering a printing service to delegates. This service includes poster printing on foldable fabric and delivery direct to Harrogate.

Posters should be sized A0 Landscape for printing (84 cm high x 118.8 cm wide).

Publication of abstracts in the Journal of Pathology On-Line Supplement

The presenting author (or another author) must attend the meeting to present the poster during their allocated poster round in order for the abstract to be published in the Journal of Pathology On-line Supplement.

Official Poster Chairman will review the posters as shown in the Programme Summary.

It is requested that posters remain on display for the duration of the meeting.

To be eligible for a prize the presenting author (or another author) must attend the meeting and present the poster during their allocated poster round.

BDIAP Poster Prizes

Awarded for the best 3 posters relevant to diagnostic pathology.

Pathological Society Poster Prizes

Pathological Society’s Sir Alastair Currie Prize and second and third poster prizes.


Winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner.


General Information

There will be a Trade Exhibition at the meeting in Hall D.

Free WIFI will be available at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Before the Meeting enquiries should be addressed to:

Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland

7th Floor Office, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT

Tel: +44 (0)207 4848 046 / 047



British Division of the International Academy of Pathology

7th Floor Office, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT

Tel: +44 (0)7887 560177 or +44 (0)207 4848 048


Please ensure that all relevant information regarding this Meeting is passed on to any non-members who wish to participate.

We will be taking photographs throughout the meeting. The content will be published online and used for promotional purposes.

If you prefer not to be included please notify Sam Kiely, BDIAP Education and Divisional Manager, ahead of the meeting or notify a member of staff at the Registration Desk whilst at the meeting.

The British Division of the IAP and Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss sustained during the Meeting.