Year 2006

Volume 15, Issue 1

Message from the President

I gave the following message to our new Fellows and Members at the last Admission Ceremony, and wish them to take a broader view on their future careers.

For all young Fellows, and even for us who have been in the profession for quite some years, I think we should not stop reflecting our past and debating on our way forward, for I believe it is our collective hope and desires that are important to shape our own future. So it may help if from time to time we could set ourselves free from all busy routine, take a moment to look back on the path that brought us here, and wonder how we should go forward - ask ourselves questions, get a different view, and critically rethink even the most obvious. You may perhaps also agree with me the two things I am going to say about what pathology is not, and realize that the profession may not be what you have taken for granted.

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Volume 15, Issue 2

From The Chief Editor

This issue of our Newsletter marks the beginning of the establishment of an Editorial Board. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Florence Cheung, Dr. K.T. Loo and Prof. Irene Ng as our Editorial Board members. We have named our Newsletter‘ Pathologue ’, hoping it can achieve its function in promoting dialogue amongst Fellows and colleagues in Pathology.

Starting from this issue, we shall publish featured articles that aim to stimulate constructive discussion within our profession. You are cordially invited to send us your comments and views through mails or e-mails. If you have any specific topic that you want to discuss in the future, you are most welcome to suggest to us. In this issue, Dr. Florence Cheung from our Editorial Board has written an article entitled ‘ To Amend or not to Amend ’, bringing out the dilemma we face in report amendment in Anatomic Pathology. When writing this article, we have solicited the views from a number of experienced senior anatomical pathologists; we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their precious time and effort. Their opinions can certainly provide us with valuable insights in this matter.

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Volume 15, Issue 3

From The Chief Editor

We hope you have enjoyed reading the last issue of Pathologue, our College Newsletter. It has been 15 years since the establishment of our College. In the Message from the President, Dr. K.C. Lee discusses the growth of our College, and the potential to liaise and collaborate with pathology societies nationally and internationally through the Ministry of Health (MOH), the International Liaison of College Presidents (ILCP), and the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM).

The College AGM will take place on 25 November, 2006, and the Second Trainee Presentation Session will start at 2:45 p.m. We are honoured to have Prof. H.K. Ng as our speaker for the T.B. Teoh Foundation Lecture this year, and the title of his talk is: The 2007 WHO Classification of CNS Tumours - Some Preliminary Views.

After soliciting input from a number of fellows of different subspecialties, Dr. K.T. Loo from our Editorial Board has written the featured article for this issue - ‘Image Digitalisation in Pathology – The Quiet Revolution’. Image digitalisation has revolutionized the practice of Pathology, especially in Anatomical Pathology. We take this opportunity to critically examine the potential and limit of this technology. We thank all fellows who have contributed to this article. Feedback, comments and sharing of experience, particularly from the private sector, are most welcome.

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