Welcome Notes

by the President Chairman of the Conference, Past President, Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology

On behalf of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology (ADIAP), I would like to welcome you to the XXXII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) that will be hosted at the Dead Sea-Jordan. The congress will take place on the 14 - 18 October 2018. This would be an unbeatable chance to update your knowledge on all aspects of diagnostic and molecular pathology, along with getting the chance to visit and enjoy science at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea.

Throughout its relatively short journey spanning slightly more than 25 years, the Arab Division has become an active member in pathology education and continuing professional development both for practicing and trainee pathologists in the Arab world and the region.

By thriving to create a safe environment for optimal patient care, the congress will highlight recent updates in the various pathology disciplines. This will be achieved by mixing the traditional pathology approaches in the various pathology systems along with the more modern approaches including molecular pathology, genomics and bioinformatics as well as digital pathology and Telepathology. In addition, teaching and education in pathology, and quality in surgical pathology will have an ample share and representation. The scientific committee is working hard to deliver a rich program that includes keynote lectures and more than 56 sessions that will integrate presentations by eminent international experts from all around the world.

We are certain that you will spend a memorable time in Jordan where you can see and visit many historical places and one of the world new wonders; Petra "the Pink City", Jerash the well preserved Roman City, the baptism site and Mount Nebo, to mention only a few. Jordan remains one of the most politically and economically stable countries in the region and is a safe destination with a strategic location in the middle of the globe. It is very well connected internationally with easy accessibility and with no visa limitations.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dead Sea, where your presence and participation will make all the difference.

Ismail Matalka, MD

Ismail Matalka, MD
Chairman of the Conference

by the Central Divison of the IAP President

Dear colleagues and friends

I have the privilege to deliver a welcome address to the XXXII International Conference of the IAP, hosted by the Arab Division in Dead Sea, Jordan.

I would like to congratulate the President of the Conference Dr. Ismail Matalka and the members of the Scientific Committee for making remarkable efforts to constitute an outstanding event. The selection of internationally distinguished key-note speakers and conveners, guarantees the formation of a comprehensive program, covering a wide spectrum of topics in Pathology.

The modern International Convention Centre with numerous facilities is promising. Dead Sea, a striking location of the Conference venue, in conjunction to many attractive historical sites in the surroundings, ensures an unforgettable stay in Jordan.

Therefore, on behalf of the IAP Executive Committee, I would like to invite you to attend this Conference, wishing a successful outcome of this great event that I am fully convinced it will be accomplished.



George Kontogeorgos MD, PhD
President, IAP