Scientific Advisory Board

The newly instituted UK NEQAS ICC & ISH Scientific Advisory Board held its first meeting in September.

Amongst its topics for debate were:

  • restructuring of the scheme to reflect modern pathology practice
  • the use of image analysis and augneted pathology to enhance assessments
  • future of the UK NEQAS data archive

A full list of elected members is given below:

David Allen
Head of Department, Operations & Scientific Lead. HSL-Advanced Diagnostics, London, UK

Mark Arends
Professor of Pathology and Head of Edinburgh Pathology. CRUK Edinburgh Centre, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Jose Cabecadas
Head of Department (Pathology). Instituto Portugues de Oncologia de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Ian Frayling
Consultant in Genetic Pathology. All-Wales Medical Genetics Service, Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Alex Haragan
Pathologist & Clinical Research Fellow in Pathology. Department of Cellular Pathology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Roger Hunt
Consultant Histopathologist, Department of Histopathology, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK

Bharat Jasani (Chair)
Head of Pathology. Targos Molecular Pathology, Kassel, Germany

Perry Maxwell
Clinical Lead, School of Medicine, University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tony O’Grady
Chief Medical Scientist. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland

Guy Orchard
Operations Manager. St. John’s Dermatopathology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

Elena Provenzano
Lead Breast Pathologist. Addenbrookes Hospital and Cambridge NIH Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Jane Starczynski
Clinical Scientist. University Hospitals Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Erik Thunnissen
Clinical Pathologist. Department of Pathology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Steve Forrest
Senior Biomedical Scientist. Molecular Pathology Department, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK