I am privileged to have been asked to chair this committee for IAP central following the footsteps of Professor HK Ng from Hong Kong (2010-2016) and Professor Kristin Henry (2001-2010, from United Kingdom).
During his tenure HK Ng oversaw the re-organisation and expansion of the bursary program (see under bursaries), an increase in financial support for education initiatives in underserved regions (see under recent education initiatives) and the refinement IAP Ambassadors program (see under IAP ambassador). He also began the work to try and increase communication across Divisions about education needs to ensure all corners of the globe have an opportunity to benefit from the various programs being developed or delivered.
My mission is, with members of this committee, to extend HK Ng¡¦s vision and try to work all Divisions to see how best education needs of the under resourced areas of the world can be served. I will also be asking all recipients of bursaries from the IAP education committee to provide online reports to assist with ensuring the meetings also address the needs of pathologists from these regions at future Congresses.
If you have any idea how better to foster this mission please get in touch with me.
13 February 2017