General Arrangements

Venue Location

Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Center
Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht, NL

Free Paper Sessions

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. Details to follow.

Poster Viewing and Poster Rounds

Official Poster Chairman will review the posters as shown in the Programme Summary. A drinks reception will also be held. It is requested that posters remain on display for the duration of the meeting.

Poster Prizes

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. Details to follow.

Poster Presentations

Information for Poster Presenters:

Scienceposters will be offering a printing service for delegates.  

A dedicated web page with full instructions coming soon!

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.

Slide Seminar Competition and Review Session


Digital slide images of all cases will be available for preview and will be available on the website in advance of the meeting.

Discussion Session



Amazon Voucher. The winner will be announced at the Conference Dinner. Details to follow

Submission of Abstracts

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 14 March 2018 (23.59 hrs)

Abstract instructions coming soon!

Submit an abstract.  All abstracts must be submitted online.

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

Trade Exhibition

There will be a Trade Exhibition at the meeting adjacent to the catering area.

Travelling to Maastricht

For travel information please visit the MECC website.

Internet Access

Free WIFI will be available at the MECC.


Before the Meeting enquiries should be addressed to:

Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland

150 Minories, London EC3N 1LS, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7347 5751 / 5752



British Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Office 133, 155 Minories, Aldgate, London EC3N 1AD, UK

Tel: +44 (0)7887 560177


Notice to Members

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


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.