SOLD OUT – RCPAQAP Parasitology Workshop


October 25


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs



Suite 201, Level 2, 8 Herbert Street St Leonards, Sydney, NSW 2065

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2065

We invite you to the First Parasitology Get-Together Workshop organised by RCPAQAP Microbiology, which will take place in our office in St Leonards on 25th October 2019.
The aim of this workshop is to review laboratory procedures designed to detect parasites within clinical specimens by using morphological criteria.
In addition, it will explore the potential for virtual microscopy as a means of identifying certain parasites and review its role in proficiency testing and training. As this technology has only recently been introduced, hands-on training with this technology will be included in the session.

The workshop will focus on:
– Identification of protozoa
– Identification of helminths
– Identification of parasites by molecular methods

Target audience:
– Scientists and technical officers working involved in the diagnosis of parasites
– Early career professionals
– Trainees in parasitology
– Researchers

We will be providing access to virtual images for this workshop using Sectra UniView.
Please bring a suitable computing device (laptop or tablet) that can connect to a WiFi network and uses a modern web browser.
Most newer laptop computers, including iPad’s, meet these requirements. You can test your device before the workshop by clicking here
You should see various virtual images displayed. A Sectra tutorial is available on our website

UniView has been tested on the latest versions of Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome on Windows, and Safari on iPad and Mac.
– HTML 5 support.
– ECMAScript 5 support.
– A minimum viewport size of 768×580 pixels.
– Cookies enabled.
– WebGL support to view pathology images.


09:30 – 10:00:  REGISTRATION (Tea & Coffee)

10:00 – 10:15:   Welcome to the workshop – Janice Stavropoulos and CEO, Tony Badrick 
10:15 – 11:00:   myQAP update – Derek Holzhauser

11:00 – 11:20:   MORNING TEA

11:25 – 1:00:    Protozoa by virtual microscopy – 
                           Janice Stavropoulos – Amoeba
                           Graham Robertson – Coccidia and flagellates

1:00 – 1:30:    LUNCH

1:30 – 2:30:   Helminths – Tina Cai & Rebecca Stephenson
2:30 – 3:00:   Molecular diagnostics – Strongyloides PCR  Matthew Watts
3:00 – 3:30:   
Overview of QAP surveys 2019
3:30 – 4:00:   VM discussion and Q&A




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is NO parking available onsite at the RCPAQAP office. Listed below are the alternative options for those who wish to drive.

Royal North Shore Hospital Car Parks
Reserve Rd, St. Leonards, NSW, 2065 (Approx. 5 Min walk)
6+ Hours: $33.60 (Daily Maximum)
Early Bird Pre-booked Daily Parking from $14.00
(conditions apply, visit

Secure Parking – Home HQ Centre Car Park
1 Frederick St, Artarmon, NSW, 2064 (Approx. 5 Min walk)
5.5+ Hours: $45.00 (Daily Maximum)
Early Bird Pre-booked Daily Parking from $12.00
(conditions apply, visit

Prices correct as of 24th July 2019