gives me great pleasure to greet you all as the
President of the College of Pathologist of Sri Lanka
2019. I consider it an honour and a privilege to be
elected as the President of the College and I take this
opportunity to thank the members for their trust placed
on me to lead the College for 2019. I pledge to give my
best to uplift the field of Pathology in the country and
to continue the good work already commenced by the
previous councils and to commence some more new
Members, this year's theme of the College activities is
expanding landscape of the Pathologist; meeting the
planned our activities for this year as our attempts to
meet this challenge.
year, the CPSL organizes workshops and academic sessions
to help in updating pathologists with the current
advances in the field. The biannual international
conference; the ICON 2019 will be held in August 2019,
for the 7th time and it will be on Lymphoid,
Dermatopathology and cytopathology.
been found that >70% of diagnoses made, rely on
laboratory results. It emphasizes the crucial role the
pathologists play in patient care. Although sustaining
high ethical standards remains crucial in both clinical
and laboratory practice, laboratory ethics does not
receive the attention it deserves. Ethical dilemmas are
faced daily by Pathologists. I wish to address this
issue together with the membership in order to develop
protocols and guidelines to ensure best ethical
histopathology laboratory practice in the country.
Council 2018 commenced the pilot project on external
quality assurance in immunohistochemistry. The Council
2019 will continue the efforts of the College in
assuring the quality of immunohistochemistry laboratory
services in the state sector. Workshops are planned to
be held addressing the technical issues to improve the
quality of immunohistochemistry laboratory services.
from these key events there will be many educational
programmes organized aiming trainees and practicing
pathologists during the year 2019.
earnestly request your fullest cooperation to ensure the
success of these activities and uplift the
histopathology services to improve patient care.
you all success in your academic and professional
President CPSL 2019