FRCPath Masterclass

FRCPath Masterclass

You are warmly invited to an FRCPath Masterclass on the 17th April 2024 that we are hosting at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, in the Glenister Lecture Theatre.

It has been designed to support training for the FRCPath examinations, but may be of interest to all as we have a fantastic line-up of speakers and topics. The event is FREE to attend, and comes with 5 CPD points and a free lunch.




09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:00

Quality control: Westgard Rules, IQC and EQA schemes. How can we troubleshoot our analysers

Dr Edmund Wilkes

Consultant Clinical Scientist

10:00 - 10:45

Validation and verification of assays. How does this relate to uncertainty of measurement and the setting of reference ranges?

Dr Nicholas Martin

Consultant Clinical Scientist

10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

HbA1c methods: pearls and pitfalls. Is fructosamine an adequate substitute?

Dr Mubin Choudhury

Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

12:00 - 12:45

The role of gut hormones in obesity: from the laboratory to clinical practice

Professor Tricia Tan

Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Protein electrophoresis and its use in the diagnosis and management of haematological disorders

Dr Alan Courtney

Principal Clinical Scientist

14:30 - 15:15

Disorders of steroidogenesis

Professor Karim Meeran

Consultant in Endocrinology

15:15 - 16:00

Lipoprotein fractionation and its relevance to the diagnosis of lipid disorders

Dr Jaimini Cegla

Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

16:00 - 16:15


16:15 - 16:30

Oral Abstract Presentation

16:30 - 16:45

Oral Abstract Presentation

16:45 - 17:00

Oral Abstract Presentation

17:00 - 17:15

Oral Abstract Presentation

17:15 - 17:30

Abstract Presentation Prize Announcement and Close

We would love for you to join us in person at Charing Cross Hospital, where a free lunch will be provided. If you cannot make it in person, then there is also the option to join virtually.

Please sign up here:

Please also enter our oral abstract competition, which will be 10 minute presentations followed by up to 5 minutes of questions. The theme is simply interesting cases relating to the lab or metabolic medicine! If you would like to enter our abstract competition, then please submit a 200 word abstract delineating the case and why it is interesting/novel/important to [email protected]. We will then select the top 4 submissions to give an oral presentation, and there will be a prize for the best presentation on the day. Closing date for submissions is the 1st April 2024, and you will hear shortly afterwards if you have been selected.

For all other queries about the event, please contact [email protected]