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The XXXIII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and 32nd Congress of the European Society of Pathology scheduled is going virtual! The virtual congress will take place 6-8 December. 

Read the official address from Congress Presidents Holger Moch and Ray McMahon.

Updates will be posted on the ESP/IAP congress website. An FAQ section is also available, which will also be updated on a regular basis, to find answers to questions that might arise. 


Bursary applications are now closed to attend the XXXIII International Congress of the IAP and the 32nd Congress of the ESP.

The bursary consists of free registration to the congress and a monetary grant of €150.

There are strict requirements for the bursary:

Your application can only be considered if all of the following requirements are met:

  • Membership of ESP or IAP (i.e. member of BDIAP) 
  • Submission of an abstract
  • Submission of a brief Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting letter (official letter by your head of department/institute to let the committee know, why you should be granted a bursary)
  • Proof of trainee/resident status for residents/trainees under 40 (i.e. born after 29 August 1980)
  • Copy of passport

Applications will be evaluated by a 'bursaries' committee' to ensure fairness. The results will be sent to all applicants by e-mail.

Any bursary questions should be directed at the congress organisers in the first instance:

Online: https://www.esp-congress.org/contact.html
Email: esp-iap-2020@cpo-hanser.de

Deadline for bursary applications: Wednesday 4 March 2020

BDIAP Schools Applicants

If you are an applicant from a BDIAP School (Sri Lankan, East African, Arab schools) including Bosnian-British School (Nermin Durakovic bursary) additional funding may be available to assist your attendance at the congress. Once you have submitted a bursary application via the congress website, please complete the following online form. If you are from a BDIAP School region and have any queries, please contact the BDIAP Administrative team.

For Non-BDIAP or BDIAP Schools/Non-ESP Applicants

If you do not fit into the categories described above, you may be eligible to apply for a bursary administered by the IAP to assist in travel and accommodation, with a limit of 5 nights accommodation and travel according to distance by the most economical route supported by receipts. You should apply to the main Congress website as shown above but also copy in secretary@iapcentral.org. Further information on eligibility is available on the IAP website.