The original British School of pathology was established in 2005 with the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology. This arose through historical links and personal friendships and was driven largely by Professor Kristin Henry who has held various roles with the British Division and the central IAP. These schools have taken place across many of the 23 countries affiliated with the Arab Division in North Africa and the Near and Middle East. The topic areas have been chosen by the Arab Division, at which point the British Division identifies speakers willing and able to travel.
On occasion it has been necessary to cancel or postpone the schools because of the local political situation. However the links have been maintained and in addition to the Schools themselves support for pathologists from this region has been provided to attend meetings in the BDIAP countries and the IAP biennial congresses.
For more information visit the Arab Division of the IAP website.