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The East African School of Pathology evolved through original links with the South African Division of the IAP to which the British Division has had links for many years, providing a speaker on a locally-chosen topic to go to all the University departments in South Africa. It became clear that there was a need to broaden this remit to provide education for the wider countries of East, Central and Southern Africa. These links included sponsoring trainees from these countries to go to South Africa for varying periods of further training and also developing educational programmes for biomedical scientists and medical graduates.

The BDIAP was instrumental with colleagues in the Royal College of Pathologists in establishing the autonomous College of Pathologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COPECSA) and has continued to provide speakers and support for their annual meetings. 

The 14th East African British School of Pathology (EABSoP) was due to take place in November 2022 in Kampala, Uganda however was postponed to February 2023, taking place in Naivasha, Kenya. 

Dr Jan von der Thusen, BDIAP President Elect, was invited to speak at the School. A report from the School is available here

The 15th East African British School of Pathology, February 2024

The 15th East African British School of Pathology will take place on 22-23 February 2024 in Arusha, Tanzania. The topic is Histopathology of Infectious Diseases of the GI and Liver. The BDIAP Faculty is Professor Sebastian Lucas, Dr Alberto Guaglia and Dr Ula Mahadeva. 

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