Invitation to Attend

What is it that attracts us to Australia’s smallest state?  The rugged mountains, spectacular coastlines, native forests, sweeping bays, picturesque beaches and sparling lakes provide the backdrop for towns overflowing with historic buildings and abundant convict stories from the past.  Hobart is fast becoming the boutique capital of Australia.  It has art, culture, music, beer and Australia’s best variety of sea and land produce as a centrepiece to every function.

In November 2014, the Histology Group of Victoria ventured to Hobart, Tasmania for a state conference jointly held with the support of the local Taswegian histology population.  What developed was so much more.  Support came from across Australia both from delegates and trade representation.  The event’s success would ultimately lead to pronouncing Hobart as the venue for the 2017 National Meeting.

The organising committee invites delegates, presenters and trade representatives to Hobart for the 8th National Histology Conference, and the first upon Tasmanian soil.  Delegates will experience a range of workshops and plenary sessions designed to provide continuing professional development in histology, showcase modern equipment and consumables and experience a little of what Hobart and Tasmania has to offer.  And if it is not included in the conference perhaps you will stay a little longer and explore for yourself.



2 Sept 2016

Call for Abstracts Opens

30 Jan 2017

Abstracts Tier 1 Closes

28 Feb 2017

Tier 1 Results Emailed

30 April 2017

Abstracts Tier 2 Closes

30 May 2017

Tier 2 Results Emailed







Sponsors will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of the field. Visit the sponsors page for more information.

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers
  • Government representatives
  • Policy makers within government
  • PhD Students
  • Educators


Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000



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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Symposium. Watch this space…

Organising Committee Chair

  • Mr Adrian Warmington
    HGV President
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Organising Committee Members

  • Alistair Townsend
  • Elizabeth Baranyai
  • Kellie Vukovic
  • Kristy De George
  • Mark Bromley
  • Jessenka Jefic
  • Alison Boyd
  • Sue Sturrock
  • Maria Flynn
  • Kellie Madigan
  • Samantha Arandelovic
  • Kerrie Scott-Dowell
  • Aysha Yang Du
  • Meghan Leo

About the National Conference

The National Histology Conference in Australia commenced in 2003. Talks between the Victorian and New South Wales histology groups primarily led to the inaugural conference in Sydney. Since that first conference, the states with organised histology groups notionally agreed to hold the conference every two years rotating through those states.

2003 Sydney, NSW
2005 Melbourne, VIC
2006 Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Adelaide, SA
2011 Sydney, NSW
2013 Melbourne, VIC
2015 Brisbane, QLD

The event has grown in stature and professionalism with the venues, presenters and social engagements continuing to drive the conference to new levels of sophistication and probity.

This conference explores the potential for the histology groups to venture to states currently without organised histology groups. This provides one further step in the evolution of histology meetings by broadening to yet to be explored states and territories on a national level.

The Histology Group of Victoria will be the host of the conference, but unlike other National Histology Conferences will be joined by all states to create a more national approach to the first neutral location.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.