The Pathological Society has been in existence for more than a century with the object of advancing pathology and allied sciences.

Over the years the Society has endeavoured to reflect the interests of its members and these interests have consistently been towards the advancement of pathology and understanding disease. From morbid anatomy to molecular biology, from histochemistry to in situ hybridisation - the Society's meetings have encompassed the inevitable evolutions and necessary developments, and much is recorded for posterity in the Society's journal.


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The organisational structure of the Pathological Society can be viewed here. In addition to the General Committee there are a number of subcommitteeswith a specific remit to manage and report on specific aspects of Society business and development.


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The Pathological Society Research Portal provides all up to date information on the research activities of the Society.

The Pathological Society has an international reputation in encouraging and supporting basic and applied research on a wide variety of diseases. This is a achieved through a generous range of grants to members and conferences and seminars organised and attending by leading scientists in the field.

The Society journal, The Journal of Pathology, is the foremost journal in its field publishing high impact papers and reviews in pathology related research.


Please access the key subsections of the research portal below.

The Trainee Section has been established to support Trainees at various stages of their career.

This section is set to grow over the next few months, providing Trainee members with access to all the latest relevant information on pathology research and education.

Please access the various subsections of the portal below. Pathology Training & Education Histopathology & curriculum at RCPATH National Histopathology SHO school Recent reviews in Histopathology NHS Careers advice Association of Medical research Charities Case of the Month Please Log In above to view the Case of the Month Virtual Slide Once logged in you can click on the image to see the virtual slide.The case of the Month is also supplied with history, gross, microscopy, diagnosis, discussion and additonal images. The Educational Portal contains an archive of each Case of the Month since July 2010 and is available for trainees and all members of the Pathological Society.

If you are not already a member of the Pathological Society please click here for details of how to join and obtain a log in.


Virtual Slide

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A 69 year old female presented to her GP with an 8 month history of an asymptomatic but progressively enlarging nodular lesion on the scalp.  Her past medical history included: type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was an ex-smoker.  On examination, there was a non-tender, non-ulcerated, firm, mobile oval lump 5mm diameter on the scalp.  The lesion was excised and sent for histopathology.

Further Information

Please note, that in some cases, multiple slides may be uploaded.  To access these, click on the "slides" tab within the virtual viewer.

Once you have viewed the above Virtual Slide Click Here to see the full description including gross, microscopy, diagnosis and discussion.



The Society offers a generous range of grants to support high quality research in pathology and travel to encourage collaboration and the learning of new techniques.

These range from supporting PhD students and clinical fellowships, the funding of small projects and support for undergraduate students with an interest in pathology. The Society has also enstated a series of lectures and awards to recognise significant contributions in the field of pathology and related subjects.

2014 Grant Scheme Summary 

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The Society offers a generous range of grants to support high quality research in pathology. These range from supporting PhD students and clinical fellowships to the funding of small projects.


Please select the appropriate heading below to find out details of eligibility and how the Pathological Society can support your research.

The Pathological Society provides grants to support educational activities in pathology.  Please click on the relevant heading below to find out how the Pathological Society can support you.



Pathological Society Meeting Bursary 

About the grant?

To cover the registration costs and up to £500.00 expenses to attend a Path Society meeting. An additional amount of up to £125.00 is available for child care fees.


Who is eligible?

Post-graduate students (PhD, MD or MSc) or Pathology Trainees who are members of the Society


Deadline Dates

31 May 2018 for Maastricht Pathology 19-22 June 2018 & 31 December 2018 for Path Soc Winter Meeting, January 2019 - dates to be announced


How do I apply?

Electronic Application

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying

Reports of Bursaries to attend the Path Soc Joint Winter Meeting with the Royal Society of Medicine 25-26 January 2018

Dr Paida Gwiti Southmead Hospital, Bristol


Pathological Society Meeting Bursary for Undergraduates

About the grant?

To cover costs (travel & accommodation) of up to £350.00 to attend a Path Society meeting


Who is eligible?

Undergraduate members of the Society


Deadline Dates

31 May 2018 for Maastricht Pathology 19-22 June 2018 & 31 December 2018 for Path Soc Winter Meeting, January 2019 - dates to be announced


How do I apply?

Electronic ApplicationElectronic Application

Please read the full terms and conditions  before applying 


Travel & Conference Bursary

About the grant?

To cover the costs of travel and/or registration fees to promote scientific communications at major international meetings

The travel & Conference bursary is up to £500.00 and must supplement monies from other sources 


Who is eligible?

Concessionary members of the Society in good standing for 12 months and Undergraduate members of the Society.


Deadline Dates

None - applications are reviewed on a rolling bases


How do I apply?

Electronic Application


Please read the full terms and conditions before applying

 Reports of funded Travel & Conference Bursaries

USCAP 2018 attended by Dr A Phillips, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria 

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