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IAP - Pakistan Division

International Academy of Pathology (IAP) – Pakistan Division


Pakistan is the 6th most populous country in the world with a population of over 190 million. ‘Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP)’ is the common platform of all Pathologists of Pakistan; its foundation was laid in 1975 and since early 1980s it regularly holds its annual conferences in a city of Pakistan.

In 2016, 39th annual conference of PAP will be held in Peshawar from Nov 25-27. Currently over 800 pathologists from all sub-specialties (Histopathology & Cytology, Haematology, Microbiology, Chemical Pathology & Immunology) are regular members of PAP.

At about the same time in 1986, PAP took initiative to go ahead with ‘IAP-Pakistan Division’ which was formally approved in IAP Vienna congress. In later years however, unfortunately though PAP activities continued, this chapter became dormant so much so that relatively younger generation of pathologists even did not know that it existed.

To our fortune in December, 2011 in a pathology course I met Professor Ho-Keung Ng, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine and Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He motivated us and facilitated revival of IAP-Pakistan Division in 2012. David F. Hardwick, Secretary International Academy of Pathology also helped us to get back our international status. I am Founding President of ‘IAP– Pakistan Division’ and in 2016 membership of IAP-Pakistan Division stands at 160.

First Meeting:

First meeting of the IAP-Pakistan Division was held on 2nd November, 2013 at Pear Continental Hotel Karachi with about 200 registered participants from across Pakistan. Besides several local speakers, Dr Samir Amr, President, International Academy of Pathology participated as guest speaker and had a presentation on IAP, its history and educational mission. President IAP also presented a commemorative plaque to Dr Shahid Pervez. Since then combined meeting of ‘Histopathology & Cytology Society of Pakistan (HCSP)’ & ‘IAP-Pakistan Division’ are regularly held. In 2016 it was held at Marriott, Islamabad from April 2-3. Next year combined meeting is scheduled in first week of April in Karachi. Our division is part of ‘Asia Pacific Assembly of IAP’ www.aapiap.org . Main website of world IAP is www.iapcentral.org .

Elections of IAP – Pakistan Division:

Elections were also held in 2014 and the following members were elected upposed:

Dr Shahid Pervez: President

Dr Asif Loya: Secretary

Dr Shahid Jamal: Treasurer

Dr Naila Kayani: Councillor

Currently there are two councilors from our division who represent Pakistan in the central council (Dr Shahid Pervez & Dr Naila Kayani).

Membership Fees:

Kindly note that membership fee towards IAP is remitted each year in the first two months. There is no option of ‘Life membership’. Membership fee is nominal i.e., US$ 6 only. To cover remittance & secretarial charges total fee in Rupee for the year 2017 is Rs 700/. Kindly contact any of the executive members to pay your membership fee for next year.

Members of IAP – Pakistan Division enjoy significant discount in various conferences held under the umbrella of IAP worldwide. In addition to receive travel grant and bursaries to participate in IAP meetings, membership is mandatory. Office of IAP – Pakistan Division also make sure that all members remain updated about various CME activities held by various assemblies and chapters of IAP.


Dr. Shahid Pervez,

M.B.B.S, DCP (London), Ph.D (Histopath, London); FCPS (Histopath PK), FRCPath (UK)

Professor & Consultant Histopathologist

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,

Founder President ‘Interantional Academy of Pathology (IAP)’ – Pakistan Division

Aga Khan University Hospital,

Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Email: shahid.pervez@aku.edu   

Phone: 92 21 34861554