Ultimate goal of the pathology special interest group is the creation of a forum that will serve as a catalyst for the development and implementation of professional and educational programs that will enhance the quality of pathology services at African institutions; such that these institutions will receive international credibility and be deemed satisfactory for both local and international collaborative studies.
Issues that the group plans to address include:
Updating the knowledge base of practicing pathologists
Enhancing the quality of training of current pathology trainees and technical staff
Addressing the need for training in appropriate new technologies when relevant to the level of practice
Adopt a systematic approach in addressing the need for the establishment of continuous quality improvement and quality assurance programs in all institutions.
Building of international and local bridges to take full advantage of available resources to make achieving these goals possible