When: October 31-November 2, 2018
Where: The-K Hotel & Resort, Seoul
The Korean Society of Pathologists (KSP) is now celebrating its 70th anniversary this year since its establishment in October 1st, 1946 with 12 founding members. The KSP has now grown to over 1,200 members and has been selected as the best academic society by the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences. The Society has reached a high level of academic achievement with its 16 study groups, and has also successfully hosted the 8th Asian Pacific International Academy of Pathology Congress in 2013, despite the difficult political situation at that time. We deeply appreciate all our members, former presidents, director generals, and all executive committee members for your endless devotion to the development of the KSP.
Dr. Rudolf Virchow put Pathology at the center of modern medical sciences by establishing pathologic diagnosis as an essential part of identifying the precise etiology, classification and treatment of diseases, and we believe that our members have chosen their careers as pathologists with pride. However, we are now also confronted with challenges, such as the need to keep up with the new era of personalized medicine, the need to reform the under-evaluated medical insurance fees of pathology diagnoses, the need to improve quality control of pathology tests, and institutional certification. Now it is the time to move forward.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the KSP this year, we hope that the upcoming 68th Annual Fall Meeting will be a special feast for pledging the new development of the KSP. We will use the opportunity to express our gratitude to our senior members, look back at the hard times, and communicate with the KSP members.